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I just finished reading the start of another series (The Order of the Sanguines) called The Blood Gospel.


A soldier, a priest, and an archeologist walk into a bar... not really. They are all in Israel in an attempt to uncover the Blood Gospel, a book reportedly written by Christ in his own blood. And hey! The Bathory story is also woven into this story. There are vampires, called the Strigoi, and those called Sanguinists. The latter are priests that follow the church and drink a wine infused with Christs blood by special consecration or blessing, as opposed to human blood. This is all brought about by an old prophecy and the book ends before a new mission so I am assuming book 2 will pick right up.


Another book I am reading, published in 1887, is called Ten Days in a Mad-House written by a woman named Nellie Bly, a reporter, who fakes her way into an insane asylum in order to report her findings on the treatment of patients, etc... I instantly think Lana Winters from season 2 of American Horror Story.

Date: 2017-07-13 08:23 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] keelokins
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the second one sounds really interesting.

I second that

Date: 2017-07-13 08:44 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] missangelique999
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the 2nd one is right up my alley.
I'd love to read it :)

Re: I second that

Date: 2017-07-16 12:26 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] missangelique999
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nice :)
I'm going to see if my local library has a copy!

Date: 2017-07-14 01:49 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] wolfpack82
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I've heard of the nellie bly one. Gracious, just IMAGINE what she went through!

Date: 2017-07-15 06:37 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] jackjanderson
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The Blood Gospel sounds like a really good read, thanks for the rec

Date: 2017-07-18 02:38 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] smile_n_cuddle
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Wow - the 10 Days in a Mad House book sounds really good! I'm reading "In the Midst of Life" - about a nurse who documents how end-of-life care has changed over the decades since the 50s.

It's so interesting to see how things change over time.

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