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July 2009: What are you Reading?

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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Post by Spitfire » Wed December 9th, 2009, 5:14 pm

I just finished Gortner's "Last Queen" wow! I have already recommended it to all my H.F. reader friends!
I picked up "A Lady Raised High" by Laurien Gardner in a bargain bin, it is about one of Anne Boleyn's ladies. I am kind of Tutor'd out right now, but thought I would give it a try. I am forty pages in, and pretty good so far.
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 9th, 2009, 5:27 pm

I just started the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Thu December 10th, 2009, 1:40 pm

You guys are living in the past :D
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu December 10th, 2009, 4:57 pm

[quote=""emr""]You guys are living in the past :D [/quote]

Tee hee. Well, I for one would love it to be back in July. It would be sunny (well, it might be), I would be five months younger and there'd be lots more reading days left in the year!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu December 10th, 2009, 5:09 pm

I was beginning to wonder. I definitely thought I'd been doing a bit of time travelling! LOL. And if it were really July, I'm super efficient and organised as I have done most of my Christmas shopping. :D As it is, my mind is going round and round in a whirl of tinsel, wrapping paper and food! :rolleyes:
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

Ash
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Post by Ash » Fri December 11th, 2009, 1:23 am

Nope, no July for me thank goodness. I don't need more 109 degrees with 30% humidity in my life. Its a nice brisk 57 right now, just right to enjoy my winter in the desert.

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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
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri December 11th, 2009, 12:16 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Nope, no July for me thank goodness. I don't need more 109 degrees with 30% humidity in my life. Its a nice brisk 57 right now, just right to enjoy my winter in the desert.[/quote]


That'd be sunny and warm over here! ;)

Sharz
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Post by Sharz » Fri December 11th, 2009, 5:23 pm

It would be downright balmy.

~looking out at sunny but 15 degrees that feels like 2.~

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