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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed June 25th, 2014, 8:36 am

Now in Devon.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Wed June 25th, 2014, 3:04 pm

In a 1898 London prison doing hard time.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Wed June 25th, 2014, 11:19 pm

Well, the Mayfair Witches have JUST left Haiti for New Orleans, but all that incredibly good writing from the first 150 pages or so is just gone. I've spent far too many chapters wanting to stab the latest (long-dead) narrator in the neck, but fortunately they've finally done away with him. Not sure how much better the rest of The Expository Chronicles will get - and I was pretty much hating the actual main characters of the story once we joined them some time back. Rice CAN be such a great author, but holy Hell it's a drag getting a verb out of her at this point.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Fri June 27th, 2014, 1:21 am

With Jamie and Claire at the Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey. The name of the battle is not mentioned, but I am from New Jersey and can tell from the time and places mentioned that it is the Battle of Monmouth. The battlefield has been preserved and it is not too far away. I did go to the reenactment on the 200th anniversary in 1978. I don't have fond memories as I got a horrific case of poison ivy!
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njslater
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Location: London

1809 Portugal

Postby njslater » Sat June 28th, 2014, 10:36 am

It is 1809 and the British and French armies are about to cross into Spain
N.J. Slater writer of Napoleonic and Victorian era thrillers

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed July 9th, 2014, 11:05 am

Still in Devon, but now in 1194.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed July 9th, 2014, 11:29 am

Brussels. Napoleon's loose from Elba.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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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 July 9th, 2014, 6:03 pm

I'm just now making my way into Laketown. Ridding in barrels wasn't very comfortable.
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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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Wed July 9th, 2014, 11:54 pm

Still in N'awlins myself, now up to the 20th century. Things are much improved now that Rice is back to the structure she used in the first chapters - reportage about the Mayfair family, multiple sources, circling around and around the main characters.

It's a pity - she is so good at making you *want* to meet the MCs; how their chapters manage to be so awful is bewildering and frustrating.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri July 11th, 2014, 8:12 am

I'm now in the English Lake District.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross


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