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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 11:36 pm

Chuck, I was so pleased to find Agincourt at the bookstore on Valentine's Day; that was Davids present and he is absolutely loving it! Tho he does warn me away with 'really really graphic', so I'll probably not read it. But I do like his books.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 10:13 am

After a weekend of not picking up a single book to read, today I started Briar Rose by Jane Yolen. So far it is excellent.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 8:15 pm

Finished "Winter in Madrid" and just started Jo Graham's "Hand of Isis."
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Post by Kasthu » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 10:37 pm

Today I started EC's A Place Beyond Courage.

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Post by lindymc » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 10:45 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Finished "Winter in Madrid" and just started Jo Graham's "Hand of Isis."[/quote]

C.W., What did you think about Winter in Madrid? I just finished Guernica, after both my daughter and son-in-law had read it. Then we bo't Winter in Madrid, but I'll be third in line to read it. But if we all like it as well as Guernica I doubt that I'll have to wait very long.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873) -- Louisa May Alcott

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Post by Nefret » Tue February 24th, 2009, 2:57 am

When We Were Gods by Colin Falconer.

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Post by cw gortner » Tue February 24th, 2009, 6:57 am

[quote=""lindymc""]C.W., What did you think about Winter in Madrid? I just finished Guernica, after both my daughter and son-in-law had read it. Then we bo't Winter in Madrid, but I'll be third in line to read it. But if we all like it as well as Guernica I doubt that I'll have to wait very long.[/quote]

Oh, I loved it! I couldn't put it down. Though I haven't read Guernica, I found this book to be truly marvelous - part war-time thriller, part love story, part meditation on the ravages of war. It reminded me so much of stories my grandmother used to tell me of surviving the Civil War; she lived and worked as a theater actress, along with her mother and sister, throughout Franco's early regime. In fact, I'm now so inspired, I want to write a novel based on her life during this time.

C.J. Sansom wrote a compelling essay about Franco that I posted on my blog here: http://historicalboys.blogspot.com/
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Post by Carine » Tue February 24th, 2009, 7:01 am

[quote=""Nefret""]How are you liking it? I read that a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. :) [/quote]

Nefret, so far so good, I'm not very far in it yet but I'm thoroughly enjoying it !

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Post by leehow » Tue February 24th, 2009, 8:14 am

Given up on the bonehunters,just started Cut to Black by Graham Hurley

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Post by diamondlil » Tue February 24th, 2009, 8:27 am

I am now reading Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach.
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