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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun September 19th, 2010, 12:13 am

"Berengaria" wrote:I know this book hasn't been published yet, but wanted to know if any of you were thinking of buying it.


I'm thinking of getting it on my Kindle. Ah, instant gratification.
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sun September 19th, 2010, 2:18 am

"Misfit" wrote:The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley


Would like to know how you like this. I read all of her books available through the local library system (all three titles. wow.) and really, really liked her writing. I want to read the rest of her books, including this one, but will have to ILL them or resort to buying them.

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Sun September 19th, 2010, 10:29 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I've finished "Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin" by Susan Nagel (295pgs, 2004). Interesting biography, a bit laggy in parts. Seems almost amateurish compared to the other Nagel book I'm reading right now about Marie-Therese, the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. The books are like day and night.

SM


SM I've got the Nagel 'Marie-Therese' book on my TBR pile, it looks good, but I'd be really interested to know what you think when you've finished.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun September 19th, 2010, 12:06 pm

"Michy" wrote:Would like to know how you like this. I read all of her books available through the local library system (all three titles. wow.) and really, really liked her writing. I want to read the rest of her books, including this one, but will have to ILL them or resort to buying them.


Just about half way through and really enjoying it. She'll have to screw up pretty bad to lose me on this. Sourcebooks is republishing this in December so you might put in a purchase request. My copy came from them so I can't post review until closer to pub date.
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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

So many good books!

Postby Berengaria » Sun September 19th, 2010, 8:49 pm

I am reading For the King's Favourby Elizabeth Chadwick....have her two books about William the Marshall on my TBR pile. Also reading Charles Todd's The Red Door I've been subbing for a teacher since the beginning of September, so my opportunies for reading are limited. Four more days, then a rest! I might pick up the broom and do some housework too! :rolleyes:
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CindyInOz
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Postby CindyInOz » Sun September 19th, 2010, 11:41 pm

"Michy" wrote:Would like to know how you like this. I read all of her books available through the local library system (all three titles. wow.) and really, really liked her writing. I want to read the rest of her books, including this one, but will have to ILL them or resort to buying them.


Michy, you should definitely resort to buying 'The Winter Sea'. It is such a wonderful book.

I've just started 'Mariana' (after flying through CW Gortner's 'Confessions of Catherine de Medici' - loved it!).

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon September 20th, 2010, 12:02 pm

Reading and enjoying so far My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin - the late 19thC marriage market, a wealthy USA heiress and impoverished titled English asristocrat.
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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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 » Mon September 20th, 2010, 2:15 pm

Just started... Ivanhoe.
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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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Mon September 20th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Am currently in the home stretch of Henryk Sienkiewicz's Knights of the Cross (last 100 pages)... it's turned out to be quite the tragic tale of revenge. What I can't tell is whether the edition released as The Teutonic Knights contains the further adventures of the lead character. The endnotes of the Knights of the Cross which I'm reading from and downloaded from Gutenberg states "The further adventures of Zbyszko will be found in a subsequent volume," which makes me think that the Teutonic Knights edition is the complete adventures and Knights of the Cross is not... I'll have to get my hands on the other edition to know for sure, and I'll have to get it from the library. It's too difficult to track down elsewhere, as are Sienkiewicz's Trilogy novels.

Does anyone here have a clue how one pronounces the name Zbyszko?

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Mon September 20th, 2010, 5:13 pm

I did nothing but read all weekend:

Lydia Bennet's Story -- a sequel to P&P that was actually good. Imagine that!
Dexter by Design -- the fourth of the Dexter novels.
Dragonsbane -- a terrific fantasy novel that gives a whole new twist on dragons and the hunting of them.

I'm going to give Spies of the Balkans -- a thriller set in WWII Greece -- another go and see if I can get through it this time.


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