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Old 05-01-2012, 10:48 PM   #2361
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The Black Order, by James Rollins. New author for Shrek and I, he's read the 2 we got and enjoyed them very much. Too early for me to tell, yet, but so far so good!

Somehow we ended up with two copies of his Devil's Colony. I wonder how that happened...

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #2362
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It appears to be a post WW I mystery novel (series) and it looked interesting enough that I reserved the first in the series at my public library.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #2363
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Decided to take a break from fiction. Just started "Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors" by Nicholas Wade. In it, the author discusses the evolution of man, based on recent findings brought to light through the Human Genome Project.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #2364
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I just finished "Jewel of Medina". I thought it was pretty good, with some interesting insights into the history of the Islamic world (keeping in mind, of course, that it is a novel).
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:52 AM   #2365
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Los Olivos de Belchite = The Olive Groves of Belchite

Good Morning,

About to start:

This is a historical novel which takes place during Spain´s Civil War 1936 - 1939.

It focuses on life and relationships of this period under the former dictator Franco.

It comes in English too: www.amazon.com

The author is: Elena Moya

Have nice wkend,
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #2366
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i am reading bomber, possibly the best ant-war novel i've come across (including catch 22) len deighton is the author. what a strange little curve my reading has taken me lately--i'm also reading manhunt, by peter bergen, a book about our ten year search for osama bin laden. after this i'm going to have to lighten up with some summer reading--beach novels, that sort of thing....
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #2367
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May In Madrid, Spain´s Interntl. Book Month Fairs

Good Afternoon,

May is international book month in many countries in The E.U. including Spain ... All the book shops offer huge discounts and there are open air kiosks and stalls throughout all the main arteries of the city.

Terribly addicted ... I had gone on Friday morning and purchased:

1. 100 Years of Fashion 1900 - 2000 ( C. Blackmann )

2. Florencia Arte y Arquitectura in Spanish

3. Chocolatier Oriol Balaguerńs La Cocina De Los Postres ( Oriol is a fine chocolate baker and retailer who studied under Ferrán Adriá )

When I return from Italia on the 19th, I shall cover the kiosks and stalls, I had not yet gone to.

Have nice wkend.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #2368
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I just finished a historical novel called "The Last Van Gogh" and enjoyed it very much.
I'm about to start another historical novel called "Claude & Camille" about Claude Monet.

We will be in France next month and I want to get in the mood.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #2369
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now that got my attention, kayelle! i just ordered up a sample of the van gogh book to my nook reader. thanks. now if you happen to come across an historical novel about paul cezanne that you like, please let me know. love his sensual, chunky art....
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #2370
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I'm reading several at the moment. First is The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle. I'm also reading Conservatize Me by John Moe. He's a liberal who went in search of the conservative mindset. While the writing is humorous, some of the things he did to try to understand the conservative thought process were stereotyped. No wonder he had a hard time figuring it out! I also just started Night Sins by Tami Hoag. Still in the first chapter though.

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