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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Posts: 4361
Joined: August 2008
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 » Fri February 20th, 2009, 3:54 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]I think The Time Traveller's Wife is a book that you either 'get' or don't. Those I know who've read it have either completely fallen in love with it and thought it was one of the best books they'd read in ages (me, my sister-in-law....) or found it just a bit odd and pointless (my Mum, my best friend...)[/quote]

I absolutely loved The Time Traveller's Wife. I can remember crying on a beach in Menorca when I'd finished it. :o I just found it so moving. I'm so glad I had my sunglasses on!!!!
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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Posts: 675
Joined: September 2008
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Post by Carine » Fri February 20th, 2009, 6:14 pm

Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge

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Location: Southern California

Post by LCW » Fri February 20th, 2009, 7:01 pm

I finally decided on The While Mare by Jules Watson, who recently joined our forum. All the comments on The Time Traveller's Wife have piqued my interest. I'll have to read that soon!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Currently reading: "The Winter Garden" by Heidi Swain
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri February 20th, 2009, 8:38 pm

Almost uniquely, nearly all my "real" book group liked TTW, even our token male. We're all still waiting for the film to come out.

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Joined: February 2009
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 February 21st, 2009, 4:35 am

[quote=""Carine""]Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge[/quote]

How are you liking it? I read that a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. :)

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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Post by pat » Sat February 21st, 2009, 7:13 am

Richard (Hammy) Hammonds autobiography.
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by Amanda » Sat February 21st, 2009, 8:37 am

I just started The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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Post by enelya » Sat February 21st, 2009, 10:28 am

I am reading Eleanor, duchess of Aquitaine by Margaret Ball

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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Post by Divia » Sat February 21st, 2009, 2:31 pm

The Seance. It skips from person to person, I wicked hate that.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

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Post by Ash » Sat February 21st, 2009, 3:44 pm

I finished TTW in tears, and immediately started it all over again. Wow - I had quibbles with bits and pieces of it (esp some of the disconnects in her time travel ideas) but all in all it was a wonderful analogy for all of the people who have loved ones who go missing now and again (war, work, mental illness, dementia, addiction) and the struggle that goes on within and between the two.


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