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What are you reading June 2012?

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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Thu June 28th, 2012, 1:35 am

[quote=""oldhousejunkie""]I just started reading Freida Lightfoot's "The Reluctant Queen." As soon as I'm done, I'm re-reading Judith Koll Healy's "The Canterbury Papers." I hope it's as good as I remember it being![/quote]

Hi Oldhousejunkie :)

I have two Freda Lightfoot books on my TBR kindle list one of them is the above mentioned. What did you think of it? I have so many on my TBR list that it's a real muddle as to what to read next :p I am a bookaholic :D .

Bec :) PS: Good luck with your writing.

SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
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Post by SCW » Thu June 28th, 2012, 10:30 am

Finished The Rich are Different and Sins of the Fathers by Susan Howatch. Preferred the first one. Now reading the Italian by Anne Radcliffe

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu June 28th, 2012, 6:38 pm

To Marry and English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace (2012 reissue)
It's interesting so far. Wish the authors had added something new besides a new cover(such an intro) to distinguish it from the original ed.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 28th, 2012, 11:55 pm

Not exactly a historical, but I'm getting ready to crack open

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:p ;) :D :eek:
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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 29th, 2012, 1:56 am

That made me laugh hard and loud!

Thanks Misfit!

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri June 29th, 2012, 2:17 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]That made me laugh hard and loud!

Thanks Misfit!

SM[/quote]

This is hilarious. The book I mean. It really really is a book coming out soon...
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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Fri June 29th, 2012, 3:46 am

[quote=""Misfit""]This is hilarious. The book I mean. It really really is a book coming out soon...[/quote]

LOL Misfit :p :p :D You are too funny!!! :p

Bec :)

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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
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Post by Vanessa » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:23 am

LOL, Misfit. The other book (Fifty Shades of Grey) is causing a storm at the moment! There have been chats on the radio about it and all sorts.
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: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:54 am

Made me laugh too, especially as I'm getting sick of the sight of the original! Think I'd rather have a cup of tea....
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri June 29th, 2012, 12:04 pm

I did read Fifty Shades (library copy, I won't line their overstuffed pockets). I thought it was so-bad-it's-funny. My favorite time suck is watching the status updates at Goodreads. Made a lot of new friends.

I'll get a chance to read more tonight. Instead of biting her lips, she picks her nose :eek: . He just flew her to Seattle. Took off from the rooftop of his fancy high-priced Portland Hotel (the Holiday Inn, lol). His plane was an F14 tomcat. Lots of references to Tom Cruise, which since he's six years older go right over her stupid head. On the way to Seattle he opened up the guns and blew a heart shaped hole through Mount Rainier and flew through it.

:D :D :D :D
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