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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat November 29th, 2008, 2:18 am

I keep saying I'm going to buy the Last Queen but I'm always distracted by Plaidy, Chawick and Penman. they pop up on my amazon reccommendations and I end up getting those or others that caught my eye a year ago and are cheaper now. One day soon though...

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xiaotien
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Location: southern cali
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Postby xiaotien » Sat November 29th, 2008, 5:20 pm

i just finished graceling by kristin cashore.
it is YA fantasy and i recommend it. old school
fantasy, not contemporary.

now, i think i'll go back to the name of the
winde by rothfuss. it's gotten great reviews
as epic fantasy.
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat November 29th, 2008, 6:42 pm

I've finished "An Ice Cold Grave: Harper Connelly Mystery #3" by Charlaine Harris, it was good but a bit more disturbing then the last 2 books.

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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat November 29th, 2008, 10:31 pm

Ordinary Heros by Scott Turow. My sis put this in my hands as soon as I came to her house for tday, with a 'you must read this!' expression on her face. Started it this morning, and so far I am quite enthralled. About a man who discoveres information about his father's past during WWII and goes hunting for more. Very well written.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun November 30th, 2008, 1:05 am

I borrowed that book from the library at one point, but had to take it back unread. I do intend to borrow it again at one point.
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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun November 30th, 2008, 2:21 am

I'm planning on starting Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith tomorrow.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Sun November 30th, 2008, 3:59 am

Just finished Poldark. I enjoyed it much more, actually! a little slower-paced than the current fashion, but what a wealth of accurate detail on 18th-century Cornwall! I entirely forgot all the economics of mining, the class issues, and so forth! I guess when I first read it I mostly remembered the romance.

Now I'm going to have to get Demelza again. I do remember the mine going broke in that one, it made me feel so sorry for everyone.

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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sun November 30th, 2008, 4:37 am

I'm about 100 pages into Luis Alberto Urrea's The Hummingbird's Daughter and am attempting to read it while husband & nephew watch a recent Bond movie.

Glad to hear such a good report on Poldark - I just received the first volume (new reprint) from Book Depository. I've never read it before.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun November 30th, 2008, 7:23 am

I've finished ""Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries" by Ursula Bielski & Matt Hucke. Very interesting to read about what famous people are buried in some of the Chicago cemeteries and seeing the funerary art, some are very fascinating. I wish they had more images though.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (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 November 30th, 2008, 12:04 pm

Glad you enjoyed Poldark, MLE.
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