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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by fljustice » Sun September 5th, 2010, 7:03 pm

[quote=""burlgirl""]
One other thing I'm having a problem with is the time travel aspect. When she talks about how this works, with the "net" and some other aspects (trying hard not to give anything way) I wonder if there are other books she's written about this that would explain how this works, and she's expecting the reader to know this already.[/quote]

It's been a long time since I read Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, but I seem to recall the time travel stuff being explained in them. Blackout is set in the same universe, but I don't know if the same characters are used. I loved those books, so a quick reread seems in order! :)

Also finished Roma and will be writing a review - definitely better than Empire. Starting Gilgamesh and a non-fiction book The Spartacus War.
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Post by Nefret » Sun September 5th, 2010, 7:24 pm

The Mysterious Island... still. :)
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 5th, 2010, 7:38 pm

Finished The Dowerless Sisters by Valerie Anand and started Marianne and the Rebels by Juliette Benzoni. The adventure continues...
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun September 5th, 2010, 9:05 pm

Finishing up In the Shadow of Lady Jane and am then moving on to Eric Ives recent non-fiction book on her.

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Post by CindyInOz » Sun September 5th, 2010, 11:50 pm

I'm currently reading Valerie Anand's The House of Allerbrook. It's an easy read for lunch breaks at work, but certainly nothing to rave about. I'm trying to get through it as quickly as possible as up next is Mr Gortner's latest, which I'm dying to get stuck into :D .

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 6th, 2010, 12:04 am

[quote=""CindyInOz""]I'm currently reading Valerie Anand's The House of Allerbrook. It's an easy read for lunch breaks at work, but certainly nothing to rave about. I'm trying to get through it as quickly as possible as up next is Mr Gortner's latest, which I'm dying to get stuck into :D .[/quote]

I struggled with Lanyon to finish it (ended up as the treadmill book) and DNF Allerbrook. I like her older books, but not these.
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Post by RichardWarrenField » Mon September 6th, 2010, 12:07 am

Wolf Hall

Thought I would se what all the fuss was about.

I'm about 20 pages in. I'm wondering if there was a reason for telling the story in the present tense...

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Post by annis » Mon September 6th, 2010, 6:46 am

How could I resist a mystery which features an Icelandic Viking warrior, a ring of power (where have I come across that before? :) ) and JRR Tolkien.

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Post by Ash » Mon September 6th, 2010, 1:49 pm

[quote=""RichardWarrenField""]Wolf Hall
Thought I would se what all the fuss was about.
I'm about 20 pages in. I'm wondering if there was a reason for telling the story in the present tense...[/quote]

In the discussion here, some people mentioned it was a way to bring Cromwell to the immediate present. But then it could have been just to confuse the hell out of some readers :) You might be interested in the discussion but there are spoilers.

http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=2564
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon September 6th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Becoming Queen Victoria (NF) by Kate Williams. It's about the life and early death of Princess Charlotte and the young Queen Victoria.
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