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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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wendy
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Post by wendy » Tue March 1st, 2011, 9:41 pm

Re-reading "A Farewell to Arms" for book club. Can't get enough Hemingway!
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Post by Tanzanite » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 1:00 am

About 3/4 of the way done with Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower (a/k/a The Book of Love). Some of the writing is quite lovely but I'm just not loving the story. Maybe I'll feel differently at the end...

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Post by Nefret » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 4:42 am

The Lost Tomb by Kent Weeks
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 Amanda » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 7:07 am

started Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford today.

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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 10:45 pm

started Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford today
I'll be interested to know your thoughts on it after you're finished, Amanda.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 10:50 pm

I am switching between 3 on my Kindle: Imperial Spain, Three Cups of Tea, and the Second Duchess

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 6:07 am

Code of the Samurai by Thomas Cleary (Will likely finish it tonight)
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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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 6:29 am

Just posted my review of The Hangman's Daughter. Now I'm on to Peter Vansittart's A Safe Conduct. I've read a few chapters - it's different. Definitely ultra-literary.
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Post by LoobyG » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 11:06 pm

Just about finished 'Scarlett Rules' which was good fun, it's really made me want to read Gone with the Wind again. 'Madame Tussaud' by Michelle Moran arrived today, hurrah!! So starting that this evening :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 4th, 2011, 3:05 am

I've finished two books today:
"The Dirt On Clean: An Unsanitized History" by Katherine Ashenburg (297pgs, 2007)*. A very interesting and enlightening look on how humans had to learn to be clean after being told being dirty would protect them from being sick and much more.

"Treachery In Death" by J.D. Robb (375pgs, 2011)*. Another good book in this series.

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