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It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Nefret » Sat January 6th, 2018, 11:49 pm

I just started Roma by Steven Saylor.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Misfit » Sun January 7th, 2018, 10:49 am

Susan wrote:
Misfit wrote:
Susan wrote:Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff arrived on my Kindle an hour ago, thanks to a pushed-up publication date. Should be a fun read!


I have it as well. I was able to time the purchase request to library for digital edition to be first in line. The waiting list now for dead tree and ebook grows every day.


That was a good strategy. I probably would not have read it without all the publicity. I figured I'd have to wait forever for a digital copy at eLibraryNJ or for a hardback copy at the local library so I pre-ordered it at Amazon the other day. I actually didn't mind paying for it. $14 for something that upsets you-know-who is worth it!


The...erm...tantrums certainly sold more books :rolleyes:
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 7th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Hey--let's keep the discussion away from current politics. This forum is a haven where I DON'T have to think about them.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Misfit » Sun January 7th, 2018, 7:49 pm

MLE (Emily Cotton) wrote:Hey--let's keep the discussion away from current politics. This forum is a haven where I DON'T have to think about them.


Sorry, my bad. :oops: :oops: :oops:
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby princess garnet » Mon January 8th, 2018, 10:08 pm

The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan
"Riyria Chronicles" series #4

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Madeleine » Tue January 9th, 2018, 9:59 am

"Thin Air" by Michelle Paver, a ghost story about an expedition in the Himalayas.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Vanessa » Thu January 11th, 2018, 2:10 pm

The Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart, contemporary fiction about an autistic boy and it’s a Book group read.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby Vanessa » Tue January 16th, 2018, 1:53 pm

I’m reading The Secret Wife by Gill Paul, dual timeframe, an imagining of Tatiana Romanova’s romantic involvement with a Russian soldier.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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red805
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Location: Southern California

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby red805 » Thu January 18th, 2018, 2:18 am

I'm listening to Grant by Ron Chernow. I had really liked his Alexander Hamilton book & was very interested in learing more about Grant, as my grandfather was named for US Grant. I don't know if I could get through the book if it wasn't an audiobook. Although I am enjoying it, some of the Civil War battle sequences are so detailed & drawn out that I might have put down the hardback. What I'm finding very interesting & eerily timely is the description of Andrew Johnson as president. Some interesting similarities to the current office holder I think. Also, it's so fascinating how the Republican & Democrat parties have flipped from progressive to conservative & vice-versa. I would definitely recommend the book to those who have the stamina for it. I think I'll have to pick up Chernow's Washington now.

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

Postby princess garnet » Thu January 18th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott, edited by Elaine Showalter
I'm reading the Library of America omnibus edition. It also has the original illustrations with each novel. With the new adaptation of Little Women coming to PBS's "Masterpiece" in the spring, it seemed a good time to read the complete trilogy of the March family. The show has had its UK broadcast.


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