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What are you reading? April 2011

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat April 16th, 2011, 7:07 pm

Starting The Farthest Eden by Louise O'Flaherty. Starts in California, 1850's.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun April 17th, 2011, 4:02 am

I've finished "Ladies of the Grand Tour: British Women In Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe" by Brian Dolan (312pgs, 2001)*. An interesting look at how women traveled and what they did afterwards, like write travel books and such.

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The Trees by Conrad Richter

Post by Margaret » Sun April 17th, 2011, 7:42 am

One of my old high school friends (we are astrological twins) sent me Conrad Richter's trilogy about pioneers moving westward beyond the Ohio River. I've just finished the first, The Trees. It's a vivid portrayal of what life must have been like for those families taken westward by men with "itchy feet." I'll be putting a review up tomorrow.
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Post by Veronica » Mon April 18th, 2011, 7:51 am

The six wives of henry VIII - Antonia Fraser

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The Tudor wife - Emily Purdy
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon April 18th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Just discovered that Jan Cox Speas' historical romances are being reissued this year. My Love, My Enemy (seafaring adventure during the War of 1812) is the first to come out. I downloaded to my Kindle last night and started reading. I had completely forgotten about these books until I saw a blurb about their reissue.

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Carine
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Post by Carine » Mon April 18th, 2011, 1:09 pm

I finished Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger and just started The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters.

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Post by Brenna » Mon April 18th, 2011, 1:32 pm

I am almost finished Joan Wolf's Born of the Sun and I love it. The only problem I have is trying to fit the Joan Wolf's story to what I know of the West Saxon time period from The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens. Fascinating book though.
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Post by Elysium » Mon April 18th, 2011, 6:10 pm

reading The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys.

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Post by EC2 » Mon April 18th, 2011, 9:19 pm

About to start The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar. I wonder if he writes like Amitav Ghosh. I won't begin reading until tomorrow.
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.'

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 19th, 2011, 2:38 am

The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnely. I know I'm going to love it, but I'm thinking I might have a few questions for my mountain climbling summited Mt. Everest boss...
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