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What are you reading? August 2014

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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 August 15th, 2014, 12:19 am

I actually got into English historical fiction by Jean Plaidy's Tudor novels. Then I kinda liked them for a while. Once I started reading early history, I decided I preferred York. SKP might also be responsible for that.
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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri August 15th, 2014, 11:03 am

I'm nearly finished the second book in the War of the Roses series by Conn Igguldec - Trinity. It's due out next month. It has far too many battles in it for me and it's been a bit of a slog. I'm on the side of York and so I should be coming from Yorkshire! :) .
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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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 » Sat August 16th, 2014, 11:35 am

I'll be starting the Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker soon.
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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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Sat August 16th, 2014, 11:42 am

The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle - entertaining tale of Honour Larke, lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, ward of Sir Thomas Moore and spy. Been on my TBR for a couple of years.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Sat August 16th, 2014, 1:15 pm

[quote=""EC2""]The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle - entertaining tale of Honour Larke, lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, ward of Sir Thomas Moore and spy. Been on my TBR for a couple of years.[/quote]

I have about 4 books of hers lurking on my kindle....must start reading them!

I seem to have this mental image of books "maturing" on my kindle like wine! No wonder I filled the memory the other day!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Twisted Sword" by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon August 18th, 2014, 8:20 am

I've just started Linwood Barclay's "Trust your Eyes".
Currently reading: "The Twisted Sword" by Winston Graham

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emr
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Post by emr » Mon August 18th, 2014, 8:29 am

The Pale House by Luke McCallin
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue August 19th, 2014, 1:02 pm

I have three books ready for pick up at the library and can't decide which one to start with-wanna help?

The choices are:
The Source by James Michener
Girls on the Golden Coin by Marci Jefferson
Wild Swan by Celeste De Blasis
Brenna

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Post by emr » Tue August 19th, 2014, 3:51 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I have three books ready for pick up at the library and can't decide which one to start with-wanna help?

The choices are:
The Source by James Michener
Girls on the Golden Coin by Marci Jefferson
Wild Swan by Celeste De Blasis[/quote]

The one with the biggest font ;)
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue August 19th, 2014, 4:31 pm

[quote=""emr""]The one with the biggest font ;) [/quote]

Lol. I vote for Wild Swan.
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