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December 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed December 1st, 2010, 9:36 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir -- not too sure about this one, but I'll give it a go.[/quote]

I actually enjoyed it, it was a different look at Anne's life, albeit the last months of it.

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Post by Nefret » Wed December 1st, 2010, 11:14 pm

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
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 ejays17 » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 9:36 am

The Conquest by EC - after this one I've only got 3 new-to-me of hers to read & I'm rationing them out over my holidays. :)
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Post by parthianbow » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 9:43 am

Just finished Robert Low's The White Raven. It's the third in his quartet about the Oathsworn, a band of Vikings. I'd read the first two when they came out, and then fell behind. Given that I was going to meet him as a fellow panelist at the HNS conference in October, I felt I should get the other two asap. I didn't manage to finish either before we met (and had a great night out with Harry Sidebottom, Doug Jackson and Robyn Young), but I've managed it now. Five stars! It's excellent stuff, and I've already started The Prow Beast, the fourth book.

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Post by Telynor » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 5:37 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I actually enjoyed it, it was a different look at Anne's life, albeit the last months of it.

SM[/quote]

I'm about 50 or so pages into it. I found the mention of Anne possibly being RH negative an interesting -- and very plausable -- explanation to account for all of the miscarriages after Elizabeth's birth.

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Post by cw gortner » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 6:17 pm

I fell instead for Tsarist Russia, as depicted in Tom Bradby's crime thriller, The White Russian, set in 1917 St Petersburg. I really enjoyed his first novel, The Master of Rain, set in 1930s Shanghai.

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Post by Gabriella » Thu December 2nd, 2010, 8:21 pm

'Dogs of God' by James Reston Jr.
This is the second time I am reading it. :cool: It is a brilliant narrative type, of Nonfiction focusing on all of the events leading up to the year 1492. The 'apocalypse' year.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 3rd, 2010, 3:38 am

I've finished "Elizabeth's Women: Friends, Rivals, and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen" by Tracy Borman (437pgs, 2009).* A really interesting and excellent book, well written and insightful. It confirmed my belief that Elizabeth was quite the bitca, especially when it came to her women and female "heirs" to the throne. I highly recommend this book.

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Post by LoobyG » Fri December 3rd, 2010, 7:52 am

[quote=""Telynor""]I'm about 50 or so pages into it. I found the mention of Anne possibly being RH negative an interesting -- and very plausable -- explanation to account for all of the miscarriages after Elizabeth's birth.[/quote]

I enjoyed 'The Lady in the Tower' too - I think Weir made some interesting points in it. I liked the focus on Boleyn's last four months too. Still on 'Angelique and the Sultan' and what a ride! I'm half way through and she's been shipwrecked twice and captured at least three times. I'm really enjoying this series :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 3rd, 2010, 9:12 pm

I've finished "The Treasures of Ancient Egypt" ed. by Alessandro Bongioanni & Marie S. Croce (622pgs, 2003)*. A look at the treasures held in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, it has photos on every page and descriptions and information about the various objects. The EM is where Tut's treasures are held and there's a huge section on it, but not all of the treasure is shown. I really enjoyed this book, highly recommend if you're into Egypt or just interesting artifacts and art work.

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