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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat June 11th, 2011, 1:52 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]W00T finally! :D [/quote]

I knew you'd say that! I didn't get too far yet. I have some things to do for school (counting down the days until June 23) and then I will spend some time this weekend reading.
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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 11th, 2011, 2:00 pm

The Tudor Secret, by our own C.W. Gortner

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Sat June 11th, 2011, 3:08 pm

Now reading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

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Post by Steve Anderson » Sat June 11th, 2011, 7:11 pm

A Little White Death by John Lawton. It's the third in this historical mystery/espionage series with London detective Frederick Troy. This time outsider Troy tries to solve murders amid postwar political intrigue and a Cold War spy scandal in Britain. It's a jump in time to an older Troy, but I'm enjoying the switch. Lots of good period detail and well-drawn characters. Dark and sometimes quirky. Right down my alley.
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Post by emr » Sat June 11th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Just finished The Emperor's Gold by Robert Wilton. Espionage novel set during the first days of August 1805. Even though it moves slowly I never lost my patience with it. Seen as a whole that was the correct pace to this novel. Really good mystery and I'm only a little annoyed that we don't get to know the real name of Tom Roscarrock hehe. Ah, and why the emporor's gold? it wasn't exactly the emperor's... anyway recommended if you like espionage novels.

Now maybe I'll start Lady of the English... *keeps waving it under Misfit's nose :D
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 11th, 2011, 9:18 pm

Now maybe I'll start Lady of the English... *keeps waving it under Misfit's nose
Le sigh. Empty mailbox again today :(
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Post by Brenna » Sat June 11th, 2011, 10:08 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Le sigh. Empty mailbox again today :( [/quote]

It was another empty mailbox day for me too-for books anyway. I'm waiting for Smith's Queen by Right and my two Elizabeth Chadwick books. :(
Brenna

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Post by EC2 » Sat June 11th, 2011, 10:10 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Le sigh. Empty mailbox again today :( [/quote]

I don't know what else I can do to get a copy in your hands, other than get on a plane and deliver it myself! :(
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by EC2 » Sat June 11th, 2011, 10:13 pm

I need something really good to read - something that's going to be glued to my hand. It's not been happening recently. Doesn't have to be historical, I'm open to all genres. Just let me be panting to turn the page and involved with the characters. Suspect I may have the blahs.
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 » Sat June 11th, 2011, 10:22 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I don't know what else I can do to get a copy in your hands, other than get on a plane and deliver it myself! :( [/quote]

Thanks for trying. I will continue to wait impatiently. I'm not the only one still waiting, Terry mentioned at Goodreads today hers shipped two weeks ago and hasn't arrived either. Perhaps the mail is having issues?
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