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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue October 7th, 2008, 8:56 pm

Mine just landed too. It's beautiful, and I'm very happy to see a list of characters and a couple of maps. Another hour until I can leave work and start it.......

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue October 7th, 2008, 9:03 pm

I was impressed with the maps and character list too. I wish more authors would do that. Her Welsh trilogy really could've used a character list as I was lost sometimes keeping straight who was who and who was on which side, etc.

I must've been more exausted than I realized because I got all comfortable and ready to dig in for a few hours and suddenly I wake up in the middle of the night with the book on my chest. I had only gotten to page 30 :rolleyes: ! Oh well, tonight after the debate it's all about Devil's Brood!
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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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Tue October 7th, 2008, 9:47 pm

"1lila1" wrote:Oh well, tonight after the debate it's all about Devil's Brood!


Wish I could say the same thing here on the east coast. I'll stay up to see the whole debate but it's over past my normal bedtime, so I won't be able to read.
~Susan~
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed October 8th, 2008, 1:39 am

I finished "Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern" by Joshua Zeitz (nonfiction). It was extremely interesting and very readable.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (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 » Wed October 8th, 2008, 11:29 am

Just started A Likeness by Sonia Overall. I'm not too sure about using italics instead of quotation marks when the characters are supposed to be speaking, but I suppose I will get used to it.
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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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 » Thu October 9th, 2008, 6:11 am

I'm starting Shadows and Strongholds by our own EC tonight.

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Postby Lady Kippen » Thu October 9th, 2008, 7:11 pm

Reading The Heretic's Daughter. Since we're getting closer to Halloween I thought I would go for something with a bit on the witchy side.

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Laura
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Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Postby Laura » Fri October 10th, 2008, 10:04 am

I hope to start Harold the King by Helen Hollick this week-end

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri October 10th, 2008, 12:55 pm

"Laura" wrote:I hope to start Harold the King by Helen Hollick this week-end


Hi Laura, nice to see you over here. I loved Harold the King, Hollick did a great job with Harold's story.

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Laura
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Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Postby Laura » Fri October 10th, 2008, 1:07 pm

Thanks Misfit, I noticed this site throughout your link at Goodreads...Concerning Hollick´s book, may I read it without reading A Hollow Crown?


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