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What are you reading December 2017?

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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

What are you reading December 2017?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 2nd, 2017, 2:26 am

I'm reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Sat December 2nd, 2017, 6:16 pm

Victoria & Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan (NF)
The official companion book to "Victoria" 2nd season. The book is an early look of what's happening in 2nd season as well as a historical overview of Victoria's reign.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Mon December 4th, 2017, 2:28 pm

I've just started Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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 December 2017?

Postby Vanessa » Sun December 10th, 2017, 10:06 pm

Just finished 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan which I quite enjoyed. I’m now reading Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland, a contemporary story, a book about books and it’s set in York.
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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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Mon December 11th, 2017, 9:04 pm

The Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini
Novel about Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Fri December 15th, 2017, 9:43 am

Murder on Christmas Eve - short stories
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby Madeleine » Mon December 18th, 2017, 9:30 am

I've just started a non-fiction book - "Nigel-My Family and Other Dogs" by Monty Don, who's a well known gardener in the UK, but is now best known for his golden retriever, Nigel, who gets more fan mail and presents than he does.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading December 2017?

Postby princess garnet » Mon December 18th, 2017, 9:02 pm

Finished:
Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders (NF)
A history of Christmas

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir (NF)
This is the 1st installment about a new series about medieval Queens of Great Britain. (Click on the title to read more details)

Now: Chocolate City by Derek Musgrove and Chris Asch (NF)
A history of DC.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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 December 2017?

Postby Vanessa » Tue December 19th, 2017, 9:54 am

I’ve nearly finished A Time to Change by Callie Langridge, a time travel tale. The story takes place during the week before Christmas taking in Christmas Day and it’s set in 2013 and 1913. I’m enjoying it very much.
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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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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 December 2017?

Postby Vanessa » Wed December 20th, 2017, 4:44 pm

I’m now reading Wish Upon a Star by Trisha Ashley, a bit of festive reading!
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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