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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 15th, 2011, 3:27 am

I've finished reading "Marguerite of Navarre" by E.R. Chamberlain (283pgs, 1974)*. A good book and a very interesting subject. I'm rather surprised there isn't a more recent biography about this woman. She's also known as La Reine Margot.

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Post by annis » Tue February 15th, 2011, 3:35 am

Posted by Brenna
-started Master of Verona. This is something completely different for me, so I hope I enjoy it.
I loved, loved, loved this book! There was no trouble getting me babbling on the BOTM thread for this one :) You don't need to be a Shakespeare buff to enjoy the story. A lot of us are very peeved that St Martins' haven't yet published the sequel(s), which David has had all ready to go for some time :(

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Post by Berengaria » Tue February 15th, 2011, 3:40 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished reading "Marguerite of Navarre" by E.R. Chamberlain (283pgs, 1974)*. A good book and a very interesting subject. I'm rather surprised there isn't a more recent biography about this woman. She's also known as La Reine Margot.

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This book sounds interesting! I'm a dedicated British history reader, but when I read C. W.'s The Last Queen, I developed an interest in continental Europe! :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 15th, 2011, 4:56 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]This book sounds interesting! I'm a dedicated British history reader, but when I read C. W.'s The Last Queen, I developed an interest! :) [/quote]

C.W. is the one who suggested it to me, so if it has his approval then go for it!

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Post by SCW » Tue February 15th, 2011, 10:34 am

I've just finished Moby Dick. Looking for something else to read now.
Can anyone recommend any worthwhile historical novels set in Ancient Rome. (I've read 'I Claudius' and the Colleen Mcculloch series)

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Post by emr » Tue February 15th, 2011, 11:14 am

[quote=""SCW""]I've just finished Moby Dick. Looking for something else to read now.
Can anyone recommend any worthwhile historical novels set in Ancient Rome. (I've read 'I Claudius' and the Colleen Mcculloch series)[/quote]

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 15th, 2011, 1:05 pm

[quote=""SCW""]
Can anyone recommend any worthwhile historical novels set in Ancient Rome. (I've read 'I Claudius' and the Colleen Mcculloch series)[/quote]

I love the Roman novels by Allan Massie.
In the order he wrote them: Augustus; Tiberius; Caesar; Antony; Nero's Heirs; Caligula. (They're weren't written exactly chronologically, but I would stick to the writing order.)
There's also Roma and Empire by Steven Saylor. I've only read the first myself so far, though.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 15th, 2011, 3:52 pm

Tonight I'll be starting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. My husband is desperate to watch the film - we have the DVD - so I thought I'd better read it next. I'm probably one of the few who haven't read it yet!
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Post by annabel » Tue February 15th, 2011, 4:31 pm

I haven't read it either, Vanessa, and thought I must be one of the last people to watch the film - just seen the dvd and was surprised to find it a fresh and interesting take on a well worn genre. Usually when something is hyped I don't like it! So I will get the book now and be interested in what you think.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 15th, 2011, 4:44 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Tonight I'll be starting The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. My husband is desperate to watch the film - we have the DVD - so I thought I'd better read it next. I'm probably one of the few who haven't read it yet![/quote]

I haven't read it yet either, I have all 3 on mount tbr :o I think it's one I'll have to be in the right mood to read, I'm told you need to concentrate and it takes a while to get into it too. Good luck! ;)
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