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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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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 » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:13 am

[quote=""Ash""]Speaking of not knowing how the story ends: I just finished Loving Frank. The end was a total shock and I am still rather dizzy from it. Wow. I was going to say that this book was less than I expected, that I didn't think either character was fleshed out enough, or that there was little that explained why Mamah would leave her children and run away with Frank Lloyd Wright, and stay with him so long. But the ending may have made up for it all. Wow. But I still have many quibbles with the book, mainly that she made what should have been a very hot affair rather boring, so Id give it a 3.

Vanessa, how are you doing with the book?

TC Boyle has a new book our called The Women, about the four women in Wrights life, among them his mistress. Looking forward to reading that.[/quote]


I think I'm agreeing with you so far, Ash! It seems a little disjointed and not a lot of chemistry going on between the characters. I have about 100 pages to go.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:35 am

[quote=""TLee""]I am reading the Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent - not sure if I like it or not.[/quote]

I wasn't sure about this one at first, I found it slow and all the detail of life on the farm was a bit tedious. However, persevere! The second half is very gripping, worth staying with it.

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Post by enelya » Mon February 16th, 2009, 4:05 pm

I am currently reading The adventures of Alianore Audley by Brian Wainwright. I love it...it has an entirely differnt take on some important events in British history. It has set me of in gales of giggling, which hasn't happened before with a historical fiction . I love it a lot!

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Post by EC2 » Mon February 16th, 2009, 4:15 pm

[quote=""enelya""]I am currently reading The adventures of Alianore Audley by Brian Wainwright. I love it...it has an entirely differnt take on some important events in British history. It has set me of in gales of giggling, which hasn't happened before with a historical fiction . I love it a lot![/quote]

It's a brilliant book Enelya - definitely one in my gallery of 'Best historical reads ever.'
Les proz e les vassals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Telynor » Mon February 16th, 2009, 10:27 pm

Reading EC's The Conquest in between watching episodes of a Korean soap opera, The King and I.

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Post by Ash » Tue February 17th, 2009, 12:10 am

Can't remember who asked, but I am really really enjoying The Invention of Everything Else. I now want to get my hands on everything Tesla.

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Post by pat » Tue February 17th, 2009, 3:37 am

The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 17th, 2009, 5:49 am

Sigh, I'm wallbanging another book..."Jane and the Unpleasantness At Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery" by Stephanie Barron. I'm finding the writing style to odd for me and I'm not connecting with the characters or the mystery. Oh well.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue February 17th, 2009, 8:48 am

Next up for me is Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik.
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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 February 17th, 2009, 7:40 pm

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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