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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 11:22 am

Just started The Mask of Ra by Paul Doherty, the first of his Ancient Egyptian mysteries. I haven't read any books by this prolific author before.

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Post by leehow » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 1:16 pm

To Glory We Steer by Alexander Kent

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Post by lindymc » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 2:31 pm

I'm about 1/3 of the way into The Winter King, book 1 of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord trilogy about King Arthur. Enjoying it; Cornwell is a favorite author.
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Post by Leyland » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 4:47 pm

Just started reading Queen of Shadows: A Novel of Isabella, Wife of Edward II by Edith Felber.

Edit: Stopped at page 25 and don't plan on finishing it. Too romancy and tabloid-ish for me.
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Post by Tanzanite » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 6:41 pm

Last night i started this month's BOM - The Master of Verona.

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Post by Leyland » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 7:14 pm

Just starting The King's Nun: A Novel of Charlemagne by Catherine Monroe.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 7:16 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]Just started reading Queen of Shadows: A Novel of Isabella, Wife of Edward II by Edith Felber.

Edit: Stopped at page 25 and don't plan on finishing it. Too romancy and tabloid-ish for me.[/quote]

I was wondering what you'd think of that one. The inaccuracies in it are myriad (even in the author's note), and the ending is so anticlimatic I still can't believe it got past the editor.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 7:18 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I was wondering what you'd think of that one. The inaccuracies in it are myriad (even in the author's note), and the ending is so anticlimatic I still can't believe it got past the editor.[/quote]

I thought about reading that one eventually but thankfully decided not to!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon March 2nd, 2009, 7:40 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I thought about reading that one eventually but thankfully decided not to!

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There were some good moments, mainly between Isabella and Despenser, but not enough to save it.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 12:07 am

I'm reading Drood by Dan Simmons (narrated by Wilkie Collins about Charles Dickens).
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