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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 1st, 2010, 12:59 pm

I just finished Katie Whitaker's A Royal Passion, NF about Charles I and Henrietta Maria.
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed September 1st, 2010, 1:28 pm

Remembered that I had Michener's Poland languishing on a shelf somewhere and finally started reading it. He slips into history lecture in this one more than he did in Hawaii, where I think he did a better job of sticking to stories about people caught up in the pivotal events of their time. Regardless, I'm enjoying it.

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Post by Russ Whitfield » Wed September 1st, 2010, 1:51 pm

Tony Riches "Arrows of Fury."

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Post by princess » Wed September 1st, 2010, 2:26 pm

"The Good Earth" by Pearl Buck
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Wed September 1st, 2010, 3:03 pm

Finishing the last chapters of Dominic Lieven's sesquisuperlative Russia Against Napoleon and wishing it could go on for a great deal longer than it does. (He has a new book out though, so that shall be my treat later this month...)

Also, staggering through battle after battle in Michael Leggiere's The Fall of Napoleon. It's not that I don't enjoy battles--I love a good battle with the rest of them, me. It's just when that's all there are and they become indistinguishable because of the repetitive writing, I lose the, er, will to read on and start asking random people, "Remind me why I'm a military historian?"

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Post by Lucy Pick » Wed September 1st, 2010, 6:45 pm

Rereading Deception about Tang dynasty China, but Altieri and Cooney. Evil empresses and mad Buddhists, woooo!

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Post by TLee » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:00 pm

Just started The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland. I have enjoyed her other books that I have read - hoping this one is as good.

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Post by kauldron26 » Wed September 1st, 2010, 11:44 pm

Finishing Hawaii by Michener. I have so much respect for this man. Honestly, his thoughts and ideas were so ahead of his time. He wrote this book in the 1950s when racism was prevalent in the U.S. yet his words and beliefs shine through this unabashed look of the devastating effects of colonialism, missionaries and socioeconomic oppresion.

Cheers to you Michener, you were definitely one of the greatest. Regardless of genre.

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Post by Misfit » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 12:30 am

Just started The Dowerless Sisters by Valerie Anand, the last in her Bridges over time series. A not-so-cheap ILL courtesy of the U of Wisconson.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 12:45 am

"TLee" wrote:Just started The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland. I have enjoyed her other books that I have read - hoping this one is as good.


This is winging it's way to me from BF (see sig), I hope it's good as well!

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