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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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Ariadne
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Post by Ariadne » Sat December 29th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Having just finished Pamela Hartshorne's new time-slip Time's Echo, I've moved on to Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child, which I got out of the library yesterday.

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Post by fljustice » Sat December 29th, 2012, 7:22 pm

[quote=""J.D. Oswald""]Just finished Robert Harris's Imperium, which I thought was excellent and quite an achievement to make all the political machinations such a page-turner. [/quote]

I really liked that one, as well. I haven't gotten the sequel yet, but look forward to ti.
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Post by Misfit » Sat December 29th, 2012, 10:02 pm

Finished the second book in Pillip Rock's Passing Bells trilogy. Started Edenbrooke by whatever her name is, and it flew at page 22. Tossing back and forth between New Orleans Legacy by Alexanra Ripley or a WWI novel I found at the UBS called Over There (Annis, small font warning).
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun December 30th, 2012, 2:44 pm

Been slowly reading (with all the travel and holiday/family stuff going on) Mistress to the Crown by Isolde Martyn (about Jane Shore). More romance than history and Jane seems a little too outspoken and modern.

Also been reading off and on Game of Thrones for something a little different.

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Post by EC2 » Sun December 30th, 2012, 3:12 pm

I recently skim-read the recent Thomas Becket biography by John Guy. I'm going to read it properly now.
Les proz e les vassals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Divia » Sun December 30th, 2012, 7:45 pm

The last days if Marilyn Monroe. Excellent read!!!!
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Post by Nefret » Sun December 30th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Lords of the North 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 Berengaria » Mon December 31st, 2012, 2:27 am

Am finally reading Fall of Giants.....and enjoying it! :)
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Post by Berengaria » Mon December 31st, 2012, 2:30 am

[quote=""Divia""]The last days if Marilyn Monroe. Excellent read!!!![/quote]
Is this the one by Donald Wolfe?

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Post by Susan » Mon December 31st, 2012, 1:24 pm

The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
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