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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon January 24th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Away by Amy Bloom.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon January 24th, 2011, 7:58 pm

I've finished "A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century" by Barbara W. Tuchman (648pgs, 1978)*. A very good book, albeit slightly slow reading. Since the author mainly follows a Frenchman, Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one time son-in-law to Edward I, the book mainly follows the happenings in France, though it does talk about other goings on in other places as well.

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Post by Rowan » Mon January 24th, 2011, 10:33 pm

The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Tue January 25th, 2011, 7:50 am

I am reading Catherine de Medici for BOTM. I have had it for years, and it being BOTM has forced me to read it now!

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Post by Berengaria » Tue January 25th, 2011, 9:49 pm

I am now reading Queen of Lost Hopes...lwhich I am thoroughly enjoying, as I have enjoyed all of your books, Boswell!! I like how you've characterized Margaret of Anjou. I have always felt that strong women of medieval times have been maligned. I once did a paper on Mary I decrying her nickname "Bloody Mary" .
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Post by Elysium » Tue January 25th, 2011, 9:54 pm

Reading The Queen of Last Hopes. Not far yet but I'm loving it!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue January 25th, 2011, 10:02 pm

Thanks, Berengaria and Elysium!
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Post by princess garnet » Wed January 26th, 2011, 1:31 am

A Passionate Brood by Margaret Campbell Barnes (reissue)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed January 26th, 2011, 3:23 am

I've finished two books today....

"Strangers: A Faye Longchamp Mystery #6" by Mary Anna Evans (305pgs, 2010). Another good book in the series, I hope the series continues.

"Pox: Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis" by Deborah Hayden (331pgs, 2003)*. A very interesting books. It details the rise of syphilis, and then talks about various people suspected or known to have had syphilis.

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Post by Berengaria » Wed January 26th, 2011, 10:39 pm

Two books are on their way to me The Irish Princessand Pale Rose of England. I'll read them after I finish The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nestwhich comes after Queen of Lost Hopes. And there are more book TBR after the ones that haven't even arrived yet!! Oh well, less of my floor to vacuum! :p
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