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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 4:09 pm

(can we say, Powells?)
I've made many a visit to downtown Portland. I have never been able to screw up the courage to go to Powells. Be afraid, be very afraid :rolleyes: ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 4:12 pm

I'm sort of enjoying The Black Madonna by Davis Bunn. Much of it takes place in the middle east and it makes me hungry for olives, spicy lamb, and hummus.

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 10:03 pm

Now reading some brain candy: Mary Stewart's Touch Not the Cat.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri June 3rd, 2011, 1:22 am

Finished Bernard Cornwell's Sword Song, 4th in his Saxon series. Finally decided to start reading Helen Hollick's King Arthur trilogy that I've had for almost a year! First up The King Making.
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annis
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Post by annis » Fri June 3rd, 2011, 5:10 am

Just started Justin Hill's Shieldwall, set in England during the decades before the Battle of Hastings - though in fact we're currently in Dublin with the exiled Wulfnoth Cild, father of Godwin, who will prove to be one of the great movers and shakers of 11th century England. Very promising so far.

SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
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Post by SCW » Sat June 4th, 2011, 1:54 am

Just read the last chapter of Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory. Disturbing novel to read- but I thought it was better than most of the others.
Can anyone recommend any historical novels about the First World War

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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat June 4th, 2011, 4:09 am

Hey all, following my suggestion our fearless leader figured out how to set up a spoiler option. You have to go to advanced to use it in a post though.

Or put the word Spoiler between a [] and a [/] after the / in the 2nd one.

and it should come out like this
Check out the thread about it here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=4756

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sat June 4th, 2011, 9:52 am

I tried doing that before and it didn't work for me. I wonder what I did wrong. Ah, I see, you have to edit your post.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by EC2 » Sat June 4th, 2011, 10:46 am

Just finished reading Anne Perry's Bedford Square. I loved the atmosphere and the feel for Edwardian London - really lost myself in it at times, but...
Now going to test out the spoiler warning. There aren't any big spoilers here in case it doesn't work, but there is an opinion.
Yay, it worked!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 4th, 2011, 11:07 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Hey all, following my suggestion our fearless leader figured out how to set up a spoiler option. You have to go to advanced to use it in a post though.

Or put the word Spoiler between a [] and a [/] after the / in the 2nd one.

and it should come out like this
Check out the thread about it here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=4756

SM[/quote]

This is so cool. We're using a similar feature at Goodreads a lot.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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