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August 2010, what are you reading

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Thu August 19th, 2010, 11:28 pm

Now on to reading The Edwardians, by Vita Sackville-West.

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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri August 20th, 2010, 12:08 am

Was planning on starting The Red Queen this evening, but Gabrielle Kimm sent me a copy of His Last Duchess that arrived today and so I think I will read that one instead!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri August 20th, 2010, 12:59 am

Captivity by Deborah Noyes
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Postby Berengaria » Fri August 20th, 2010, 4:22 am

"Leo62" wrote:Just started To Defy A King by a little-known HF author by the name of Elizabeth Chadwick. ;) :D

Been waiting ages to get my hands on this one!


You will enjoy this novel...I'm just a few pages from the end. ;)
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Leo62
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Location: London
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Postby Leo62 » Fri August 20th, 2010, 8:57 am

"Berengaria" wrote:You will enjoy this novel...I'm just a few pages from the end. ;)

I know - been looking forward to reading it for ages!
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat August 21st, 2010, 2:28 am

Finished up Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland. It's nonfiction, and pretty much covers the same ground as Colleen McCullough in her Masters of Rome series. It's NF, and very well done, helping to put a lot of the missing bits from MoR and putting it all into context. Not that long either, a bit under 500 pages with the narrative and extra stuff.

Not quite sure what's next. But it will be fiction. Probably Anna by Cecilia Harrod-Eagles.

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Sat August 21st, 2010, 7:27 am

Finished La conjecture de Fermat by Jean d'Aillon a +500 pages mystery novel. Bad translation as usual. The author demonstrates a huge knowlodge of Paris in 1643 (who was dueling who where and why, who lived where...) but really, I could have done without so many details, without knowing the name of every ancestor, neighbor, and cook's size shoe of every new person appearing even briefly in the book. Very distracting and confusing. Loved the little street tunes though. The book only picks up after page 350 or so.

I have started The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip. I needed something light :D
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Sat August 21st, 2010, 7:43 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Not quite sure what's next. But it will be fiction. Probably Anna by Cecilia Harrod-Eagles.


I finished Anna earlier this week and absolutely loved it. I really really want to go on a trip to Russia now!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat August 21st, 2010, 7:55 pm

"LoobyG" wrote:I finished Anna earlier this week and absolutely loved it. I really really want to go on a trip to Russia now!


Let's go...

I loved this trilogy, such a gret combo of history and romance. Fleur is a bit different with the twist at the end.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 August 22nd, 2010, 7:57 pm

I'm about to start The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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