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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 23rd, 2010, 11:13 am

I finished "The Ghost Writer" last night, and will shortly be starting "Mariana" by Susanna Kearsley.
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Post by Telynor » Sun October 24th, 2010, 12:11 am

Got the review up for The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott, and it turned out to be my favourite of the series so far. Gulped down CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold last night in one big reading session. Whew, that woman can write a damn fine novel.

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Post by Tish437 » Sun October 24th, 2010, 1:56 am

Didn't someone mention Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill? Now I can't find that post. It sounded intriguing so I went to the library, but they didn't have that one. i got The Man in the Picture instead, and read it this afternoon. Very good.

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Post by javagirl » Sun October 24th, 2010, 3:35 am

I've started Scaramouche. Good so far.

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Post by Nefret » Sun October 24th, 2010, 3:42 am

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
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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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun October 24th, 2010, 3:49 am

[quote=""javagirl""]I've started Scaramouche. Good so far.[/quote]

Every time I see that word I can't help but thinking of "Bohemian Rhapsody"!

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Post by wendy » Sun October 24th, 2010, 12:02 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Trying to decide what to read next![/quote]

Half way through The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (Marilyn Durham) - it's quite an unusual Western novel

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Post by EC2 » Sun October 24th, 2010, 12:20 pm

[quote=""wendy""]Half way through The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (Marilyn Durham) - it's quite an unusual Western novel[/quote]

I remember I enjoyed that one, but not much else about it. Reckon it must have been about 30 years ago I read it!
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

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Post by Madeleine » Sun October 24th, 2010, 12:38 pm

[quote=""Tish437""]Didn't someone mention Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill? Now I can't find that post. It sounded intriguing so I went to the library, but they didn't have that one. i got The Man in the Picture instead, and read it this afternoon. Very good.[/quote]

Yes it was me! Unfortunately I was unable to reach it in the depths of tbr piles :rolleyes: , so opted for the more accessible Mariana instead, and I edited my post.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Post by Vanessa » Sun October 24th, 2010, 2:59 pm

I'm just about to start Isabella Moon by Laura Benedict. It sounds appropriate for this time year as I believe it has a supernatural element!
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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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