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jemidar

jemidar

Avid reader and history nerd.

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Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion, and Great Houses
Lucy Worsley

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Jemidar has read 64 books toward a goal of 78 books.
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John Dos Passos was politicized by his experiences of war. During World War I he served as an ambulance driver in Italy and ...
September 2013
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September 2013
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Soon BookLikes will be offline for maintenance. Don't worry, it won't last long, up to 30 minutes. We'll start works at 10...
September 2013
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More like 3.5 stars.Good solid, old school historical fiction about Richard II of England and his tragic reign which avoids g...
Within the Hollow Crown: A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty, and His Love - Margaret Campbell Barnes
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Possibly 4.5 stars.I originally read this in the late eighties after seeing the TV mini-series of it starring Jane Seymour. F...
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
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September 2013
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Closer to 2.5 stars.Meh. I've read worse but have definitely read better. Full of cliches & caricature, and as shallow as a s...
Isabeau: A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer - N. Gemini Sasson
reviewed: 1984
Last read this in 1984 :-).
1984 - George Orwell
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September 2013
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Short, easy to read allegorical tale based on the Russian Revolution and the following Stalinist regime but it could easily b...
Animal Farm - George Orwell
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September 2013
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I think this is my favourite Jackson Brodie novel yet. Scrap that, it's my favourite Kate Atkinson novel full stop. It has ev...
Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson
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September 2013
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August 2013
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Hmmm...maybe 3.5 stars.Even though I've not seen the musical version of this and came to it with no real preconceived expecta...
The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
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August 2013
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reviewed: To Let: The Forsyte Saga
Really 4.5 stars.
To Let: The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
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August 2013
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Really 3.5 stars.
Moonraker - Ian Fleming
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August 2013
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More like 4.5 stars.Very clever and detailed 'modern' interpretation of the lives of the English historical figures Edward (A...
The Wheel of Fortune - Susan Howatch
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August 2013
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reviewed: In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga
Nearly 4.5 stars.
In Chancery: The Forsyte Saga - John Galsworthy
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August 2013
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reviewed: The Angel's Game
Having previously read Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind I was really looking forward to this, the second installment of his tri...
The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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