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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue February 1st, 2011, 4:54 pm

Finished Susan Carroll's The Dark Queen and started The Courtesan. This series is keeping my interest. The characters are not very charismatic, but the storyline could go places. We'll see what she does with the second one!
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Post by Elysium » Tue February 1st, 2011, 5:17 pm

Finished Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen and now reading India Black by Carol K. Carr.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm

I've finished "Ancient Mysteries" by Peter James and Nick Thorpe (626pgs, 1999)*. Very interesting book.

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Post by Nefret » Tue February 1st, 2011, 6:39 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished "Ancient Mysteries" by Peter James and Nick Thorpe (626pgs, 1999)*. Very interesting book.

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Is that non fiction? What is it about? I am curious.
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!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 1st, 2011, 8:17 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Is that non fiction? What is it about? I am curious.[/quote]

Yes, nonfiction. They look at things like the Pyramids, megalithic ruins, Vikings in America, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor & Abbey, hoaxs, King Arthur, Dracula, all sorts of things.

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue February 1st, 2011, 9:26 pm

Started The Tudor Secret.

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Post by Nefret » Tue February 1st, 2011, 10:19 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Yes, nonfiction. They look at things like the Pyramids, megalithic ruins, Vikings in America, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor & Abbey, hoaxs, King Arthur, Dracula, all sorts of things.

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That sounds most interesting. I'll have to find it.
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!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Kasthu » Tue February 1st, 2011, 10:50 pm

Now reading The Lion of Mortimer, by Juliet Dymoke.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 6:46 pm

I've finished 2 books today....

"The Annals of London: A Year-by-Year Record of a Thousand Years of History" by John Richardson (395pgs, 2000)* An interesting and yet sometimes boring book. I wish they had concentrated on events that were going on then what was being built or demolished.

"The Life and Times of William I" by Maurice Ashley, Intro. by Antonia Fraser (219pgs, 1992ed, 1973orig)*. A good book, more of a primer/overview then a in-depth look at William. Loads of images, a very quick read. First book on my Kings/Queens of England Challenge.

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed February 2nd, 2011, 6:53 pm

I finished Paulette Jiles' The Color of Lightning last night, and lo and behold, when I looked for reviews today found this article about the book being adapted for film with Larry McMurtry as part of the team working on the script.

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