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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 1:06 am

I am halfway through 'The Traitors Emblem' by Juan Gomez-Jurado and again half way through 'The Boleyns' by David Loades.....I am so far behind in my reading that I am trying to catch up.

Bec :)

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Nefret
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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 » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 4:56 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}

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Post by Ash » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 3:51 pm

Finished In an Antique Land, which will more than likely make the top list of my reads for this year. Its a travelogue, cultural history and a story all rolled up into one. Very well done.

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Post by fljustice » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 3:57 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters[/quote]

Love her stuff! I'm in the middle of Whale Rider which I'm very much enjoying.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Brenna
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Location: Delaware

Post by Brenna » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 5:14 pm

I'm reading two books right now. 1) Ian Mortimer's The Greatest Traitor which is very detailed, to the point that I have skimmed a few sections. 2) Karen Harper's The First Princess. An easy read that I've had on my TBR shelf for two years.
Brenna

Sharz
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Location: Chicago

Post by Sharz » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 5:21 pm

I'm reading historical mysteries No Dark Place and Poisoned Serpent by Joan Wolf. Done with the first; it's fairly good.

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Post by princess garnet » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 5:28 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I am reading Three Maids for a Crown[/quote]
I read that one last year. I'm glad someone wrote about Katherine and Mary beyond Jane's death since there doesn't seem too be much about them fiction wise.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 10:19 am

I've now also started "Anatomy of Murder" by Imogen Robertson; I really enjoyed the first book in the series "Instruments of Darkness" last year.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Post by SCW » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 10:55 am

Halfway through Atonement and loving it. I have just finished watching the DVD. (I know its cheating but I did know the ending already). She is a better actress than people give her credit. (In my opinion)

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed January 4th, 2012, 3:05 pm

Finished Harper's The First Princess of Wales which I thought was an easy read without any sort of factual basis.

I will start Nigel Tranter's Bruce Trilogy tonight. Excited!
Brenna

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