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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 9:05 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Rebecca' Johns's The Countess left me a little cold, so I decided to read Penmarric instead.[/quote]

Ooooh, is this your first Howatch? I can't remember. Finished Seventrees by Janice Young Brooks (very good) and after tossing Corragg for the moment I think I'll settle into Tamarisk by Claire Lorrimer.
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Post by laktor » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 9:29 pm

I'm currently reading Steven Saylor's Roman Blood and I'll follow that with Ken Follett's Fall of Giants, Byzantium from Stephen Lawhead and Steven Saylor's Empire. Lots of great reading ahead!

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Post by Nefret » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 12:01 am

Still in... The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
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!
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Post by Ariadne » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 2:24 am

Halfway through Rebecca Johns' The Countess and enjoying it much more than I expected! (I don't go in for blood and violence, normally.)

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Post by cw gortner » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 2:46 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]Halfway through Rebecca Johns' The Countess and enjoying it much more than I expected! (I don't go in for blood and violence, normally.)[/quote]

I really want to read this one I find Elizabeth Bathory horrifying and fascinating. Years ago, I read and enjoyed The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu. I'm looking forward to this one, and to hearing your opinions ;)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 2:51 am

I also have "The Countess" on my Amazon WL, but still not sure if I want to read it. She creeps me out :)

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Post by Ariadne » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 3:05 am

So far on the blood-o-meter, The Countess barely rates, and I'm learning a lot about the lives of noblewomen in 16th-century Hungary. (I admit I like this part.) But there are some glimmers of nastiness to come. The back cover hints that the charges against her may have been a trumped-up conspiracy, so I'm curious where this will lead.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 3:08 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]So far on the blood-o-meter, The Countess barely rates, and I'm learning a lot about the lives of noblewomen in 16th-century Hungary. (I admit I like this part.) But there are some glimmers of nastiness to come. The back cover hints that the charges against her may have been a trumped-up conspiracy, so I'm curious where this will lead.[/quote]

Well let us know how the rest of it is.

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Post by Misfit » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 11:33 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]So far on the blood-o-meter, The Countess barely rates, and I'm learning a lot about the lives of noblewomen in 16th-century Hungary. (I admit I like this part.) But there are some glimmers of nastiness to come. The back cover hints that the charges against her may have been a trumped-up conspiracy, so I'm curious where this will lead.[/quote]

Lol, blood-o-meter. You've reminded me I have Bathory by A Mordeaux sitting around somewhere. Michele (A Reader's Respite) gifted me with that in revenge for my suckering her into reading Heir Apparent. Said I should burn it afterward.

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Post by LoobyG » Sun October 3rd, 2010, 3:11 pm

Just finished 'Dawn's Early Light' by Elswyth Thane which I enjoyed tremendously, I've ordered the third book in the Williamsburg series and am awaiting the thud on my door mat :) Until then, I'm going to have a short break from HF and read 'Dead to the World' by Charlaine Harris, the 4th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

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