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What are you reading? May 2011

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed May 25th, 2011, 2:37 pm

Re Waltari, I wonder if he wrote all of his novels in first person? I think the ones I've read were 1st person narratives. I like Waltari.

I am in between books. Thinking of reading "The Long Ships" soon.

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Post by Matt Phillips » Wed May 25th, 2011, 8:02 pm

[quote=""BrianPK""]I'll stand along side you in the shield wall. :D Great entertainment.[/quote]

I'm also enjoying it, although my favorite in the series is still the first book, The Last Kingdom.

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Post by BrianPK » Wed May 25th, 2011, 11:18 pm

[quote=""wendy""]Just waded through The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper). Tough gig![/quote]
Do you mean waded as in very slow progress?
Never read the book but a mighty film with Daniel Day Lewis. One of the most gripping climaxes ever in a film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104691/
I feel that I would really need to be in a very dedicated mood to tackle the novel now but since you've mentioned it I might consider it for the long nights of next winter. :)
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Post by Misfit » Wed May 25th, 2011, 11:33 pm

[quote=""BrianPK""]Do you mean waded as in very slow progress?
Never read the book but a mighty film with Daniel Day Lewis. One of the most gripping climaxes ever in a film. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104691/
I feel that I would really need to be in a very dedicated mood to tackle the novel now but since you've mentioned it I might consider it for the long nights of next winter. :) [/quote]

I tried it. Made it about halfway through before bailing.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu May 26th, 2011, 12:46 am

Be warned: the movie bears as much resemblance to the movel as Disneys animated Jungle Book does to Kipling's original. Actually, maybe Disney was closer. In the book, Hawkeye is the old guy and the romantic lead is Uncas.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu May 26th, 2011, 2:25 am

I've finished "Fabulous Finds: How Expert Appraiser Lee Drexler Sold Wall Street's "Charging Bull", Found Hidden Treasures and Mingled with the Rich & Famous" by J. Lee Drexler & James R. Cohen (178pgs, 2011). A quick and easy read, interesting to learn about what an appraiser does.

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Post by Brenna » Thu May 26th, 2011, 12:39 pm

[quote=""BrianPK""]I'll stand along side you in the shield wall. :D Great entertainment.[/quote]

We'd win every battle! :D
Brenna

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Post by Telynor » Thu May 26th, 2011, 10:02 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Feeling a bit out of sorts after being hooked on Tony Faber's 'Faberge Eggs' book, having a bit of light reading with Sophie Kinsella's 'Mini Shopaholic' :) [/quote]

Speaking of Faberge, there's a new Faberge book coming out in July:
Faberge Revealed: At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Geza von Habsburg

http://www.amazon.com/Faberge-Revealed- ... 92&sr=8-11

Naturally, I preordered it on the spot :rolleyes:

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Post by SCW » Thu May 26th, 2011, 11:27 pm

I have just read the first two chapters of Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory. So far I'm really enjoying it. Its set in the 1920s.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 27th, 2011, 2:19 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Speaking of Faberge, there's a new Faberge book coming out in July:
Faberge Revealed: At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Geza von Habsburg

http://www.amazon.com/Faberge-Revealed- ... 92&sr=8-11

Naturally, I preordered it on the spot :rolleyes: [/quote]

*Drool* But that price is a bit cost prohibitive at this point!

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