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What are you reading? May 2012

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 30th, 2012, 4:47 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Regine Pernoud is the historian responsible for starting the tale that Geoffrey of Anjou went on the 2nd crusade (he didn't, he stayed at home). Ralph Turner then repeated it![/quote]

Well I was interested in reading that book, but maybe not so much now!

SM
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Post by princess garnet » Wed May 30th, 2012, 9:15 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Well I wasn't interested in reading that book, but maybe not so much now!

SM[/quote]

I'm halfway through with it right now. I've got an interest in French history thanks to studying aboard in Paris 8 years ago.
I checked this biography out from our library collection from where I work. I wanted to get to 'know' Blanche beyond what I read in The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot.

EC, I didn't know about that! Pernoud wrote other books, I saw.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 30th, 2012, 11:10 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]I'm halfway through with it right now. I've got an interest in French history thanks to studying aboard in Paris 8 years ago.
I checked this biography out from our library collection from where I work. I wanted to get to 'know' Blanche beyond what I read in The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot.

EC, I didn't know about that! Pernoud wrote other books, I saw.[/quote]

PS. That was supposed to be "I was interested", not wasn't, but if it has errors, I'm not interested now.

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Post by Brenna » Thu May 31st, 2012, 1:37 pm

C.W's The Tudor Secret!
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Post by emr » Thu May 31st, 2012, 3:35 pm

Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth by M.C. Scott :)
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Post by Vanessa » Thu May 31st, 2012, 9:59 pm

I'm about to start Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide, a history of a house from 1775 to the present day.
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Post by Nefret » Fri June 1st, 2012, 3:21 am

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
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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