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Poll: August 2010 Book of the Month

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What Should be Our August 2010 Book of the Month?

Poll ended at Thu July 15th, 2010, 12:43 pm

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
4
15%
Savage Lands by Clare Clark
1
4%
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
7
27%
North and South by John Jakes
2
8%
Private Life by Jane Smiley
1
4%
Sacajawea by Anna L. Waldo
1
4%
The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan
1
4%
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
4
15%
My Theodosia by Anya Seton
1
4%
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
4
15%
 
Total votes: 26

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Thu July 15th, 2010, 11:32 pm

I like starting fresh every month. The alternative would end up building a roster so that new nominations were more difficult to get in sideways. Besides, people who nominate often go ahead and read the book they want. And there's the buddy reads section, if anybody wants to join them.

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Fri July 16th, 2010, 2:37 am

We've done it before so I dn't see the harm in it. Majority rules though.
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
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 » Fri July 16th, 2010, 8:11 pm

Into the Wilderness is an excellent read.

I don't know any of the 3 runners up, so it would be a lucky dip for me. I tell a lie - I've seen the film 'Cold Mountain'.
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat July 17th, 2010, 10:21 am

I don't think it's a bad idea, I've read Cold Mountain but don't know the others.

Edited to say I was an avid viewer of North and South all those years ago, and I did read a very abridged version of the book in a women's magazine.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland


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