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What are you reading August 2011?

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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.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 4th, 2011, 1:47 pm

I thought The American Boy was fabulous, too! And I have Anatomy of Ghosts on my TBR pile. I like Andrew Taylor as an author.
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Post by javagirl » Fri August 5th, 2011, 3:14 am

[quote=""LoobyG""]You're in for a treat Javagirl, 'A Town like Alice' is great stuff, do post what you think! :) [/quote]

Well, I'm a little over half way and absolutely loving it! It is a treat. Will probably be my 4th 5* book of 2011 (out of about 32 so far this year).

Are Shute's other books this good too?

Lynn (i.e. javagirl - for the programming language, not the coffee or the island, etc.)

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri August 5th, 2011, 3:44 am

I'm enjoying the book recommendations. Thanks, all!

I just finished Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Wonderful. This is the exact type of hist fic that got me hooked in the beginning. Clear, real, exotic, fast paced, totallydifferentfrommylifebutyetthesame.

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Post by LoobyG » Fri August 5th, 2011, 5:03 pm

[quote=""javagirl""]Well, I'm a little over half way and absolutely loving it! It is a treat. Will probably be my 4th 5* book of 2011 (out of about 32 so far this year).

Are Shute's other books this good too?[/quote]

My all time favourite of Shute's is 'On the beach' and 'The far country' is pretty good too :) I've got a lot more of his on Mt. TBR but I've not got round to any more yet. If you like Alice, you'll like those.

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Post by Elysium » Fri August 5th, 2011, 7:14 pm

Ramose: Prince Exile by Carole Wilkinson

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Post by annis » Sat August 6th, 2011, 12:13 am

Posted by Madeline
Have you read "The American Boy" annis, which is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's childhood spent in London? I thought that was fabulous, beautifully written and also very atmospheric.
It's been on my "books I should get round to reading list" for a few years now, but alas - so many books, so little time and all that. I'll definitely bump it up after reading An Anatomy of Ghosts, though :) I think AAOG has just been released in the US. Btw, I see that Anatomy of Ghosts has been shortlisted for the 2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
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Post by Misfit » Sat August 6th, 2011, 1:23 am

The Magnificent Amersons by Booth Tarkington.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat August 6th, 2011, 2:02 am

I've finished yesterday "Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World" by Claire Harman (245pgs, 2009). A look at how Jane has been perceived and enjoyed through out the centuries since her death.

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Post by Ash » Sat August 6th, 2011, 2:30 am

Lady of the English by Eliz Chadwick.

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Vanessa
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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 » Sat August 6th, 2011, 10:39 am

I'm reading this month's book, Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith.
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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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