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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri June 24th, 2011, 4:38 am

I'm reading Queen by Right, which was in the huge stack o' books I came back from the HNS conference with. It's decent so far. Not really grabbing me yet.

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Post by Kasthu » Fri June 24th, 2011, 11:31 pm

Just finished the stunning (and sadly out of print) A Pin to See the Peepshow, and I'm on to some summer reading: Deanna Raybourn's new Lady Julia Grey mystery, the Dark Enquiry.

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 25th, 2011, 1:31 pm

Finished up The Immgrants by Howard Fast. Meh. There are better California sagas out there. I've started The Virgin King by Joseph Fullam, an alternate Tudor history. It's rather different... :o
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Post by Divia » Sat June 25th, 2011, 4:14 pm

I've started The Miracles of Prato while I contiune to read The Lost Crown.
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Post by Brenna » Sat June 25th, 2011, 8:23 pm

I started Christi Phillip's The Rosetti Letter last night. So far moving right along.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun June 26th, 2011, 2:09 am

I've finished "The Sickly Stuarts: The Medical Downfall of a Dynasty" by Dr. Frederick Holmes (217pgs, 2003)*. An interesting and well written look at the medical problems of this troubled dynasty. Despite the medical terminology and such, I found this book easy to read and understand.

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Post by Brenna » Sun June 26th, 2011, 2:19 am

Literally spend the entire day reading The Rossetti Letter because I couldn't put the darn thing down. Hubby and I are headed out of town for a ball game tomorrow and I reserved Phillip's second book at a B&N next to the stadium! Pathetic book nerd? Why yes, yes I am!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun June 26th, 2011, 2:42 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Literally spend the entire day reading The Rossetti Letter because I couldn't put the darn thing down. Hubby and I are headed out of town for a ball game tomorrow and I reserved Phillip's second book at a B&N next to the stadium! Pathetic book nerd? Why yes, yes I am![/quote]

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Post by annis » Sun June 26th, 2011, 3:35 am

Martin Farrell by Janni Howker. A YA tale set on the Anglo-Scottish border during an unspecified time when the great Border reiver clans held sway. Howker has created a dark Border ballad/folk-tale of her own, complete with some supernatural elements. Wow - I'm blown away by this short but stunningly written novel about dark deeds coming home to roost - it certainly lifted the hair at the back of my neck.

Whether the teenagers of my acquaintance would appreciate it is another story, but I'm impressed!

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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 » Sun June 26th, 2011, 9:14 am

I've just started The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr. It's contemporary fiction which also harks back to the 1970s. Ford Capris and moonboots! LOL. Those were the days! :)
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