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What are you reading? February 2013

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What are you reading? February 2013

Post by emr » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 12:40 pm

Finished Nemesis by Lindsey Davis. Since LD is starting a new series with Albia I was curious to see if she had retired Falco with this last book. Nop she didn't. I'm not sure Albia has enough personality for a series of her own. Besides, a 17 years old girl working as investigator on her own? I'll give it a try but it doesn't sound promising. Or credible.

Reading now Tooth & Nail by Ian Rankin.
"So many books, so little time."
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 4:30 pm

If you go to Lindsey's website - just Google her - she says that Albia is 28 in the new book, so she obviously jumps 10 years or after the last Falco book.
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Post by annis » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 4:38 pm

I found Lindsey Davis' Master & God disappointing - it was clunky and the relationship between the the two main characters never really sparked. For a historical novel set during Domitian's reign, I thought Bruce McBain's Roman Games was a much more interesting read.

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Post by fljustice » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 4:41 pm

A Place Beyond Courage by our own EC and The Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (a buddy read.)
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 4:53 pm

Just started Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd. I read it about 20 years ago and remember loving it, so I was delighted when one of my book groups chose it for this month's read.

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Post by Lisa » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 5:06 pm

Not HF, but I'm reading The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett. It's not my usual choice but I work with the author's father and he sent me a copy. I'm enjoying it so far. I was a bit concerned it would be too similar to The Night Circus when I read the blurb, but although there are similarities in setting and plot, the writing style is completely different. I just wish a certain character would stop swearing for no good reason...

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Post by princess garnet » Mon February 4th, 2013, 12:27 am

The Forgotten Queen by DL Bogdan

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Post by Nefret » Mon February 4th, 2013, 12:40 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]The Forgotten Queen by DL Bogdan[/quote]

What queen is that about? I can't remember if it is on the TBR list or not.
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 Vanessa » Mon February 4th, 2013, 9:19 am

Still reading Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by princess garnet » Mon February 4th, 2013, 5:10 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]What queen is that about? I can't remember if it is on the TBR list or not.[/quote]
Margaret Tudor

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