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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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Vanessa
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Joined: August 2008
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 May 23rd, 2013, 3:52 pm

I picked up my reserved copy of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson from the library today. I will probably read it next as there is a queue for 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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Lisa
Bibliophile
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Joined: August 2012
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 May 24th, 2013, 8:53 am

A nearby discount bookstore is selling Georgette Heyer books at 3 for £5 - bargain! So I picked up three that I haven't read: Regency Buck, Devil's Cub, and Cousin Kate.

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5706
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun May 26th, 2013, 11:24 am

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

annis
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Post by annis » Tue May 28th, 2013, 7:20 am

Just ordered Tim Willock's Twelve Children of Paris, set around the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Paris, 1572. Been waiting forever for this one, the sequel to Willock's The Religion.

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4226
Joined: August 2008
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 » Tue May 28th, 2013, 6:22 pm

An advance reading copy of The Carriage House by Louisa Hall to read and review by mid June. It's a contemporary take on Persuasion by Jane Austen.
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

rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Wed May 29th, 2013, 4:11 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]An advance reading copy of The Carriage House by Louisa Hall to read and review by mid June. It's a contemporary take on Persuasion by Jane Austen.[/quote]

Persuasion is my favourite Austen novel. I shall keep an eye out for Louisa Hall's book.

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri May 31st, 2013, 6:45 pm

just ordered from a mail order book mag:

3 books by Linda Stratmann
3 books by Catherine Shaw

All Victorian mysteries.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
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Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat June 8th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Just ordered 2 books by Linda Gillard:

House of Silence
The Glass Guardian
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5706
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu June 13th, 2013, 1:06 pm

Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde, in a charity bookshop.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Nefret
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Joined: February 2009
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 June 13th, 2013, 3:58 pm

From the library...


Mary Boleyn- Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
Guardians of the West by David Eddings
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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