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Subject: Playing With Titles
Date Posted: 3/2/2010 11:26 AM ET
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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?)

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 11:40 AM ET
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Easy one. Sharon Penman is the author.

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 11:44 AM ET
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1) Sharon Penmann

2) Richard III

3) I have not read it

4) Next title: Beneath a Marble Sky



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1) John Shors ? (that's what Google tells me)

2) Taj Mahal dude

3) Have not read it, but sounds interesting

4) Next title: Pride of Carthage

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 1:16 PM ET
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The main character in "Beneath a Marble Sky" is Princess Jahanara, whose father built the Taj Mahal.  It's a beautiful story for anyone who hasn't read it!

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Pride of Carthage

1) David Anthony Durham

2) Hannibal

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

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 1:44 PM ET
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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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Margaret George

Cleo and Ceasar

Haven't read it.

 

First Princess of Wales

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Date Posted: 3/2/2010 2:58 PM ET
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Karen Harper

Joan of Kent

Haven't read it but puttting it on my WL

 

Next Title

Winthrop Women

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Anya Seton

Elizabeth Winthrop

Have it, read it, loved it.

 

Next book - Mistress of the Sun



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Sandra Gulland

Louis XIV and Louise de la Valliere

Haven't read it yet, but I want to!

Next title:

The Tudor Rose

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Date Posted: 3/2/2010 9:11 PM ET
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Margaret Campbell Brown

Elizabeth wife Henry VII

Haven't read but just added yet another for my wish list

Next Title:

Mozart's Sister

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 9:21 PM ET
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Nancy Moser

Nannerl Mozart

Haven't read it, but it's on my shelf.

Next Up - Wolf Hall

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 7:05 AM ET
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Hilary Mantle

Cromwell

I haven't read it.  I have been Tudored out!

 

Royal Harlot

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Susan Holloway Scott

Lady Casltemaine

Haven't read, but sounds interesting

Next title -

Sarum

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 1:20 PM ET
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Edward Rutherfurd

many

Read it twice. 

 

The Hollow Hills



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Jerelyn,

Did you like Sarum? I find his books very cumbersome to get through. I keep looking at New York but don't think I will get through it.

Alice

Date Posted: 3/4/2010 4:39 AM ET
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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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Hollow HIlls

Mary Steward

King Arthur and Merlin

Yes read all 4 of them excellent books, would read again

Next book - The Lute Player

Alice

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 2:48 PM ET
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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... :-(

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I find Rutherford hit or miss - I enjoyed Russka, and liked Sarum and the first of the Ireland ones (Princes of Ireland, maybe?) but I could never get through London.

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 5:14 PM ET
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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!

 

Next title:

Child of the Morning

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 10:11 PM ET
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Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge

Hatshepsut

have not read it (yet!)

Next:

The Killer Angels

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Date Posted: 3/6/2010 7:09 AM ET
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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

Date Posted: 3/7/2010 6:27 PM ET
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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

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