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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu August 28th, 2008, 5:56 am

Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith, and finished Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay yesterday. Still have Privilege and Scandal for nonfiction right now, about the sister of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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 » Thu August 28th, 2008, 8:11 am

I have about 20 pages to go in The Devil's Horse by Cynthia Harrod Eagles (the 16th in the Morland Dynasty series, nearly half way!!).

Lady Kippen
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Postby Lady Kippen » Thu August 28th, 2008, 12:56 pm

Working my way through the Twilight series. I'm almost finished with Eclipse and then it's on to Breaking Dawn. I'm really glad that I didn't start this series until all the books were out, I don't know if I could have patiently waited for the next one to come out. They're really quick and easy reads. Something totally different for me.

tsjmom
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Postby tsjmom » Thu August 28th, 2008, 2:57 pm

Four Queens - about the Count of Provence in the 1200s who marries off all four of his daughters as queens.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu August 28th, 2008, 3:28 pm

Finally finished "These Three Remain" by Pamela Aidan. Now I'm going to try to finish a book I've been reading on and off for a few months in between booksfree packages.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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 » Thu August 28th, 2008, 7:23 pm

I've just started A Stain on Silence by Andrew Taylor. It's a book I received as freebie from Penguin for their summer blog. It's a contemporary psychological mystery - I very much enjoyed The American Boy by the same author which was set in the early 1800s and I like his writing style, so hope that I enjoy this one just as much. I'm actually looking forward to reading his next period mystery (I think it is set in Victorian times), Bleeding Heart Square - it's out now in hardback but I'm going to wait until it's available in paperback.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri August 29th, 2008, 12:06 am

"Margaret" wrote:The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss. It's an advance review copy; the book goes on sale at the end of September.


How was it? I've only read A Conspiracy of Paper, and I was very impressed by it. I'm guessing from the title that it is set just after the American Revolution.

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xiaotien
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Location: southern cali
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Postby xiaotien » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:01 am

i am currently reading the unicorn
by iris murdoch. she's one of my
favorite authors. not exactly historical
ficiton--but mostly set in the 1950s - 60s
in england.
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09

cindypon.com

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Melisende
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Location: Australia

Postby Melisende » Fri August 29th, 2008, 1:22 am

Just finished "The Sweet Trade" - about to start "Godiva"
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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Tambo
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Location: Aberdeen
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Postby Tambo » Fri August 29th, 2008, 7:39 am

"xiaotien" wrote:i am currently reading the unicorn
by iris murdoch. she's one of my
favorite authors.


Someone at my local book group was raving about Iris Murdoch this week.

The Sea, The Sea I think it was, they were very much a fan of that one. Have you read it?


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