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What are you reading August 2011?

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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Mon August 29th, 2011, 11:50 am

Read through Tim Dorsey's Electric Barracuda yesterday, and now have started R.F. Delderfield's God Is an Englishman.

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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Postby wendy » Mon August 29th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far!
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Postby SGM » Mon August 29th, 2011, 4:40 pm

"wendy" wrote:Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far!

I have that here waiting to be read. I bought it after finishing longitude but other things came up so it's stiil TBR.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Mon August 29th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Over the weekend finished Cornwell's The Burning Land and Patricia McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. Currently trying to decide what I'm in the mood for reading next. As usual, too many choices. May have to resort to eeny, meeny, miny, moe...

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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Mon August 29th, 2011, 6:06 pm

Started 'House of Treason' about the Howard dynasty during the Tudor reigns, by Robert Hutchinson :)

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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon August 29th, 2011, 8:06 pm

For a Queen's Love by Jean Plaidy
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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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Mon August 29th, 2011, 9:45 pm

Finished Shadows and Strongholds. Wonderful. Now onto Eldest by Christopher Paolini


Postby annis » Mon August 29th, 2011, 10:26 pm

The Book of Rachel by Leslie Cannold, a former NYer now living in Australia. The story of Jesus as told from the POV of his youngest sister, Rachel, a bright rebellious girl repressed by the harsh cultural strictures of rural Jewish society. This one turns the image of the all-loving Virgin Mary on its head - Jesus' mother Mariame is depicted as a bitter, hateful woman seemingly incapable of love. An interesting take on the old story from a woman's perspective.

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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue August 30th, 2011, 12:26 am

Lady of the Rivers by PG. It's available at Net Galley.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue August 30th, 2011, 12:33 am

"wendy" wrote:Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far!

But its also about the letters she sent to him, very poignant and interesting. I loved that book. Wonder if she's written anything else lately? Her first book was Longitudes, which took what could have been a very dry subject and turned it in to something extraordinary.

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