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What Are You Reading? August 2012

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri August 17th, 2012, 10:43 pm

David Blixt The Voice of the Falconer (sequel to Master of Verona)
Antonia Fraser King James VI of Scotland, I of England
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Fri August 17th, 2012, 10:49 pm

Oolong Dead by Laura Childs
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 boswellbaxter » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:22 am

I finished Philippa Gregory's latest and am continuing on The Glitter and the Gold by Michael Dynes (per Misfit's recommendation).
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Post by Misfit » Sat August 18th, 2012, 9:49 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I finished Philippa Gregory's latest and am continuing on The Glitter and the Gold by Michael Dynes (per Misfit's recommendation).[/quote]

*Bites nails*
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Post by fljustice » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:11 pm

Finished Lonesome Dove, a wonderful door stopper at 945 pages. Followed up with a brief review ebook Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers; not so wonderful at 66 pages.
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sun August 19th, 2012, 6:49 am

The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick (which I'm almost finished)
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 boswellbaxter » Sun August 19th, 2012, 12:14 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]*Bites nails*[/quote]

I'm enjoying it!
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Post by Misfit » Sun August 19th, 2012, 12:57 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'm enjoying it![/quote]

Phew! I polished off Omamori yesterday and highly recommend it for those interested in WWII with a focus on Japan. The author does a great job putting his characters into the historical settings giving you a first hand glimpse of things through their eyes. That includes the bombing of Nagasaki. *shudders*

Working on Dirt Rich by Clark Howard. Dirt poor to dirt rich in Texas. Black gold. Texas tea.
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Post by fljustice » Sun August 19th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Starting on The English Patient for the house book and The Stolen Crown for the Nook/commuter book. Not far in either yet.
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Post by Ash » Sun August 19th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Finished a memoir that many of you who liked Suite Francaise might be interested in: The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter by Elisabeth Gille , written by the youngest daughter of Irene Nimrovsky. Excellent telling, almost in novel form, of her mothers last days. The sequel- Shadows of a Childhood: A Novel of War and Friendship tells a fictional account of what happened to the two girls after their escape. The first one is much better written, but both important in understanding her mother and the times.

Also finished The Kitchen Boy which I found abominable. I don't mind a twist on familiar history, but this take on the Romanovs was not only totally unbelievable, but poorly written. The narration was awkward and clumsy; I don't get how this book or his others are so highly rated. But thats just me

Im supposed to be reading Unbroken for a book group next, but I think I need some lighter, happier fare first. Off to check my bookshelves.

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