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August 2010, what are you reading

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Misfit
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August 2010, what are you reading

Postby Misfit » Sun August 1st, 2010, 1:27 pm

Calais by Kathleen Winsor
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sun August 1st, 2010, 2:11 pm

Count of Monte Cristo.... still. :)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Sun August 1st, 2010, 3:51 pm

Finished Thirteenth Tale last night so I could begin Into the Wilderness this morning. On chapter 6 so far.
Brenna

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Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick
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Postby Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick » Sun August 1st, 2010, 4:09 pm

Today I'm finishing up THE RED QUEEN. I really, really disliked THE OTHER QUEEN...but thought THE WHITE QUEEN was one of PG's best (I haven't read them all but I've read all the Tudor court novels other than THE QUEEN'S FOOL). I know a lot of you cringed at the Melusina aspect, but I didn't mind it, especially since I've not read anything before where Melusina was included as a central element (she was mentioned briefly in CQ by Weir). I say in my review that it is a nice light beach read if you don't care much to get into the heavy history of the WOTR. Obviously others like Penman's SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR would be much more suitable for this.

I'm also reading DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex for review later this coming week. Will be interesting to see how this one compares to DRACULA, MY LOVE by Syrie James, which I reviewed a couple weeks ago. I liked the light, breezy writing, but Mina's naivety was a bit frustrating. So far she's much more headstrong and willful in the Essex book, which I'm finding more to my liking.

Next up after these two for me are THE JEWEL OF ST. PETERSBURG by Kate Furnivall and JULIET by Anne Fortier.
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Sun August 1st, 2010, 5:41 pm

Nearly done with Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun August 1st, 2010, 6:05 pm

I've finished "Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects & Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era" by Harvey Rachlin (353pgs, 1996)*. Interesting book, will read the follow-up eventually.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun August 1st, 2010, 9:16 pm

Should finish up His Last Letter by Jeane Westin tomorrow.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun August 1st, 2010, 11:31 pm

I'm reading Hush Hush a YA novel.
I need to finish Dracula in Love. I brought it with me to Italy but eh, well, things happened there.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun August 1st, 2010, 11:56 pm

"Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick" wrote:Today I'm finishing up THE RED QUEEN. I really, really disliked THE OTHER QUEEN...but thought THE WHITE QUEEN was one of PG's best (I haven't read them all but I've read all the Tudor court novels other than THE QUEEN'S FOOL).
Next up after these two for me are THE JEWEL OF ST. PETERSBURG by Kate Furnivall and JULIET by Anne Fortier.


I DNF The White Queen. My favourite Gregory so far is A Respectable Trade.

I have Juliet by Anne Fortier to read for Amazon Vine - when I get around to it!
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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CrimsonPetal
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Postby CrimsonPetal » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 1:39 am

Just started The Bells by Richard Harvell.


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