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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri October 17th, 2008, 2:23 pm

I won a copy of The Other Queen, so I decided to try and finish reading it (I had read about 100 pages of a library copy before I had to return it due to going out of town). It's still rather boring.

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri October 17th, 2008, 3:02 pm

off the subject but where is everyone finding these contests to win these free books, I never seem to come across such finds, thank the book gods for amazon or my world would be a lonely one :)

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Postby Carine » Fri October 17th, 2008, 5:10 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:I'm also reading [I]The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer, a great nonfiction book about day-to-day life in the 14th century.


That sounds interesting ! I'll have to look it up !

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri October 17th, 2008, 5:42 pm

decided I would wait to read Heretic Queen instead I'm going gothic with Anne Rice, The Witching Hour, while waiting for my recent order from amazon(should get here tomorrow or Monday).

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri October 17th, 2008, 7:49 pm

"nona" wrote:off the subject but where is everyone finding these contests to win these free books, I never seem to come across such finds, thank the book gods for amazon or my world would be a lonely one :)


I read a lot of blogs and that's how I find most of them. I think I have won at least 4 books in the last couple of months.

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Fri October 17th, 2008, 10:33 pm

I finished reading today a translation of The Tango Singer by Tomás Eloy Martínez

I suppose the category is literary. No quotation marks for dialogue, no chapter breaks or even section breaks, and past and present merging.

It is a work of fiction loaded with the history of Buenos Aires and a bit of Tango history as well.

I selected it because the Argentine Tango is my favorite dance along with old fashioned hotel/society dancing.

Do I recommend it? Only if the subject matter is of interest or if one has a frame of reference with Borges and other Spanish language authors.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri October 17th, 2008, 11:10 pm

"donroc" wrote:I finished reading today a translation of The Tango Singer by Tomás Eloy Martínez



I am a tango junkie. Alas my partner does not dance, so I am woefully out of practice, but I love to watch the traditional Argentine tango, as opposed to the ballroom sort. Have you watched The Tango Lesson? It's confusing at the start, but the music and dance sequences are wonderful.

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Fri October 17th, 2008, 11:50 pm

Yes, we own The Tango Lesson. I strongly recommend Tango Bar with Raul Julia and Tango, directed by Carlos Saura. Much dancing in both.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.



http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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Aneca
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Location: Portugal

Postby Aneca » Sat October 18th, 2008, 12:19 pm

An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 4:21 pm

A quiet adjustment that I got from the library is not a fun easy read like I thought it would be. Its all artsy. I hate that.
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