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What Are You Reading? January 2013

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 6th, 2013, 9:16 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Oh no! Sounds like the third book of the Tatiana and Alexander trilogy.[/quote]

Worse, this is just vile. I've skimmed through 278 pages and they aren't even being close to being a couple. I wanted to know about their life in Russia, not this. Library only.
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Post by Nefret » Sun January 6th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Sword Song 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 annis » Mon January 7th, 2013, 6:14 am

Posted by Misfit
Worse, this is just vile. I've skimmed through 278 pages and they aren't even being close to being a couple. I wanted to know about their life in Russia, not this. Library only.
Is this Children of Liberty? Darn, I bought that not long ago - Kindle version, luckily!

Varying Graves' autobio Goodbye to All That with Betrayal, Julian Stockwin's latest naval adventure set during the Napoleonic Wars. Stockwin can always be relied upon for an entertaining read.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon January 7th, 2013, 1:41 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I think only BB has that power, so we'll have to wait for her.[/quote]

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Post by Misfit » Mon January 7th, 2013, 4:39 pm

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


Is this Children of Liberty? Darn, I bought that not long ago - Kindle version, luckily!

Varying Graves' autobio Goodbye to All That with Betrayal, Julian Stockwin's latest naval adventure set during the Napoleonic Wars. Stockwin can always be relied upon for an entertaining read.[/quote]

I can't tell you how disappointed I was. This is being promoted as a romance and it so not that. 75% of the book is filled with endless dinner conversations about world and national politics along with self-centered 15 YO Gina running around disobeying her family. There is no connection between Gina and Harry outside of friendship. Slightly spoilerish
. That's where the book ends, when they're cut off from everyone and frankly deserved every bit of what they got. This is not romance and it is not a love story. :mad: :(
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Post by EC2 » Mon January 7th, 2013, 5:16 pm

I have a stack of research reading to do in the next few months. I've done a lot of skim reading and now need to get stuck in properly. So I won't be posting many fiction updates. However, the NF section will benefit!
I'm busy with John Guy's biography of Thomas Becket at the moment.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
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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 emr » Mon January 7th, 2013, 9:34 pm

Some urban fantasy: Fated by Benedict Jacka. Enjoying it so far.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue January 8th, 2013, 9:35 am

Just started A Storm of Swords Part 1 (book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire).
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Nefret » Tue January 8th, 2013, 10:04 am

@Madeleine- What is Snow Child about? And was the author named after the Lady of Rohan?
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 Madeleine » Tue January 8th, 2013, 10:05 am

[quote=""Nefret""]@Madeleine- What is Snow Child about? And was the author named after the Lady of Rohan?[/quote]

I'm just about to do a review of The Snow Child - apparently it's based on various versions of an old fairy tale, the ones the author quotes most are Snegorochka (sp?), and another one by Arthur Ransome, who is best known for Swallows and Amazons.

And yes, the author was named after the Lady of Rohan :)
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