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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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annis
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Post by annis » Mon February 28th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Posted by fljustice
Reading a classic SF for a break: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It moved from "commuting book" to "fireside book" because it grabbed me.
Ender's Game is fantastic - I couldn't tell you how many people I've recommended it to over the years. Stunning twist at the end.

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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Mon February 28th, 2011, 6:46 pm

reading Room by Emma Donoghue

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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 » Mon February 28th, 2011, 10:03 pm

I'm just about to start Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry.
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

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Mon February 28th, 2011, 11:31 pm

On a nonfiction kick right now, reading Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson, 1940-45.

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Post by Ash » Tue March 1st, 2011, 4:18 am

A friend gave me a copy of The Court of the Lion, a huge doorstopper that she promised I would love. According to many reviewers, its HF at its best. Anyone familiar with this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Court-Lion-Novel- ... G1W192ASO1

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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Tue March 1st, 2011, 1:15 pm

I've read it, although it was some time ago. It's a doorstopper, all right. The thing I remember most about it is that at some point the penny dropped and I realized I was reading the historical events (well, a fictionalization of the historical events) upon which the play in Kathleen Winsor's Calais is based--An Lu Shan and Jade Ring--the one Arlette is obsessed with and constantly quoting from. For me that added an extra layer of interest.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
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Post by CigarGuy » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 12:11 am

I just read Moneyball which was totally awesome. I'm also about to start the 3rd Hunger Games book, which I'm totally not a fan of at all but I've come this far, so I must finish.
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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 March 23rd, 2011, 3:29 am

Time Lord- Sir Sanford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time by Clark Blaise
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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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 3:36 am

What happened to March? Is this groundhog month revisited?

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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 » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 3:40 am

Ooops. I didn't notice. :o
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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