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What Are You Reading? January 2021

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 1st, 2021, 9:38 pm

New thread for New Year!

Old Louisiana by Lyle Saxon (NF)
Reprint of a classic Louisiana state history book published in 1929. I've read and own Saxon's Fabulous New Orleans (1928).

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red805
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Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by red805 » Tue January 5th, 2021, 9:48 pm

Wolf Hall - finally. Have had the hardback sitting on my TBR stack forever. I finally broke down & bought the audiobook. The reader, Ben Miles, has very distinctive voices for each main character. His Thomas More certainly sounds villianish. It's amazing how many "character" names I recognize from previous Tudor historical fiction reading!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by Madeleine » Wed January 6th, 2021, 4:45 pm

Just about to start A Winter Beneath the Stars by Jo Thomas.
Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by princess garnet » Thu January 7th, 2021, 3:27 am

Finished: Stephen and Matilda's Civil War by Matthew Lewis (NF)
An accessible history chronicling what happened between King Stephen and Empress Matilda and how Anarchy became the catch all term for a turbulent time in medieval English history. I bought this book directly from the publisher.

Next read (from the library): The Rightful Queen by Isabelle Steiger
The 2nd installment in the "Paths of Lantistyne" series, published summer 2020. It's the sequel to The Empire's Ghost, published 2017. I didn't realize the author had written a sequel!

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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!
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Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by Vanessa » Fri January 8th, 2021, 11:09 pm

I’m reading Highland Lioness by Kristin Gleeson, historical fiction set in the Scottish court of 1559. It’s a review book.

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole City of Tears by Kate Mosse, sequel to the Burning Chambers, historical fiction set in the 16thC.

I’m listening to 33 Women by Isabel Ashdown, a psychological thriller set in a women’s commune.

Hope everyone is staying safe and well.
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Currently reading: "Deliaka" by Philip Remus
Interest in HF: Alexander the Great and Achilles from childhood.
Favourite HF book: The last of the Wine
Preferred HF: Ancient Greece
Location: Athens

Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by Ithaka » Wed January 20th, 2021, 10:41 am

Hi everyone

I am currently reading "The Fox" by Buttler and I am charmed by this almost-masterpiece.

One question though, does anyone know the writer Philip Remus whose books I have been reading on amazon? Here is a link to one of his books.

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Interest in HF: Alexander the Great and Achilles from childhood.
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Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Post by Ithaka » Wed January 20th, 2021, 10:44 am

Hi everyone

I am currently reading "The Fox" by Buttler and I am charmed by this near- masterpiece. He is an extremely promising writer, at least when it comes to HF.

One question though, does anyone know of Philip Remus, the writer? I can find his books solely on Amazon.



But unfortunaltery he is like a ghost, I cannot find a viable email address so I can contact him.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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