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July 2009: What are you Reading?

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 2:12 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I started The last Queen while I was at the doctors office today. Much to my dismay I couldnt get into it because of the screaming, spitting illmannered child. But from what I can remember of it, I enjoyed it. :) [/quote]

This is why I bring headphones along with me.

Just started Celia Garth - I hope this character's voice continues through the book, because I really like her!

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Sheramy
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Post by Sheramy » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 2:13 pm

I just started Margaret George's Helen of Troy. I hadn't read it before because a) it's long and I'm lazy; and b) I loathed what they did to the myth in the movie 'Troy' and worried George's version would similarly be a wallbanger by Chapter 2. But I enjoyed her talk so much at HNS that I'm giving it a whirl -- and so far (granted, not far along) I really like it! This is actually the first book of hers I've tackled. (See above under long/lazy.)
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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 2:25 pm

That's good news, Sheramy. I've avoided reading that book for the same reasons, but may have to try it one of these days.

I just finished Naomi Mitchison's Travel Light, which should appeal to those who enjoy fairy tale literature. I thought it was lovely. Now, I've just started her much longer work, The Corn King and the Spring Queen.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 6:20 pm

I'm just about to start The Little House by Philippa Gregory. As this isn't historical fiction, I shall be interested to see how PG measures up to writing mysteries!
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Intrigue in Covent Garden" by Susanna Gregory & "The Hunting Party" by Lucy Foley
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 7:24 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start The Little House by Philippa Gregory. As this isn't historical fiction, I shall be interested to see how PG measures up to writing mysteries![/quote]

I read this years ago and enjoyed it, good reading for someone with a difficult MIL. :D

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Post by Libby » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 7:33 pm

I've just finished reading Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott and enjoyed it more than I expected to.
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 9:43 pm

Having wrapped up two non-HF novels, I am now poised to start East of the Sun. Celia Garth (a re-read) is on her way from Amazon.

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 11:18 pm

Just finished Beyond Heaving Bosoms, and oh, what a fun read it is too! If you read romances, this one is for you.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 11:21 pm

I've read the first chapter and I am just working my way through it in a leisurely fashion!
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Post by Misfit » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 11:45 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Just finished Beyond Heaving Bosoms, and oh, what a fun read it is too! If you read romances, this one is for you.[/quote]

I can't believe it, I just checked the library website and they've got several on order.
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