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Judith
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Post by Judith » Sun August 31st, 2008, 9:39 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Just finished The Heretic Queen. AMAZING!!!!!

I have no idea what to read next.[/quote]

Lucky You!!! :D I'm looking forward to getting that one!!

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Post by lindymc » Sun August 31st, 2008, 9:48 pm

I must be in a mood for historical romance. Having just finished Watch the Wall, My Darling (which was lots of fun) I've now started Joanna by Roberta Gellis. I read the first two books of this series back in March. Why have I waited so long to read Joanna?? I'd forgotten how good Gellis is. Her main characters are so likeable, and it's fun being able to hate King John.

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Post by JaneConsumer » Sun August 31st, 2008, 10:18 pm

I've now started Joanna by Roberta Gellis.

I'd love to hear what you think of it. I read the first 2 books in the series too. I really liked them.

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Post by Misfit » Sun August 31st, 2008, 10:56 pm

I've read the whole series, although I admit after Joanna they go a bit downhill -- still good just not as good as the first three. And King John is always fun to hate, isn't he?

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Post by Alaric » Mon September 1st, 2008, 5:28 am

"The new Cold War: how the Kremlin threatens both Russia and the West," by Edward Lucas. (NF)

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Post by Mara » Mon September 1st, 2008, 9:54 am

[quote=""whitelady3""]I'm reading In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant. ...[/quote]

This has got to be one of my favourite novels. What do you think of it?

Reading The Hunt for Rob Roy by David Stevenson. Gets rid of all the whitewashed hero bits and digs into the real persona. Or so he says... Very interesting non-fiction read.

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Post by Melisende » Mon September 1st, 2008, 12:42 pm

Finished "Godiva" and now reading "Tamberlaine Must Die" by Louise Welsh
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."

Women of History

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Post by LCW » Mon September 1st, 2008, 3:15 pm

I tried to start reading The Book Thief while laying by the pool in Vegas this weekend but I only got @30 pages in. It's not really a nice beachy sort of read....at all! So I drank some Pina Colada's instead :D !! I'll start it back up now that I'm home. It seems intersting. I just hope I can get over the weird writing style. We'll see!
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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Vanessa
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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.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon September 1st, 2008, 4:16 pm

I really enjoyed The Book Thief, Lila. It is unusual having Death as the narrator, he saw everything in colours, didn't he? He had a bit of a warped sense of humour, if I remember. But I did find it a very moving book.

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Post by LCW » Mon September 1st, 2008, 4:54 pm

Yes, Death describes everything in colors. Very original! It could be really really good or something that's not for me. It's definitely got me intrigued so far.
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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