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What are you reading May 2017?

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Vanessa » Tue May 2nd, 2017, 1:05 pm

I've just started The Girl and the Sunbird by Rebecca Stonehill, a story set in East Africa in the early 1900s.
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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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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 2nd, 2017, 2:28 pm

The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
Novel set in Baltimore City during the late 1870s

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue May 2nd, 2017, 6:43 pm

princess garnet wrote:The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
Novel set in Baltimore City during the late 1870s

I have that on my kindle--picked it up a couple years ago on promotion. Never started it, though. Let me know how you get on with it.
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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 » Wed May 3rd, 2017, 1:00 pm

"Cold Earth" by Ann Cleeves, latest in the Shetland series of crime novels.
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

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red805
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Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby red805 » Wed May 3rd, 2017, 6:20 pm

Back to ancient Rome with The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George. This is the first George I've read, although I have a couple other books by her. First chapters have drawn me in. Her young Nero is maybe a little too precocious. Can't help but compare George's treatment of some historical characters with the way Michelle Moran & Colleen McCullough have portrayed them.

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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 » Wed May 3rd, 2017, 10:30 pm

Rereading Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick.
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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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Susan » Thu May 4th, 2017, 1:22 am

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, a 1922 novel that was the basis for the 1992 film Enchanted April.
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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 May 4th, 2017, 8:47 am

Susan wrote:The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, a 1922 novel that was the basis for the 1992 film Enchanted April.


I've just read this, overall I enjoyed it, my review is in the Members' Reading logs if you want to read it, it does contain a few spoilers though! But it was a nice antidote to our freezing cold English "spring" ;)
Currently reading "To the Bright Edge of the World" by Eowyn Ivey & "Pushing up Daisies" by M C Beaton

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Misfit » Fri May 5th, 2017, 1:05 am

Foolish me, I couldn't resist a download from the library of the new Ivanka Trump book, Women Who Work. Oh well, the snarky status updates are worth some entertainment value.
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...is the only place I want to be

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading May 2017?

Postby Susan » Fri May 5th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Madeleine wrote:
Susan wrote:The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, a 1922 novel that was the basis for the 1992 film Enchanted April.


I've just read this, overall I enjoyed it, my review is in the Members' Reading logs if you want to read it, it does contain a few spoilers though! But it was a nice antidote to our freezing cold English "spring" ;)


Thanks! I'll read your review after I am done. I did see the film when it was out, but I don't recall the details. The Italian setting is nice for me right now. Here in New Jersey, we had warmer and nicer weather in part of March and April. Now we are getting a lot of rain and temperatures in the 50s - low 60s (10-17C) during the day and colder at night.
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