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What are you reading June 2012?

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What are you reading June 2012?

Post by Misfit » Fri June 1st, 2012, 11:43 am

Almost finished with Windhaven Plantation. Interesting read, and not the romance one would have expected from the cover.
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Post by fljustice » Fri June 1st, 2012, 7:08 pm

Started EC's Lady of the English yesterday. This time period has always fascinated me.
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Post by Susan » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 12:34 am

About 40% done with Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 1:01 am

I need to finish the Dove-keepers for a book group. I was told it was fantastic, but 50 pages in it's not feeling so compelling.

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Post by Margaret » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 4:08 am

I was not crazy about The Dovekeepers, though Alice Hoffman has been one of my favorite novelists. I think the book could have been very good if it had been edited to prune out the overwriting. (Reviewed at www.HistoricalNovels.info.) Perhaps she just got overawed by the historical gravity of Masada and couldn't stop the fount of prose - I think that happens to novelists sometimes.

Just finished Bring Up the Bodies, myself, and am starting on C.W. Gortner's The Queen's Vow. High time, I think, for a writer to tackle Queen Isabella's story again - other novels about her life seem awfully dated now.
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Sat June 2nd, 2012, 6:12 am

God's Problem by Bart Ehrman
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"
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Post by rebecca » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 2:50 am

Just started Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn

So far so good.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 10:06 am

I'm just about to start The Hound of the Baskervilles, I've never read any Conan Doyle.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Brenna » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 7:41 pm

I finished C.W Gortner's The Tudor Secret which I thought was really good. Now onto Nora Loft's The Concubine.
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Post by Nefret » Sun June 3rd, 2012, 8:37 pm

Forged by Bart Ehrman
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"
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