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What are you reading August 2011?

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annis
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Post by annis » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:04 pm

Posted by Nefret
The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
This is a brilliant book and the section on medieval witch-hunts a real eye-opener. Thought provoking stuff which makes sobering reading, especially given the current worldwide rise in dangerously superstitious fundamentalism.

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LCW
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Post by LCW » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:31 pm

I'm reading Connie Willis's Doomsday Book. I've had it forever but haven't gotten around to it yet. I was thinking about putting it aside for Sunne by SKP but I'm really liking this book with only a few dozen pages down so far. Sunne will be next though!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu September 1st, 2011, 1:16 am

Finished re-reading Rose without a Thorn by Plaidy on my Metro ride home. I liked Plaidy's telling of Katherine Howard's life story. By comparison to Phillippa's The Boleyn Inheritance, this one allows for Katherine to reflect on events in her life. A few events were differently done as well. And Anne Boleyn's shadow isn't far behind...

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Post by fljustice » Thu September 1st, 2011, 2:33 pm

[quote=""LCW""]I'm reading Connie Willis's Doomsday Book. I've had it forever but haven't gotten around to it yet. I was thinking about putting it aside for Sunne by SKP but I'm really liking this book with only a few dozen pages down so far. Sunne will be next though![/quote]

Truly enjoyed this book, which I read several years ago. Don't miss To Say Nothing of the Dog which is set in the same universe, but absolutely hilarious (unlike the dark Doomsday Book.)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "In the woods" by Tana French & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 1:50 pm

[quote=""emr""]Devoured Incubus by Carol Goodman in 2 days. (5/5)I'm still openmounted with the end and I hope she's writing the next book really fast. Very good. Much better than the overstuffed A Discovery of Witches.
Now reading The Birth of Blue Satan by Patricia Wynn. Mystery set in the 1700s. Good so far.[/quote]

I've just read a review of the first book in a series by Carol Goodman's alter ego, Lee Carroll (ie her and her hubby) - Black Swan Rising - and it mentioned that Melusine, who I think will be familiar to one or two of you ;) features quite strongly!
Currently reading "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 3:05 pm

[quote=""annis""]

This is a brilliant book and the section on medieval witch-hunts a real eye-opener. Thought provoking stuff which makes sobering reading, especially given the current worldwide rise in dangerously superstitious fundamentalism.[/quote]

It really is. I'm reading Dragons of Eden next.
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"
{Ensiferum}

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