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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat February 21st, 2009, 6:22 pm

I just finished Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. According to my reading plan, I should read a book with a setting other than England next. However, I so much enjoyed the main character, the writing of this book and the turns the mystery took, that I decided to read the next book in the series, The Serpent's Tale and ignore the inaccuracies.
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Post by EC2 » Sat February 21st, 2009, 6:47 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I just finished Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. According to my reading plan, I should read a book with a setting other than England next. However, I so much enjoyed the main character, the writing of this book and the turns the mystery took, that I decided to read the next book in the series, The Serpent's Tale and ignore the inaccuracies.[/quote]

Just wait till you get to the scene in the tower! :eek: :eek: :eek: :mad:
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Post by leehow » Sat February 21st, 2009, 8:06 pm

The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson

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Post by annis » Sat February 21st, 2009, 9:00 pm

Finished Howard Fast's "Agrippa's Daughter", a novel about the tumultuous life of the first century Queen Berenice of Judea. I've added some comments in the "Reviews" section. I was impressed with this novel ( an older one, first published 1964) It gave the impression of being a old-style historical epic of the bodice-ripper variety, but in fact is a complex story, written with great characterization and rich in historical detail. A pleasant surprise!

I've just started John Stack's "Ship of Rome", set during the Punic wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punic_Wars#The_war_at_sea

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 12:29 am

I am starting Cashelmara by Susan Howatch.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 5:43 pm

"the Seduction of Water" by Carol Goodman, just started for my other online book group's BOTM.

Susan, I keep trying to formulate a reading plan and stick to it, so far it hasn't worked once - I may stick with it for a couple of books and then....it's ditched! So don't worry too much, it's a natural hazard.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 6:54 pm

I've finished "Devil May Ride: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #2" by Wendy Roberts. A bit more harrowing then the first book, but very good. Now I have to wait till Dec for the 3rd book, sigh! :P

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Post by Ariadne » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:02 pm

Just finishing up Linda Richards' Death Was the Other Woman, a mystery set in Depression-era L.A. The previous novel I read (for review) was Elaine diRollo's A Proper Education for Girls, called The Peachgrowers' Almanac in the UK.

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Post by chuck » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:04 pm

Just finished BC's "Azincourt"....I liked it....With that said I'm not sure it's every body's cup of tea....A lot of seige warfare, and the Battle at Azincourt was long,vividly descriptive and gut wrenching....BC does not hold on the back vicious hand to hand fighting in the sog and mud....Very likable and atypical characters that Cornwell's love of "The Everyman" in his books......

Picked up Cecelia Holland's new book at the Library "The High City" Constantinople, Basil II, Constantine, Varagarian guard, Bardas Phokas, and murderous Courtly intrigues.....Whats not to like.....One of my favorite authors......

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Post by Ludmilla » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:32 pm

Have started The Master of Verona for the March discussion and enjoying it so far, but goodness, wherever has the month of February gone?

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