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What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?

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Post by Telynor » Mon January 19th, 2009, 6:21 am

Finally got The Terror by Dan Simmons finished and the review posted. Whew, it's an intense read, despite some of the draggy bits. And that twist at the end is rather spine-chilling. Now I need something very light in tone after that one...

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Post by Maggie » Mon January 19th, 2009, 8:02 am

1984 - George Orwell.

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Post by lindymc » Mon January 19th, 2009, 11:30 am

Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873) -- Louisa May Alcott

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 19th, 2009, 12:42 pm

I'm just about to start The Visible World by Mark Slouka.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Laura » Mon January 19th, 2009, 2:29 pm

Far Pavilions by M.M. kaye

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon January 19th, 2009, 2:42 pm

[quote=""chuck""]Absolutely love S.S.....read most of his works.....He and Sabatini along with Classic Comic books got me into HF......"Prince of Foxes was put to film in the early 50's...Starring Tyrone Power, as Orsini..... Orson Welles, as Caesar Borgia and Wanda Hendrix......Everett Sloan, great character actor steals the show.....[/quote]

I love those old movies. Tyrone Power was also the leading man for the other film adaptation of a Shellabarger novel -- Captain of Castile. I have fond memories of watching that movie, but haven't seen Prince of Foxes (must see if it's available on Netflix). I also remember reading The King's Cavalier, but the other Shellabarger novels weren't available to me when I was younger. I've just requested CoC through a swap site and can't wait to read it. PoF was superb!

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Post by red805 » Mon January 19th, 2009, 8:35 pm

Dreams from My Father by our soon-to-be President.

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Post by Ash » Mon January 19th, 2009, 9:18 pm

[quote=""lindymc""]Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell[/quote]

Oh I loved this book, one of my favorites by him. Very interesting theory.

Now reading Yellow Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzzbee, a lovely book about bookstores and booksellers and books. I esp apreciated it because he's my age, and many of his experiences sound very familiar.

Also finishing Mrs. Lincoln, which Im finding interesting.

I have EC's Lords of the White Castle on hold until Spring Break so I can read it uninterrupted, but I have a funny feeling I won't be able to wait that long...

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Post by EC2 » Tue January 20th, 2009, 12:01 am

Half way through The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin. I think it probably true to say that SKP's hair would turn white if she read this author's take on the whole Eleanor/Rosamund thing. It is a very very strange novel.....
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by Amanda » Tue January 20th, 2009, 12:17 am

[quote=""EC2""]Half way through The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin. I think it probably true to say that SKP's hair would turn white if she read this author's take on the whole Eleanor/Rosamund thing. It is a very very strange novel.....[/quote]

Would this be some strange kind of witchcraft?? Or a strong compulsion to bleach ones hair?? :p

I am reading Time and Chance atm, and I like the confrontation between Eleanor and Rosamund, and how it was a catalyst for the troubles between Henry and Eleanor that a brewing in the future.


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