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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Currently reading: "Destroying Angel" by S G MacLean
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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 10th, 2009, 6:01 pm

[quote=""EC2""]When it was on TV with Derk Jacobi, they had the 'V' way of writing 'U' as on the book cover illustrated on your avatar. My dad used to call it 'I 'Clavdivs' for a joke. I can never see the book title now without hearing my dad's pronounciation in my head![/quote]

We called it Clavdivs at school, and, yes, I can never think of it being called anything else :)

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Post by diamondlil » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:24 pm

This morning I am starting The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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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.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 11th, 2009, 3:01 pm

I'm just about to start Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.
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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Post by Amanda » Thu February 12th, 2009, 7:28 am

I just started Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon! :)

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Post by chuck » Thu February 12th, 2009, 3:49 pm

Just started Bernard Cornwell's "Azincourt".......

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Preferred HF: I like a series the best - more to look forward to after one book ends. Masters of Rome, The Century Trilogy, & the Outlander series are some of my favorites.
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Post by red805 » Thu February 12th, 2009, 11:04 pm

I'm listening to an audiobook called "Portrait of an Unknown Woman" by Vanora Bennett about Thomas More's adopted daughter Meg Giggs. I'm about half way through, & on the way into work today I had to laugh & gasp for air at the same time at a plot twist that is craaazy! Has anybody else read this one?

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Post by Ash » Fri February 13th, 2009, 1:00 am

Reading The Invention of Everything Else, about Nikolai Tesla, and Needle in the Blood for this month's discussion. Also am trying to finish Mrs Lincoln, a new bio on Mary Todd Lincoln but while its interesting, I'm finding it dry and a drudge to read. The Hambly novel was so much more fun!

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri February 13th, 2009, 1:04 pm

Ash, let me know what you think about The Invention of Everything Else when you're done. It's yet another novel I've really wanted to read but was waiting for the paperback.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 13th, 2009, 7:28 pm

I've finished "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson.

Review here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... #post20448

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Jack London

Post by steffercat » Fri February 13th, 2009, 7:35 pm

Jack London published the first book in his WWII trilogy today.
It's called French Letters, Book One.

This author, who is an aviation attorney in Austin, Texas, is a direct descendant of THE Jack London.

His first book is set in west Texas in 1944 and has an air of mystery about it.

Check it out at


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