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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Sun December 2nd, 2012, 10:32 pm

The Washington Arsenal Explosion by Brian Bergin (NF)

Ash
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Post by Ash » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 3:24 am

The Eagle by Rosemary Sutclff

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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 » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 10:10 am

Still with Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
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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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 12:24 pm

It's December! So I have just started Norah Lofts' How Far to Bethlehem?, and for some seasonal silliness after that, my copy of The Queene's Christmas: An Elizabeth I Mystery by Karen Harper has just arrived.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 12:26 pm

I read The Queen's Christmas a couple of years ago - it was very entertaining. I remember a great description of Elizabeth hitching up her skirts and escaping through a window!
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 2:42 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Getting ready to start Sacred Treason by James Forrester (Ian Mortimer)[/quote]

Ohhhh I'll be interested in your thoughts on that.

I finished Rosalind Laker's To Dance with Kings yesterday. I really, really enjoyed that book although attempting to keep all the Louis's straight was a bit of a challenge!

Now I'm reading Anya Seton's Devil Water. A little dry thus far but interesting.
Brenna

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Tue December 4th, 2012, 2:51 am

I have hardly had a chance to open a book lately. I was with my elder daughter when she gave birth to my second grand daughter. I was busy with hospital visiting and helping with baby when they came home. Then I had to catch up with my uni course ....and finish it! So now I'm done, and back to reading Denise Mina's Gods and Beasts.
Image My 4 girls!


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Post by Helen_Davis » Tue December 4th, 2012, 2:54 am

Sappho's Leap, a well done novel about Sappho.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue December 4th, 2012, 1:41 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I have hardly had a chance to open a book lately. I was with my elder daughter when she gave birth to my second grand daughter. I was busy with hospital visiting and helping with baby when they came home. Then I had to catch up with my uni course ....and finish it! So now I'm done, and back to reading Denise Mina's Gods and Beasts.[/quote]

Congrats on the new granddaughter!!
Brenna

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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Tue December 4th, 2012, 6:31 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]How was Agincourt? I want to read that one.[/quote]

I'm about a third in and LOVE it so far.

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