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what are you reading April 2017?

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey & Pushing up Daisies by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Thu April 20th, 2017, 8:32 am

I've just started the fourth book in the St Mary's series "A Trail through Time".
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby Lisa » Mon April 24th, 2017, 2:11 pm

In the past couple of months I read the first three Outlander novels in succession, and now I'm reading Green Darkness by Anya Seton. I normally love Seton but her writing style feels so much slower in comparison to Gabaldon's. Plus I'm not feeling sympathy for any of the characters, so it's rather slow going.

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lauradupre
Scribbler
Currently reading: Tudor Bride
Interest in HF: Historical fiction was my guilty pleasure when I was in grad school, getting my Master's in History. Back then, I read everything I could about the American Revolution and early republic. Now, as I'm researching my ancestors, I'm obsessed with French history. I've stuck in the Renaissance era.
Favorite HF book: Minette by Melanie Clegg
Preferred HF: How many can I have? WWI, American Revolution, Renaissance, 18th Century,
Location: USA

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby lauradupre » Wed April 26th, 2017, 6:54 pm

I'm giving The Fiery Cross the old try. I think I've lost steam for Gabaldon's novels. I admire her for trying something new, but spending at least 10% of the book on a single day, setting up threads for me is too much. I decided to cheat and read the summary in the second volume of the Outlandish Companion, but the summary was about 15 pages.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey & Pushing up Daisies by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Thu April 27th, 2017, 8:42 am

Just started "The Essex Serpent".
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby Lisa » Thu April 27th, 2017, 10:07 am

lauradupre wrote:I'm giving The Fiery Cross the old try. I think I've lost steam for Gabaldon's novels. I admire her for trying something new, but spending at least 10% of the book on a single day, setting up threads for me is too much. I decided to cheat and read the summary in the second volume of the Outlandish Companion, but the summary was about 15 pages.

Yup, I'm taking a break from Gabaldon for now, I will be back, but despite being easy reads there are so many threads to keep track of!

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: what are you reading April 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Thu April 27th, 2017, 4:51 pm

The Card Catalog published by the Library of Congress, forward by Dr. Carla Hayden (NF)


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