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What are you reading? April 2012

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What are you reading? April 2012

Post by Nefret » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 4:45 pm

There wasn't a thread, so I started one.



New newest book... Worlds Without End- the exploration of planets known and unknown by John S. Lewis
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!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 5:18 pm

The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 5:36 pm

Thanks, Nefret, for starting the thread! I knew I was forgetting something.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 7:25 pm

Neither are HF as such, but I'm reading Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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Post by Susan » Mon April 2nd, 2012, 10:30 pm

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kaplan, should finish this tonight (If I can stay awake!) or tomorrow.
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Post by SCW » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 12:56 am

My birthday is coming up so I'm going to buy and read Lionheart by Sharon Penman, Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick, London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins and Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

Can anyone recommend any HF about Richard the Second of England, Henry Bolingbroke or John of Gaunt. (I've just finished Katherine by Anya Seton and I would like to read more about this period in English history)

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Post by rebecca » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 1:14 am

[quote=""SCW""]My birthday is coming up so I'm going to buy and read Lionheart by Sharon Penman, Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick, London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins and Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

Can anyone recommend any HF about Richard the Second of England, Henry Bolingbroke or John of Gaunt. (I've just finished Katherine by Anya Seton and I would like to read more about this period in English history)[/quote]

I think Ian Mortime has a bio on Henry Bolingbroke...But there doesn't seem to be much on Richard II except for Shakespeare(shudders!).

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 1:22 am

[quote=""SCW""]My birthday is coming up so I'm going to buy and read Lionheart by Sharon Penman, Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick, London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins and Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

Can anyone recommend any HF about Richard the Second of England, Henry Bolingbroke or John of Gaunt. (I've just finished Katherine by Anya Seton and I would like to read more about this period in English history)[/quote]

Margaret Campbell Barnes wrote one, it has Hollow Crown in the title, but I'm drawing a blank otherwise. Brian Wainwright's Within the Fetterlock does cover RI and Bolingbroke if I recall correctly, although they are not the main characters.

For fun, there's Susan Howatch's Wheel of Fortune, the last of her *Plantagenet* trilogy (Penmarric, Cashelmara). While set in Wales, this parallels Richard I and Bolingbroke. And yes, there is a John of Gaunt and his Katherine.
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Post by SCW » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 3:36 am

Thanks, I've read Penmarric /Cashelmara years ago, and enjoyed them. Will have to orderWheel of Fortune as well. I remember reading some Jean Plaidy novels about the House of Lancaster but I just wondered if anyone else had wrote about them

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 3rd, 2012, 1:04 pm

[quote=""SCW""]Thanks, I've read Penmarric /Cashelmara years ago, and enjoyed them. Will have to orderWheel of Fortune as well. I remember reading some Jean Plaidy novels about the House of Lancaster but I just wondered if anyone else had wrote about them[/quote]

I loved what she did with that She-Wolf Isabella :) ;)

I'm about halfway through True Sisters by Sandra Dallas, but knowing what's coming up soon (google Martin handcart company), I've put it down for lighter stuff for the moment and reading Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain. I also have The Magnificent Ambersons going on the kindle.
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