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Telynor's Heap o' Books

Keep track of what you read in 2012. One thread per member, please.
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Telynor
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Telynor's Heap o' Books

Postby Telynor » Sat June 9th, 2012, 6:05 am

Hmm, I had thought I had posted my list for this year, but I guess not! Here we go, everything for 2012 so far, with links to the reviews attached. As always, I enjoy hearing from anyone with comments.

January
http://www.epinions.com/review/Guards_Guards_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_575489412740 -- Guards! Guards! (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Shizuko_s_Daughter_by_Kyoko_Mori/content_575690346116 -- Shizuko's Daughter (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Tinker_Tailor_Soldier_Spy_9_Cassettes_by_John_le_Carre_Books/content_576200609412 -- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Persona_Non_Grata_Ruth_Downie/content_576303763076 -- Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Elizabeth_George_Believing_the_Lie_epi/content_576692653700 -- Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Jessica_Fellowes_The_World_of_Downton_Abbey_epi/content_576700583556 -- The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Sally_Gunning_The_Rebellion_of_Jane_Clarke_epi/content_577243483780 -- The Rebellion of Jane Clarke by Sally Gunning (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Sally_Bedell_Smith_Elizabeth_the_Queen_The_Life_of_a_Modern_Monarch_epi/content_577452543620 -- Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedel Smith (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Jean_Shepherd_In_God_We_Trust_All_Others_Pay_Cash_epi/content_577927286404 -- In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Virginia_Rounding_Alix_and_Nicky_The_Passion_of_the_Last_Tsar_and_Tsarina_epi/content_577987317380 -- Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Beth_Patillo_The_Dashwood_Sisters_Tell_All_epi/content_578179927684 -- The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Patillo (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Quiet_American_by_Graham_Greene_and_by_John_Clark_Pratt_and_by_Joseph_Porter_and_narrated_by_Joseph_Porter/content_578418675332 -- The Quiet American by Graham Greene (fiction)

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February
http://www.epinions.com/review/Eric_by_Terry_Pratchett/content_578528579204 -- Eric by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Jules_Stewart_Albert_A_Life_epi/content_579444903556 -- Albert:A Life by Jules Stewart (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Winter_s_Bone_A_Novel_Daniel_Woodrell/content_579651145348 -- Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell (fiction)
Palaces of Desire by Karen Alexander (fiction) -- no long review
http://www.epinions.com/review/Moving_Pictures_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Tony_Robinson_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_580138405508 -- Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Nothing_to_Envy_Ordinary_Lives_in_North_Korea_Barbara_Demick/content_580208660100 -- Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Anne_Sebba_That_Woman_The_Life_of_Wallis_Simpson_Duchess_of_Windsor_epi/content_580472245892 -- That Woman: The Life of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Pontoon_Garrison_Keillor_1/content_580737076868 -- Pontoon by Garrison Keillor (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Dragonstar_by_Barbara_Hambly/content_581131013764 -- Dragonstar by Barbara Hambly (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/John_Matson_Sandringham_Days_The_Domestic_Life_of_the_Royal_Family_in_Norfolk_1862_1952_epi/content_581744365188 -- Sandringham Days by John Matson (nonfiction)

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March
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Palace_Circle_Rebecca_Dean/content_581372448388 -- Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Catherine_Chung_Forgotten_Country_epi/content_581976952452 -- Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Tim_Dorsey_Pineapple_Grenade_epi/content_582440488580 -- Pineapple Grenade by Tim Dorsey (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Craig_Timberg_and_Daniel_Helprin_Tinderbox_How_the_West_Sparked_the_AIDS_Epidemic_and_How_the_World_Can_Finally_Overcome_It_epi/content_582558387844 -- Tinderbox by Craig Timberg and Daniel Helperin (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Julia_Fox_Sister_Queens_The_Noble_Tragic_Lives_of_Katherine_of_Aragon_and_Juana_Queen_of_Castile_epi/content_583052725892 -- Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_A_Nail_Through_the_Heart_Timothy_Hallinan/content_583357927044 -- A Nail Through the Heart by Timothy Hallinan (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Reaper_Man_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Tony_Robinson_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_583736200836 -- Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Snow_Leopard_by_Peter_Matthiessen/content_584324451972 -- The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthienssen (nonfiction)

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April
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Last_Train_from_Cuernavaca_St_Lucia_Clair_Robson/content_584835763844 -- Last Train from Cuernavaca by Lucia St. Clair Robson (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Naomi_Novik_Crucible_of_Gold_epi/content_585303887492 -- Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_You_Belong_to_Me_and_Other_True_Cases_Ann_Rule/content_585392885380 -- You Belong to Me and other True Cases by Ann Rule (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/A_Razor_Wrapped_in_Silk_epi/content_589503237764 -- A Razor Wrapped in Silk by R.N. Morris (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Shannon_Hale_Midnight_in_Austenland_epi/content_587757096580 -- Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/If_Walls_Could_Talk_An_Intimate_History_of_the_Home_epi/content_589886099076 -- If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Witches_Abroad_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_587602235012 -- Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (fiction)

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May

Downton Abbey and Philosophy: It's Neither Here Nor There by William Irwin (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Come_on_Shore_and_We_Will_Kill_and_Eat_You_All_A_New_Zealand_Story_Christina_Thompson_2040892197/content_588271947396 -- Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Queen_Mother_The_Untold_Story_of_Elizabeth_Bowes_Lyon_Who_Became_Queen_Elizabeth_The_Queen_Mother_epi/content_590465109636--The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Lady Colin Campbell (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Unnatural_Issue_An_Elemental_Masters_Novel_epi/content_590040436356 -- Unnatural Issue: An Elemental Masters Novel by Mercedes Lackey (fiction)
Cat Daddy: How One Very Special Cat Fixed One Very Broken Man by Jackson Galaxy (nonfiction)
Three Colonels: Jane Austen's Fighting Men by Jack Caldwell (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Ran_Away_epi/content_591178796676 -- Ran Away by Barbara Hambly (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Small_Gods_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Tony_Robinson_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_590560923268 -- Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
Night of the Living Trekkies by Jim Anderson (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Post_Captain_by_Patrick_O_Brian_and_by_Patrick_O_Brien_and_narrated_by_Robert_Hardy/content_590848495236 -- Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian (fiction)
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by AS Byatt (fiction)

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annis
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Postby annis » Sat June 9th, 2012, 9:31 am

Graham Greene has dropped out of fashion now, which is a great shame. he writes with subtlety and a great sense of dramatic timing, and also explores moral issues in a thought-provoking way. I was recently reminded of him when I watched a rather good modern adaptation of Brighton Rock. The film of The Quiet American with Michael Caine captures Greene brilliantly - I think it's one of Caine's best works.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat June 9th, 2012, 4:28 pm

"annis" wrote: The Quiet American

I was very happy with TQA. I've got several Graham Greene novels on tap for this year. The next one is going to be Our Man in Havana.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon June 11th, 2012, 7:39 pm

I agree, Caine gives one of his best performances in TQA. It was a good film. I read Brighton Rock at school and found it interesting, it was quite daring for my school at the time!
Currently reading "Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree" by M C Beaton

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu November 1st, 2012, 11:43 pm

Here's the updated list for May through August. As always any comments or hitting the links on Epinions are most gratefully appreciated.

May

Downton Abbey and Philosophy: It's Neither Here Nor There by William Irwin (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Come_on_Shore_and_We_Will_Kill_and_Eat_You_All_A_New_Zealand_Story_Christina_Thompson_2040892197/content_588271947396 -- Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story by Christina Thompson (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Queen_Mother_The_Untold_Story_of_Elizabeth_Bowes_Lyon_Who_Became_Queen_Elizabeth_The_Queen_Mother_epi/content_590465109636--The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Lady Colin Campbell (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Unnatural_Issue_An_Elemental_Masters_Novel_epi/content_590040436356 -- Unnatural Issue: An Elemental Masters Novel by Mercedes Lackey (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Cat_Daddy_How_One_Very_Special_Cat_Fixed_One_Very_Broken_Man_epi/content_591623130756 -- Cat Daddy: How One Very Special Cat Fixed One Very Broken Man by Jackson Galaxy (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Three_Colonels_Jane_Austen_s_Fighting_Men_epi/content_592322530948 -- The Three Colonels: Jane Austen's Fighting Men by Jack Caldwell (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Ran_Away_epi/content_591178796676 -- Ran Away by Barbara Hambly (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Small_Gods_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Tony_Robinson_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_590560923268 -- Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Night_of_the_Living_Trekkies_epi/content_591958871684 -- Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Post_Captain_by_Patrick_O_Brian_and_by_Patrick_O_Brien_and_narrated_by_Robert_Hardy/content_590848495236 -- Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Ragnarok_The_End_of_the_Gods_epi/content_591276248708 -- Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by AS Byatt (fiction)

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June
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Annotated_Emma_epi/content_593110404740 -- The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen and David M. Shepard (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Paths_of_Glory_Jeffrey_Archer/content_593041919620 -- Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Our_Man_in_Havana_by_Graham_Greene/content_593444245124 -- Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene (fiction)

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July
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_D_Aulaires_Book_Of_Norse_Myths_Ingri_D_Aulaire_Edgar_Parin_D_Aulaire/content_594050715268 -- D'Aulaire's Book of Norse Myths (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Get_Jiro_epi/content_594815061636 -- Get Jiro! by Antony Bourdain (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Her_Highness_the_Traitor_epi/content_594328718980 -- Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Lords_and_Ladies_by_Terry_Pratchett_and_narrated_by_Tony_Robinson_and_narrated_by_Nigel_Planer/content_595237441156 -- Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (fiction)
Romanov Relations volume one by Paul Gilbert (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/The_Red_Chamber_epi/content_595703402116 -- The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Mrs_Robinson_s_Disgrace_The_Private_Diary_of_a_Victorian_Lady_epi/content_595912330884 -- Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_The_Calligrapher_s_Daughter_A_Novel_Eugenia_Kim/content_596832063108 -- The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Laurent_Binet_HHhH_A_Novel_epi/content_598671527556 -- HHhH by Laurent Binet (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Allan_Massie_The_Royal_Stuarts_A_History_of_the_Family_That_Shaped_Britain_epi/content_598106541700 -- The Royal Stuarts by Allan Massie (nonfiction)

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August
http://www.epinions.com/review/Kathy_L_Czepiel_A_Violet_Season_epi/content_598936817284 -- A Violet Season by Kathy Leonard Czepiel (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Last_Dance_Last_Chance_And_Other_True_Cases_Ann_Rule/content_597020282500 -- Last Dance, Last Chance and Other True Cases (Vol. 8) by Ann Rule (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_In_Cold_Blood_A_True_Account_of_a_Multiple_Murder_and_Its_Consequences_Truman_Capote/content_597910523524 -- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Mary_Hart_Perry_The_Wild_Princess_A_Novel_of_Queen_Victoria_s_Defiant_Daughter_epi/content_599457500804 -- The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry (fiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Paul_Thomas_Murphy_Shooting_Victoria_Madness_Mayhem_and_the_Rebirth_of_the_British_Monarchy_epi/content_599822864004 -- Shooting Victoria by Paul Thomas Murphy (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Jacky_Hyams_The_Real_Life_Downton_Abbey_How_Life_Was_Really_Lived_in_Stately_Homes_a_Century_Ago_epi/content_600225910404 -- The Real Life Downton Abbey by Jacky Hyams (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Amy_Elizabeth_Smith_All_Roads_Lead_to_Austen_A_Year_long_Journey_with_Jane_epi/content_600964959876 -- All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith (nonfiction)
http://www.epinions.com/review/Chan_Ling_Yap_Sweet_Offerings_epi/content_601175527044 -- Sweet Offerings by Chan Ling Yap (fiction)

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