Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

What Are You Reading? September 2011

Retired Threads
User avatar
princess garnet
Posts: 1756
Joined: August 2008
Location: Maryland

Post by princess garnet » Sat September 17th, 2011, 4:12 pm

Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy
This is my last Plaidy reissue to read... :( I wish more would come out!
Last edited by princess garnet on Sat September 17th, 2011, 4:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 4351
Joined: August 2008
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 » Sat September 17th, 2011, 4:36 pm

I'll be starting The Distant Hours by Kate Morton later on.
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

User avatar
Posts: 1465
Joined: August 2008
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Post by Telynor » Sun September 18th, 2011, 7:55 am

Lessee -- The Colour of Magic by Pratchett (finally!), which was better than I thought it would be; A Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry, and Dead and Buried by Barbara Hambly. All done, now all I have to do is get the reviews written. Now onto a fluffy Mary Balogh novel -- Lord Carew's Bride. Being distracted a bit by the Rugby World Cup, GO ALL BLACKS!

User avatar
Posts: 2992
Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sun September 18th, 2011, 1:00 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy
This is my last Plaidy reissue to read... :( I wish more would come out![/quote]

I rather liked that one. I wish more would come out too.
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"

Posts: 2475
Joined: August 2008
Location: Arizona, USA

Post by Ash » Sun September 18th, 2011, 4:38 pm

Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick. I remember hearing about this when it first came out, and some of her controversial comments about 'who owns history'. Happened to see this in a bargain bin and started reading it. Its good, very good.

User avatar
Posts: 112
Joined: April 2011

Post by Gordopolis » Mon September 19th, 2011, 10:14 am

Reading H.G. Wells' 'What is Coming?'

Written in his usual entertaining narrative and well-thought out arguments it is really quite captivating and really made me feel like I was in the early days of WWI, anticipating the future without knowing it.

User avatar
Posts: 1358
Joined: June 2010
Location: Delaware

Post by Brenna » Mon September 19th, 2011, 4:01 pm

Still balancing three books EC's The Greatest Knight and For the King's Favor and SKP's Devil's Brood. Almost done all three.

User avatar
Posts: 5688
Joined: August 2008
Location: Vashon, WA

Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 20th, 2011, 2:12 am

In the last 5 days I've finished 4 books:
"Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed" by Robert Seller (294pgs, 2009) (9/14) - Wow, what lives these people led, some of the antics were humourous but most of them were just sad. Peter is the last man standing.

"Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History" by Mark Juddery (223pgs, 2010) (9/14) - Some of the overhyped things were carrots, the Great Fire of London 1666, Trojan War, spinach, the movie "Titanic", Superman and many others. Short but interesting read.

"Four Gothic Kings: The Turburlent History of Medieval England and the Plantagenet Kings (1216-1377) - Henry III, Edwards I to III" ed. Elizabeth Hallam (299pgs, 1987) (9/15)* - My mother gave me this book a few decades ago and I never read it until now. Since I cannot find a cheap book on Henry III or Edward II this will have to be my book on them for now.

"The Queen's Governess" by Karen Harper (356pgs, 2011) (9/18) - A really good novel, about Katherine Ashley, who pretty much raised Elizabeth I from a little girl.
Last edited by SonjaMarie on Tue September 20th, 2011, 2:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... p?p=114965

Posts: 14
Joined: July 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

September 2011

Post by george3 » Wed September 21st, 2011, 1:14 pm

I just finished 'Vespasian: Tribune of Rome' by Robert Fabbri. I'm looking forward to the next in the series!

User avatar
Posts: 3661
Joined: August 2008
Location: Nottingham UK

Post by EC2 » Wed September 21st, 2011, 1:43 pm

Circus of Ghosts by Barbara Ewing - enjoying it plenty now I've got into it.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



Return to “Archives”