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What Are You Reading? February 2012

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Post by Susan » Sat February 18th, 2012, 3:26 pm

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin...got to find out what happens with the other half of the characters. Glad I don't have to wait 6 years!
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Post by EC2 » Sat February 18th, 2012, 5:36 pm

Misfit, these are priceless - loving it!
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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Post by Misfit » Sat February 18th, 2012, 6:29 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Misfit, these are priceless - loving it![/quote]

I love having the Kindle highlight feature for books like this. Click and quote, no retyping ;)

BTW, did I mention that Henry VIII was recalling a bit of family history her referred to as the Wars of the Roses? BB would be our resident expert, but I don't think that phrase had been coined yet...

Oh heck, it's alternative history so I guess this is allowed :(
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Post by emr » Sat February 18th, 2012, 10:50 pm

The Butchered Man by Harriet Smart and so far I'm liking it. It's a mystery but it has that drama part mixed up with it the kind that keeps me hooked to Elly Griffiths and C.S. Harris's books. The book could use some editing though...
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Post by annis » Sun February 19th, 2012, 1:50 am

Posted by Misfit
Next I dictated a short letter for King Louise of France —
LOL! I'm just reading Christie Dickason's The King's Daughter as a companion to piece to her latest novel, Noble Assassin, which I finished a short time ago. Your quote brings to mind the satirical contemporary Jacobean saying Dickason mentions (James was notorious for his taste for pretty young men):

Rex fuit Elizabeth: nunc est regina Jacobus / Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.

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Post by Berengaria » Sun February 19th, 2012, 2:53 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Misfit


LOL! I'm just reading Christie Dickason's The King's Daughter as a companion to piece to her latest novel, Noble Assassin, which I finished a short time ago. Your quote brings to mind the satirical contemporary Jacobean saying Dickason mentions (James was notorious for his taste for pretty young men):

Rex fuit Elizabeth: nunc est regina Jacobus / Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.[/quote]
I have these books in a tbr pile.....I'm slowly becoming more technological as I download to my Kobo (Canadian). I thought I'd never enjoy reading a gizmo rather than a book but I'm getting used to it!

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Post by Berengaria » Sun February 19th, 2012, 2:59 am

I've just downloaded and started reading That Woman by Anne Sebba. About Wallis, Duchess of Windsor. So far, it's a good read. You know how some biographies are so arid that you read them only when you have insomnia? I'm also pondering another of her bios on Jennie Churchill. :)
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Post by Brenna » Sun February 19th, 2012, 11:59 pm

Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn.
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 20th, 2012, 12:28 am

Angelique and the King
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Post by Nefret » Mon February 20th, 2012, 12:29 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn.[/quote]

I really need to get that from the library.
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"
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