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Okay, let's start another game just for fun. Genie gave me the bug and the idea.
I will post a book title and the next poster does this:
1.) Give the author of the book
2.) Give the name of the main character (s)
3.) Tells whether or not they've read it and if they have read it, whether it's a thumbs up or a thumbs down
4.) Provides the title for the next book
The first title is: The Sunne in Splendour - (easy, huh?)
Pride of Carthage
1) David Anthony Durham
3) I own it, but I haven't read it yet. It looks really good. "This epic retelling of Hannibal Barca's assault on the Roman Republic begins in Spain, where the legendary Carthaginian general boldly conquers the city of Saguntum. With tens of thousands of soldiers and a contingent of elephants, Hannibal pursues his campaign through the outposts of the nascent empire, choosing a land route to Italy that allies and opponents alike consider impossible...."
4) Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage: Author Kenneth Roberts, main character Major Rogers.
Haven't read it so I can't give it a thumbs up or down.
If I am correct, next title is:
Memoirs of Cleopatra (not too difficult, huh?)
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Alice, I really have to be in the mood for Rutherfurd, His books are bears to read! I read this when it was first released it was a gift from my BIL who is quite possibly the most brilliant person I know. He said something to the effect. "So you like history how about this." I was intrigued by his style and thank goodness for the family trees because I found myself going back and forth many many times.
The second time I was in the hospital and bored to tears. I was there 8 days and knew I had months of recovery ahead of me so I sent Will out for Sarum, I saw it at the little used book kiosk in the lobby of the hospital. So I began to read it again and got a whole new take on it. Did I say that I was heavily medicated!
I got Forest after that, but was just to exhausted by it to finish. Then last year I got London here at PSB and read that. By that time I had made up my mind that I read not only to learn because that is part of the joy of reading but to be entertained. I find I don't like to work at entertainment. I want to read New York but like you I just don't know if I want to work at reading it. Besides with the help of you dear ladies and a few gentlemen I have enough books to keep me occupied and entertained into my grave.
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I also have to be in the right mood for Rutherfurd and I usually most enjoy the ones about places that already fascinate me. I'm really excited about the newest one set in New York. I actually have a copy on the way to me, but I looked at the details page and saw that it is being shown as delivered on Feb 24th, but I don't have the book; it wasn't delivered then! So, now I'm worried it might be lost. Wah!...Gloom! Despair! and agony on me...Boo-Hoo...
If it doesn't show up, I may just buy a copy. I was really excited to start that one... :-(
The Lute Player: Written by Norah Lofts
Richard l or Richard the Lionheart and his wife Berengaria
Haven't read it but it sounds great - may have to go on my WL!
Child of the Morning
The Killer Angels is by Michael Sharra
Civil War Generals, Lee, Pickett and Longstreet
Havent read anything by Sharra yet although I have a couple on my shelf. Will have to try
Next book: 1916
1916 is by Morgan Llywelyn
Irish Rebellion, Padraic Pearse, Thomas McDonough, Thomas Clarke, and Joseph Plunkett. The main character of the novel, however, is an invented one: Ned Halloran is a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic
Have not read anything by Llywelyn yet but I have a few on my TBR and this one looks interesting
Next Book: All Quiet on the Western Front