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What Are You Reading? December 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 3:10 pm

My mom has a ton of his books which I hope to read throughout the year so I would be interested in a thread. I liked The River God and The Seventh Scroll although my mom mentioned I may not like the other ones in the series.
Brenna

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 3:55 pm

King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes
This the 1st novel I've read by her to feature the story told in the 1st person.
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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 » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 7:18 pm

Something light and appropriate to the festive season - Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body by M C Beaton.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Unto us a son is Given" by Donna Leon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu December 22nd, 2011, 7:43 pm

I've just read that, Vanessa, and enjoyed it, it's quite funny.
Currently reading: "Unto us a son is Given" by Donna Leon

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri December 23rd, 2011, 1:18 am

Just starting The Typewriter Girlby JL Jarvis, a kindle freebie I picked up this morning. Sounds promising and so far I'm liking what I see (although it's early days yet).
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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lauragill
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Post by lauragill » Fri December 23rd, 2011, 2:12 am

Started Elizabeth I by Margaret George. So far, it's good.

Ash
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Post by Ash » Fri December 23rd, 2011, 3:52 am

Received Dovekeeper for Chanukah; this will probably be my weekend read. Also picked up Julian Barnes Sense of an Ending which I've been looking forward to reading for a year or so.

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Mon December 26th, 2011, 9:46 am

[quote=""Susan""]Finally getting to Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman.[/quote]
Me too! So far, very enjoyable!

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Mon December 26th, 2011, 9:58 am

[quote=""TiciaRoma""]And I've always loved Seton. I think her Katherine was one of my first adult HF finds.[/quote]
Katherine was my first foray into historical fiction, and is still one of my favourite novels!

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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 December 27th, 2011, 1:12 am

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
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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