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Sara's reading log 2011

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Sara's reading log 2011

Post by weirdfishes4 » Sun March 27th, 2011, 5:21 am

I started a little late this year (mid February) but I've read some pretty good books so far.

1. Water for Elephants

2. The Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley (loved love love it!!)

3. Island of the Swans - Ciji Ware

4. A Vintage Affair - Isabel Wolff

5. Mariana - Susanna Kearsley

6. Katherine - Anya Seton (I'm currently on this one. About to finish it in about a day or 2)

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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!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Sun March 27th, 2011, 7:49 am

I loved Water for Elephants, The Winter Sea, Mariana and Katherine. I have A Vintage Affair on my TBR pile - Isabel Wolff is great for a bit of light-hearted reading!
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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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Post by weirdfishes4 » Wed May 4th, 2011, 1:41 am

The Shadowy Horses - Susanna Kearsley
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
The Rose Garden - Susanna Kearsley (I LOVE this one)
Ferney - James Long

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:14 pm

A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen
Royal Flush - Rhys Bowen
The Darling Strumpet - Gillian Bagwell (what a great book!)
Tree of Gold - Rosalind Laker
Juliet - Anne Fortier (tedious and convoluted plot - UGH I hated this one)
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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri June 3rd, 2011, 7:31 pm

Claude and Camille - Stephanie Cowell

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri June 24th, 2011, 1:24 pm

The Splendour Falls - Susanna Kearsley
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation - Lauren Willig

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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 26th, 2011, 1:45 pm

[quote=""weirdfishes4""]A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen
Royal Flush - Rhys Bowen
The Darling Strumpet - Gillian Bagwell (what a great book!)
Tree of Gold - Rosalind Laker
Juliet - Anne Fortier (tedious and convoluted plot - UGH I hated this one)[/quote]

Oh dear, no one seems to like Juliet :eek: I bought it but just for the Italian setting.
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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri July 29th, 2011, 4:34 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oh dear, no one seems to like Juliet :eek: I bought it but just for the Italian setting.[/quote]

The premise was so promising! I was really disappointed. Honestly I feel like the book just went foreeevvvveerrr.... So many plots and secrets that towards the end I've forgotten all of them.

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri July 29th, 2011, 4:40 am

The Masque of the Black Tulip - Lauren Willig (I probably won't continue with this series. Not a big fan of the dialogue!)

Royal Blood - Rhys Bowen

Through a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen (LOVE this book!)

And Only to Deceive - Tasha Alexander (Very promising, though hopefully the heroine will be less dull as the series progresses)

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Fri August 12th, 2011, 2:50 am

Dark Angels - Karleen Koen

Named of the Dragon - Susanna Kearsley

Season of the Storms - Susanna Kearsley

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