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What are you reading? November 2013

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Post by Susan » Tue November 5th, 2013, 12:11 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I'm on William and Mary and I already know I'm going back to read books I found that I didn't know about the first time or came out since.

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Which W&M are you reading? I always liked them because my son in an alumni of The College of William and Mary.
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Post by Susan » Tue November 5th, 2013, 12:14 am

The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch, the author of the Hangman's Daughter mysteries. This one is a mystery about a conspiracy in the death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (of the Neuschwannstein Castle fame) who was found drowned in a lake along with his doctor.
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Post by princess garnet » Tue November 5th, 2013, 1:06 am

Rereading A History of the Baltic States by Andres Kasekamp (NF)

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Post by Brenna » Tue November 5th, 2013, 1:51 am

[quote=""Susan""]The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch, the author of the Hangman's Daughter mysteries. This one is a mystery about a conspiracy in the death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (of the Neuschwannstein Castle fame) who was found drowned in a lake along with his doctor.[/quote]

That sounds interesting. Look forward to your thoughts!
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Post by annis » Tue November 5th, 2013, 2:39 am

Stay Where You Are Then Leave by John Boyne, YA fiction set around a boy's quest to find out the truth about his father's disappearance during WWI. An engaging and poignant but mercifully unsentimental look at the cost of war. No doubt we will be inundated with WWI fiction as the 100th anniversary of the start of the war approaches, but I think this will stand up well in the flood to come.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue November 5th, 2013, 4:19 am

[quote=""Susan""]Which W&M are you reading? I always liked them because my son in an alumni of The College of William and Mary.[/quote]

I mentioned before that I'm reading "William and Mary" by Henri and Barbara van der Zee, but there's been errors I caught from my reading on Charles II and James II so I'll be reading John Van der Kiste book on Kindle my second time around, since I want to make sure I'm not learning a lot wrong things on them.

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Post by Susan » Tue November 5th, 2013, 11:26 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I mentioned before that I'm reading "William and Mary" by Henri and Barbara van der Zee, but there's been errors I caught from my reading on Charles II and James II so I'll be reading John Van der Kiste book on Kindle my second time around, since I want to make sure I'm not learning a lot wrong things on them.

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I'm not familiar with the van der Zee biography. I did look it up and saw that it was published in 1973. John Van Der Kiste's is much more recent, within the past few years.
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Post by Susan » Tue November 5th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Originally Posted by Susan
The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Pötzsch, the author of the Hangman's Daughter mysteries. This one is a mystery about a conspiracy in the death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (of the Neuschwannstein Castle fame) who was found drowned in a lake along with his doctor.
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That sounds interesting. Look forward to your thoughts!
Brenna, it is set in the present time in Munich (so far). The premise seems to be that the "true" circumstances of Ludwig's death have been covered up. I haven't gotten too far yet. I've been to Munich, so that helps me visualize things more.
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Post by Brenna » Tue November 5th, 2013, 11:37 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Brenna, it is set in the present time in Munich (so far). The premise seems to be that the "true" circumstances of Ludwig's death have been covered up. I haven't gotten too far yet. I've been to Munich, so that helps me visualize things more.[/quote]

I've been to the castle and the Munich too which is why I am intrigued
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Post by Susan » Wed November 6th, 2013, 12:53 am

[quote=""Brenna""]I've been to the castle and the Munich too which is why I am intrigued[/quote]

Brenna, I'll let you know what I think. I very much liked Pötzsch's Hangman's Daughter mysteries.
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