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What Are You Reading? March 2012

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu March 15th, 2012, 6:32 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I'm reading THE SISTER QUEENS by Sophie Perinot. It is set in my fave time period--reigns of Saint Louis and Henry III of England. Love it.[/quote]
That's my next book to read! The author has a website and blog: www.sophieperinot.com/home/

Also Marguerite is a character in The Crown Rose by Fiona K. Avery. Covers the same period too.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 16th, 2012, 2:26 am

I'm also reading Sophie's "Queens", so far so good. Man that Blanche is a major bitca.

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Post by Nefret » Fri March 16th, 2012, 3:53 am

The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell
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 rebecca » Sat March 17th, 2012, 2:24 am

I'm now in the middle of The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas and am really enjoying it.I know nothing that historical time set so am looking forward to finding out what happens to her. Nothing horrible I hope :eek:

Bec :)

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Post by EC2 » Sat March 17th, 2012, 2:56 pm

The promise by Lesley Pearse - WWI. Enjoyable tale in the Saga style.
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.'

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Post by Susan » Sat March 17th, 2012, 4:19 pm

On to the third Hunger Games novel...Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Post by Brenna » Sat March 17th, 2012, 7:24 pm

I finished Mariana by Susanna Kearsley this morning.Whoa. Just whoa. This story has so many twists and turns. This one is tied with Winter Sea as my favorite. Blows The Rose Garden out of the water! Wow still reeling from it.

Now to attempt Rosemary Hawley Jarman's Crown in Candlelight for the second time. The first time I was too distracted and couldn't follow the story.
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Post by lauragill » Sat March 17th, 2012, 7:51 pm

Daughter of Troy by Susan B. Franklin. Wondering why Anatolian Lyrnessos is portrayed as a Mycenaean/Minoan culture when the Greek colonies of the period were concentrated farther to the south, around Miletos. Otherwise, I like the book, though I hear that Briseis spends quite a bit of time on her back later on.

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Post by TiciaRoma » Sat March 17th, 2012, 8:52 pm

Odo's Hanging, by Peter Benson. The story of the making of the Bayeux Tapestry as seen by a mute helper to the designer. The jury is still out.
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Post by Susan » Sat March 17th, 2012, 9:57 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I finished Mariana by Susanna Kearsley this morning.Whoa. Just whoa. This story has so many twists and turns. This one is tied with Winter Sea as my favorite. Blows The Rose Garden out of the water! Wow still reeling from it. [/quote]

Just saw that Mariana will have a Kindle version. Last time I checked it didn't. Looking forward to reading it.
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