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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What We Are Reading Now

Still preparing for the adventure trip to Central Asia, we are now reading:  The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia (well written and pithy descriptions of the silk, spice, and amber trade along with politics and geography) and The Silk Road and the Cities of the Golden Horde (written by a famous Russian scholar).

And for some fiction:  Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries) (think:  Brother Cadfael -- The Cadfael Collection -- solves crime in Ancient Egypt) ... not finished yet, but a good read so far.

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