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What Are You Reading? September 2012

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon September 17th, 2012, 12:31 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Ride with Me by Thomas Costain.[/quote]
I remember loving that one as a teenager. I wonder how it would hold up now?

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Post by Susan » Mon September 17th, 2012, 12:52 am

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
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Post by Misfit » Mon September 17th, 2012, 1:00 am

[quote=""MLE""]I remember loving that one as a teenager. I wonder how it would hold up now?[/quote]

So far so good. We're doing a 4-way buddy read over at Goodreads.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Post by Peter Hancock » Mon September 17th, 2012, 2:27 am

Just re-reading Gemmell's 'Lion of Macedon'

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another view of Thomas Becket

Post by Acacia Oak » Mon September 17th, 2012, 4:21 am

I've just read a novel about Eleanor of Aquitaine. There is lots of interesting information about Becket in this novel, particularly the magical influence he had on King Henry. The book is excellent. It is CAPTIVE QUEEN by Allison Weir who has, also, a biography about Eleanor. Acacia Oak :)

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Post by emr » Mon September 17th, 2012, 11:28 am

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. Loving it so far.
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by Brenna » Mon September 17th, 2012, 2:15 pm

I finished the Shadow of Night-sequel to A Discovery of Witches. I don't know why I do this to myself-I really need to learn to wait until the entire triology is out before reading the first book. I have no idea what to read next either...I should probably go back the Charles I but how could he possibly live up to a world of daemons, witches, and vampires! *sigh*

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Post by R.W.Ware » Mon September 17th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. Never allow thoughts of gain lead you into the pursuit of evil. Never back away from an enemy. Either fight or surrender. It is not enough to say I will not be evil. Evil must be fought wherever it is found.

--David Gemmell, The First Chronicles of Druss The Legend

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Post by Nefret » Mon September 17th, 2012, 5:25 pm

Finishing The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
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 Brenna » Tue September 18th, 2012, 12:57 am

So I finally finished the biography in Charles and Henrietta even if I did rush through it towards the end. Now I am on to my first Daphne Du Maurier-Rebecca. I wanted to wait until closer to Halloween but just couldn't put it off any longer!

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