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What are you reading? February 2013

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 27th, 2013, 9:56 am

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]I've decided to give Barbara Erskine another chance, so I'm reading River of Destiny since from what I've heard I know it's going to be a good read.[/quote]

I'm about 2/3rds of the way through this and enjoying it - it's fairly standard Erskine but not a bad read, and quite atmospheric; a bit of a comfort read I'd say. I'm finding the Viking storyline the least interesting; the other two are good though.

Hope you like it!
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by fljustice » Wed February 27th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Started on a writing challenge, so have suspended my HF reading for a while. Going to sleep with Thoreau's Walden and Civil Disobedience and traveling with Team of Rivals. Will be dusting off some of my research books and rereading in March.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu February 28th, 2013, 4:38 am

Finished Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Robert Garnett's Charles Dickens in Love (NF).
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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 February 28th, 2013, 11:05 am

I will be starting Sepulchre by Kate Mosse tonight.
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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 February 28th, 2013, 4:58 pm

Am reading Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir. Very enjoyable! :)
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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Thu February 28th, 2013, 5:22 pm

About halfway through EC's The Conquest - loving it!

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Post by rebecca » Fri March 1st, 2013, 2:29 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I knew about the *cough* alternative history going in (and I didn't make it that far), it was the writing and characterization of Simon-Sue that done me in.[/quote]

I bought the entire series of the Montfort books on Kindle but haven't read them yet. I thought they were novels on his life and not 'alternate history' hmmmm and what is 'Simon-Sue' mean? Sorry but I'm now puzzled by it all.

Bec :)

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Fri March 1st, 2013, 2:32 am

Taking a little break from history....... started Is It Just Me? by UK comedienne and fellow tall woman Miranda Hart. Love her tv series!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 1st, 2013, 9:22 am

Just started Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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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 March 1st, 2013, 11:06 am

[quote=""Amanda""]Taking a little break from history....... started Is It Just Me? by UK comedienne and fellow tall woman Miranda Hart. Love her tv series![/quote]

I find Miranda amusing. Such fun! :D
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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