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What Are You Reading? February 2012

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 1:14 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]Queen Hereafter by Susan F. King[/quote]

I've been meaning to read that.
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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TiciaRoma
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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 2:49 am

[quote=""Brenna""] Back to rereading Brian Wainwright's Within the Fetterlock.[/quote]

I enjoyed that one. It felt like I was getting some parts of the puzzle that were missing in other books I'd read about those times.
Tish

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he rereads." Nobel Laureate Francois Mauriac

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 10:16 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Aurora books are being issued in the UK soon, I've pre-ordered one and might give another one a try too.[/quote]

The Aurora book was a crime novel too, so they sound quite similar to the Lily Bard series, but I don't read much crime so I think it was me rather than the series :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 2:36 pm

Finished The Paris Wife by Paula McLain last week. It's about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley. It dragged in some of the early parts for me, but came alive in the last third or so of the book, making it all worthwhile. Told from Hadley's point of view, Ernest himself is difficult to get to know or feel much sympathy for. But Hadley herself is fascinating.

Now about a third of the way into The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Not really historical fiction. It's about a fictional international newspaper based in Rome. It comprises vignettes of different characters working for the newspaper in the present day, interspersed with snapshots of the newspaper's founding in the 1950s, which I presume will move forward in time to cover the intervening years. So far, I'm absolutely loving it!

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Post by Misfit » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 3:20 pm

Just started Angelique in Barbary.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 6:26 pm

I'm about half way through The Forest Laird (Whyte). I'm really enjoying it.
Tish

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads but what he rereads." Nobel Laureate Francois Mauriac

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:53 am

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot.

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sat February 25th, 2012, 7:37 am

Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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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Post by Misfit » Sat February 25th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Got side-tracked from Angelique in Barbary when I left it at the office (took it there to scan the cover, not dumb enough to pick it up and read any where in public :o ). Working on The Salamanca Drum by Dorothy Eden. Good stuff.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by princess » Sat February 25th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Just about to start The Noble Assassin by Christie Dickason.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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