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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 4:06 am

I've finished 3 books today:
"London Lore: The Legends and Traditions of the World's Most Vibrant City" by Steven Roud (448pgs, 2008)*. A book of myths, traditions, ghost stories, and folklore of London, very good.

"The Courtesan's Revenge: Harriette Wilson, the Woman Who Blackmailed the King" by Frances Wilson (325pgs, 2003)*. An ok book, kind of a slow read though.

"Changes: Dresden Files" #12" by Jim Butcher (438pgs, 2010)*. Another good book in the series. It'll be interesting to see how the next book "Ghost Story" goes considering how this book ended (those who have read it will know what I mean).

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Post by LoobyG » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 4:59 pm

[quote=""Michy""]That is one of my favorite Setons. Let me know what you think.[/quote]

Will do, am thoroughly enjoying it so far. My mum's told me often that this was her favourite Seton :) This is my fourth Seton and it's not disappointing, especially liking the Mexican setting.

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Post by Michy » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 5:41 pm

Yes, I particularly liked the way she described Santa Fe and New Mexico. There were many passages I would re-read, just to savor them.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 6:58 pm

I've finished "Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women" by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon (287pgs, 2011). A book of mini-bios of famous and infamous women, among them Anne Boleyn, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Mata Hari, Josephine Baker, and many others. It's made me want to read longer bios on some of the women. Good book.

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 10:27 pm

Going to start A Border Knight by Juliet Dymoke (about Henry "Hotspur" Percy).

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Post by EC2 » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 10:29 pm

Reading non HF. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Misfit » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 10:33 pm

I am failing miserably at getting anything read today as I've been too busy watching the flame throwing over at the ABNA discussionson Amazon. My, oh my.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Post by SCW » Thu March 24th, 2011, 8:14 am

Just started When We Were Gods a novel about Cleopatra and Mark Antony

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Post by Veronica » Thu March 24th, 2011, 9:09 am

Katherine of Aragon - Julia Hamilton (from 1972)

and

Child of the morning ( or Solens dotter in Swedish which means The suns daughter)- Pauline Gedge
Had never heard of her before but on a visit to Sweden I found it in one of my favourite charity shops (the usually have a lot of out of print HF). A HF book in my first language = have to have it. :p Having said that I do prefer to read in English at some things seem to get lost in translation no matter how good job the translator has done.

I forgot, I'm also reading "burning bright" by Tracy Chevalier. It is very boring and not near as good as her other ones. Taking me weeks to read it.
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Post by Nefret » Thu March 24th, 2011, 2:40 pm

[quote=""SCW""]Just started When We Were Gods a novel about Cleopatra and Mark Antony[/quote]

I think I read that some years ago.
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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