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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 » Tue August 31st, 2010, 10:34 pm

More Dorothy Sayers here.

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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Postby Miss Moppet » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:24 pm

Finished Mists of Avalon, just started Cross Stitch, aka Outlander.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:26 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Finished Mists of Avalon


Looking forward to your review :D


Just started Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett, after really enjoying her nuts-but-brilliant Queen of Silks.
listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

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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 September 1st, 2010, 4:47 am

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Finished Mists of Avalon.


How did you like it? That's one of my favourite books.
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}

annis
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Postby annis » Wed September 1st, 2010, 7:22 am

Hafway through Anthony Burgess' novel about enigmatic playwright Christopher Marlowe, A Dead Man in Deptford. Absolutely brilliant - i'm really enjoying Burgess' clever use of Elizabethan language to portray Marlowe's seedy world and circle of often dangerous acquaintances.

enelya
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Postby enelya » Wed September 1st, 2010, 8:25 am

Currently reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

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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 » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:00 am

I've just started Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg.
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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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:58 am

DNF Jewel of St Petersburg by Kate Furnivall. Working a bit on the Beatles mash-up book while I decide what to pick up next.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Miss Moppet
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Location: North London
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Postby Miss Moppet » Wed September 1st, 2010, 6:15 pm

"Nefret" wrote:How did you like it? That's one of my favourite books.


It wasn't perfect but I really did enjoy it. I flagged a bit in the middle but glad I pushed on because the last 200 pages were riveting. I'm really glad I finally got round to reading it and it has definitely interested me in reading more Arthurian fiction.

SGM
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Postby SGM » Wed September 1st, 2010, 7:15 pm

"annis" wrote:Hafway through Anthony Burgess' novel about enigmatic playwright Christopher Marlowe, A Dead Man in Deptford. Absolutely brilliant - i'm really enjoying Burgess' clever use of Elizabethan language to portray Marlowe's seedy world and circle of often dangerous acquaintances.


I totally agree. It's just a pity Deptford is so boring now.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith


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