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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed February 16th, 2011, 9:50 am

I'm enjoying The Girl With...... so far. I'm wondering where all the threads are going to lead - it's very intriguing! I will indeed watch the film - I hope the subtitles don't distract me. My Swedish isn't too good........ :p :D
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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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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Wed February 16th, 2011, 4:49 pm

Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History by Patrick Hunt :D
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 annabel » Wed February 16th, 2011, 6:42 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm enjoying The Girl With...... so far. I'm wondering where all the threads are going to lead - it's very intriguing! I will indeed watch the film - I hope the subtitles don't distract me. My Swedish isn't too good........ :p :D [/quote]

Watched this last week -my husband is a bit deaf so we always have subtitles (even with English) They can be distracting but I found the Swedish version with subtitles much easier to follow than the English dubbed version.
Thought it was a fresh take on a well worn theme. Great heroine - quite quirky.
Haven't read the book yet - still mostly reading books set in Vctorian times. At the moment just started The Steeet Philosopher by Matthew Plampin.

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Thu February 17th, 2011, 5:51 am

Finally managed to wind up reading An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer -- rough going at first, but by the time I hit the last third, I was hooked. I have to say that Bab Childe is such a spoiled, mouthy brat...

Now reading, in no particular order:
The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite (NF)
Torpedo Juice -- another Serge Storms books
From Splendor to Revolution -- NF about four Romanov women

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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 » Thu February 17th, 2011, 6:28 am

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea- Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill (NF)
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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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu February 17th, 2011, 1:51 pm

Now reading "The Bed I Made" by Lucie Whitehouse - contemporary thriller set in London and the Isle of Wight.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu February 17th, 2011, 6:14 pm

Ooh I'm really looking forward to 'From Splendor to Revolution' Telynor, it's not been released here yet - do post how you get on :) Currently reading 'Dead in the Family' by Charlaine Harris, currently the last one published in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

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Post by Telynor » Thu February 17th, 2011, 10:52 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Ooh I'm really looking forward to 'From Splendor to Revolution' Telynor, it's not been released here yet - do post how you get on :) Currently reading 'Dead in the Family' by Charlaine Harris, currently the last one published in the Sookie Stackhouse series.[/quote]

So far it's not bad. Quite a bit of information on three Grand Duchesses who have had not that much written about them -- Marie Alexandrovna, Marie Pavlovna the Elder and Olga Constantinovna. There's a fourth, Empress Marie Feodorovna, but most of that is a rehash of what's already been written. I'm just about halfway through it, and enjoying it much more than Gelardi's last book.

Imagine getting married and pregnant at sixteen, not to mention becoming Queen of Greece on your wedding day. Oy!

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Post by Misfit » Fri February 18th, 2011, 4:18 am

Just starting A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by annis » Fri February 18th, 2011, 4:36 am

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, a YA novel split between the present and the French Revolutionary period. Great stuff- recommended.

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