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What Are You Reading? June 2022

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What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by princess garnet » Thu June 2nd, 2022, 2:27 am

Summer is here this month! Share your reads here.

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Nefret
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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by Nefret » Thu June 2nd, 2022, 6:02 pm

I started reading "Sistersong" by Lucy Holland.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by Madeleine » Fri June 3rd, 2022, 4:05 pm

"Murder in Chianti" by Camilla Trinchieri - a bit of Euro-crime!
Currently reading: "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth

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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by princess garnet » Mon June 13th, 2022, 2:12 am

From the library: The Complete Works of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel, edited by Nathalie Babel Brown, translated by Peter Constantine
All of Isaac Babel's fiction, articles from his journalism days abroad, 1920 diary, plays, and movie screenplays.

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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by Vanessa » Mon June 13th, 2022, 3:16 pm

I’m reading The Cottage on Winter Moss by Allie Cresswell, a dual timeline story. So a contemporary as well as historical saga.

I’m also reading The Good Servant by Fern Britton via Pigeonhole. It’s a fictionalised account about Marion Crawford who was governess to the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.
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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? June 2022

Post by Nefret » Fri June 17th, 2022, 12:21 am

I started reading River Kings- A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads by Cat Jarman
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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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by Madeleine » Sat June 18th, 2022, 9:00 pm

More Euro crime - "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth
Currently reading: "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth

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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by princess garnet » Tue June 21st, 2022, 5:53 pm

Finished: The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur Der Weduwen (NF)
Next up: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World by Mark L. Clifford (NF)

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Currently reading: "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth
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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by Madeleine » Wed June 22nd, 2022, 4:00 pm

My current book actually has a historical side too, some chapters are telling the story of when the artist Cezanne lived in Aix-en-Provence, and will presumably lead up to how the "lost work" of the title came to be lost. So it's a bit of a dual time frame.
Currently reading: "The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne" by M L Longworth

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Re: What Are You Reading? June 2022

Post by red805 » Thu June 23rd, 2022, 6:53 pm

I'm reading The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart in my quest to read all of our book icons from the top of the site!

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