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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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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 » Wed July 24th, 2013, 9:06 am

I've also won a copy of Red Dragon White Dragon.

I'm also getting two advance reading copies to read and review - Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield (I loved The Thirteenth Tale so am quite excited to receive this one!) and Stormbird by Conn Iggulden.
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: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu July 25th, 2013, 8:52 am

Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri July 26th, 2013, 10:16 am

Just ordered Bernard Cornwell's "Enemy of God" and "Excalibur", as they're in a price drop on Amazon - too good an offer to miss!
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Fri July 26th, 2013, 6:07 pm

Going off historical with Nora Roberts' Whiskey Beach from the library and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman on my Kindle.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat July 27th, 2013, 11:14 am

The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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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 » Thu August 1st, 2013, 5:38 am

From the library (it's kinda shopping, right?)


The Last English King by Julian Rathbone
Lady Macbeth by Susan F. King
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: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 1:11 pm

The Whole World by Emily Winslow - modern crime/thriller
A Treacherous Likeness by Lynn Shepherd - historical (Victorian)
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri August 9th, 2013, 8:20 am

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Murder by the Book by Susanna Gregory - mediaeval crime
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

JenniferLovesRoxi
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Post by JenniferLovesRoxi » Fri August 9th, 2013, 1:51 pm

My most recent Kindle additions:

Imprimatur by Rita Monaldi- HF set in 17th C Rome during a time of plague, involving the discovery of a plot to murder the Pope and the war between the Catholics and the Ottoman Empire.

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber- HF/ Historcal Mystery about a female anatomist in early 19th C. Scotland asked to solve a murder although she was shunned for society for her interest in science

The Countess by Rebecca Johns- HF about Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth- tells the story of how the Grimm brothers fables were created with the help of a girl one of them loved

The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann- NF biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore- HF set in Late Republican Rome, deals with the love poet Catullus and his older, married mistress Clodia

The Pericles Commission, The Ionia Sanction & Sacred Games by Gary Corby- Books 1-3 of Historical Mystery series set in Ancient Greece

The Crook and Flail by L.M. Ironside- Book 2 of the HF She- King series about Hatshepsut

Corrag: A Novel by Susan Fletcher- HF set in 17C Scotland, got great reviews

Asenath by Anna Patricio- HF set in Ancient Egypt about a girl who is captured by an enemy tribe and sold into slavery

The Venetian Contract by Marina Fiorato- HF set in 1576 Venice when plague spreads through the city, also deals with the war with the Ottoman Empire
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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Sat August 10th, 2013, 7:34 pm

Just bought Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell. From the first several pages I have read, it seems quite interesting! :)
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