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leehow
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Location: birmingham,england

Postby leehow » Sun September 14th, 2008, 6:45 am

The Man In The Iron Mask-Alexandre Dumas

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Lady of the Forest
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Postby Lady of the Forest » Sun September 14th, 2008, 7:01 am

Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun September 14th, 2008, 9:37 am

"1lila1" wrote:I'm reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It's really much better than I expected. I was iffy on the format initially but it being written in the form of letters actually gives the novel a sort of voyeuristic quality. My inner nosey busybody is loving it! ;)


I wasn't sure about it for the same reason at the start 1Lila1, but once over that hurdle I loved it. One of the best reads of the year for me so far.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Kailana
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Postby Kailana » Sun September 14th, 2008, 10:02 am

I am finally reading The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran! Just a hundred pages into it, but it is pretty good so far! I look forward to getting further into it later today.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun September 14th, 2008, 1:13 pm

I think you'll enjoy it. It totally rocks :)
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (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 » Sun September 14th, 2008, 2:35 pm

The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun September 14th, 2008, 8:27 pm

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson.
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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Mon September 15th, 2008, 2:31 am

I often have a couple of books that I am reading at once, but usually they books are in different places: one at my reading table, one at work, one in my car. This is the first time in a while that I have three together: Stronghold and Shadows, a A Bookshelf of Our Own: works that changed women's lives by Deborah Felder and Helen Dunmore's Mourning Ruth. The last couple of days I've read a few chapters of each and then on to the next book. Im rather liking this and think I'll do this more often. (it helps that the three are totally different from each other: a HF, a collection of essays, and a general fiction novel)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon September 15th, 2008, 3:32 am

I read most of "Haunted Harbours: Ghost Stoies of Old Nova Scotia" by Steve Vernon, 77 pages of 120 page book.

The reason I didn't finish it was because the author admitted he embellished stories he had heard about ghosts or other supernatural beings and most of them really didn't interest me. I prefer my ghost stories unembellished if they're suppose to be true.

I'm not going to add it to my reading list because I didn't finish it, or I can add a wallbanged section like Misfit :D .

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Kailana
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Postby Kailana » Mon September 15th, 2008, 5:51 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I read most of "Haunted Harbours: Ghost Stoies of Old Nova Scotia" by Steve Vernon, 77 pages of 120 page book.

The reason I didn't finish it was because the author admitted he embellished stories he had heard about ghosts or other supernatural beings and most of them really didn't interest me. I prefer my ghost stories unembellished if they're suppose to be true.

I'm not going to add it to my reading list because I didn't finish it, or I can add a wallbanged section like Misfit :D .

SM


I can recommend some better books on the same subject from my neck of the woods if you are interested. :)


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