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What are you reading? March 2014

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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
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Post by Lisa » Tue March 4th, 2014, 4:17 pm

I'm reading The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood.

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Tue March 4th, 2014, 10:03 pm

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan
It's bringing back memories of my 2 trips to Paris. I have the US edition so the cover is different than the one showing on her website.
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Post by Brenna » Wed March 5th, 2014, 12:09 am

[quote=""fljustice""]About 2/3's done with A Burnable Book. It finally started to pick up about half-way through.[/quote]

I picked that up from the library but I have to read it on my lap top (didn't notice that that was the only e-version I could access). Still cannot get into it.

Still reading my Nora Robert's trilogy as well as a few others in between (Letters from Skye which I thought was better than most). Waiting for more library books to come in.
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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

Post by Vanessa » Wed March 5th, 2014, 8:00 pm

I really enjoyed A Burnable Book.

I've just started The Four Streets by Nadine Dorries, a fictional story based on the author's life in Liverpool in the 1950s. The author is a controversial MP.
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Post by fljustice » Wed March 5th, 2014, 9:16 pm

Finished A Burnable Book and added my review to Vanessa's original thread. I ended up liking it, but felt it had a couple of flaws. I've loaned my Nook to my husband so he can read The Rosie Project (one of my faves for the past several months), so I'm cleaning off my TBR shelf. Currently reading Queen's Gambit (it's not grabbing me) and Best Served Cold (a fat fantasy novel--890 pages) and I'm tearing through it.
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Post by annis » Wed March 5th, 2014, 9:31 pm

Posted by Faith
Best Served Cold (a fat fantasy novel--890 pages) and I'm tearing through it
Love Abercrombie!

Just finished The English Girl by Margaret Leroy, set in Vienna just before the Anschluss. Mixed feelings about this one - it's very nicely written but on the "lite" side. I would have liked a bit more depth in the way of political background and character development. Well done for what it is, but rather unsatisfying would be my personal verdict.
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Post by Misfit » Wed March 5th, 2014, 9:32 pm

Finished Count Vronsky's Daughter. What a nail biting, surprise filled finish. Recommended.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu March 6th, 2014, 6:24 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Currently reading Queen's Gambit (it's not grabbing me)[/quote]

I found this book rather depressing myself, not sure if I'd read her again.

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Post by Nefret » Thu March 6th, 2014, 7:21 pm

Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
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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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri March 7th, 2014, 12:30 am

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn, but I have Sharon Penman's A King's Ransom waiting in the wings. I got my autographed copy last night!

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