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July 2010: What are you reading?

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July 2010: What are you reading?

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu July 1st, 2010, 12:27 pm

Linda Porter's biography of Katherine Parr and Tracy Borman's Elizabeth's Women (NF).
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Misfit » Thu July 1st, 2010, 2:24 pm

The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Ariadne » Thu July 1st, 2010, 2:43 pm

Barbara Erskine's Time's Legacy, a time-slip set now and in the first century AD.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu July 1st, 2010, 4:05 pm

Let me know how you get on with it, Ariadne - Barbara Erskine is one of my favourite authors.
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Post by Ariadne » Thu July 1st, 2010, 4:35 pm

Vanessa, I'm halfway done and it's fantastic. If I didn't have to work, I'd be home reading it now.

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Post by fljustice » Thu July 1st, 2010, 4:50 pm

Plutarch's Lives (downstairs book); Euripides' plays Medea, Hippolytus and Helen (subway commuting book); and Life with Jeeves (bedside book). I'm on a bit of a classics kick now, but will be moving on to research books soon.
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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Thu July 1st, 2010, 5:03 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Vanessa, I'm halfway done and it's fantastic. If I didn't have to work, I'd be home reading it now.[/quote]

That's great news! :D Thanks for letting me know.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu July 1st, 2010, 5:09 pm

I'm listening to Italians before Italy, taught by Kennth Bartlett from the teaching company. It is absolutely fascinating, connecting up the familiar links and getting them arranged in the proper order, seeing the cause-and-effect. Apparently every major power in Europe had to put a finger into the politics of this peninsula that commanded the Mediterranean.

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Post by Kasthu » Thu July 1st, 2010, 8:31 pm

Great Maria, by Cecelia Holland.

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Post by EC2 » Thu July 1st, 2010, 9:13 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Barbara Erskine's Time's Legacy, a time-slip set now and in the first century AD.[/quote]

I'm reading that one too, and really enjoying it - but only 80 pages in so far.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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