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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Thu November 6th, 2008, 2:56 am

I just started The Norman Pretender by Valerie Anand.

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Thu November 6th, 2008, 3:12 am

In the middle of Arianna Franklin's very interesting Medieval mystery "The Mistress of the Art of Death"....Adelia, and a interesting cast of characters are leading me through a maze of intrigue and prejudice......
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu November 6th, 2008, 4:35 am

I've finished "To Marry An English Lord Or, How Anglomania Really Got Started" by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace. An interesting look out how many wealthy American heiresses married British aristocracy in the late 1800s and early 1900s, who for, for the most part, weren't that wealthy and needed the money the wealthy wives brought them. I was given this book back in 1989 and read it then so this is a reread after 19 years.

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Vanessa
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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 » Thu November 6th, 2008, 8:22 am

I'm just about to start The Man of Property by John Galsworthy, the first book in the Forsyte Saga.
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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Postby lama » Thu November 6th, 2008, 12:00 pm

I'm re-reading Affinity by Sarah Waters. I see something new in it every time!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Thu November 6th, 2008, 12:23 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I just started The Norman Pretender by Valerie Anand.


I really enjoyed that series Misfit.

Chuck, I see you're reading Mistress of the Art of Death. I've just finished it.

Just starting non historical for Amazon Vine review. The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper. This will be followed by HNS review title A Good War by Patrick Bishop.
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu November 6th, 2008, 3:47 pm

Lama, I love Sarah Waters' books, and Affinity is my favorite. I saw an announcement that she'll have a new one out in the spring of 2009. Can't wait.

I just dug out my old, dusty copy of Robert Graves' Hercules, My Shipmate. I don't know why I haven't read this before. I love these mythic journeys.

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Postby Hoopking » Thu November 6th, 2008, 5:33 pm

Well my daughter, 15 yrs old, wanted me to read the Twilight series, by Stephanie Meyer. It is a teen series so it has been a very slow process, but I am finally up to the third book. Not much HF in it but I guess there is a little, considering the characters are older than they look (don't want to spoil it for anyone thinking of reading it). Now she wants to see the movie so guess where I will be in a couple of weeks.

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Spitfire
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Postby Spitfire » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:04 pm

"Hoopking" wrote:Well my daughter, 15 yrs old, wanted me to read the Twilight series, by Stephanie Meyer. It is a teen series so it has been a very slow process, but I am finally up to the third book. Not much HF in it but I guess there is a little, considering the characters are older than they look (don't want to spoil it for anyone thinking of reading it). Now she wants to see the movie so guess where I will be in a couple of weeks.


There is a thread about the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. It is a pretty hot series with the YA's right now. You will have to post your opinions in that thread when you finish.
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Postby Hoopking » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:18 pm

It is a pretty hot series with the YA's right now.


Thanks! I'll check it out.


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