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What are you reading? April 2012

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Tue April 17th, 2012, 2:55 pm

Just starting to wind up A Razor Wrapped in Silk by R.N. Morris, set in Imperial Russia in 1870. It's the third in his Porfiry Petrovich series, and so far complicated and pretty convoluted, but not horrible.

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Hunger Games 3

Post by DanielAWillis » Tue April 17th, 2012, 10:25 pm

Just started the final book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It has taken 2-1/2 books to get there, but we are finally at the point I have been waiting for! Vive la Revolution!
Daniel A. Willis
Author: Chronicle of the Mages series
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Susan
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Post by Susan » Wed April 18th, 2012, 12:49 am

Back in time to pre-Conquest England with The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick
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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 » Wed April 18th, 2012, 2:24 am

I just started... Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
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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Post by fljustice » Wed April 18th, 2012, 3:18 am

Finished The Paris Wife by Paula McLain--quite enjoyed it. About 1/3 through Imagine by Jonah Lahrer; an amazing book on the neuroscience behind creativity.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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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) » Wed April 18th, 2012, 4:30 am

re-read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for bookgroup. Still lots of fun, though the second time around I was less enchanted with the epistolary format.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed April 18th, 2012, 1:20 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Back in time to pre-Conquest England with The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick[/quote]

I enjoyed that one! Some of the grammatical errors drove me nuts, but otherwise it was pretty good.
Brenna

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Wed April 18th, 2012, 11:37 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I enjoyed that one! Some of the grammatical errors drove me nuts, but otherwise it was pretty good.[/quote]

Perhaps any grammatical errors were corrected when Sourcebooks republished it. I haven't gotten too far yet. I have to admit that my knowledge about the Anglo-Saxon royals is limited. I've just never went into depth reading about that time period, so perhaps this book will create a spark that will cause me to do some research.
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Post by Ludmilla » Thu April 19th, 2012, 2:22 pm

Reading Sigrid Undset's Master of Hestviken saga. I bought volumes 2-4 for my Kindle and have been waiting for volume 1 to be kindlized for a while. Decided to go ahead and take the plunge without having volume 1. I'm not sure what the hold-up is with publishing that first volume in digital form since the others are out.

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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 April 19th, 2012, 6:07 pm

I'm just about to start The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lilian Jackson Braun.
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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