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August 2010, what are you reading

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Post by cat » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 8:11 pm

I'll be starting 'Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country' (Rosalind Miles) tonight. I've just finished Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind, so back to historical fics for a bit!
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Post by EC2 » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 8:33 pm

Just finished The People's Queen by Vanora Bennet - enjoyed it.
Now reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Brenna » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 12:37 pm

Started Legacy by Susan Kay last night. Stayed up until midnight to read 200 pages. Love it so far!
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Post by Nefret » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 1:40 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Started Legacy by Susan Kay last night. [/quote]

I so want to read that one. :)
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Post by Brenna » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 3:42 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]I so want to read that one. :) [/quote]

Do you have it? We could buddy read if you like?
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Post by Misfit » Mon August 23rd, 2010, 5:23 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]I so want to read that one. :) [/quote]

That is such a good book. I've just picked up Marianne and the Privateer from the library and have the rest of the day off and perhaps tomorrow as well. Woohoo. If anyone is interested, I'll be putting the book description up at the book's page at Goodreads shortly.
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Post by Nefret » Tue August 24th, 2010, 4:52 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Do you have it? We could buddy read if you like?[/quote]

Not yet. I plan to order it sometime after my holiday.
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 M.M. Bennetts » Tue August 24th, 2010, 7:29 am

Dominic Lieven's Russia Against Napoleon, 1807-1815. Which is among the most "turn everything you've ever thought about the Napoleonic wars on it's head" book I've ever encountered.

And I would think (and hope) that someone somewhere is reading it and thinking, 'There's quite a good sequence of historical novels in here...' because it's stupendous, not just on the big questions, but also on the minutiae of the war, such as the need for thousands and thousands of horses just to keep the supply trains going and the troops fed. And how by 1812, the Russians needed 300,000+ more metres of green wool to clothe the troops than they had.

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Post by annis » Tue August 24th, 2010, 8:13 am

Wonderful website, MM - fascinating posts :) It's easy to forget that the Regency period was a time of great disruption and social and political uncertainties. Events in France and America sent ripples far and wide.

I've been back in Yorkshire, North Riding this time, rather than South, with Eleanor Fairburn's Green Popinjays, a story based on the tempestuous life of Lady Lucia de Thweng, which proves that old axiom that the truth is often stranger than fiction. Such a pity that Fairburn's work is out of print and so hard to find. I feel that her lively, engaging novels, based around the lives of unconventional, forgotten women from the past, would appeal to modern HF readers very much.

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Post by cw gortner » Tue August 24th, 2010, 6:45 pm

About 100 pages away from the end of Empire by Steven Saylor; very entertaining, as always, and full of interesting details.

EC's To Defy A King arrived yesterday. I'm reading it next.
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