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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat August 13th, 2011, 2:17 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Madeleine, I think it was you that mentioned Tom Cruise is playing Jack Reacher. I mentioned it to my husband about 25 minutes ago and since then I've been hearing yelling and a myriad of cuss words. The hubby is not happy![/quote]

You are not the only one who is upset with that casting. Not me, cause I don't know anything about the character, but I'm not a Cruise fan.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat August 13th, 2011, 8:29 pm

No I didn't know much about Reacher either, but he's 6'5" and built like a tank, nuff said!

Have just ordered:

The Pull of the Moon, and Why Don't You Come for Me? - both modern thrillers by Diane Janes
The Rest Falls Away - first of the Gardella Vampire series by Colleen Gleason
Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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Post by LoobyG » Sun August 14th, 2011, 3:10 pm

About a quarter of the way through 'The Zookeeper's War' by Steven Conte, a fictional book about the keeper of Berlin Zoo and his Australian wife during WWII. I've found the beginning incredibly sad already, when bombs hit the Zoo and many of the animals died :(
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Post by EC2 » Sun August 14th, 2011, 4:35 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]No I didn't know much about Reacher either, but he's 6'5" and built like a tank, nuff said!

l[/quote]

WHAT???!!!! Nooooooo!!!!
Anyone less like Jack Reacher than Tom Cruise I couldn't imagine. Bleurrggghh!!

Have been buying non historical fiction for the Kindle and I can't remember the titles offhand, so not a lot that's relevant going on here reading wise at the mo.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 15th, 2011, 3:21 am

My birthday is on the 23rd, and I ordered 3 books as my presents from my mother:
Unnatural Murder: Poison At the Court Of James l by Anne Somerset

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor

The Reluctant Empress. The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann (about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, tragic woman)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu August 18th, 2011, 3:51 pm

Two British royalty-related books arrived yesterday:

Royal Bastards by Roger Powell & Peter Beauclerk Dewar, which I'd been meaning to buy for some time.

Queens of England by Norah Lofts, a non-fiction, quite basic book of plotted biogs of each queen that she wrote in the 70s. Just an impluse buy.

By the way, I just googled "royal bastards" because I couldn't remember the authors and came across this site:
http://royalbastards.org/

It's a hereditary society for people who can prove "descent from an illegitimate child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a king of England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain or the United Kingdom".
That all seems fair enough to me. But there's something about them proudly calling themselves "The Royal Bastards" feels a bit odd to me...

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Post by LoobyG » Sat August 20th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Great haul at the car boot today - made it worthwhile getting sunburnt hehe :D I got: 'The King in Love - Edward VII's Mistresses' by Theo Aronson, 'Edward & Mrs Simpson' by ACH Smith, 'The Duchess of Windsor' by Diana Mosley, 'Holocaust' by Gerald Green, 'Nancy Astor' by Derek Marlowe, 'A Rage Against Heaven' by Fred M Stewart and 'Marianne - The Eagle and the Nightingale' by Juliette Benzoni.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat August 20th, 2011, 8:30 pm

Got today in a 3 for 2 offer:

Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth
Prophesy by S J Parrish
Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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Post by Misfit » Sat August 20th, 2011, 8:50 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Great haul at the car boot today - made it worthwhile getting sunburnt hehe :D I got: 'The King in Love - Edward VII's Mistresses' by Theo Aronson, 'Edward & Mrs Simpson' by ACH Smith, 'The Duchess of Windsor' by Diana Mosley, 'Holocaust' by Gerald Green, 'Nancy Astor' by Derek Marlowe, 'A Rage Against Heaven' by Fred M Stewart and 'Marianne - The Eagle and the Nightingale' by Juliette Benzoni.[/quote]

Will be curious what you think of Rage against Heaven.
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Post by LoobyG » Sat August 20th, 2011, 10:25 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Will be curious what you think of Rage against Heaven.[/quote]

Just after typing the titles up on here I searched it on Google and got your blog Misfit - some of those sex scenes :eek: I'm seeing it in an entirely different light lol. Ahh I only paid 50p, it might be worth it for entertainment value when I get round to it.

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