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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » Sat April 25th, 2009, 4:35 pm

Mr Toppit by Charles Elton
Firmin by Sam Savage
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat April 25th, 2009, 8:13 pm

Well actually it was yesterday but have on order:

Nice Girls Do by Sarah Duncan
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat May 2nd, 2009, 2:06 am

NF: "The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found" by Mary Beard.

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat May 2nd, 2009, 2:20 am

I ordered a newer copy of DuMaurier's The House on the Strand today. I had a 1970 copy that I started reading a few years ago but had to throw the very moldy thing away since it triggered an asthmatic reaction. I do remember really liking the bit I read. Thanks to Misfit for reminding me to get another.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat May 2nd, 2009, 2:23 am

"Madeleine" wrote:Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
Just finished it today. Check out my reading log for my impressions after you read it, in case I have spoilers there. I don't think I do though.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Lauryn
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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 2:27 am

"Leyland" wrote:I ordered a newer copy of DuMaurier's The House on the Strand today. I had a 1970 copy that I started reading a few years ago but had to throw the very moldy thing away since it triggered an asthmatic reaction. I do remember really liking the bit I read. Thanks to Misfit for reminding me to get another.


My mom has nasty nasty asthma, and she learned a trick working for the courthouse library - freezerburn will kill almost anything that takes up residence in a book. Just pop that book into your deepfreeze and leave it for a week - presto bingo, no asthma reaction.

However, buying a new book with a prettier cover works for me too :D
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue May 5th, 2009, 5:38 am

NF: "Madame Tussaud: And the History of Waxworks" by Pamela Pilbeam

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Tue May 5th, 2009, 5:41 am

Delivery from Bookdepository :

The Dance of Death by Kate Sedley
The Vow on the Heron by Jean Plaidy
The Star of Lancaster by Jean Plaidy
Passage to Pontefract by Jean Plaidy

Just ordered : Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn

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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Tue May 5th, 2009, 5:55 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:NF: "The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found" by Mary Beard.

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How was this one? Anything dealing with ancient Rome will almost always interest me.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue May 5th, 2009, 6:05 am

"Telynor" wrote:How was this one? Anything dealing with ancient Rome will almost always interest me.


Don't know yet, haven't gotten it in the mail, but I'll definitely let you know when I've read it.

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