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What are you reading? May 2011

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 27th, 2011, 2:25 am

I've finished "The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Brides in the Bath" by Jane Robins (254pgs, 2010)*. A very interesting and easy to read look at this murder case from the early 1900s in the UK. Sir Bernard Spilsbury is considered the father of forensics.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 27th, 2011, 9:14 am

That's interesting about Bernard Spilsbury; he's a character in the one of the books I'm reading at the moment (the Nicola Upson).
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Post by Vanessa » Fri May 27th, 2011, 9:17 am

I'll be starting A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri later on. It's set in in Cyprus in 1974 when the Turkish army invaded.
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Post by fljustice » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Just finished Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and will start The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende soon.
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Post by LoobyG » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:51 pm

[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]

I second that drool SM! Ahh! Onto my wants list it goes :D

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Post by Brenna » Fri May 27th, 2011, 4:02 pm

I finished Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell. It was pretty good. 3 down, 2 more to go.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 27th, 2011, 5:37 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]That's interesting about Bernard Spilsbury; he's a character in the one of the books I'm reading at the moment (the Nicola Upson).[/quote]

Yeah, I have another book here that goes more indepth about his life and cases, not just the Brides.

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Post by BrianPK » Fri May 27th, 2011, 10:45 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I tried it. Made it about halfway through before bailing.[/quote]
I'll give it (Last of the Mohicans) a miss then. I think I'm gone beyond that kind of punishment now. When I was in my late teens,on the advice of my English teacher, I devoured most of the Russian classics written by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky.Turgenev etc and surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying most of them.Last year I got the urge to try a few again so I reread Oblamov by Goncharov which was a particular favourite of mine and even though I enjoyed it again, it was a bit of a struggle at times. I then tried Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov which I also enjoyed in my very young days but gave up a third of the way through.I was just gone beyond it.I had just become too comfortable with historical fiction. :)

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Post by Telynor » Fri May 27th, 2011, 11:01 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Just finished Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and will start The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende soon.[/quote]

What did you think of the Nickled and Dimed book?

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Post by Misfit » Fri May 27th, 2011, 11:52 pm

[quote=""BrianPK""]I'll give it (Last of the Mohicans) a miss then. I think I'm gone beyond that kind of punishment now. When I was in my late teens,on the advice of my English teacher, I devoured most of the Russian classics written by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky.Turgenev etc and surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying most of them.Last year I got the urge to try a few again so I reread Oblamov by Goncharov which was a particular favourite of mine and even though I enjoyed it again, it was a bit of a struggle at times. I then tried Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov which I also enjoyed in my very young days but gave up a third of the way through.I was just gone beyond it.I had just become too comfortable with historical fiction. :) [/quote]

I love classic lit, but Mohicans? No.
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