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What are you reading? July 2011

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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Mon July 11th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Shield Wall by Justin Hill

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon July 11th, 2011, 3:50 pm

Scarlet, by Stephen Lawhead

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Post by fljustice » Mon July 11th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Taking a break from HF because I'm trying to get some writing done, so reading Bossypants by Tina Fey.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon July 11th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Just about to start "The Messenger of Athens" by Anne Zouroudi - modern crime set on a Greek island.
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Post by Susan » Mon July 11th, 2011, 7:17 pm

Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith...now that I read several shorter books to compensate for the seven Outlander books I read in a row (got to keep that book count up!), I thought it was time to read something longer.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon July 11th, 2011, 8:23 pm

Oops, a book I got from BF that I thought was a bio. of Elisabeth of Austria, turns out to be a historical fiction book. If I had checked at Amazon I would've learned this and probably wouldn't have gotten it. Well if it doesn't grab me or hold my interest, then it'll be wall banged!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon July 11th, 2011, 8:45 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Oops, a book I got from BF that I thought was a bio. of Elisabeth of Austria, turns out to be a historical fiction book. If I had checked at Amazon I would've learned this and probably wouldn't have gotten it. Well if it doesn't grab me or hold my interest, then it'll be wall banged!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon July 11th, 2011, 11:24 pm

"Elisabeth, Empress of Austria" by Alfred Buschek.

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Post by Ash » Tue July 12th, 2011, 12:10 am

Well, I finished Crossed. If I wasn't so interested in the topic, and if I wasn't on the beach enjoying myself, this book would have been a wallbanger. I learned a lot about the reasons for the attack on Constantiople, and found it interesting that the author connected those reasons with something similar today. And the writing itself was good. But she had some characters doing things totally out of the realm of reality given the age, and there were some major anachronisms. I just read the review from a year or so ago here, and I agree with it totally. I certainly don't plan to read more of her

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Post by Amanda » Tue July 12th, 2011, 1:08 pm

Not feeling very happy about The Quality of Mercy.....but I am half way through and I so rarely give-up on a book......

Hightlights:

1. Rodrigo Lopez, the queens physician, goes to see the ageing Queen Elizabeth i (IIRC it is 1590s), with his teenage daughter in tow. She likes talking to the said daughter and invites her to stay a while, then invites her to undress and jump in bed with her, and touching her inappropriately!

2. William Shakespeare, while on the hunt for the killer of his friend, is trying to infiltrate the criminal underworld, and winds up being stuffed into a box, and kept a alive with a bit of food, water and poppy syrup here and there for 7.5 weeks!!! During which time of course he dreams up many stories and plays etc....which he stores away in his brain.

If someone "talks lies in their throat" one more time, I will not be held accountable for my actions!

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