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March 2010: What are you reading?

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March 2010: What are you reading?

Post by diamondlil » Mon March 1st, 2010, 1:36 am

I have just started Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. I am attempting to read through the series in order, although finding that order can sometimes be a little problematic!
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon March 1st, 2010, 2:47 am

Read Cecelia Holland's tale of an Irish mercenary who becomes attached to William the Conqueror in The Firedrake. Loved it. Now back to Rosemary Sutcliff and starting Knight's Fee.

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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Mon March 1st, 2010, 3:33 am

Oh, I love Sutcliff's novels.

I blame it on her that I got bitten by the Roman bug. :)

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Post by annis » Mon March 1st, 2010, 4:48 am

Posted by Diamondlil
I have just started Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. I am attempting to read through the series in order, although finding that order can sometimes be a little problematic!
Ooh, I love Pratchett's witches! Mind you, I love all of TP's wise and very funny stories.

As far as order of the Discworld books goes, there is a list at Fantastic Fiction, which is very handy:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/terry-pratchett/

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Post by Nefret » Mon March 1st, 2010, 5:12 am

A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by lindymc » Mon March 1st, 2010, 12:35 pm

The Road to Avalon, by Joan Wolf.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873) -- Louisa May Alcott

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon March 1st, 2010, 1:43 pm

[quote=""Gabriele Campbell""]Oh, I love Sutcliff's novels.

I blame it on her that I got bitten by the Roman bug. :) [/quote]

She does seem to have a special affinity for Romano-Britain, and for dogs!

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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 1st, 2010, 3:04 pm

I've just started The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice, a story set in 1950s Britain.
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Post by Jemidar » Mon March 1st, 2010, 3:13 pm

Finally, after years of meaning too but never quite getting around to it, I've started reading Katherine by Anya Seton :) .
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Post by Sharz » Mon March 1st, 2010, 3:51 pm

I'm about 2/3 into The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It's not Bram Stoker, but it is pretty good. The only knock I have on it so far is that I really do not care for the transitions (or more accurately, the lack of transition) between the three plotlines in the 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s. The farther I get into the book, the less it works, IMO.

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