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What Are You Reading? July 2013

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What Are You Reading? July 2013

Post by boswellbaxter » Mon July 1st, 2013, 3:08 am

I'm reading nonfiction: Julia P. Gelardi's From Splendor to Revolution: The Romanov Women, 1847--1928. Also have Diane Wallis Taylor's Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate: A Novel on the Kindle to get back to once I finish the Gelardi book.
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Post by Susan » Mon July 1st, 2013, 3:48 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'm reading nonfiction: Julia P. Gelardi's From Splendor to Revolution: The Romanov Women, 1847--1928. Also have Diane Wallis Taylor's Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate: A Novel on the Kindle to get back to once I finish the Gelardi book.[/quote]

Please let me know what you think of the Gelardi book? Which Romanov women does it deal with?
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Post by Lisa » Mon July 1st, 2013, 9:21 am

I really enjoyed The Crown, which I finished a couple of weeks ago, and have now started on The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon July 1st, 2013, 11:15 am

I shall be starting Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey tonight.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon July 1st, 2013, 12:21 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Please let me know what you think of the Gelardi book? Which Romanov women does it deal with?[/quote]

I'm finding it very good so far. It deals with Queen Olga of Greece and Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh, who were born Romanovs, and Empress Marie Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna, who married into the family. Since three are named "Marie," this is one book I wish I had in physical form instead of on Kindle so I could look back when necessary, but the author does a good job of distinguishing them.
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Post by Susan » Mon July 1st, 2013, 3:32 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'm finding it very good so far. It deals with Queen Olga of Greece and Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh, who were born Romanovs, and Empress Marie Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna, who married into the family. Since three are named "Marie," this is one book I wish I had in physical form instead of on Kindle so I could look back when necessary, but the author does a good job of distinguishing them.[/quote]

I've just started to buy royalty books in Kindle form and I may do so with this one also. Empress Marie Feodorovna was born Dagmar of Denmark and her nickname was Minnie. GD Marie Pavlovna was born Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and her nickname was Miechen. I've read books about the Romanovs where the nicknames were used.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon July 1st, 2013, 8:30 pm

Have just started Jezebel by Eleanor de Jong for my book group. Only a few chapters in and I can tell it's hardly grounded in the most thorough understanding of the Biblical historical era, but it reads easily enough and should be entertaining.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon July 1st, 2013, 9:10 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Please let me know what you think of the Gelardi book? Which Romanov women does it deal with?[/quote]

It was excellent, read it last year at this time of the year.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon July 1st, 2013, 10:53 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I've just started to buy royalty books in Kindle form and I may do so with this one also. Empress Marie Feodorovna was born Dagmar of Denmark and her nickname was Minnie. GD Marie Pavlovna was born Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and her nickname was Miechen. I've read books about the Romanovs where the nicknames were used.[/quote]

The author does use the nicknames, but not always, of course, so especially in the beginning of the book it could be confusing. Once I got a firmer grasp on who was living where and who was married to whom, it was better.
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Post by Nefret » Tue July 2nd, 2013, 6:37 am

Mary Boleyn- The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
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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