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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon November 29th, 2010, 4:16 pm

Finished Twilight of Avalon last night. I have to read the second one because there were so many holes left in the first book. It was a good read though and I really enjoyed the twist on the normal Trystan and Isolde plot.

Now for a departure from historical fiction, I'm reading Nora Roberts The Search. Having just bought a puppy and enduring the biting, chewing, and destroying everything in sight, I'm thoroughly enjoying this story so far!
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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue November 30th, 2010, 12:21 am

Now reading a rarity: Amberwell, by DE Stevenson, a short novel about a family and their home in Scotland.

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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.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue November 30th, 2010, 8:23 am

I remember reading a book when I was 15 which had a house at the centre of the story and was about the family which lived there. I have been trying to remember the title of the book for years and recently someone else read Amberwell and I think it may be the one. So I did actually buy a second-hand copy. I haven't got round to reading it yet, but I am hopeful it is the one! It's funny how things like that can bug you! You've jogged my memory, though, so I'll have to bump it up the TBR pile.
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Post by Perdita » Tue November 30th, 2010, 11:28 am

Just started The Help by Kathryn Stockett. So far it's unputdownable :)

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Post by cw gortner » Tue November 30th, 2010, 5:44 pm

Welcome to the forum, Alisha!

I'm almost done with House at Riverton. Might be that I was just in the mood for something different, but I actually found this novel quite compelling and, at times, I couldn't stop reading it to find out what happened next. She combines some of Daphne du Maurier's romantic suspense with a hint of old-time family saga appeal. I liked it enough to buy her other books.

Great to hear abour Russian Winter; it's on my TBR pile and I've been wanting to read it.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue November 30th, 2010, 5:45 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I enjoyed The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane in spite of its dull protagonist and slow start--I do agree with your comments. But when authors combine history and paranormal elements in their story, I cannot resist the mismash.[/quote]

Welcome Alisha! :) I thought the story idea was great, I'm interested in anything about the Salem witch trials. I just couldn't stick with it, perhaps I'll keep it and try again when I'm in the right frame of mind.

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Tue November 30th, 2010, 8:26 pm

I have started to read the latest Kate Morton novel......have a feeling that I will be up nights reading "just another page"! :)
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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 » Tue November 30th, 2010, 9:53 pm

Hope you enjoy it, Berengia!

I'm just about to start The Night Watch by Sarah Waters.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Amanda » Wed December 1st, 2010, 12:42 am

I just started Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

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