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What Are You Reading? March 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 » Fri March 11th, 2011, 6:20 pm

I'll be starting Death by Chocolate by Toby Moore later on tonight.
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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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Sat March 12th, 2011, 2:23 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Very much enjoying the Second Duchess by our own Elizabeth Loupas. Shades of Rebecca![/quote]

You just made my morning. Thank you!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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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) » Sat March 12th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Elizabeth, you just wasted my whole night! Review posted.
Edited to say: wasted, as in used up. The comment is a positive jest, and I just realized it could be read otherwise.
Last edited by MLE (Emily Cotton) on Sat March 12th, 2011, 7:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Sat March 12th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Reading some nonfiction: Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, by Isabella Bird, letters that the author wrote back to her sister and friends in the mid-19th century, as she became one of the first Western women to travel in the backwoods parts of Japan. Highly interesting, especially considering what's going on in Japan now...

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Mirella
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Sins of the Borgia's

Post by Mirella » Sat March 12th, 2011, 7:43 pm

I'm about to begin reading Sins of the Borgias - I'm always eager to read Italian historical fiction. The coveris spectacular.

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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Sat March 12th, 2011, 9:25 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Elizabeth, you just wasted my whole night! Review posted.
Edited to say: wasted, as in used up. The comment is a positive jest, and I just realized it could be read otherwise.[/quote]

LOL! I didn't see this until you'd edited it. Thanks so much!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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anne whitfield
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Post by anne whitfield » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:38 pm

I'm reading The Lady Grey series by Deanna Raybourn - Victorian mystery

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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 » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:46 pm

[quote=""anne whitfield""]I'm reading The Lady Grey series by Deanna Raybourn - Victorian mystery[/quote]

How is it? I've been wanting to check it out.
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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Perdita
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Post by Perdita » Sun March 13th, 2011, 12:57 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Catherine of Aragon by Giles Tremlett (non-fiction).[/quote]

That's definitely on my TBR list!

Just started The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland, set in the reign of King John

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anne whitfield
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Post by anne whitfield » Sun March 13th, 2011, 2:01 am

[quote=""Nefret""]How is it? I've been wanting to check it out.[/quote]

It's really good. Written in first person, but it works well.
I enjoyed the first book more than the second.
I did a review of the first two books on goodreads. I'm now reading the third book.

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