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What Are You Reading Nov. 2019?

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What Are You Reading Nov. 2019?

Post by Vanessa » Wed November 27th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I’m reading The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen, a story set in the 90 About a young girl who is bullied.

I’m also reading The Fall Out by Rebecca Thornton via Pigeonhole, a contemporary story about secrets and lies.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What Are You Reading Nov. 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Tue December 3rd, 2019, 10:44 am

I've just started "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly, the British Library Crime Classic for Christmas.
Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

Writer by Trade
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Joined: December 2019
Currently reading: Metropolis by Philip Kerr
Preferred HF: between the wars and WWII
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: What Are You Reading Nov. 2019?

Post by Writer by Trade » Mon December 16th, 2019, 5:02 am

princess garnet wrote:
Sat November 23rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Started a library copy of The Evening Star by Faye Haskins (NF)
It's the story of the long-time DC newspaper that ceased publication in 1981.
I started this book too, since I have used the archives of the Evening/Sunday Star extensively (if you have a D.C. library card they're digitized and free to use online). Unfortunately I found a factual error in the first page I read of Haskins's book, I had skipped into the middle to read about a writer I knew. Read a few more pages and am quite disappointed by the quality of the writing -- choppy and repetitious. The book could have used a sharp-eyed copy editor.

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