Daily Archives: January 22, 2012

Elizabeth the Queen

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith 2012 /  688 pages biography Rating – 7 This book sounds like it would be long and boring but it’s only one of those –  long.  It’s … Continue reading

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin 2011 / 440 pages history/non-fict rating 9 I spent several weeks reading this – going a chapter or so a week as the group suggested.  Then I coudn’t stand … Continue reading

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