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What are you reading August 2011?

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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
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Post by Nefret » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 10:35 pm

Queen of this Realm by Jean Plaidy. I have almost finished it again.
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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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Wed August 24th, 2011, 1:17 am

I'm reading The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick. It and The Conquest, also by EC have me interested in this time period! :)
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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 24th, 2011, 1:30 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I'm reading The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick. It and The Conquest, also by EC have me interested in this time period! :) [/quote]

I don't have either of those. I am starting For the King's Favour pretty soon.
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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Michy
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Post by Michy » Wed August 24th, 2011, 4:32 am

Just finished The Ivy Tree. A nice little entertaining, escape read. For those of you who like Mary Stewart's romantic/suspense books, I recommend it.

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Wed August 24th, 2011, 5:55 am

Finally unearthed Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles from Mt. TBR. I need something romantic and true love and all that right now to soothe my aching heart. Got a horrible smack from the past yesterday and it has just blown me down into the pit of self-agonizing muck. So upset I had to write about it, and you know that's bad. I'm just hoping that tomorrow will be easier on me.

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Post by Brenna » Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:51 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Finally unearthed Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles from Mt. TBR. I need something romantic and true love and all that right now to soothe my aching heart. Got a horrible smack from the past yesterday and it has just blown me down into the pit of self-agonizing muck. So upset I had to write about it, and you know that's bad. I'm just hoping that tomorrow will be easier on me.[/quote]

I'm sorry! I hope things are better in the morning!
Brenna

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Post by Misfit » Wed August 24th, 2011, 2:31 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Finally unearthed Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles from Mt. TBR. I need something romantic and true love and all that right now to soothe my aching heart. Got a horrible smack from the past yesterday and it has just blown me down into the pit of self-agonizing muck. So upset I had to write about it, and you know that's bad. I'm just hoping that tomorrow will be easier on me.[/quote]

*hugs*

Hope thing improve soon.
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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Wed August 24th, 2011, 4:57 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Finally unearthed Anna by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles from Mt. TBR. I need something romantic and true love and all that right now to soothe my aching heart. Got a horrible smack from the past yesterday and it has just blown me down into the pit of self-agonizing muck. So upset I had to write about it, and you know that's bad. I'm just hoping that tomorrow will be easier on me.[/quote]

Hope things are better soon Telynor, 'Anna' is a good choice for when you need some romantic escapism with a good storyline :)

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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 » Wed August 24th, 2011, 5:40 pm

I'm just about to start Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.
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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Post by LoobyG » Wed August 24th, 2011, 6:44 pm

[quote=""Michy""] I read that one a few months ago, and that was as far as I got with the series. I haven't read any further. They lost steam for me, I guess. :( [/quote]

I'm enjoying 'The Light Heart' but nowhere near as much as the first two books in the series. I loved, loved, loved 'Dawn's Early Light and 'Yankee Stranger' :)

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