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What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

Post by princess garnet » Mon January 2nd, 2023, 4:01 am

Happy New Year!
Share your reads!

Finished: The Sisters of Sea View by Julie Klassen
First installment in the "On Devonshire Shores" series

Next up: Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins (NF)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Re: What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

Post by Madeleine » Mon January 2nd, 2023, 12:12 pm

"Murder at St Anne's" by J R Ellis - cosy crime set in Yorkshire in late January so lots of snow, and there are references to M R James's stories.
Currently reading "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Re: What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

Post by Nefret » Mon January 2nd, 2023, 8:51 pm

I started reading "Greek Mythology- A Traveler's Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy" by David Stuttard.
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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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? Jan. 2023

Post by Vanessa » Wed January 4th, 2023, 7:00 pm

I’m reading a book I’ve received to review - How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent. Self explanatory really! My husband keeps asking me if it’s any good!! :lol:
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? Jan. 2023

Post by princess garnet » Fri January 6th, 2023, 4:13 pm

Starting A Certain Darkness by Anna Lee Huber
New and #7 installment in the "Verity Kent Mystery" series.

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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? Jan. 2023

Post by Vanessa » Tue January 10th, 2023, 4:41 pm

I’m reading The Secrets of Elloughton Park by Stephen Taylor, a dual timeline mystery set during the present day and the 19thC in Bristol and London.

I'm also reading via Pigeonhole The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer. It’s about a girl who disappears at a story telling festival. It’s an older book but there is an option to apply for an ARC of the sequel, The Lost Girls, if I enjoy it.
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: "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Re: What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

Post by Madeleine » Fri January 13th, 2023, 4:49 pm

I'm just about to start the 4th in the Frey and McGray series, "Loch of the Dead", set in late 18th century Scotland.
Currently reading "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini

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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? Jan. 2023

Post by Vanessa » Thu January 19th, 2023, 6:13 pm

I’m reading Lost & Found by James Gould Bourn, a contemporary story about a lonely man who works in the lost property department of the local bus station and ends up fostering a dog.

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole The Other Half by Charlotte Vassall, a murder mystery/psychological thriller.
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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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? Jan. 2023

Post by Vanessa » Fri January 27th, 2023, 1:26 pm

I’m reading The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George which is about a bookseller who solves people’s problems with a book, that’s about the gist of it!

I’m also reading via Pigeonhole The Interpreter by Brooke Robinson, a psychological thriller, sort of self explanatory.
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: "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini
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Re: What Are You Reading? Jan. 2023

Post by Madeleine » Sat January 28th, 2023, 12:21 pm

Is that the one where the bookshop is on a boat? I read that a few years ago.

I'm about to start the first in the Rocco Schiavione series, "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini, it's now a TV series which I love.
Currently reading "Black Run" by Antonio Manzini

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