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It's June, what are you reading this month?

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Divia
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Post by Divia » Thu June 12th, 2014, 12:49 am

I'm reading I shall be near to you, and I'm digging it right now. :)
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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Thu June 12th, 2014, 8:55 am

I've got I Shall be Near to You on my kindle......looks good!

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu June 12th, 2014, 11:21 pm

Finished:
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
There was supposed to be a movie adaptation of the novel but nothing has come of it. For those who have traveled to eastern Europe and/or familiar with Orthodox Christianity, this novel features that as part of the characters' travels.

Maryland Legends by Trevor J. Blank and David J. Puglia (NF)
Folklore around Maryland

Now: Old Friends & New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton
This was the original Jane Austen sequel(s) novel published in 1914
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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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Post by Nefret » Fri June 13th, 2014, 4:11 am

Under the Black Flag- The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly

(It pretty much jumped off the school library book shelf into my hand)
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
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Post by Vanessa » Fri June 13th, 2014, 11:13 am

I'm just about to start I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson and as the title suggests, it has something to do with David Cassidy (I was such a fan in the 1970s!! :o ).
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 13th, 2014, 11:31 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson and as the title suggests, it has something to do with David Cassidy (I was such a fan in the 1970s!! :o ).[/quote]

I've got this one as well - and bought it for probably exactly the same reason you did ;) Swoon!
Currently reading "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell

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Post by annis » Fri June 13th, 2014, 8:45 pm

Just finished Kate Forsyth's Wild Girl, a dark, evocative tale set around the the Grimm Brothers collection of fairytales and folklore. The time frame moves from 1805 to 1824, a period of war, chaos, famine and bloody violence as the armies of Napoleon, the states of the disintegrating Holy Roman Empire and Russia sweep backwards and forwards across the small principality of Cassell in Germany; the events as seen through the eyes of Dortchen Wild, whose family are neighbours to the Grimm family.

Dortchen's story is full of the magic of the natural world, terror, trauma, the battle with sinfulness reflecting Christianity's conquest over pagan lore, and the power of love and constancy expressed so vividly in the old Germanic fairytales. Recommended. Warning: does contain elements of sexual abuse.
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Post by red805 » Fri June 13th, 2014, 11:25 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I've got this one as well - and bought it for probably exactly the same reason you did ;) Swoon![/quote]

Ha Ha! Lots of us old David Cassidy fans out here it sounds like. I was a big fan until I actually saw him filming something on my college campus back in the day, & saw that he would fit into a women's size 4 or so. After that he didn't seem so dreamy to me!

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 14th, 2014, 1:11 am

Another old DC fan here.
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Post by fljustice » Sat June 14th, 2014, 2:59 pm

Still working on the Oscar Wilde bio, but added The Golden Dice for commuting.
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