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What are you reading July 2017

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading July 2017

Postby Susan » Mon July 24th, 2017, 11:42 pm

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict an HF about Albert Einstein's first wife Mileva Marić. We DVRed the recent excellent series Genius about Albert Einstein on the National Geographic channel. Geoffrey Rush played the adult Einstein and is nominated for an Emmy. Mileva was at university with Einstein studying physics and mathematics, a great feat considering women did not attend university at that time. She could have been a great scientist but... I had no idea Einstein was such a jerk towards women! I just happened upon this novel on sale at Amazon for $1.99
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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 July 2017

Postby Nefret » Wed July 26th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Just started Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor.
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
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

Re: What are you reading July 2017

Postby Vanessa » Fri July 28th, 2017, 10:05 am

Just about to start Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a retelling of the Taming of the Shrew.
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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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading July 2017

Postby Susan » Fri July 28th, 2017, 7:05 pm

Vanessa wrote:Just about to start Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a retelling of the Taming of the Shrew.


I've got this on hold at eLibraryNJ, but there are five people ahead of me. :(
~Susan~
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FredQ
Technical Librarian
Currently reading: Arthur The King
Interest in HF: I like how HF can fill in the gaps where we don't have enough information.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: What are you reading July 2017

Postby FredQ » Mon July 31st, 2017, 8:33 pm

Just finished Three go back by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. To be honest I didn't particularly like his writing style, but the story was pretty good ;)
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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

Re: What are you reading July 2017

Postby Vanessa » Mon July 31st, 2017, 9:23 pm

Susan wrote:
Vanessa wrote:Just about to start Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a retelling of the Taming of the Shrew.


I've got this on hold at eLibraryNJ, but there are five people ahead of me. :(


it's different to Anne Tyler's normal books. It's an easy, light read. Quite amusing, too.

I'm just about to start The Jeweller's Wife by Judith Lennox, a family saga beginning in the 1930s.
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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