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What are you reading? July 2011

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What are you reading? July 2011

Post by boswellbaxter » Fri July 1st, 2011, 1:31 pm

I'm reading The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri July 1st, 2011, 1:49 pm

Fabulous New Orleans by Lyle Saxon (NF)
Overview of New Orleans history, originally published in 1928.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 1st, 2011, 3:16 pm

I'm reading the Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen. Very good so far. Also reading Queen by Right, to be ready for next month's BOM discussion. It is not the liveliest book on my shelf, but since I voted for it, I'm going to finish it.

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Fri July 1st, 2011, 3:52 pm

I'll be starting Plague Child by Peter Ransley tonight, the first book in a new trilogy set during the English Civil War.
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Post by fljustice » Fri July 1st, 2011, 5:23 pm

Taking a little break and reading Don't Stand too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen and Euripides' Alcestis and other Plays.
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Post by Elysium » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 5:18 pm

Wake by Lisa McMann

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Post by Kasthu » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 10:09 pm

Before Versailles, by Karleen Koen.

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Post by javagirl » Sun July 3rd, 2011, 3:53 am

Finished Sansom's Sovereign which I enjoyed a lot, (though maybe not quite as much as Dissolution and Dark Fire).

Now I'm about half way into Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers. It's pretty good so far.

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun July 3rd, 2011, 10:28 am

I loved Blood of Flowers. Hope you continue to enjoy it, Javagirl.
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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 Madeleine » Sun July 3rd, 2011, 11:32 am

I'm now reading the books listed in my sig - the MHC is easy, but I'm wondering where the "Templeton" book is heading. Easy to read but not much happening so far - nearly 100 pages in.
Currently reading: "Bone China" by Laura Purcell

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