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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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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 » Sun September 26th, 2010, 1:06 pm

"kauldron26" wrote:Currently reading Saylor's "Roma". He is definitely challing Michener in this novel, thankfully however, he is not sucking at it.


I've been wanting to read that one for years.
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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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun September 26th, 2010, 6:45 pm

I've finished "Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie De La Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to An Era" by Caroline Moorehead (458pgs, 2009). Excellent book, what a life this woman lived. I highly recommend it, especially if you're interested in the history of France in the late 1700s and early 1800s, and even if you're not this is still a great book.

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun September 26th, 2010, 8:48 pm

Halfway through Pamela by Samuel Richardson.

I may follow up with Pamela II. On the TBR pile are SKP's Time and Chance, Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine, The People's Queen by Vanora Bennett, Une vieille maitresse by Barbey d'Aurevilly and The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe. I think I should get on with Time and Chance really because it's a big book and it will have to go back to the library in due course.

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt has recently appeared on my radar and I'm wondering if it might be time to have a go at Wolf Hall.

princess
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Location: Scotland

Postby princess » Sun September 26th, 2010, 9:01 pm

Currently reading "The Lost Queen" by Norah Lofts.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Charles Todd is my fancy these days!

Postby Berengaria » Sun September 26th, 2010, 11:46 pm

I decided to read Red Door with Inspector Rutledge, suffering from PTSS or shell shock, as they called it after WWI. I enjoyed it so much, I ordered some others from the library. :D I now have so many books to read!!
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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 27th, 2010, 12:58 am

"princess" wrote:Currently reading "The Lost Queen" by Norah Lofts.


Which queen is 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"
{Ensiferum}

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 27th, 2010, 1:23 am

I've finished "Royal Poxes & Potions: The Lives of Court Physicians, Surgeons & Apothecaries" by Raymond Lamont-Brown (291pgs, 2001). Interesting for the most part, though it did have a glaring error with the death of Henri II of France.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 27th, 2010, 6:41 am

I've finished NF: "Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings" by Amy Kelly (399pgs, 1950orig, 1978ed)*. An excellent book on this subject, though if I have to read the word "dialectic" again any time soon I'm going to have so scream!

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon September 27th, 2010, 11:30 am

"Miss Moppet" wrote:
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt has recently appeared on my radar


Will be interested to hear your opinion of this one. I really liked the sound of it, but couldn't get past the first chapter...
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

princess
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Postby princess » Mon September 27th, 2010, 12:49 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Which queen is that?


Caroline Matilda of Denmark (wife to Christian VII of Denmark and daughter of George III). A very interesting read as I knew nothing about her before :)
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch


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