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Carnage on the Committee,’ by Ruth Dudley Edwards. It’s a murder mystery involving a member of parliament.”

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“I’m reading ‘The Bhagavad Gita: As It Is,’ by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I wanted to read something for my spiritual education. I highly recommend it.”

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Merrick,’ by Anne Rice. It’s the seventh book in her Vampire Chronicles.”

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“I just finished ‘New Mercies,’ by Sandra Dallas. It’s set in the deep South. A woman from Denver inherits an estate, and she thinks she’s just there to close the deal but gets involved in a mystery surrounding her family history.”

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1984,’ by George Orwell. It’s about a future totalitarian society in which everyone is monitored at all times.”


nklminster 9 years, 3 months ago

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. It's more of a preteen/teen book about a small village on a remote mountain that make a living from the stones of the mountain. It has been decided that the prince of this country will chose his future bride from that village. In order to prepare the girls, they are sent to a princess academy. Very cute, sweet, innocent story.

ms_canada 9 years, 3 months ago

I just finished reading Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell, the second book in his Grail Quest series about the English Archer, master of the famed English Long Bow. Thomas of Hookton was an archer for King Edward II in the mid 1300 in the so called 100 years war with France. I will now begin reading the third and final book Heretic and the further adventures of Thomas and his Scots friend Robbie Douglas. Many of the events in these books are historical as are many of the characters. Graphic descriptions of the horrors of war in those days make for oft times difficult reading, but make one realize how futile wars really are to this very day. Second time reading these books for me as I love the writing of Bernard Cornwell. He has an excellent series on the American Civil War as well as the Richard Sharpe series on the famed Sharpe rifle men of the 19th century

bearded_gnome 9 years, 3 months ago

MS_Canada, absolutely right about Cornwell's two serieses.
am reading: "the Scalpel and the sword" historical fiction by Dell Shannon. rebel irishman surgeon flees the distruction and rebelion of ireland, becoming british navy surgeon. witnesses Nelson's death (1805), goes on to work on land hospital. medical details and fiction well written. a bit weak on naughtical details and shipboard life. a little too prolix in places.
enjoyed Hardy's "the mayor of Casterbridge." now finding other his books to read. very fine writing.

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