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What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

Post by princess garnet » Sun October 3rd, 2021, 2:38 am

Falling into a new month! Share your reads here.

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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? Oct. 2021

Post by Vanessa » Sun October 3rd, 2021, 12:06 pm

I’m still reading The Wind Chime by Alexandra Walsh, the first in a Victorian Timeshift mystery series. I’m also reading via Pigeonhole A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford, a dual timeline story set in the present day and the Victorian era, a mystery which takes the reader on a journey to Scotland and the Arctic. I have to say I’m getting a little confused at times between the two books as they are quite similar!
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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Preferred HF: I like a series the best - more to look forward to after one book ends. Masters of Rome, The Century Trilogy, & the Outlander series are some of my favorites.
Location: Southern California

Re: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

Post by red805 » Sun October 3rd, 2021, 9:39 pm

Have started another exciting James Clavell book - Tai Pan. Clavell could certainly write action-packed books! Enjoying it.

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Re: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

Post by princess garnet » Mon October 4th, 2021, 3:46 pm

Starting: The Streets of Paris by Susan Cahill (NF)

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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? Oct. 2021

Post by Vanessa » Tue October 5th, 2021, 10:08 am

I’m just about to start The Five: the Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. It’s for my f2f book group. The theme was a biography.
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? Oct. 2021

Post by princess garnet » Thu October 7th, 2021, 5:20 pm

Finished from the library: Formosa Betrayed by George H. Kerr (NF)
Seminal work about modern Taiwan. The author lived and worked in Taiwan between the 1930s-40s and was an eyewitness to pivotal events following WWII. I read a 2018 reprint with a new intro by Jonathan Benda.

Now: The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino (NF)
The author shares her love about living on Rue des Martyrs in Paris.

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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

Post by Madeleine » Sun October 10th, 2021, 4:51 pm

"The Survivors" by Jane Harper - murder mystery, and secrets, set on Tasmania.
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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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? Oct. 2021

Post by Vanessa » Sun October 17th, 2021, 9:50 am

I’m reading Masquerade by S E England, a ghost story. And I’m onto the last stave via Pigeonhole of The Perfect House by R P Bolton, a psychological thriller come sort of ghost story.
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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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
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Re: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2021

Post by Madeleine » Mon October 18th, 2021, 8:43 am

I've just started my first Halloween read, "The Strings of Murder", the first in the Frey and McGray series set in late 1880s Edinburgh, a sort of Victorian X Files!
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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