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What are you reading August 2011?

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Post by Raymond » Fri August 19th, 2011, 9:10 pm

Clash of The Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II by Barrett Tillman

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Post by annis » Fri August 19th, 2011, 9:54 pm

Posted by Ludmilla
Also have read the first three of Cornwell's Saxon Stories. Plan on picking up books 4 & 5 at the library this weekend.
Just ordered the latest in the series from BD- Death of Kings. Due out in the UK late next month - yay!

Having a case of the HF blahs this month, so sticking with NF. At the moment it's Spencer Wells' Pandora's Seed; The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization. Interesting debate on whether mankind took a wrong turn when we moved from the hunter-gatherer model to an agrarian one.

Also reading some crime, currently Fred Vargas' This Night's Foul Work. I love Vargas' quirky style and she writes a good mystery as well.
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Post by george3 » Sat August 20th, 2011, 11:12 am

It's turning into Simon Scarrow month. I've just finished 'Centurion' and have started 'Gladiator'!

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Post by Ludmilla » Sat August 20th, 2011, 4:43 pm

[quote=""annis""]Just ordered the latest in the series from BD- Death of Kings. Due out in the UK late next month - yay!

This another book that comes out in the UK before it does in the US. I think the US release date is January 2012. That was one of the reasons I decided to read the series now. I'll be all caught up by the time the new book is out.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun August 21st, 2011, 2:12 am

I finished yesterday "The Treasures of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings" by Kent R. Weeks (551pgs, 2005)*. When I first ordered it, I thought it was a book about items found in those areas, but it was actually about the decorations, which was still very interesting and amazing to read about.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun August 21st, 2011, 11:56 am

I'll be starting Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope a little later on today.
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Post by Brenna » Sun August 21st, 2011, 5:27 pm

Finished Lady of the English last night; see my thoughts on the Lady thread. Started Martin's Feast of Crows.

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Post by Misfit » Sun August 21st, 2011, 7:05 pm

Just finished The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden (not the Daisy Goodwin one). Very good, and lots of surprise twists and turns. Now tossing the coin between My Lord Monleigh or an older Jennifer Blake romance. Decisions, decisions.
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Post by EC2 » Sun August 21st, 2011, 8:38 pm

Reading Faery by Signe Pike for Amazon Vine - not struck

Reading Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts - non fiction and fascinating. So much that I recognise from working with Alison

I have several HF's on my TBR but the next Charlaine Harris is calling to me from the Kindle.
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Post by princess garnet » Mon August 22nd, 2011, 11:30 pm

Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy
This is my 1st time reading this one and her side of the story as she would've written it.
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