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what are you reading August 2017?

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Venetian Game by Philip Gwynne Jones & Sycamore Gap by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 29th, 2017, 8:28 am

The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny (3rd Inspector Gamache novel).
Currently reading "The Venetian Game" by Philip Gwynne Jones & "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross

JiriVondrak
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Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby JiriVondrak » Tue August 29th, 2017, 2:17 pm

I am reading The Fate of Pertinax. It is an ancient Rome novel.

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby Susan » Tue August 29th, 2017, 4:08 pm

Madeleine wrote:The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny (3rd Inspector Gamache novel).


Louise Penny's 13th Gamache novel Glass Houses was published today and delivered to my Kindle. I'll be starting it later. Keep going, Madeleine! You'll love them all!
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Venetian Game by Philip Gwynne Jones & Sycamore Gap by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 29th, 2017, 6:44 pm

Thanks Susan, this one seems a bit different so far.
Currently reading "The Venetian Game" by Philip Gwynne Jones & "Sycamore Gap" by L J Ross

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Tue August 29th, 2017, 8:08 pm

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
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 August 2017?

Postby Vanessa » Thu August 31st, 2017, 11:41 am

Just about to start The Traveller's Daughter by Michelle Vernal, another book to review!
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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Rubrius
Scribbler
Currently reading: God of Vengeance, by Giles Kristian & Warrior in Bronze, by George Shipway
Interest in HF: growing up watching movies like Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, & The Vikings; there weren't enough of them to satisfy me, so turned to books as my personal time machine
Favorite HF book: The Earth is the Lord's, by Taylor Caldwell - fascinating account of the youth of Chingis Khan
Preferred HF: Like the whole breadth of history, but am partial to the ancient Mediterranean and Feudal Japan
Location: Toronto

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby Rubrius » Fri September 1st, 2017, 8:30 pm

FredQ wrote:I'm reading Arthur The King by Allan Massie. So far I find it quite funny actually: from the style to the fact it's so loosely based on the tale of Arthur :lol:


Yet another one to add to the reading list. Allan Massie is terrific! I read his 'Augustus' and 'Tiberius' and enjoyed both immensely. He does not get enough recognition.

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Rubrius
Scribbler
Currently reading: God of Vengeance, by Giles Kristian & Warrior in Bronze, by George Shipway
Interest in HF: growing up watching movies like Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, & The Vikings; there weren't enough of them to satisfy me, so turned to books as my personal time machine
Favorite HF book: The Earth is the Lord's, by Taylor Caldwell - fascinating account of the youth of Chingis Khan
Preferred HF: Like the whole breadth of history, but am partial to the ancient Mediterranean and Feudal Japan
Location: Toronto

Re: what are you reading August 2017?

Postby Rubrius » Fri September 1st, 2017, 8:40 pm

Just finishing up 'Warrior in Bronze', by George Shipway. It's the first half of a duology, written as an autobiography of Agamemnon. Despite a few anachronistic lines of dialogue, it is a terrific read and fascinating in that it turns the standard images of characters from the Iliad on their collective heads and paints Agamemnon in a positive light.


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