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What Are You Reading? March 2012

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Post by LoobyG » Wed March 21st, 2012, 5:45 pm

Put 'Daughter of Troy' on one side for the minute, reading 'In the Wet' by Nevil Shute, set in 1950s Australia.

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Post by annis » Wed March 21st, 2012, 6:20 pm

Finally got round to interloaning a copy of Red Adam's Lady by Grace Ingram- an old favourite for many here. I'm enjoying it, but alas, it's another of those stories I would have enjoyed much more in my romantic youth.

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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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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 12:15 pm

A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin
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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Post by Misfit » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 12:39 pm

The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas. Love love love it.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by bevgray » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 3:56 pm

I'm still on my Nevil Shute kick. I loved IN THE WET. Read it years ago so will have to read it again once I finish the ones I haven't read yet.
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Post by Berengaria » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 7:43 pm

Sophie Hannah's A Room Swept White and The White Pearl by Kate Fanshaw
Image My 4 girls!

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” ~Lady Montagu

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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 8:06 pm

Having finished (and enjoyed) Kearsley's the Rose Garden, I am now zipping through the English Heiress by Roberta Gellis.

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Post by Nefret » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 9:05 pm

The Aeneid by Virgil (as translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
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"

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Post by rebecca » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:09 am

[quote=""Misfit""]The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas. Love love love it.[/quote]

I read The Second Duchess and loved it! What a great story teller she is. I may just have to get The Flower Reader, she certainly has talent.

Bec :)

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Post by emr » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Almost done with God of War by Christian Cameron. What a violent lot.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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