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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat February 26th, 2011, 2:30 pm

Just finished and enjoyed a non historical thriller - Dead Like You by Peter James -if you liked Silence of the Lambs, you'll probably enjoy this.

I'm now onto something a bit different and back to recent historical - reading A Pair of Silver Wings by James Holland about a Spitfire pilot - superb so far.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun February 27th, 2011, 6:57 pm

I've finished "The Tudor Secret: The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles #1" by C.W. Gortner (324pgs, 2011). I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon February 28th, 2011, 12:12 am

I've finished "King Rufus: The Life & Murder of William II of England" by Emma Mason (235pgs, 2008)*. This is the 2nd book in my Kings/Queens of England challenge. Not an easy read and also wasn't cheap, but it was a good look at the short tumultuous reign.

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Mon February 28th, 2011, 11:32 am

Finished 'Mistress of Rome' by Kate Quinn and thoroughly enjoyed it, hooked from beginning to end :) Looking forward to her next book 'Daughters of Rome' being released in April time, just trying to decide what to read next!

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

Postby Madeleine » Mon February 28th, 2011, 3:03 pm

Visiting an old friend - the Stephanie Plum series, with "Eleven on Top", by Janet Evanovich.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Mon February 28th, 2011, 3:56 pm

Reading a classic SF for a break: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It moved from "commuting book" to "fireside book" because it grabbed me.
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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Mon February 28th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Finished Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer by Jack Whyte last night. One of my favorites of the series thus far. Started The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Pretty good so far.
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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 28th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Not historical fiction - in fact, so far I don't know what the hell it is - but just started Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

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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.
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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon February 28th, 2011, 5:17 pm

"fljustice" wrote:Reading a classic SF for a break: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It moved from "commuting book" to "fireside book" because it grabbed me.

I need to read that. I read Ender's Shadow on a packtrip (the hubby's book; mine turned out to be a tent-wallbanger) and was fascinated at how Card told two stories from different points of view during exactly the same time and at the same setting.

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Vanessa
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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

Postby Vanessa » Mon February 28th, 2011, 5:58 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:Not historical fiction - in fact, so far I don't know what the hell it is - but just started Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.


Sci fi, isn't it? Apocalyptic, I think. I read it a few years ago and I believe The Year of the Flood is a sort of sequel.
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