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What are you reading June 2012?

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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
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat June 23rd, 2012, 9:09 am

Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn
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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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Sun June 24th, 2012, 12:22 am

I've been reading non-HF books for a bit. I've been rereading all of my mom's Nevada Barr books but decided maybe I should take a break and return. I'm currently reading Sarah Poole's Poison. So far I'm not overly impressed.
Brenna

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun June 24th, 2012, 1:34 am

Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
~Susan~
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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 » Sun June 24th, 2012, 4:32 am

I've been reading lots of non fiction, and manga.
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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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 » Sun June 24th, 2012, 6:32 pm

I'm about to start The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Mon June 25th, 2012, 11:57 am

Reading wotsit Guy's biography of Thomas Becket and Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Mon June 25th, 2012, 7:31 pm

Finished NF A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization by Brian Griffith and by coincidence my next book up is Empress Orchid by Anchee Min a novel about China's last empress.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Mon June 25th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Road from the Past by Ina Caro (NF)
A travel of French history on its roads. Ina Caro is married to biographer Robert Caro, who's been written a multi-volume set about Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson.
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lauragill
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Post by lauragill » Tue June 26th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Tried to read Diana Gainer's ebook Conspiracy of the Islands. Tedious. I left a review here.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue June 26th, 2012, 11:47 pm

I don't think I've mentioned Crown of Desire by Marjorie DeBoer. Finished it yesterday and don't let the cover, blurb or the fact that it's from Leisure scare you off. Not a romance, although there's a slight bit of one - otherwise mostly historical. Second French Empire and the subsequent revolution (4th?). Good solid reading. Just started Deepwater by Pamela Jekel. North Carolina/Cape Fear multi generational saga. 1700s to Civil War. My cuppa tea :)
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