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What Are You Reading? August 2013

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What Are You Reading? August 2013

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu August 1st, 2013, 2:27 am

Still slogging through The White Princess, probably because it's the only book I can read while being distracted.
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
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Post by Nefret » Thu August 1st, 2013, 5:34 am

Still When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon K. Penman (mostly because it's a bit doorstop-ish).
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 fljustice » Thu August 1st, 2013, 4:30 pm

Taking a break from research and biographies to read something totally different: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Finished the seventh book and currently reading The Hostile Hospital. Clever writing, wicked social satire and an ongoing mystery from book to book. I had a couple of working theories smashed in the last one. Total word-count for the series is probably about the same as a doorstop biography, but it's fun to finish a book on a subway ride to and fro. :D Haven't done that in ages.
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Post by princess garnet » Thu August 1st, 2013, 8:59 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Still slogging through The White Princess, probably because it's the only book I can read while being distracted.[/quote]
Join the club--I'm reading our library copy.

By the way, has anyone been on Philippa's website lately? It's been redesigned.

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Post by Nefret » Thu August 1st, 2013, 9:10 pm

I don't like the new website very much. (Though I rather like redesign of Elizabeth Chadwick's website.)
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 Misfit » Thu August 1st, 2013, 10:13 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Join the club--I'm reading our library copy.

By the way, has anyone been on Philippa's website lately? It's been redesigned.[/quote]

Ick, ick, ick.
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Post by Brenna » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 12:34 am

Attempting By Fire, By Water for the 2nd time as I couldn't get into it during my last attempt.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 2:28 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Attempting By Fire, By Water for the 2nd time as I couldn't get into it during my last attempt.[/quote]
Good luck on that. :rolleyes:

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Post by JenniferLovesRoxi » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 3:57 am

The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett

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Post by annis » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 5:49 am

Posie Graeme-Evans' time-slip, Island House.

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