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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Fri June 5th, 2009, 7:56 pm

Misfit, let me know what you think of the Medici book. I noticed that Vine had it listed as HF, when it's NF, but it's very good, I thought.

Must replace my long-vanished Rose for Virtue one day. That is still one of her best books, IMO.

I tried Elizabeth Aston's Austen-style stuff, but couldn't get into it.

Just downloaded Leonardo's Swans on Kindle, along with the Glassblower of Murano (one of the books I passed on with Vine, for some reason.)

But right now I'm immersed in a non-HF Vine offering, the new Stieg Larsson book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. It's absolutely brilliant, riveting.

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Location: Radnor, PA

Postby Kasthu » Fri June 5th, 2009, 8:51 pm

"Misfit" wrote:From the library,

A four in one from Victoria Holt - Bride of Pendorric, The Shadow of hte Lynx, King of the Castle and Mistress of Mellyn

Winter in Madrid CJ Samson
The Cowboy and the Cossack by Clair Huffaker
A Rose for Virture Norah Lofts

Courtesy Amazon Vine,

Murder of a Medici Princess Caroline P. Murphy

I ordered the Medici book from Vine as well, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. It's been on my wishlist for a while.

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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri June 5th, 2009, 9:17 pm

Misfit, let me know what you think of the Medici book. I noticed that Vine had it listed as HF, when it's NF, but it's very good, I thought.

Argh! I thought it was a novel. Well, still interested but the library holds take precedence.
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat June 6th, 2009, 12:46 am

My book depository order. The Time of Singing, arrived today. That was faster than I expected!

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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sat June 6th, 2009, 12:54 pm

"MLE" wrote:My book depository order. The Time of Singing, arrived today. That was faster than I expected!

I'm hoping my copy arrives today or Monday.
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat June 6th, 2009, 5:14 pm

From the lib I got Flickering of LIght. I dunno if its a Christian novel or not. I hope not. We will see.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.

Location: Texas,at the moment

Postby Mattigan » Sun June 7th, 2009, 8:35 am

I bought a first edition copy of The Winthorp Woman by Anya Seton. It's in excellent condition. It was a splurge but the two cats and Mattigan (the dog) got it for me for my birthday. That's how I justify the spending anyway.

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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
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 » Sun June 7th, 2009, 11:12 am

With the last of my birthday money I bought:

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruis Zafon
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

(both half price!)
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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Currently reading: "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun June 7th, 2009, 4:43 pm

Today finally managed to get The Time of Singing, plus non HFs: Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell, and Anita Shreve's Testimony.

Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Mon June 8th, 2009, 6:41 pm

Anybody heard of.... or read lliya Troynov's "Collector of Worlds" a novel about Sir Richard Burton, travels to India, his pilgrimage to Mecca and his search for the source of the Nile....Saw the film "Mountains of the Moon in the 90's....really enjoyed the film and Burton was very interesting and definitely marched to a different beat.....considering buying or checking out my Library....Thanks

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