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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 13th, 2012, 6:15 am

Sovereigns of the Sea: the quest to build the perfect renaissance battleship. NF. The writing is a tad academic, but the information is excellent.

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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Post by Carine » Fri January 13th, 2012, 1:07 pm

Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn

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Post by princess garnet » Fri January 13th, 2012, 7:31 pm

Library copy of Henry Prince of Wales by Roy Strong (NF)
Biography about Henry Stuart, the older brother of Elizabeth of Bohemia and Charles I of England.

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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Sat January 14th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Half way through Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon. If you like adventures don't miss this book. I'm loving it so far. :cool:
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by Chris Little » Sun January 15th, 2012, 3:58 am

Thanks to Ludmilla for leading me to Carol Berg. In her fantasy, "Flesh and Spirit," Berg's pace, character and plot development have been captivating.

Next: Amitav Ghosh, "The Glass Palace" ... Britain invades Burma in 1885.
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Location: Southern California

Post by lauragill » Sun January 15th, 2012, 8:45 am

The Journeyer by Gary Jennings.

Kindle is such a godsend!

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Post by Kasthu » Sun January 15th, 2012, 7:53 pm

That Lady, by Kate O'Brien. 16th C. Spain...

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Post by Telynor » Sun January 15th, 2012, 8:05 pm

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George, and 17th (!) in the Inspector Lynley novels.

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 15th, 2012, 8:08 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]That Lady, by Kate O'Brien. 16th C. Spain...[/quote]

I have that. Started it once and got side tracked by others.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by TiciaRoma » Mon January 16th, 2012, 4:24 am

I picked a library audio book to listen to in my car. March, by Geraldine Brooks. It's the story of what's happening to the father in Alcott's Little Women. Very interesting.

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