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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 16th, 2009, 7:23 pm

[quote=""EC2""]The Bronze Horseman - is on my second try TBR. I found the speak in it Americanised and modern - as in I couldn't imagine Russians speaking in the sort of 'voice' the narrator was using. I got so irritated I wall-banged it on the first attempt. But since everyone says it's so good, either I'm the dissenting voice in the wilderness or I need to give it another go - which is why it's still awaiting a second effort.[/quote]

I do know a couple of people who don't like it, but not many! ;) :D
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Post by Kasthu » Mon March 16th, 2009, 10:03 pm

I'm reading some nonfiction right now: The Last Days of the Romanovs, by Helen Rappaport, about the last two weeks-ish of the lives of the family. It's good so far, though for some reason the author keeps misspelling Tsarevich Alexei's name.

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Post by Ash » Mon March 16th, 2009, 11:03 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]I'm reading some nonfiction right now: The Last Days of the Romanovs, by Helen Rappaport, about the last two weeks-ish of the lives of the family. It's good so far, though for some reason the author keeps misspelling Tsarevich Alexei's name.[/quote]

I suspect because its cyrrillic, there might be a few variations? (I love it when someone asks me how to spell Chanukah. Um, which version?)

Have you read Nicolas and Alexandria by Robert Massie. Read like a novel to me, excellent read (that had me sobbing at the end)

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Post by chuck » Tue March 17th, 2009, 12:42 am

Ash....Have you ever seen the 1971 film "Nicolas and Alexandria"?....I'm not student of Late Russian History; but I did enjoy the film and I'm sure there are scads of inaccuracies and such.....The acting is outstanding, the sets, costumes, cinema photography....won man Oscars.....A bit long but really worth a watch; since you finished the N &A book....quite a different approach to Revolutionary Russia than "DR. Zhivago".....I should stop...I feel I'm skating on thin ice when it comes to Russia.....

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue March 17th, 2009, 12:44 am

[quote=""Ash""]Have you read Nicolas and Alexandria by Robert Massie. Read like a novel to me, excellent read (that had me sobbing at the end)[/quote]

I agree with you!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue March 17th, 2009, 11:27 pm

I've finished "Laid To Rest In California: A Guide to the Cemeteries and Grave Sites of the Rich and Famous" by Patricia Brooks & Jonathan Brooks. Overall a good book but with some obvious mistakes which is annoying.

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Post by Amanda » Wed March 18th, 2009, 1:30 am

I just started American Rust by Philip Meyer, an ARC I have had floating around for a while.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed March 18th, 2009, 9:58 am

Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson and Superior Saturday by Garth Nix.
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Post by Ash » Wed March 18th, 2009, 2:27 pm

[quote=""chuck""]Ash....Have you ever seen the 1971 film "Nicolas and Alexandria"?..[/quote]

I haven't, but now you have me very curious!

Now reading Place Beyond Courage, liking it so far.

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed March 18th, 2009, 6:54 pm

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle.

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