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What Are You Reading? Sept. 2021

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? Sept. 2021

Post by princess garnet » Fri September 3rd, 2021, 2:42 pm

Share your reads this month!

Binge reading the "Lady Sherlock" series by Sherry Thomas from the library
In 1886 London, Charlotte Holmes solves mysteries as Sherlock Holmes.

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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? Sept. 2021

Post by Vanessa » Fri September 3rd, 2021, 9:06 pm

I’m reading The Devil & the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. Murder mystery set in 1634 on a boat sailing from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam. My copy is an ebook ARC and I’m finding it a bit weird to read. Nothing to do with the story, just the way the text is set out and the addition of numerals in odd places! I’ve placed a hold on a copy of the ebook at the library so that I can read it more easily! For the time being I will battle on!

I’m also reading The Secret Keeper’s Daughter by Samantha King via the Piveonhole app. It’s a contemporary family drama.
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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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2021

Post by princess garnet » Mon September 20th, 2021, 9:35 pm

Finished from the library: Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick (NF)
The author retraced George Washington's travels as president. It was fun seeing all the places I've lived over years!

A comparable title I'd read was George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour by Warren Bingham (History Press, 2016)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Night Hawks" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2021

Post by Madeleine » Yesterday, 9:00 am

I'm just about to start "The Long Call" by Ann Cleeves, the first in a new crime series set in Devon.
Currently reading: "The Night Hawks" by Elly Griffiths

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