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August 2010, what are you reading

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:38 am

I've finished reading "The Drowning Tree" by Carol Goodman (339pgs, 2004). Another good book by Carol.

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4ever Queen
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Postby 4ever Queen » Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:55 am

Last night I finished The Confessions of Catherine d'Medici... oh my, what a journey I had with Catherine!! I spent the last 2 nights reading until my eyes couldn't stay open.

I loved CW's character of Catherine! I have read much about this malignant Queen but after reading this novel I will never see her again in such a dark light. I saw her as a mother, Queen, lover and foe to many but with the latter I never thought I could excuse her extremist behavior until now. Mostly, I loved that C.W. let you, as the reader, draw your own conclusions of Catherine de Medici as a Queen Regent and as a person. Never did I feel that he imposed his own personal opinion of such a controversial historical character in centuries!

Thank you CW for another wonderful & exquisite novel. :D :p
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed August 11th, 2010, 10:05 am

I'm reading The People's Queen by Vanora Bennet. An unfortunate cover choice I have to say, but the novel itself is excellent as far as I have got - only at page 70. It is 100 times better at the moment than The King's Mistress, also about Alice Perrers.
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.'

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed August 11th, 2010, 12:33 pm

"EC2" wrote: It is 100 times better at the moment than The King's Mistress, also about Alice Perrers.


That wouldn't be difficult!

I'm still on Ackroyd's The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. It's predictably creepy, and reminding me more that a little of one of his earlier novels - Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem. It's an interesting take on the original, with a certain touch of the Jeckyll and Hydes. ;)
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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Wed August 11th, 2010, 1:30 pm

Last night I finished Dawn on the Distant Shore[I] Number 2 in Sara Donati's [I]Into the Wilderness Series. I think I am going to start number 3 tonight.
Brenna

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:15 pm

Finished up Imperial Highness by Evelyn Anthony (about Catherine the Great - the beginning was a little slow but I enjoyed the second half quite a bit). Holland's Great Maria is next.

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:42 pm

Currently... Mansfield Park.
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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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed August 11th, 2010, 5:27 pm

I finished Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter and am now about to start Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 11th, 2010, 5:40 pm

"Carine" wrote:I finished Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter and am now about to start Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin


Welcome back Carine, it's been awhile since I've seen you on the board!

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Postby Carine » Wed August 11th, 2010, 5:42 pm

Thanks SonjaMarie, yes it has been a long time actually ! But .... I'm still reading :) )


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