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What Are You Reading? May 2013

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Post by Susan » Sun June 2nd, 2013, 4:48 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The African setting is so well done, especially the wildlife.[/quote]

Well, then going from research papers about animals to a novel with excellent African wildlife description should be an easy transition! About 1/3 done with the research papers.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 12th, 2013, 2:16 am

Sorry for posting so late, I've been having some problems with my left arm, my physical therapist thinks I pinched a nerve in my neck, and haven't been on my computer much.

May 2013 18
"Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline" by Brian David Bruns (370pgs, 2008) (5/4) (K L)
"Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality" by Jacob Tomsky (220pgs, 2012) (5/6) (K L)
"The Million Dollar Mermaid: An Autobiography" by Esther Williams, w/ Digby Diehl (428pgs, 1999) (5/6) - Very enjoyable and gossipy and sadly she just died a few days ago, rest in peace Esther!
"Napoleon III and His Carnival Empire" by John Bierman (434pgs, 1988) (5/8)*
"Amphibious Thing: the Life of Lord Hervey" by Lucy Moore (338pgs, 2000) (5/8)*
"The Annals of Unsolved Crime" by Edward Jay Epstein (329pgs. 2013) (5/14)*
"Growing Up in England: The Experience of Childhood 1600-1914" by Anthony Fletcher (394pgs, 2008) (5/16)*
"The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures" by Edward Ball (392pgs, 2013) (5/17) (K L)
"Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt" by Nina Burleigh (240pgs, 2007) (5/17) (K L)
"The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I" by Alan Stewart (360pgs, 2004) (5/22)*
"Hexes and Hemlines: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #3" by Juliet Blackwell (315pgs, 2011) (5/23)
"The Barbed Crown: Ethan Gage Book #6" by William Dietrich (344pgs, 2013) (5/24) (K)* - Sigh, probably another year wait for the next book in the series, but I'll be there!
"Georgette Heyer's Regency World" by Jennifer Kloester (368pgs, 2010) (5/24) (K L)
"Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution" by Rebecca Stott (306pgs, 2012) (5/25) (K L)
"The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (350pgs, 1955orig, 2013ed) (5/27) - Can't wait to read "The Strangled Queen"!
"A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley" by Neal Thompson (377pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L)
"How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate" by Wendy Moore (279pgs, 2013) (5/29) (K L) - Thomas Day was a complete nut job!
"Drop Dead Beauty: A Ghost Dusters Mystery #5" by Wendy Roberts (202pgs, 2013) (5/30) (K)*
Pages: 6046 - 335pgs aver. (3 BF, 7 Own (2 K), 8 K L)

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Post by Amanda » Wed June 12th, 2013, 8:58 am

"The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)" by Maurice Druon, trans by Humphrey Hare (350pgs, 1955orig, 2013ed) (5/27) - Can't wait to read "The Strangled Queen"!
The TV series of this was great! I managed to get the set of the books (exept for the last one which has not been translated into english) for a reasonable price.....and now they are being released on Kindle too. I keep looking forward to getting started on reading them but other books keep getting in the way!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 12th, 2013, 9:07 am

The repetitious reminder of Philip's unblinking or his unwinking(?!) eyes got a bit annoying. Glad he's dead!

I wonder if the last one will finally be translated?

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