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What Are You Reading? July 2013

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Post by EC2 » Mon August 5th, 2013, 12:00 pm

Annis, I read the blog. I remember the Tryon novels too, which were superb, but the titles have faded. I seem to recall three but I could be wrong. Burnt Offerings, Harvest Home, and The Other. I read them from the library, so I could have got them wrong. But all were chillers of the best sort. Dragon Under the Hill still trumps them though IMO.
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Post by princess » Mon August 12th, 2013, 7:12 pm

I read The Falcons of Fire earlier this year and this was my Goodreads mini-review: The exposition was too long for me, but there were a few Maitland surprises sprinkled in the latter part of the novel. I think this is my least favorite Maitland novel, but I enjoyed the Iceland part of the book. I had to change planes in Reykjavik going to and from Europe in 2011. Despite having only been in the airport, the plane ride over Iceland gave a breathtaking view of the volcanic landscape, so it was easy to picture the setting.[/quote]

So I persevered with this and I'm glad I did as it improved quite significantly about 60% through (according to my Kindle). Definitely NOT one of my favourite reads and I don't think it has ever taken me so long to read a single book - well over a month!!!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 6th, 2013, 2:19 am

Sorry for the HUGE delay in posting!:
July 2013 14
"Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man" by Mark Kurlansky (243pgs, 2013) (7/2)
"Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman (513pgs, 2013) (7/9) (K L)
"Do Fish Drink Water?: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers" by Bill McLain (295pgs, 1999) (7/10)*
"The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc" by Nancy Goldstone (257pgs, 2013) (7/11)
"The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things" by Paula Byrne (397pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K L)
"The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy" by Jo Marchant (341pgs, 2013) (7/20) (K/L)
"A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower" by Alison Weir (619pgs, 2012) (7/22) (K L)
"Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure" by Amanda Adams (195pgs, 2010) (7/23)
"The Yard: The Metropolitan Murder Squard Mystery #1" by Alex Grecian (422pgs, 2012) (7/26)
"801 Things You Should Know: From Greek Philosophy to Today's Technology, Theories, Events, Discoveries, Trends, and Movements That Matter" by David Olsen (256pgs, 2013) (7/26) (K L)
"Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet" by Heather Poole (232pgs, 2012) (7/29) (K L)
"Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World" by Waverley Root (589pgs, 1980) (7/29)*
"The Great British Bobby: A History of British Policing from the 18th Century to the Present" by Clive Emsley (309pgs, 2010) (7/30)
"Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens" by Trea Martyn (297pgs, 2008) (7/31) (K L)
Pages: 4965 - 354pgs aver (5 BF, 2 Own, 7 K L)

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