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April 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon April 27th, 2009, 4:59 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Is that the same ship written about in Ship of Gold by Gary Kinder? That was a remarkable story.[/quote]

No, that was the SS Central America found in the 80's by Tommy Thompson, this was the SS Republic found earlier this decade. But I agree Kinder's book was amazing and so was the hunt for the ship and the story of the doomed voyage.

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Post by Kasthu » Mon April 27th, 2009, 10:10 pm

Currently reading The Long Shadow, book six in the Morland Dynasty series. Perfect for the freakishly warm weather we've been having here.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon April 27th, 2009, 10:16 pm

I've finished "The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide, and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV" by Anne Somerset. This is the second book I've read on this subject, the last one was last Oct by Francis Mossiker. I think I prefer the first one better though this one did cover areas that one did not. At times it seemed to lag a little.

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Post by Ash » Tue April 28th, 2009, 12:01 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]No, that was the SS Central America found in the 80's by Tommy Thompson, this was the SS Republic found earlier this decade. But I agree Kinder's book was amazing and so was the hunt for the ship and the story of the doomed voyage.

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Thanks, Sonja!

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Post by Nefret » Tue April 28th, 2009, 12:41 am

Finished Shield of Three Lions. Now reading... Banners of Gold by Pamela Kaufman.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 28th, 2009, 6:08 am

I've finished "Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die" by Michael Largo. This is a very interesting and informative book. It only really covers deaths that happened in the USA and it did have a few errors, one was referring to J. Edgar Hoover as Edgar J. Hoover (say what?!)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 28th, 2009, 7:09 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Finished Shield of Three Lions. Now reading... Banners of Gold by Pamela Kaufman.[/quote]

What did you think of Shield of Three Lions, Nefret? I've had this book for years - in fact, I think it's the original hardback version - but have never got round to reading it!

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Post by Toelistangan » Tue April 28th, 2009, 7:32 am

I've just finished with Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden, and currently reading Dan Brown's Angels & Demons

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 28th, 2009, 9:02 am

I've just started a non-fiction book, "Books on Fire: The Tumultuous Story of the World's Great Libraries" by Lucien X. Polastron.

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Post by Nefret » Wed April 29th, 2009, 3:55 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]What did you think of Shield of Three Lions, Nefret? I've had this book for years - in fact, I think it's the original hardback version - but have never got round to reading it!

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It was alright. A little long in some places. But I might read it again.

(Read it in a few days.)

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