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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by Nefret » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 11:54 pm

Just started The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George.

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Post by Misfit » Wed March 4th, 2009, 12:32 am

Anxiously waiting to see what your thoughts are on that one. I'll bet Kasthu is as well.

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Post by Telynor » Wed March 4th, 2009, 7:39 am

Lessee, March is turning out to be a busy month. Just finished up the third book in Beverley Nichols' Merry Hall trilogy -- a must for anyone who likes cats and/or gardening. And the new Lisa See novel, Shanghai Girls, is a must-read.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed March 4th, 2009, 8:22 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Just started The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George.[/quote]


I loved this one - I read it many years ago.
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Post by Kasthu » Wed March 4th, 2009, 9:48 pm

Now I'm reading Sophia's Secret, by Susanna Kearsley--it was talked out here on the forums a while ago. I'm splitting my time between the present day and 1708 Scotland.

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Post by red805 » Wed March 4th, 2009, 11:14 pm

Getting into The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland, the first book in the trilogy, based on several recommendations I've seen here. So far so good - and easy to read bits at a time.

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Post by Nefret » Thu March 5th, 2009, 1:34 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I loved this one - I read it many years ago.[/quote]

I've read a few novels about his wives. It's nice to hear things from Henry's point of view too. I am really liking it so far.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu March 5th, 2009, 5:19 am

I've finished "Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped" by Tony Perrottet, an irreverent look at history, mostly to do with sex, and not for the prudish or teens or younger.

I found it a very interesting book but the author does make two mistakes that I know of, he writes that Amy Robsart died in riding accident, not the supposed cause of falling down the stairs. Also calls Louis XV Marie Antoinette's father-in-law when he was her grandfather-in-law.

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Post by diamondlil » Thu March 5th, 2009, 8:41 am

I am just about to finish The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and I have to say I am loving it!
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Post by Vanessa » Thu March 5th, 2009, 6:24 pm

Just about to start The Abyss by Cynthia Harrod Eagles, book 18 in the Morland Dynasty.
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