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August 2010, what are you reading

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed August 4th, 2010, 12:58 am

"Michy" wrote:Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Braddon. The foreward says that it was originally published as a serial, so I'm expecting lots of Victorian melodrama. Which will be a fun change of pace!

That was adapted for PBS's "Mystery!" series. (Diana Rigg was host at the time) It was interesting...

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed August 4th, 2010, 12:58 am

Currently... Dracula by Bram Stoker
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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N. Gemini Sasson
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Location: Ohio
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Postby N. Gemini Sasson » Wed August 4th, 2010, 1:49 am

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber. Probably the most poignant historical fiction I've ever read.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Wed August 4th, 2010, 11:15 am

Still on Mistress of Rome and only just past half way. :( I am not finding the time to read in long stretches at the moment.
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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Postby Miss Moppet » Wed August 4th, 2010, 11:07 pm

Finished For the King so now to write the review. I'll start Calais tonight.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu August 5th, 2010, 12:15 am

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Finished For the King so now to write the review. I'll start Calais tonight.


Good, let me know when you're ready to chat. I'll start reading again when you catch up with me.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Thu August 5th, 2010, 2:35 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I've finished "The Confessions of Catherine de Medici" by C.W. Gortner (397pgs, 2010). Another great book by Gortner, very compelling!

SM


Thank you! High praise, indeed, coming from you.
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THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

www.cwgortner.com

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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Thu August 5th, 2010, 2:39 am

"Margaret" wrote:Getting started on Steven Saylor's time-sweep, Empire, the sequel to Roma.


Margaret, can you tell me if you're reading an ARC or finished advance copy? Did SMP send it to you? Saylor's publicist at SMP offered this to me for review and I've been eagerly waiting for my copy to arrive; they told me it would be here by mid-August at the latest. I'm also going to be reviewing it for HNS, with a 9/15 deadline, so I'm starting to fret, as I turned down their ARC to read the finished copy.
Last edited by cw gortner on Thu August 5th, 2010, 3:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com

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Vanessa
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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 » Thu August 5th, 2010, 8:39 am

I will be starting Show Me the Sky by Nicholas Hogg tonight.
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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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Thu August 5th, 2010, 12:52 pm

Started The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory yesterday.
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