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ellenjane
Reader

Postby ellenjane » Tue November 11th, 2008, 2:43 pm

I started The Russian Concubine over the weekend and am enjoying it so far.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 7:17 pm

I loved that book, and I am very much looking forward to reading the sequel that Kate Furnivall is working on at the moment.

I am on the request list for her current book as well at the library, which is a stand alone book.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:41 pm

I'm STILL reading The Light Bearer! What a looong book! I'm enjoying it but I think a lot of the battle scenes were too drawn out. For a few hundred pages it seemed like one battle after the other. I"m loving the way the author portrays the Pagan religions of the Germanic tribes. She manages to show the beauty in thier love and reverance of nature as well as the brutality in human and animal sacrifices. It's taking me forever but it's still very interesting at about 300 pages left to go.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Wed November 12th, 2008, 4:09 am

I was very pleased to find "Mayflower A Story of Courage, Community and War" by Nathaniel Philbrick...found it in the bargain bin...What a stroke of luck.....a great NF read of the Pilgrims and their interesting story...reads like good Historical Fiction and so timely with Thanksgiving around the corner....

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Scribbler
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Cordia Amant

Postby Hoopking » Wed November 12th, 2008, 3:38 pm

He everyone I just stumble onto a nice piece of HF that has several free chapters to read on the internet if anyone is interested its from a new author named Cordia Amant and its called Surviving Eden based in the 1800's

http://www.authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=1386

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Ludmilla
Bibliophile
Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Wed November 12th, 2008, 4:03 pm

Chuck, I really enjoyed Philbrick's book, and, as you say, this is a good time of year to read it.

LCW, that book is in my TBR. I think I've put it off until I'm in the mood for one of those long books, but hope to read it next year. Let us know what your final thoughts are after you finish.

I'm almost done with Graves' Hercules, My Shipmate (I highly recommend to anyone who loves these retold Greek myths). I think I'll continue with Graves and start I, Claudius next. I only caught part of the 70s BBC production when it came out, and I've never read the duology. After I read it, I may have to rent it.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed November 12th, 2008, 7:49 pm

I've just started "A Place Beyond Courage", and am getting to know the lovely John Marshal!

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Wed November 12th, 2008, 7:50 pm

I am starting to read The House at Riverton by Kate Morton today.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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EC2
Bibliomaniac
Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Wed November 12th, 2008, 8:18 pm

Just finished The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper. Thriller for Amazon Vine. 3.5 stars. Run of the mill.
Just started A Good War by Patrick Bishop for HNS Review. Superb 5 star material thus far at 50 pages in. Setting is WWII RAF.
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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MrsMorland
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Location: Massachusetts

Postby MrsMorland » Wed November 12th, 2008, 9:28 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I am starting to read The House at Riverton by Kate Morton today.


I really liked that one!


I just started the Bronze Horseman by Simons today.


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