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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 5:16 am

Struggling with Beneath the Sands of Egypt, by Donald P. Ryan, about being an archaeologist in modern Egypt. I guess my mind is still focused on NZ and Christchurch.

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Post by cw gortner » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 6:46 pm

Finished The Music of The Spheres by Elizabeth Redfern and just started an ARC of Before Versailles by Karleen Koen.
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 7:24 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Finished The Music of The Spheres by Elizabeth Redfern and just started an ARC of Before Versailles by Karleen Koen.[/quote]

Oooh, green with envy.

Finished India Black and moving onto Lionors by Barbara Ferry Johnson. Arthurian tale.
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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 7:25 pm

Half way through 'The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping' edited by Jill Foulston and feeling an urge to splurge hehe :p

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 7:40 pm

Plato the Myth Maker by Luc Brisson
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 Scrapcat » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 7:41 pm

Just finished THE GREATEST KNIGHT by Elizabeth Chadwick - wonderful book!

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It was really good. I wish she'd write about Hatshepsut.

Post by Scrapcat » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 7:44 pm

Try Judith Tarr (she writes historical fantasy that reads like realism). Queen and Pharoah is her book about Hatshepsut.

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Loveday
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Post by Loveday » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 8:52 pm

[quote=""Scrapcat""]Just finished THE GREATEST KNIGHT by Elizabeth Chadwick - wonderful book![/quote]

I just finished that the other day, it was wonderful! Now reading The Scarlet Lion, also by Elizabeth Chadwick!
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left...er... I buy more books." (Apologies to Erasmus ;) )

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 10:17 pm

[quote=""Scrapcat""]Try Judith Tarr (she writes historical fantasy that reads like realism). Queen and Pharoah is her book about Hatshepsut.[/quote]

Yeah, I know. I've had that book for years. Read it like three times too.
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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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Thu February 24th, 2011, 4:43 am

[quote=""kauldron26""]Still reading The Covenant by James Michener. God this novel is heartbreaking. Michener really was a citizen of the world. I swear as a black man who loves historical fiction, I always avoid reading about my own history (for obvious reasons) but damn I love Michener and this novel is full of truth. Sad. But truth still. Everytime I watch the news i'm always flabbergasted by people that say "the good old days" wtf good old days are they talking about??? when sexism and racism were common place and acceptable? seriously? thats the good old days??

I stumble on this board once in a while and I implore all of you to read Michener's Hawaii, The Source and The Covenant. Some authors transcend genre and entertainment and simply settle in the profound.[/quote]
Poland is also good....and one I read over and over is Caravan, based on his experiences in Afghanistan in the late 40's.
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