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    I recently read parts 1 and 2 of the Follett "100 year" trilogy ("Fall of Giants" and "Winter of the World") and am awaiting part 3. I enjoyed them so much I picked up Follett's "Pillars of the Earth". All are works of fiction with historical accuracy. I often found myself running to Wikipedia to get more details of the events that were described. All are highly recommend if you like "period" novels with historical accuracy. "Giants" and "Winter" take you from WWI through the end of WWII - with characters based in England, the US, Germany, and Russia. "Pillars" is a rough sketch of the relationship between the monarchy and the church in England in 1100-1170.

    Finished "Pillars" yesterday and started a "The Sign of Four" which is an Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) novel. Strangely enough ... I've never actually READ Doyle. Enjoying it so far and so far I agree that Downey Jr. was a much better Sherlock than Rathbone. Boy they sure did "tone down" Sherlock in those old movies. Anyway, this is what I am reading (listening to ) in my car.

    My other book (an actual book - I like to read in bed) is "Bliss" by O.Z. Livaneli. So far I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nena View Post
    O, I know I am a little crazy. I love to read but usually Elm creek quilters books etc. Why now I decide to read" Mary queen of Scotland and the Isles" I do not know. lol It is going to take me months to finish it!
    In July last year I was in Scotland at a wedding. I took this book to read.i had a wonderful time reading it in the rough scenery of the area. I found the book very compelling.
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    I've read all of Ken Folletts's books and the mini series of Pillars of the Earth and World Without End are great tv. If you have Amazon Prime the tv series are free to watch and The Hangman series are free to borrow from the Kindle Library. Pixelofink.com has all the free Kindle books listed everyday. You don't have to search, the new ones are listed. Many are free just for one day. Many top sellers pop up every so often as free.
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    I love reading but I get very annoyed with those one chapter books where you become drawn into the adventure and it finishes with no complete book to purchase.
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    I was reading "The Kite Runner". I am only halfway through it.

    But unfortunately due to school I don't have time to read, because all I ever do is read for school (one of the many perks of being a history major haha). But for school I've been reading (excluding actual textbooks) "The Holocaust" by Donald L. Niewyk, "War and Genocide" by Doris L. Bergen, "China in the Twentieth Century" by Paul Bailey, "Origins of the Chinese Revolution" by Lucien Bianco, and this weekend I'm going to have to start to read "Recollections of the Revolution of 1911" by Wu Yuzhang. And like I said this isn't even all of it...not even close.

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    I just finished "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly. I was a high school freshman when Kennedy was killed, so I found the story (with accurate facts) fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I love reading but I get very annoyed with those one chapter books where you become drawn into the adventure and it finishes with no complete book to purchase.
    Do you mean a preview of the book? Some give the first chapter for free but all I've seen, it's clearly marked preview only.
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    I just finished All Things New, a Christian Civil War era novel by Lynn Austin. If you like that era, she has a set of 3 related novels that are good--Refiner's Fire series. There's also a WWII era -A Woman's Place-that's good.

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    Although I only began reading "Sarah's Key" yesterday afternoon I'm about 2/3's through it already. Story unfolds in chapters alternating between France in 1942 and present day France. I belong to a small quilt/book group within my guild and this book is the most interesting book on our list in a long time.

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    Right now I am reading "The Chamber" by John Grisham. Lately, I have been reading books set in the UP of Michigan. I have spent a lot of time in the UP and am familiar with the towns mentioned in the books. My favorite authors of these books are Steve Hamilton and Richard Baldwin. I also like Nora Roberts books.

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