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What Are You Reading? September 2012

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 2:40 am

My Sept reads:
Another great month for reading:
September 2012 21
"Mr. Brigg's Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder" by Kate Colquhoun (304pgs, 2011) (9/2)*
"Dust to Dust: Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation #7" by Beverly Connor (375pgs, 2009) (9/3)* (K)
"Chronicles of Old London: Exploring England's Historical Capital" by Kevin Jackson (377pgs, 2012) (9/4)* (K)
"Fatal Depth: Deep Sea Diving, China Fever, and the Wreck of the Andrea Doria" by Joe Haberstroh (268pgs, 2004) (9/5)*
"Henry VIII and His Afterlives - Literature, Politics, and Art" ed by Mark Rankin, Christopher Highley, and John N. King (266pgs, 2009) (9/5)*
"Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris" by David King (351pgs, 2011) (9/7)
"Stones, Bones, and Ancient Cities" by Lawrence H. Robbins, Ph.D (249pgs, 1990) (9/8)*
"Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game & How It Got That Way" by Philip E. Orbanes (281pgs, 2006) (9/9)*
"Ghosts, Apparitions and Poltergeists: An Exploration of the Supernatural Through History" by Brian Righi (200pgs, 2008) (9/11)*
"A Crack In the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906" by Simon Winchester (426pgs, 2006) (9/13)
"Ghost Story: Dresden Files #13" by Jim Butcher (477pgs, 2011) (9/15)* - One of the best books of the series, and Yeah "Cold Days #14" out in Nov, already on preorder for Kindle!
"Emma" by Jane Austen (462pgs, 1815) (9/17)* (K) - Was interesting see how it was similar and different from my fave version of "Emma" with Paltrow, but P&P still my fave of the two.
"Murder, New England: A Historical Collection of Killer True-Crime Tales" by M. William Phelps (199pgs, 2012) (9/17)
"My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir" by Dick Van Dyke (293pgs, 2011) (9/17)
"The Mistresses: Domestic Scandals of 19th Century Monarchs" by Betty Kelen (335pgs, 1966orig, 1993ed) (9/18)*
"Secrets of the Lost Symbol" ed by. Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer (409pgs, 2010) (9/19)*
"The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World" by Shelley Emling (227pgs, 2009) (9/20)
"Delusion In Death" by J.D. Robb (400pgs, 2012) (9/20)* (K)
"The Witching Hour: The Mayfair Witches #1" by Anne Rice (1039pgs, 1990) (9/22)* - I read this almost 20 years ago and hardly remembered any of it, reading "Lasher" now and the same thing, it's like I never read them at all, not sure what that says about the books or my memory!
"The Night Killer: Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation #8" by Beverly Connor (342pgs, 2010) (9/27)* (K)
"Edward IV (Yale English Monarchs)" by Charles Derek Ross (467pgs, 1974) (9/30)*
Pages: 7747 - 368pgs aver (5 BF, 16 Own (5 Kindle))

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Post by rebecca » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 4:21 am

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

An old one I enjoyed was John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down. It's the story of resistance in a small Nowegian village. It's a bit of a classic, but not technically HF because it was published in 1942, during the war.

@ Rebecca: Casual Vacancy has been compared to Eliot's Middlemarch, and I was amused by a Guardian review which dubbed it Mugglemarch :) [/quote]

LOL@ 'Mugglemarch' :p ....I put the book aside-It just didn't grab me-But I wont throw it out and will try and read it later.

I have just started 'The Second Last Woman in England' and find it intriguiging. This is one book I'll finish. I simply have to find out, WHY?

Bec :)

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