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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by Vanessa » Fri February 27th, 2009, 8:35 am

Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie, a murder mystery set in Ancient Egypt.
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Post by EC2 » Fri February 27th, 2009, 10:56 pm

The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman
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.'

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Post by annis » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:07 pm

Still sporadically plodding my way through Valerio Massimo Manfredi's "The Lost Army". At this rate it will take me as long to read it as it took Xenophon and the Greek mercenaries to reach Trebizond! I keep reading a page or two, find that the tedium is overwhelming me and then switching to an interesting NF title instead, currently Edith Sitwell's impressive "The Queens and the Hive".
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How anyone can make the March of the Ten Thousand boring is beyond me, but VMM has succeeded admirably. If anyone else is interested in the subject, I suggest that you try Michael Curtis Ford's "The Ten Thousand" instead.
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Post by diamondlil » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:42 pm

I am about to start Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
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Post by Nefret » Sat February 28th, 2009, 5:58 am

Katherine of Aragon by Jean Plaidy

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Post by Amanda » Sat February 28th, 2009, 6:04 am

The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Its about a lost Amazon adventurer, a bit like an Indiana Jones, searching for El Dorado. Just started it.

ETA: Well...it is more like the hunt for the adventurer as he disappeared (in 1925).
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Post by Caveowl » Sat February 28th, 2009, 7:15 am

I will stop reading now, I will, I will ...
Not going to spend the entire night reading "Winter In Madrid.

Before starting the Sansom novel, I stayed up too late last night finishing "Ghost Fox" by James Houston. It's about a young woman in New Hampshire in 1750s, captured, captivated, by Abnaki Indians, and it details the brutal warfare between French and British, mostly conducted by their Native American allies.

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Post by annis » Sat February 28th, 2009, 9:30 am

Posted by Caveowl
I will stop reading now, I will, I will ...
Lol- what's that saying about the road and good intentions?

Wish Sansom would hurry up and write another Matthew Shardlake mystery - they're just so good :)

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Post by Telynor » Sun March 1st, 2009, 3:54 am

Finished up with Lisa See's new one, Shanghai Girls, last night, and am now reading the third book in the Merry Hall series by Beverley Nichols, Sunlight on the Lawn.

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Post by Divia » Sun March 1st, 2009, 4:26 am

I started reading Grange House but its one of the books that is so rich in detail that I dont have time for it right now. I think I'll have to put it off till summer.

I am gonna tackle Figures in Silk and Silver PHoenix :)
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