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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2460 on: January 07, 2022, 10:51:38 AM »
Is Paris Burning?  How Paris Miraculously Escaped Adolf Hitler's Sentence Of Death In August 1944 by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2461 on: January 08, 2022, 06:41:09 PM »
Finishing up Harry Potter #4. My favorite one.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2462 on: January 10, 2022, 05:59:50 PM »
Centennial, by James Michener. People hated the narrator, so hopefully I can stand him.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2463 on: January 18, 2022, 12:39:49 PM »
Currently slogging through The Count of Monte Cristo. I never read it growing up so I'm attempting to now, and boy is it hard to get through a novel this length as a homeschooling mother now haha. I'm enjoying it so far, though.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2464 on: January 18, 2022, 01:03:36 PM »
Currently slogging through The Count of Monte Cristo. I never read it growing up so I'm attempting to now, and boy is it hard to get through a novel this length as a homeschooling mother now haha. I'm enjoying it so far, though.

One of my favorites. I downloaded it as an audio book from Librivox.org.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2465 on: January 18, 2022, 07:34:22 PM »
Finished Nineteen Eighty-Four yesterday, so now I'm on to Yours, Till Heaven, which tells the story of the marriage of Charles and Susie Spurgeon. A Protestant friend gifted it to me.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2466 on: January 19, 2022, 06:10:04 PM »
Bleak House, one of my favorite Dickens novels.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2467 on: January 19, 2022, 09:21:53 PM »
Currently slogging through The Count of Monte Cristo. I never read it growing up so I'm attempting to now, and boy is it hard to get through a novel this length as a homeschooling mother now haha. I'm enjoying it so far, though.
It stresses me out so much I can't get through it.  The betrayal. 
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2468 on: January 20, 2022, 08:54:08 AM »
Currently slogging through The Count of Monte Cristo. I never read it growing up so I'm attempting to now, and boy is it hard to get through a novel this length as a homeschooling mother now haha. I'm enjoying it so far, though.
It stresses me out so much I can't get through it.  The betrayal.
What a shame. It's so good. People think it's about revenge, but it's not really.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2469 on: January 25, 2022, 05:01:00 PM »
Game Change. Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2470 on: January 25, 2022, 07:08:19 PM »
On to Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2471 on: January 25, 2022, 07:13:18 PM »
Dissolution of the Monasteries, a New History, James G. Clark. It treats of the dissolution of the monasteries in England and Wales, where Henry VIII held sway, but does not cover Ireland, stating that that is different story, its own. Given the sheer size, there is already enough material. Scotland is omitted as it was a separate kingdom with its own king.

One thing with Scotland is it had a few lay abbots or so when it was firmly Calvinist under James I. The assets were presumably a useful thing for the king to have in his gift, and James did sometimes entertain ideas of a sort of peace with Catholicism.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2472 on: January 28, 2022, 10:43:05 AM »
The Help. It's been a while since I last read it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2473 on: February 18, 2022, 06:41:00 AM »
The Age of the Moguls by Stewart Holbrook
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2474 on: February 18, 2022, 10:31:15 AM »
DH started reading aloud from St. Gallen Mafia by Julia Meloni. I'd say it's an engaging, quick-paced mystery/thriller, but the fact that it's real makes it somehow less enthralling...
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