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January 2015 What are you reading?

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Misfit
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January 2015 What are you reading?

Post by Misfit » Thu January 1st, 2015, 4:11 pm

Happy new year everyone! I've got the day to spend with A Heart Too Proud by Laura London. I love this husband/wife team of authors from the 80s. Despite my not being fond of Regencies and the first person narrative, these two really pull off a good story with plenty of funny quips and characters to liven things up.
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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 » Thu January 1st, 2015, 4:31 pm

Still reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
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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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 1st, 2015, 5:14 pm

just bought the reading/listening package for The Summer Queen. I'm getting more of these 'bundled' (buy the Kindle and get a discount on the audio) nowadays, because the dh and I have found it's fun to be on the same books. He commutes 2 hours every day, and I hike the same amount. (Lucky me, because of that I'm in much better shape than he is.) So we listen to the same book. Except I prefer reading to listening, unless the narrator is really good.

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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
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Post by Lisa » Thu January 1st, 2015, 6:16 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed Minette, I hope the sequel appears soon.

I'm now reading The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, because Misfit mentioned it and now I really want to read it!

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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 1st, 2015, 7:37 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]I thoroughly enjoyed Minette, I hope the sequel appears soon.

I'm now reading [I]The Firebird[/I] by Susanna Kearsley, because Misfit mentioned it and now I really want to read it![/quote]

She's got me intrigued about this one too ;)
Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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Post by Susan » Thu January 1st, 2015, 8:49 pm

I loved Kearsley Firebird! Still reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and yesterday I started reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles because my son turned my husband and me on to Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch via Net Flix when he was here for Christmas. My husband has read all the Sherlock Homes stories and insisted that I read The Hound of the Baskervilles so I could what Holmes and Watson were like in print.
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Post by Misfit » Thu January 1st, 2015, 8:54 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]She's got me intrigued about this one too ;) [/quote]

Just make sure you don't read The Firebird before The Winter Sea.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Fri January 2nd, 2015, 2:46 am

Reading My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes. Found someone here in the Wild West who shares my reading tastes, so am re-reading some old Tudor favorites :D

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Post by emr » Fri January 2nd, 2015, 6:48 am

Legacy Of The Dead by Charles Todd
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 2nd, 2015, 12:13 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Just make sure you don't read The Firebird before The Winter Sea.[/quote]

Read WS (Sophia's Secret in the UK) last year, but thanks for the hint.
Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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