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What are you reading May 2017?

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Susan » Sun May 28th, 2017, 12:53 pm

A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2) by Deanna Raybourn
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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Lisa » Mon May 29th, 2017, 10:55 am

I'm reading Wild Wood by Posie Graeme-Evans. Hoping it's as good as The Island House.

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

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Nefret » Mon May 29th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Just started Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas.
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
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey & Pushing up Daisies by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Mon May 29th, 2017, 7:06 pm

Lisa wrote:I'm reading Wild Wood by Posie Graeme-Evans. Hoping it's as good as The Island House.


I've got both of those on mount tbr, hope you like this one.
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

Carl Sanders
Scribbler

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Carl Sanders » Tue May 30th, 2017, 6:26 pm

I'm very slowly reading Our Mutual Friend. Like most Dickens, the 'humor', though often effective, tends to go on a bit for my taste.
Off Topic
My wife and I recently watched the unsold pilot for the '90s re-boot of Poldark ; fairly closely based on The Stranger From the Sea and entertaining.
Good quality production and( mostly) good acting. The casting( which I gather is what folks hated when it came out) is as silly as in the the current series, esp. Ross and Demelza. We loved the old '70s series. The totally charming Angharad Rees( r.i.p.) owns Demelza, though in the novels she is dark,like a gypsy, hence Ross's term of endearment.

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Lisa » Wed May 31st, 2017, 9:21 am

Madeleine wrote:
Lisa wrote:I'm reading Wild Wood by Posie Graeme-Evans. Hoping it's as good as The Island House.


I've got both of those on mount tbr, hope you like this one.


150 pages in, the historical story is very good so far, intriguing... but the modern-day story, not so much. IMO this often tends to be the case with timeslips, but in this one I feel the difference is huge. Plenty of pages remaining for improvement though.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey & Pushing up Daisies by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Thu June 1st, 2017, 8:38 am

I usually prefer the historical story too with timeslips, I usually find the present day story is very clichéd.
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton


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