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December 2010: What are you reading?

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Sat December 11th, 2010, 8:08 pm

Gave up on the biography of Magda Goebbels and finished 'Imperial Highness' by Evelyn Anthony about Catherine the Great today, a nice quick read about a very interesting woman. Now starting 'The Road to Tara' by Anne Edwards about Margaret Mitchell's life.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat December 11th, 2010, 9:24 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Now starting 'The Road to Tara' by Anne Edwards about Margaret Mitchell's life.[/quote]

Oh, I really enjoyed that. There's a more scholarly Mitchell biography called Southern Daughter, by Darden Asbury Pyron, but Road to Tara is super readable.

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Post by Telynor » Sat December 11th, 2010, 10:55 pm

Finished (finally!) Faye Kellerman's Blindman's Bluff and now back to Elizabeth's Women by Tracy Borman.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 13th, 2010, 3:15 am

I've finished 4 books today:

"His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester" by Jeane Westin (361pgs, 2010). A novel of the life of Elizabeth and her relationship with Robert Dudley. The book goes back and forth in her reign at various points in their relationship. I liked it.

"Sotheby's: Bidding For Class" by Robert Lacey (346pgs, 1998)*. A very interesting look at the auction business and it's practices. Later I'll be reading "The Art of the Steal" about price fixing at Sotheby's and Christie's, it'll be like a continuation of the story, but by a different author.

"The DNA Detectives: How The Double Helix Is Solving Puzzles of the Past" by Anna Meyer (198pgs, 2005). Puzzles like was Anna Anderson Anastasia, no, was Neanderthals humans ancestors, no, and others.

"The Parthenon" by Mary Beard (210pgs, 2010). A look at the past, present and contemplates the future of the historical structure and the marbles, especially held by the British Museum.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 13th, 2010, 4:23 pm

At the moment I'm going back and forth between The Out-of-Sync Child (my upstairs book) and The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (my downstairs book).

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 13th, 2010, 9:11 pm

I've finished "How Did They Die? Vol.1" by Norman & Betty Donaldson (225pgs, 1989ed)* A quick and interesting read.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 14th, 2010, 5:12 pm

I'm just about to start "The Winter Ghosts" by Kate Mosse.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Post by LoobyG » Tue December 14th, 2010, 8:57 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Oh, I really enjoyed that. There's a more scholarly Mitchell biography called Southern Daughter, by Darden Asbury Pyron, but Road to Tara is super readable.[/quote]

I'm really enjoying it Miss Moppet! What an interesting woman. I like Edwards's style too, she is very readable which helps me a lot with biographies :)

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Post by Michy » Tue December 14th, 2010, 11:51 pm

I also read The Road to Tara several years ago, and enjoyed it.

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Post by Misfit » Wed December 15th, 2010, 12:23 am

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Erm, yes I am actually going to do this. Frequent quotes on my Goodreads updates.
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