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What Are You Reading? November 2011

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boswellbaxter
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What Are You Reading? November 2011

Postby boswellbaxter » Tue November 1st, 2011, 1:11 pm

I'm reading Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant by John Schofield. I'm still reading Lionheart on my Kindle.
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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Tue November 1st, 2011, 2:51 pm

Finished my research books The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green and The Boudican Revolt Against Rome by Paul R. Sealey and moving on to those timeless epics Ancient Farming and Architecture in Roman Britain.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue November 1st, 2011, 6:10 pm

The Prince of Eden by Marilyn Harris. Dang,this is one seriously disfunctional family. Already had cameo appearances from Charles Dickens and Jane Bronte.
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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Postby Alisha Marie Klapheke » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 2:44 am

"fljustice" wrote:Finished my research books The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green and The Boudican Revolt Against Rome by Paul R. Sealey and moving on to those timeless epics Ancient Farming and Architecture in Roman Britain.


Do you find yourself agreeing with Green's theories/conclusions about the Celts? I'm researching them as well and I haven't read her yet.

For this thread: I'm reading Quiver by Stephanie Spinner. Love her writing.

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Wed November 2nd, 2011, 9:22 pm

Starting Spellweaver by Lynn Kurland (romance fantasy novel)
Latest installment in her "Nine Kingdoms" series

Ongoing: Black Lamb & Grey Falcon by Dame Rebecca West

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Berengaria
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Postby Berengaria » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 3:45 am

I'm re-reading BB's Stolen CrownI am now on a War of Roses kick after reading a series of EC's books about Norman England.
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 5:47 am

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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!
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Postby Carine » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 12:23 pm

The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Postby fljustice » Thu November 3rd, 2011, 3:34 pm

"Alisha Marie Klapheke" wrote:Do you find yourself agreeing with Green's theories/conclusions about the Celts? I'm researching them as well and I haven't read her yet.


I found her writing very conservative, which is a good thing in history. She stuck very close to describing the archaeology/artifacts/place names, giving less credence to the primary sources (all Roman and some not contemporary), and even less to the Irish and Welsh folklore. She doesn't extrapolate much beyond the data and refuses to speculate on ritual. The tone of the writing is dense and dull, but the information solid.
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sat November 5th, 2011, 3:03 pm

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

This book was highly recommended by Sharon Kay Penman at her recent reading and book signing that I attended. It's about the events at Masada told from the point of view of four women. I read a small bit so far and the writing is exquisite.
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