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What are you reading?

A reader asks, "What are you reading right now?"

Hummm. Well, I'm always reading about ten things at a time, but this is what's on my desk.

Chronicle of the Pharaohs by Peter Clayton, as I was checking some dates.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt, as I was checking some distances.
The photographic catalog of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Life of Meresamun, also a catalog of an exhibit of the Oriental Institute in Chicago.

And my Kindle, the most recent book being Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamon, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter Reformation by Aidan Dodson.

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alipeeps
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... call me crazy but I'm sensing a theme here? ;)

Personally, I'm alternating reading the latest Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanpvich in hardback and re-reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on the Kindle app on my Tab. :D
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Definitely a theme here! :)

I might -- might -- be tuning up for a book on the late Amarna period.
cypherindigo
Jan. 29th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Nonfiction or good fiction?
jo_graham
Jan. 30th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Fiction, definitely. The earliest Numinous World book I've done.
cypherindigo
Jan. 30th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
If you can get your hands on them Pauline Gedge's books are wonderful. Judith Tarr and Michelle Moran are also excellent.

jo_graham
Jan. 31st, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
I've read Judith Tarr and Michelle Moran -- yes, excellent indeed! And an old favorite of mine is Mika Waltari's.
not_from_stars
Jan. 26th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
It does not surprise me that I have a couple of those books on my lists. :)
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
:) I'm not surprised!
cypherindigo
Jan. 26th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
"Life of Meresamun" I need to add that to one of my lists.

I just re-read Ravens earlier in the week. It keeps getting better.
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you!

It's strange, because it's the first glimpse of Elza for the reader though so much not so for me, as I'd written most of two books about her first. I'm very curious as to how she comes off from these outside glimpses?
cypherindigo
Jan. 29th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
From these stories I am more interestedin Victory. :-) Elza is Interesting. One gets the most from the story of her grandaughter, and from that I wanted to know how she got her scars.
jo_graham
Jan. 30th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
There's definitely the story of how she got her scars. Oh yes!
Katy Peppel Holder
Jan. 26th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
What are you reading...
You might like Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt edited by Carolyn Graves-Brown and Dancing for Hathor which was written by Graves-Brown. I'm reading them for a class and I am finding them very intriguing.
jo_graham
Jan. 29th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: What are you reading...
Thank you for the tip! I'd actually been looking at Dancing for Hathor on Amazon and deciding whether to buy it.
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