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What Are You Reading? September 2013

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Mon September 16th, 2013, 10:12 pm

The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook. I like it so far.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4231
Joined: August 2008
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

Post by Vanessa » Tue September 17th, 2013, 9:26 am

I've just started Annabel by Kathleen Winter, a story set in the 1960s in Labrador, Canada, about an hermaphrodite.
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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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue September 17th, 2013, 11:21 am

I highly recommend "Valentine Grey" by Sandi Toksvig, which I finished last night.

Now on "A Name in Blood" by Matt Rees, about Caravaggio.

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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Post by Brenna » Tue September 17th, 2013, 2:26 pm

Still working on Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch. Finished Webb's Half Forgotten Song which I thought was good but a bit too much fluff for me.
Brenna

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Tue September 17th, 2013, 11:48 pm

Lots of things. A couple culinary mysteries, a mystery, and fantasy novel at the moment. Then back to The Forest House by Marion Z. Bradley
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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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed September 18th, 2013, 8:20 am

I've just started "Dawn on a Distant Shore" by Sara Donati.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

annis
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Post by annis » Mon September 23rd, 2013, 4:10 am

Finally got round to finishing Cottam's Waiting Room, Madeline! Got waylaid by several other books, including Christian Cameron's latest, The Ill-Made Knight - non-stop action in the Middle Ages (review here).

I thought the Cottam novel quite well done - more complex than it seemed initially and creepy enough that I didn't fancy reading it at night :) One complaint, the ends only got tied up for half the people involved in solving a dangerous secret from the past and I would have liked to know what happened to the others. Though perhaps I should assume, seeing there's manipulation of time involved, that everything that happened to them, never in fact happened at all!
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Vanessa
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Posts: 4231
Joined: August 2008
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

Post by Vanessa » Mon September 23rd, 2013, 5:08 pm

I'm reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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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Susan
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Post by Susan » Mon September 23rd, 2013, 10:40 pm

NF...Queen Victoria's Granddaughters by Christina Croft...I am a sucker for books about QV.
~Susan~
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue September 24th, 2013, 8:12 am

[quote=""annis""]Finally got round to finishing Cottam's Waiting Room, Madeline! Got waylaid by several other books, including Christian Cameron's latest, The Ill-Made Knight - non-stop action in the Middle Ages (review here).

I thought the Cottam novel quite well done - more complex than it seemed initially and creepy enough that I didn't fancy reading it at night :) One complaint, the ends only got tied up for half the people involved in solving a dangerous secret from the past and I would have liked to know what happened to the others. Though perhaps I should assume, seeing there's manipulation of time involved, that everything that happened to them, never in fact happened at all![/quote]

Sounds a bit confusing! Thanks for the review.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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