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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Tue September 14th, 2010, 7:48 pm

Actually... The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Ivanhoe
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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"
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Post by Michy » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:02 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Actually... [I]The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.



I enjoyed that one -- great story line. I just wish Hugo didn't digress quite so much. :o

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Post by Nefret » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:04 pm

"Michy" wrote:I enjoyed that one -- great story line. I just wish Hugo didn't digress quite so much. :o


Heh. Mine is the unabridged version too.
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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Post by Michy » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:06 pm

Well, you can skip the parts where he digresses into the architecture of medieval Paris etc. etc. No one will know. ;)

I listened to an audio version so, unfortunately, I had to wade through it all.

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Post by Nefret » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:10 pm

"Michy" wrote:Well, you can skip the parts where he digresses into the architecture of medieval Paris etc. etc. No one will know. ;)

I listened to an audio version so, unfortunately, I had to wade through it all.


I shall try the architecture. For a while, at least.
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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Post by rockygirl » Tue September 14th, 2010, 9:52 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:No but it's on my TBR pile, so let me know how you enjoy it.


I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about slavery in Canada and the U.K. I had no idea so many former slaves went to Nova Scotia with the British after the Revolutionary War. The central character is a very strong woman, who earns respect in whatever environment she finds herself in.

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Post by Amanda » Wed September 15th, 2010, 2:22 am

Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott

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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 15th, 2010, 8:26 am

"rockygirl" wrote:I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about slavery in Canada and the U.K. I had no idea so many former slaves went to Nova Scotia with the British after the Revolutionary War. The central character is a very strong woman, who earns respect in whatever environment she finds herself in.


Glad you enjoyed it - look forward to reading it myself. I notice it has another title in the US - Somebody Knows My Name.

Harewood House in Yorkshire in the UK was built on the proceeds from slave trade apparently. Something that they like to keep quiet about!
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Post by Ash » Wed September 15th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Re Hunchback. When the Disney movie came out, the local chain had a kiosk of all the usual movie related books on a kiosk. A little girl walked by and said to her dad, "look, they wrote a book about the hunchback". I couldn't resist. I replied, actually Victor Hugo wrote one over a hundred years ago. Dad gave me a very cold look, but I felt great. Maybe when she's bigger she'll read the real thing.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed September 15th, 2010, 7:27 pm

"Ash" wrote:Re Hunchback. When the Disney movie came out, the local chain had a kiosk of all the usual movie related books on a kiosk.

Not unsurprisingly, Disney later released a direct to video/DVD sequel.

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