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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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What Are You Reading? December 2012

Post by emr » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 12:50 pm

Now reading a few short stories by Bryan Porter: The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia and a couple more, very Sherlock Holmes style but not bad and free on Smashwords.

Next I want to finish a few series before next year. I keep starting new ones :o uh. So I'll go for Our Lady Of Pain (Edwardian Murder Mystery #4) by M.C. Beaton.
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Post by Susan » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 2:09 pm

Still reading Elizabeth Chadwick's A Place Beyond Courage. I'm not reading it too quickly because of school work and work involved in moving the royalty site I help administer to a new home. That's OK with me because it gives me more time to savor the wonderful atmosphere that EC always creates in her novels.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 2:13 pm

[quote=""emr""]Now reading a few short stories by Bryan Porter: The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia and a couple more, very Sherlock Holmes style but not bad and free on Smashwords.

Next I want to finish a few series before next year. I keep starting new ones :o uh. So I'll go for Our Lady Of Pain (Edwardian Murder Mystery #4) by M.C. Beaton.[/quote]

Thanks for starting the thread, emr! December took me by surprise.
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Post by Mythica » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 3:13 pm

Just finished Alison Weir's "Wars of the Roses" and just started Bernard Cornwell's "Agincourt".

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Post by Nefret » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 7:40 pm

How was Agincourt? I want to read that one.

At the moment... The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick
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 Misfit » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 8:26 pm

Finished The Passing Bells this morning. Excellent, but there's some tough subject matter and a three tissue finish.
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Post by annis » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 8:46 pm

Still reading (and loving) Chris, er, Miles Cameron's fantasy The Red Knight. Experiencing some major déjà vu, though, after having just previously read Bernard Cornwell's excellent 1356, set around the Battle of Poitiers. The soldiers in Cameron's novel are so familiar from Cornwell's novel they could be friends or cousins of The Black Prince's army or King Jean's French troops! Obviously CC took the fighting companies of the 100 Years War as the model for his fantasy world.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 8:49 pm

Getting ready to start Sacred Treason by James Forrester (Ian Mortimer)

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Post by fljustice » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 8:57 pm

Finally got back to my non-fiction Constantine the Emperor (only 60 pages to go, so hope to finish today or tomorrow!) I almost gave up on House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, my mass paperback commuting book, but picked it up after vacation and am back into it (over half done.) For some reason, right before the election, I didn't have much patience for the idle rich. Lily Barton, the heroine has matured and struggled since the beginning. Also working on the Nook book The Frontiersmen, which I was getting bored with on a long plane ride. Maybe in smaller pieces, it will pick up.
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Post by Susan » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 10:03 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Getting ready to start Sacred Treason by James Forrester (Ian Mortimer)[/quote]

I didn't realize Ian Mortimer wrote fiction. I just got this for my Kindle. I noticed the last two books in the trilogy are not on Kindle. Hopefully they will be someday.
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