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What Are You Reading? September 2011

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Thu September 8th, 2011, 6:15 pm

And ARC of Catherine the Great by Robert Massie.

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javagirl
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Post by javagirl » Fri September 9th, 2011, 3:29 am

[quote=""MLE""]Not my usual, but somebody who knows I like animal POVs gave me Dog On It, a contemporary crime novel that was downright hilarious.
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I loved Dog On It! Looking forward to the rest in the series. I remember smiling for weeks afterwards as I thought of it frequently.

Lynn

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri September 9th, 2011, 1:02 pm

Finished Time and Chance last night. I hadn't realized how much I had forgotten! I have all of these amazing books on my TBR pile, but I feel like I have to re-read all of these amazing books to really appreciate the new ones. Oy...onto EC's The Greatest Knight!

Random question: Where does For the King's Favor fit into the Henry II timeline? Close to his death? So after The Greatest Knight but before Devil's Brood? I'm a little confused!
Brenna

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Post by EC2 » Fri September 9th, 2011, 1:50 pm

[QUOTE
Random question: Where does For the King's Favor fit into the Henry II timeline? Close to his death? So after The Greatest Knight but before Devil's Brood? I'm a little confused![/QUOTE]

Brenna, it covers some of the same timeline as The Greatest Knight but seem from a different perspective. It covers the middle and latter years of Henry II, moving on into Richard's reign and the start of John's. It's about Ida de Tosney, Henry's mistress who followed on from Rosamund Clifford and then went on to marry Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk. William Marshal turns up in Ida and Roger's story here and there.
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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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri September 9th, 2011, 5:29 pm

EC-That's helpful. I don't remember hearing anything about Ida before, but I'm learning as I'm rereading SKP's triology that I forgot a bunch! I'll read For the King's Favor once Rosamond kicks the bucket in Devils Brood then!
Brenna

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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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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri September 9th, 2011, 7:04 pm

Thanks to mr. Kindle, I am now reading War Horse.

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Post by Misfit » Fri September 9th, 2011, 8:09 pm

Going to be starting The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak later today.
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...is the only place I want to be

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Post by george3 » Sat September 10th, 2011, 12:19 am

Just started 'Roma' by Steven Saylor.

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Post by javagirl » Sat September 10th, 2011, 3:58 am

I've recently finished The Time of Singing and My Name is Mary Sutter. Both very good. I'm still working on Shogun - a little over half way now.

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Post by Nefret » Sat September 10th, 2011, 5:05 am

[quote=""george3""]Just started 'Roma' by Steven Saylor.[/quote]

I've wanted to read that for a long time. Let me know how it is, please.
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!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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