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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 4:21 pm

Just started... Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
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 Vanessa » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 5:34 pm

I've just started The Clocks by Agatha Christie.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 5:46 pm

Boswell: good luck on "Queen's Grace", copies can be very expensive. Cheapest I've seen lately is $40.

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Post by wendy » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 6:41 pm

"How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill. Not a historical fiction as such - but it does puts a lot of classical work into interesting perspective!

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Post by Nefret » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 9:12 pm

[quote=""wendy""]"How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill. Not a historical fiction as such - but it does puts a lot of classical work into interesting perspective![/quote]

I so want read that.
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 Misfit » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 9:54 pm

[quote=""Gabriella""]Thank you for the welcome! :)
"The Queen's Grace" was about Catherine Parr. I had read so much about Henry VIII's other wives, it was great to learn more about Catherine. Even if it was only fiction.
Was "The White Rose" about Elizabeth Woodville?[/quote]

Hi there and welcome. I've read The White Rose as well and it is sympthetic towards Elizabeth. I recall Richard being pretty black in that one.

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Post by Misfit » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 10:15 pm

[quote=""wendy""]"How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill. Not a historical fiction as such - but it does puts a lot of classical work into interesting perspective![/quote]

Two new posters today and I've only been on one thread today. Welcome wendy.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 10:51 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Boswell: good luck on "Queen's Grace", copies can be very expensive. Cheapest I've seen lately is $40.

SM[/quote]

Oh, well, I've got plenty to read in the meantime!
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Post by cw gortner » Wed September 22nd, 2010, 11:55 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Interesting report about Children of Hachiman, Annis! The "cast of thousands" makes it seem rather daunting :D

CW, I just picked up The Astronomer myself, so good to hear it's so engrossing...

I finished Maeve Haran's The Lady and the Poet two days ago, and am now reading Mary Novik's Conceit. The former is a leisurely romantic novel about John Donne and Ann More, and the latter covers the life of their daughter, Pegge.[/quote]

I think you'll like The Astronomer. It's well done. I'm interested in reading The Lady and The Poet, which I have (though the title keeps evoking the Frank Sinatra song for me, "That's why the lady is a tramp . . .") :D
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Post by annis » Thu September 23rd, 2010, 3:23 am

Just been reading a review of The Astronomer in which the reviewer grizzles about a mention of potatoes in Germany. The anachronistic potato is a frequent complaint, but the first potatoes were planted in Germany in the mid 1500's,-grown and eaten mostly by peasants- so depending on the book's timeframe I wonder if the reviewer might in fact be wrong in this case?

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