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What Are You Reading? August 2012

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by Amanda » Sat August 4th, 2012, 5:51 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Me too!! :D [/quote]

Me as well!

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
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 August 4th, 2012, 6:08 am

Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

(I'm getting into cozy mysteries again.)
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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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Sat August 4th, 2012, 7:39 am

Last pages of Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland. It's a double story about the last days of the Romanovs and an investigation about their deaths 10 years later. I'm missing Tom Rob Smith's accute paranoid feeling but it's a fine easy read.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
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 » Sat August 4th, 2012, 10:29 am

I've just started The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian.
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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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sat August 4th, 2012, 12:49 pm

Almost done with Tanamera, but my mind was too overloaded with debits and credits last night to finish it. I started Embrace the Day by Susan Wiggs, although my copy has a different cover and author name than the *mainstream* one. Same ISBN # though. Odd. Virginia/Kentucky late 1770s.
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Layered Pages
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Post by Layered Pages » Sat August 4th, 2012, 3:04 pm

Right now I'm reading and reviewing the Sea Witch series by Helen Hollick. It's a wonderful read!

Stephanie

http://www.layeredpages.blogspot.com

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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) » Sat August 4th, 2012, 4:59 pm

[quote=""Layered Pages""]Right now I'm reading and reviewing the Sea Witch series by Helen Hollick. It's a wonderful read!

Stephanie

www.layeredpages.blogspot.com[/quote]
I might try that next. I really enjoyed Hollick's Forever Queen. She has a nice style with a very comprehensive grasp of the sensibilities of the time, without feeling the need to bludgeon you over the head with all her research.

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Sun August 5th, 2012, 4:35 pm

Finished The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch. A short, mind-bending, academic read, but worth the effort. "What use is History?"

Pulled Love by Toni Morrison (housebook) and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (commuting book) off the TBR shelf. Started both, very different books, and am completely enthralled. Will be starting a LibraryThing review copy of Motivate to Create by Nate Hendley (Nookbook). Will see if he has anything new to say.
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Post by annis » Tue August 7th, 2012, 12:14 am

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A thought-provokng novel aptly described as literay Southern gothic - not HF, but an attempt by young boy to make sense of a traumatic event in his life.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue August 7th, 2012, 12:40 am

Daughters of the Storm by Elizabeth Buchan. French Revolution.
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