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What Are You Reading? September 2012

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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Thu September 20th, 2012, 4:58 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I bought copies of this novel for my grade 12's and we became quite involved in the argument over Richard's culpability in the death of his nephews. It also opened up the discussion on bias! The kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the study, and I started to become more interested this time period. Great book![/quote]

I remember studying this period in high school and asking the teacher why Richard III would kill his own nephews if he had already proclaimed them as illegitimate? It made no sense to me as the murder of two innocent boys who happend to be his nephews would alienate just about everyone. The teacher just shrugged her shoulders and gave me no answer.

I really loved this book and I still don't think Richard III killed his nephews! :)

Bec :)

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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 » Thu September 20th, 2012, 4:59 am

Finished The Last Knigdom. Still reading The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
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}

John Sliz
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Post by John Sliz » Thu September 20th, 2012, 1:17 pm

I am reading Steve Berry's `The Paris Vendetta'.
Action and history together, what more could a man want?

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Thu September 20th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Continuing with my research book Aetius: Attila's Nemesis and starting a review book: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 20th, 2012, 2:44 pm

I'm just about to start "The Poison Tree" by Erin Kelly, and C J Sansom's "Sovereign" which will be my bedtime book.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

Texas
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Post by Texas » Thu September 20th, 2012, 5:04 pm

I'm currently reading something unusual for me. It's a bit of a history of rock music but mostly a biography, Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts.

I think Springsteen's lyrics qualify him as a writer. And he has the integrity.

Shelley
Rain, A Dust Bowl Story
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Post by fljustice » Fri September 21st, 2012, 4:42 pm

Added An Experiment in Love by Hillary Mantel as my commuting book, so have three going at the moment.
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Post by EC2 » Fri September 21st, 2012, 6:06 pm

[quote=""Texas""]I'm currently reading something unusual for me. It's a bit of a history of rock music but mostly a biography, Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts.

I think Springsteen's lyrics qualify him as a writer. And he has the integrity.

Shelley
Rain, A Dust Bowl Story
http://dustbowlpoetry.wordpress.com[/quote]

Ooh, that sounds interesting. I don't usually reads biographies but I'm a huge Springsteen fan and agree with you re his wonderful lyrics. They often inspire me as a writer, and often have a place on my novel soundtracks. There are such stories in those songs.
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

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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 » Sat September 22nd, 2012, 10:57 am

Have finished Now You See Me by S J Bolton which I thought was a gripping and fast paced thriller with a fascinating 'Jack the Ripper' theme. I've now started The Confidant by Helene Gremillon, a dual timeframe story set in the 1970s and the 1940s.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
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Post by Madeleine » Sat September 22nd, 2012, 11:18 am

I loved Now you see me, thought it was very atmospheric, gripping and a bit creepy too!
I'm looking forward to the sequel, Dead Scared.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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