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What Are You Reading? March 2012

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Post by fljustice » Thu March 8th, 2012, 3:55 pm

Finished Tantalus' Children: Niobe and Pelops by Victoria Grossack; an enjoyable read in line with our monthly topic (not Troy, but Bronze Age.) Also reading God, No! by Penn Jillette, but might set it aside. I usually like humorous memoirs, but I'm finding this one overbearing.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Sat March 10th, 2012, 9:55 am

Green City in the Sun by Barbara Wood, a story set in Africa starting in 1917.
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Post by Susan » Sat March 10th, 2012, 4:35 pm

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Post by Misfit » Sat March 10th, 2012, 6:31 pm

I've just chucked Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison around page 200. Lots of pretty words but not much else. Those seriously interested in Romanov history will probably want to give this a wide berth. I'm still working on Her Highness the Traitor, plus She Wore Only White , by Dörthe Binkert - a very interesting book BTW. One of those get a group of people in a small room (or ship in this case) and watch all the secrets and layers peel away.
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Post by Brenna » Sat March 10th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Finished Bloody Field at Shrewsbury, which is was ok. 362 pages for one battle-weeeee.

Reading Good King Harry by Denise Giardina. It was a used book find and although it has extensive water damage, it's still in pretty good shape.
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Post by Nefret » Sat March 10th, 2012, 10:06 pm

The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander
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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Post by emr » Sun March 11th, 2012, 8:53 pm

An Old Magic by Barbara Cleverly
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Post by TiciaRoma » Sun March 11th, 2012, 9:26 pm

Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin Lavinia is the daughter of the King of Latium and is about to meet and marry Aneas as his ship finally comes to the northern Italian coast.
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Post by LoobyG » Sun March 11th, 2012, 10:01 pm

The Help by Kathryn Stockett :)

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Post by fljustice » Mon March 12th, 2012, 3:34 pm

[quote=""TiciaRoma""]Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin Lavinia is the daughter of the King of Latium and is about to meet and marry Aneas as his ship finally comes to the northern Italian coast.[/quote]

Loved that book...but then I've loved everything I've read by Le Guin except for her early HF short stories set in a mythical eastern European country.

Finished a thriller novella by a writers' group friend -30- part of a four-part collaboration called Viral.
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