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What Are You Reading? October 2012

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annis
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Post by annis » Thu October 4th, 2012, 2:56 am

Oops- must have linked to the wrong site - the one I thought I'd linked to had the same blurb as Paullina Simon's website.

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Ariadne
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Post by Ariadne » Thu October 4th, 2012, 3:24 am

I just finished the sequel to James Long's Ferney, called The Lives She Left Behind. And am debating on whether to write it up for my site (it's mainly present-day). Very much worth reading though.

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emr
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Post by emr » Thu October 4th, 2012, 6:29 am

Finished Pierced by Thomas Enger, the second in the Henning Juul series. I thought the first book was a little bizarre and the translation didn't sound great to me. But Pierced got me glued to the seat. Now I'm hooked on this series because the author gives you hints and bits of a second mystery linking all books. :cool:
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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
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Post by Vanessa » Thu October 4th, 2012, 8:10 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]I just finished the sequel to James Long's Ferney, called The Lives She Left Behind. And am debating on whether to write it up for my site (it's mainly present-day). Very much worth reading though.[/quote]

Glad to hear that! I've recently treated myself to a copy of it.
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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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri October 5th, 2012, 1:46 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I usually prefer the historical bits too, her modern heroines can sometimes be a bit irritating! Mind you I thought that about "Labyrinth" too, the historical parts were much more interesting.[/quote]
I agree! I started reading another one of her novels right after I read two of hers and I had to put it aside.

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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 » Fri October 5th, 2012, 9:26 am

I've just started The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert.
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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Wolfshead
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Post by Wolfshead » Fri October 5th, 2012, 7:12 pm

Got an MC Scott book today, "The Coming of the King".
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 6th, 2012, 11:44 am

After a couple of novels taking time out in the world of police procedural crime, I am now reading John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk - literary but very readable indeed. I am loving it. Amazon url here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Saturnalls ... 787&sr=8-1
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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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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Sat October 6th, 2012, 1:47 pm

I finished Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys last night. Fantastic read. Literary Fantasy with a giant dollop of history including a Welsh king, and raven and ley line lore.

My niece is reading To Defy a King by the above ; ) Ms. Chadwick, and she is loving it! This is the first great hist fic she's ever read. She's fifteen. I feel like I have a little apprentice.

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Post by EC2 » Sat October 6th, 2012, 2:16 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]
My niece is reading To Defy a King by the above ; ) Ms. Chadwick, and she is loving it! This is the first great hist fic she's ever read. She's fifteen. I feel like I have a little apprentice.[/quote]

:D Keep her in training, keep her in training! :D
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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