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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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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 » Fri January 4th, 2013, 2:13 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I love your collection!!! Way more festive than mine and way cooler![/quote]

Thanks! I do like the UK paperback cover artwork on the Penman novels up to Time and Chance, they have really pretty medieval pictures on the front. The only thing is the pretty pictures have nothing whatsoever to do with the stories, and aren't even from the right time period. Oh well, they still look nice :rolleyes:

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri January 4th, 2013, 2:16 pm

Just been on a spree and bought:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark
Gone Missing by Linda Castillo
Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams

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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 » Fri January 4th, 2013, 8:09 pm

I got my hardcover copy of Lionheart. It looks too big next to the paperback editions. Oh well, I really like the cover.
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: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun January 6th, 2013, 6:06 pm

I actually saw someone reading Lionheart yesterday, must look out for it.
Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams

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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 » Mon January 7th, 2013, 5:38 am

From the library...

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik
Sword of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson
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: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon January 7th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Just ordered Lionheart.
Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun January 13th, 2013, 4:45 pm

Ordered Murder in the Monastery by Lesley Cookman - cosy crime
Currently reading: "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Sun January 13th, 2013, 5:08 pm

Semper Fidelis by Ruth Downie :) and a couple mysteries.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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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 » Thu January 17th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Two freebies to read and review:

The Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle (I already have this one to review from somewhere else!)
The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

The River of No Return sounds interesting. It says 'If you loved The Time Traveller's Wife, The Night Circus or The Snow Child then prepare to be swept away by this stunning debut novel.' Here's the blurb:

An utterly engrossing historical romance from debut novelist Bee Ridgeway, The River of No Return is a must-read.

'Time is like a river. It always flows in one direction.'

What if everything you thought was certain was not?

1812: On a lonely battlefield in Spain, Lord Nicholas Falcott, Marquess of Blackdown, is about to die .... But, the next moment, he inexplicably jumps forward in time, nearly two hundred years - very much alive. Taken under the wing of a mysterious organisation, The Guild, he receives everything he could ever need under the following conditions:

He can't go back.

He can't go home.

He must tell no one.


Accepting his fate, Nicholas begins a life of luxury as a twenty-first century New York socialite, living happily thus for the next ten years. But, when an exquisite wax sealed envelope brings a summons from the Alderwoman of The Guild, Nicholas is forced to confront his nineteenth century past.

Back in 1815, Julia Percy's world has fallen apart. Her enigmatic grandfather, the Earl of Darchester, has died and left her with a closely guarded secret, one she is only now discovering - the manipulation of time. In terrible danger from unknown enemies, Julia flees her home to the sanctuary of neighbouring Falcott House. In this strange place Julia and a recently returned Nicholas are drawn to each other and together they realise how little Julia knew about her beloved grandfather and begin to understand his ominous last words...


'Pretend.'
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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 » Thu January 17th, 2013, 8:02 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I actually saw someone reading Lionheart yesterday, must look out for it.[/quote]
Lionheart is an excellent read!

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