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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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

Postby Nefret » Tue September 14th, 2010, 7:48 pm

Actually... The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

Ivanhoe
will be after that.
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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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:02 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Actually... [I]The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.



I enjoyed that one -- great story line. I just wish Hugo didn't digress quite so much. :o

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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 » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:04 pm

"Michy" wrote:I enjoyed that one -- great story line. I just wish Hugo didn't digress quite so much. :o


Heh. Mine is the unabridged version too.
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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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:06 pm

Well, you can skip the parts where he digresses into the architecture of medieval Paris etc. etc. No one will know. ;)

I listened to an audio version so, unfortunately, I had to wade through it all.

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

Postby Nefret » Tue September 14th, 2010, 8:10 pm

"Michy" wrote:Well, you can skip the parts where he digresses into the architecture of medieval Paris etc. etc. No one will know. ;)

I listened to an audio version so, unfortunately, I had to wade through it all.


I shall try the architecture. For a while, at least.
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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rockygirl
Avid Reader
Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Tue September 14th, 2010, 9:52 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:No but it's on my TBR pile, so let me know how you enjoy it.


I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about slavery in Canada and the U.K. I had no idea so many former slaves went to Nova Scotia with the British after the Revolutionary War. The central character is a very strong woman, who earns respect in whatever environment she finds herself in.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed September 15th, 2010, 2:22 am

Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott

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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 » Wed September 15th, 2010, 8:26 am

"rockygirl" wrote:I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot about slavery in Canada and the U.K. I had no idea so many former slaves went to Nova Scotia with the British after the Revolutionary War. The central character is a very strong woman, who earns respect in whatever environment she finds herself in.


Glad you enjoyed it - look forward to reading it myself. I notice it has another title in the US - Somebody Knows My Name.

Harewood House in Yorkshire in the UK was built on the proceeds from slave trade apparently. Something that they like to keep quiet about!
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

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed September 15th, 2010, 1:33 pm

Re Hunchback. When the Disney movie came out, the local chain had a kiosk of all the usual movie related books on a kiosk. A little girl walked by and said to her dad, "look, they wrote a book about the hunchback". I couldn't resist. I replied, actually Victor Hugo wrote one over a hundred years ago. Dad gave me a very cold look, but I felt great. Maybe when she's bigger she'll read the real thing.

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed September 15th, 2010, 7:27 pm

"Ash" wrote:Re Hunchback. When the Disney movie came out, the local chain had a kiosk of all the usual movie related books on a kiosk.

Not unsurprisingly, Disney later released a direct to video/DVD sequel.


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