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What are you reading August 2011?

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Post by Telynor » Mon August 29th, 2011, 11:50 am

Read through Tim Dorsey's Electric Barracuda yesterday, and now have started R.F. Delderfield's God Is an Englishman.

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Post by wendy » Mon August 29th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far!
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Post by SGM » Mon August 29th, 2011, 4:40 pm

[quote=""wendy""]Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far![/quote]

I have that here waiting to be read. I bought it after finishing longitude but other things came up so it's stiil TBR.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon August 29th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Over the weekend finished Cornwell's The Burning Land and Patricia McKillip's The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. Currently trying to decide what I'm in the mood for reading next. As usual, too many choices. May have to resort to eeny, meeny, miny, moe...

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Post by LoobyG » Mon August 29th, 2011, 6:06 pm

Started 'House of Treason' about the Howard dynasty during the Tudor reigns, by Robert Hutchinson :)

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Post by Nefret » Mon August 29th, 2011, 8:06 pm

For a Queen's Love by Jean Plaidy
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Brenna » Mon August 29th, 2011, 9:45 pm

Finished Shadows and Strongholds. Wonderful. Now onto Eldest by Christopher Paolini

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Post by annis » Mon August 29th, 2011, 10:26 pm

The Book of Rachel by Leslie Cannold, a former NYer now living in Australia. The story of Jesus as told from the POV of his youngest sister, Rachel, a bright rebellious girl repressed by the harsh cultural strictures of rural Jewish society. This one turns the image of the all-loving Virgin Mary on its head - Jesus' mother Mariame is depicted as a bitter, hateful woman seemingly incapable of love. An interesting take on the old story from a woman's perspective.

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Post by Misfit » Tue August 30th, 2011, 12:26 am

Lady of the Rivers by PG. It's available at Net Galley.
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Post by Ash » Tue August 30th, 2011, 12:33 am

[quote=""wendy""]Currently reading "Galileo's Daughter" (Dava Sobel) - which is actually more about the famous father. Loving it so far![/quote]

But its also about the letters she sent to him, very poignant and interesting. I loved that book. Wonder if she's written anything else lately? Her first book was Longitudes, which took what could have been a very dry subject and turned it in to something extraordinary.


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