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July 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by Misfit » Sat July 17th, 2010, 1:33 pm

I've just started Men on White Horses by Annette Motley.
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Post by Nefret » Sat July 17th, 2010, 2:27 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]Today I started Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower. Liking it so far. I was inspired to read something from the conquest period after recently watching 1066 Battle for Middle Earth.[/quote]

Cool. I read that a few years ago. Good book
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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!
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Post by emr » Sat July 17th, 2010, 6:50 pm

Almost done with The Emperor's Spy by M.C. Scott. Nice read so far. She has clearly studied the historical details to make it very credible. The only thing I find annoying is when she retells a scene from another pov. But still liking it. It sounds like the first of a series...
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Post by Brenna » Sat July 17th, 2010, 11:17 pm

Finished Pope Joan last night. Loved it! Just started Jack Whyte's "The Skystone" the first book in the Camulod Chronicles. Enthralling thus far!

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Post by Ariadne » Sun July 18th, 2010, 1:44 am

I'm done reading Dan Waddell's The Blood Detective (excellent modern genealogical mystery even though it was too violent for my usual taste) and started Claire Rayner's Gower Street this afternoon. It's v.1 in her Performers series set in 19th-c London. I owned several others in the series before now but not this one, which I found at a used bookstore downtown.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun July 18th, 2010, 5:06 pm

I'm just about to start Book Lover by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack. I believe it has another title of as Literacy and Longing in LA.
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Post by Kasthu » Sun July 18th, 2010, 7:19 pm

I started To Defy a King this morning...

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Post by Libby » Sun July 18th, 2010, 9:28 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]Today I started Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower. Liking it so far. I was inspired to read something from the conquest period after recently watching 1066 Battle for Middle Earth.[/quote]

I thought that was excellent.
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Post by annis » Sun July 18th, 2010, 9:52 pm

Needle in the Blood was BOTH early last year. I seem to recall the we became rather obsessed with the history of glass-making :)
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Post by Susan » Mon July 19th, 2010, 11:58 pm

Staying in France for my next read. Just about to start For the King by Catherine Delors.
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