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What are you reading October 2011?

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Stephanie Dray
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Post by Stephanie Dray » Thu October 6th, 2011, 10:14 pm

I'm reading Kate Quinn's DAUGHTERS OF ROME.
~Stephanie Dray
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LILY OF THE NILE -- Berkley Books, January 2011SONG OF THE NILE -- Berkley Books, Oct 2011
DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE -- Berkley Books, Dec 2013

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Post by LoobyG » Fri October 7th, 2011, 9:58 am

Now reading 'Magda Goebbels - First lady of the Third Reich' by Hans-Otto Meissner. Better than the last biography I attempted on this lady which I DNF, but the author keeps jumping about a bit timewise which I'm finding a bit off putting. It's keeping my attention though :)

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Fri October 7th, 2011, 12:54 pm

Started The Miracle at St. Bruno's by Philippa Carr (Jean Plaidy/Victoria Holt) last night.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

annis
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Post by annis » Sat October 8th, 2011, 5:58 pm

Confederates, a novel by Thomas Keneally, an excellent picture of the US Civil War as seen from the POV of members of the Confederate army, from generals to footsoldiers.

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat October 8th, 2011, 6:38 pm

The King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Corset" by Laura Purcell
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat October 8th, 2011, 8:15 pm

I'm just about to start The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths, and Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris.
Currently reading "The Corset" by Laura Purcell

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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Post by Veronica » Sun October 9th, 2011, 5:31 am

The exiled, second book in Posie Graeme-Evans trilogy.
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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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 » Sun October 9th, 2011, 12:12 pm

I've just started The Haunting by Alan Titchmarsh. I've never read anything by AT before - for those of you who don't know, he's a celebrity gardener/TV presenter in the UK. It's a dual time-frame novel with a ghostly theme, so I'm giving it a go.
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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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Sun October 9th, 2011, 6:40 pm

Finished The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander and now reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. My first Morton book and I'm liking it.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun October 9th, 2011, 6:45 pm

Just starting The Last Love by Thomas Costain. Napoleon's exile on the island of St. Helena.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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