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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri October 8th, 2010, 8:57 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]Thank you for the info! I started to read the book and then turned to something else. The stacks of TBR I have in this house is scandalous![/quote]

You're not the only one with that scandal! ;)

Have a fab time over here Tanzanite, and a safe trip.

I've now started "The Ghost Writer", looks like it might be a dual time-frame.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri October 8th, 2010, 2:18 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Fiction or nonfiction? For fiction, one of my favorites is Jude Morgan's The King's Touch about James, Duke of Monmouth. Susan Holloway Scott has written a novel about Sarah Churchill and several novels about various royal mistresses. Jean Plaidy, of course, has written a number of novel set during this period.[/quote]

Thanks Bowsell. I'm not particular about fiction or nonfiction, but I do tend to lead towards fiction in my purchases. Thank you for the recommendcation of The King's Touch. I started reading Susan Holloway Scott's Duchess this morning and I am already hooked (but curious about the references made to Charles II, John Monmouth and others since I know very little about this time frame.
Brenna

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Post by LoobyG » Fri October 8th, 2010, 4:40 pm

[quote=""Michy""]I didn't care for this one quite as much as the first two -- curious to know what you think. I have just one more book to read and then I'll start #4, The Light Heart. :) [/quote]

I'll post my thoughts when I finish Michy, I'm quite sad that the action moves away from Williamsburg in this book - I don't know yet whether the family in London will hold the same charm for me. I'm glad more of the protagonists from Yankee Stranger are alive in the book, bit more continuity!

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri October 8th, 2010, 10:50 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just about to start "The Ghost Writer" by John Harwood, a Halloween read for my other bookgroup. Not sure if it's HF yet![/quote]
Do you mind if I ask if the other group is online? I am thoroughly enjoying this forum and looking for others in the realm of horror/ghost and mystery/thriller.
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“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” ~Lady Montagu

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri October 8th, 2010, 10:53 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]Do you mind if I ask if the other group is online? I am thoroughly enjoying this forum and looking for others in the realm of horror/ghost and mystery/thriller.[/quote]
And I have a copy of The Ghost Writer somewhere in my house...in one of my TBR lists!
Image My 4 girls!


“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” ~Lady Montagu

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rockygirl
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Post by rockygirl » Fri October 8th, 2010, 11:34 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""] The stacks of TBR I have in this house is scandalous![/quote]

Mine too! I refuse to feel guilty about it. :)

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Sat October 9th, 2010, 12:32 am

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. About 60 pages in. I'm really enjoying the author's style.

(For those who read my question/observation about Cornwall as a setting for HF in the "King Arthur/Robin Hood" thread -- I'm back in my old HF stomping ground) :)

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Post by annis » Sat October 9th, 2010, 5:49 am

Brenna , if you're interested in Charles II, I recommend Antonia Fraser's biography, King Charles II: his Life and Times. It may be out of print now, but you might be able to get it through your library. The one I had was an illustrated one- like Alice in Wonderland I'm a great believer in illustrations :)

Have you come across the Royalty.nu website? They have useful lists of books (both fiction and non-fiction) about various members of royalty.
Here's the list for Charles II
http://www.royalty.nu/Europe/England/St ... lesII.html

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Sat October 9th, 2010, 6:28 am

Queen of this Realm by Jean Plaidy (My Ren Faire book)
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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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 9th, 2010, 11:29 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]Do you mind if I ask if the other group is online? I am thoroughly enjoying this forum and looking for others in the realm of horror/ghost and mystery/thriller.[/quote]

Hi Berengaria, yes it is an online group, I'll pm you with more info. :)
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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