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SonjaMarie's Books Read in 2013

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 6th, 2013, 2:21 am

July 2013 14
"Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man" by Mark Kurlansky (243pgs, 2013) (7/2)
"Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman (513pgs, 2013) (7/9) (K L)
"Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers" by Bill McLain (295pgs, 1999) (7/10)*
"The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc" by Nancy Goldstone (257pgs, 2013) (7/11)
"The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things" by Paula Byrne (397pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K L)
"The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy" by Jo Marchant (341pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K/L)
"A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower" by Alison Weir (619pgs, 2012) (7/22) (K L)
"Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure" by Amanda Adams (195pgs, 2010) (7/23)
"The Yard: The Metropolitan Murder Squard Mystery #1" by Alex Grecian (422pgs, 2012) (7/26)
"801 Things You Should Know: From Greek Philosophy to Today's Technology, Theories, Events, Discoveries, Trends, and Movements That Matter" by David Olsen (256pgs, 2013) (7/26) (K L)
"Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet" by Heather Poole (232pgs, 2012) (7/29) (K L)
"Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World" by Waverley Root (589pgs, 1980) (7/29)*
"The Great British Bobby: A History of British Policing from the 18th Century to the Present" by Clive Emsley (309pgs, 2010) (7/30)
"Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens" by Trea Martyn (297pgs, 2008) (7/31) (K L)
Pages: 4965 - 354pgs aver (5 BF, 2 Own, 7 K L)

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 6th, 2013, 2:21 am

Aug 2013 18
"The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History" by John M. Barry (591pgs, 2004) (8/3) (K L)
"The Needle in the Blood" by Sarah Bower (542pgs, 2012) (8/11) (K)*
"The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis" by Julie Kavanagh (268pgs, 2013) (8/11) (K L)
"Hidden Treasures of England: A Guide to the Country's Best-kept Secrets" by Michael McNay (516pgs, 2009) (8/13)*
"The Tudor Conspiracy: Spymaster Chronicles #2" by C. W. Gortner (336pgs, 2013) (8/13)
"Soulless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #1" by Gail Carriger (357pgs, 2009) (8/13) (K L)
"Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell" by Stephen Halliday (225pgs, 2006) (8/15)*
"The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" by T.J. Stiles (607pgs, 2010) (8/16)*
"My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir" by Garry Marshall w/Lori Marshall (352pgs, 2012) (8/17) (K L)
"The Anatomy of Ghosts" by Andrew Taylor (433pgs, 2011) (8/19)
"Capital Crimes: Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder" by Max Decharne (349pgs, 2012) (8/19) (K)*
"Venus in Winter: A Novel of Bess of Hardwick" by Gillian Bagwell (408pgs, 2013) (8/20)
"King Charles II" by Antonia Fraser (487pgs, 1980) (8/21)*
"The Tudors on Film and Television" by Sue Parrill and William B. Robison (310pgs, 2013) (8/25) (K L)
"Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner" by Louise Hall Tharp (348pgs, 1965) (8/25)*
"Tarnished and Torn: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #5" by Juliet Blackwell (314pgs, 2013) (8/27)
"The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages" by Nancy Marie Brown (261pgs, 2010) (8/30) (K L)
"Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History" by Andrew Carroll (458pgs, 2013) (8/30) (K L)
Pages: 7162 - 397pgs aver (3 BF, 7 Own (2 K), 7 K L)

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue October 8th, 2013, 2:55 am

Sept 2013 18
"The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I" by Stephen Alford (330pgs, 2012) (9/3) (K L)
"Limeys: The Conquest of Scurvy" by David I. Harvie (287pgs, 2005) (9/6)
"The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora" by Stephanie Thornton (413pgs, 2013) (9/6)
"The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London" by Judith Flanders (448pgs, 2013) (9/9)*
"Changeless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #2" by Gail Carriger (374pgs, 2010) (9/10) (K L)
"The Real History Behind the Templars" by Sharan Newman (424pgs, 2007) (9/14) (K L)
"Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections" by Patrick Smith (309pgs, 2013) (9/16) (K L)
"How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines" by Mark Stein (444pgs, 2011) (9/17) (K L)
"And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank" by Christopher Ward (298pgs, 2012) (9/18)
"City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age" by P.D. Smith (367pgs, 2012) (9/19) (K L)
"Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile" by Julia Fox (465pgs, 2011) (9/19) (K L)
"The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen" by Susan Bordo (329pgs, 2013) (9/20) (K)
"Blameless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #3" by Gail Carriger (356pgs, 2010) (9/25) (K L)
"Thankless In Death" by J.D. Robb (416pgs, 2013) (9/26) (K)*
"The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World" by Randall E. Stross (298pgs, 2007) (9/26)
"James II" by John Miller (258pgs, 1978orig, 2000ed) (9/26)*
"Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War" by Adam Nicolson (304pgs, 2009) (9/29)
"The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code" by Margalit Fox (264pgs, 2013) (9/30) (K L)
Pages: 6384 - 354pgs aver (5 BF, 4 Own (2 K), 9 K L)
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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue November 5th, 2013, 4:25 am

Oct 2013 22
"The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton: Victorian England's "Scandal of the Century" and the Fallen Socialite Who Changed Women's Lives Forever" by Diane Atkinson (437pgs, 2013) (10/5) (K)*
"Taken In Death" by J.D. Robb, short story in anthology "Mirror, Mirror" (93pgs, 2013) (10/5) (K L)
"Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark & the Spending of a Great American Fortune" by Bill Dedman & Paul Newell Jr (413pgs, 2013) (10/7) (K L)
"What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House" by Tevi Troy (258pgs, 2013) (10/10) (K L)
"The Borgias: The Hidden History" by G.J. Meyer (563pgs, 2013) (10/11) (K L)
"Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery" by Paul Collins (275pgs, 2013) (10/11) (K L)
"Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England" by David Cressy (483pgs, 1997) (10/11)*
"Heartless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #4" by Gail Carriger (374pgs, 2011) (10/12) (K L)
"Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" by Mary Roach (293pgs, 2008) (10/13)
"The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures" by Philip Mould (246pgs, 2010) (10/17) (K L)
"A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages" by Martyn Whittock (284pgs, 2009) (10/19)*
"Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination" by Neal Gabler (679pgs, 2006) (10/21)*
"Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion" by Susan Ronald (329pgs, 2012) (10/23)
"For Whom The Funeral Bell Tolls #4" by Livia J. Washburn (233pgs, 2012) (10/23) (K)*
"Before Versailles: Before the History You Know...a Novel of Louis XIV" by Karleen Koen (394pgs, 2012) (10/24)
"Timeless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #5" by Gail Carriger (386pgs, 2012) (10/27) (K L)
"Life at the Marmont: The Inside Story of Hollywood's Legendary Hotel of the Stars - Chateau Marmont" by Raymond Sarlot & Fred E. Basten (339pgs, 2013) (10/27) (K L)
"The Angel Stone: Fairwick Chronicles #3" by Carol Goodman (303pgs, 2013) (10/30)
"A Taste of the Nightlife: A Charlotte Caine/Vampire Chef Mystery #1" by Sarah Zettel (297pgs, 2011)
"All the Best Rubbish: The Classic Ode to Collecting" by Ivor Noel Hume (353pgs, 1974orig, 2013ed) (10/31) (K L)
"Good Old Days My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts & Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear" by David A. Fryxell (212pgs, 2012) (10/31)
"Homicide in Hardcover: A Brooklyn Wainwright/Bibliophile Mystery #1" by Kate Carlisle (295pgs, 2009) (10/31) (K L)
Pages: 7529 - 342pgs aver (7 BF, 4 Own (1 K), 11 K L)

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 8th, 2014, 3:02 am

November 2013 14
"The The Dead and the Beautiful: A Nikki Harper Mystery #3" by Cheryl Crane (273pgs, 2013) (11/7) (K L)
"Jane Austen's England" by Roy and Lesley Adkins (400pgs, 2013) (11/8) (K L)
"Mona Winks - Self-Guided Tours of Europe's Top Museums" by Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw (481pgs, 2001) (11/8)*
"Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution" by Will Bashor (287pgs, 2013) (11/16) (K L)
"If Books Could Kill: A Brooklyn Wainwright/A Bibliophile Mystery #2" by Kate Carlisle (304pgs, 2010) (11/16) (K L)
"William and Mary" by Henri and Barbara van der Zee (486pgs, 1973orig, 1988ed) (11/16)*
"Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey" by Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon (379pgs, 2013) (11/17) (K L)
"Night of the Living Deed: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #1" by E. J. Copperman (325pgs, 2010) (11/18) (K L)
"The Last Days of Henry VIII: Conspiracy, Treason and Heresy at the Court of the Dying Tyrant" by Robert Hutchinson (277pgs, 2006) (11/26)*
"Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres" by Ruth Brandon (273pgs, 2008) (11/27)*
"Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" by Helen Fielding (407pgs, 2013) (11/28) (K L)
"Rituals: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #8" by Mary Anna Evans (275pgs, 2013) (11/28)
"Hogarth: A Life and a World" by Jenny Uglow (726pgs, 1997) (11/28)*
"Patti LuPone: A Memoir" by Patti Lupone (326pgs, 2010) (11/30)
Pages: 5219 - 372pgs aver. (2 BF, 5 Own, 7 K L)
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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 8th, 2014, 3:03 am

December 2013 18
"The Boleyn Deceit: Book 2" by Laura Andersen (383pgs, 2013) (12/3)
"An Uninvited Ghost: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #2" by E. J. Copperman (293pgs, 2011 (12/6) (K L)
"City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas" by Roger Crowley (452pgs, 2011) (12/6) (K L)
"Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts" by Edna Healey (222pgs, 1978) (12/7)*
"Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720" by Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford (436pgs, 1998) (12/7)*
"Seducing the Princess" by Mary Hart Perry (362pgs, 2013) (12/11) (K)*
"Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting" by Maureen Stanton (299pgs, 2011) (12/12) (K L)
"Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World" by Alison Weir (518pgs, 2013) (12/15) (K L)
"The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo" by Tom Reiss (332pgs, 2012) (12/20)
"Ziegfeld: The Man Who Invented Show Business" by Ethan Mordden (330pgs, 2008) (12/22)*
"The Book of Killowen: Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire Mystery #4" by Erin Hart (388pgs, 2013) (12/25) (K)*
"Murder at Hatfield House: A Kate Haywood/Elizabethan Mystery #1" by Amanda Carmack (269pgs, 2013) (12/26)
"Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings" by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (252pgs, 2013) (12/27) (K L)
"Home For the Haunting: A Mel Turner/ Haunted Renovation Mystery #4" by Juliet Blackwell (312pgs, 2013) (12/28)
"The Last Empire: De Beers, Diamonds, and the World" by Stefan Kanfer (390pgs, 1993) (12/28)*
"Queen Anne (Queen Regnant)" by Edward Gregg (423pgs, 1984) (12/28)*
"Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage" by Stephen Budiansky (237pgs, 2006) (12/30)
"The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (290pgs, 1956orig, 2013) (12/30)
Pages: 6188 - 343pgs aver. (6 BF, 7 Own (2 K), 5 K L)
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965


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