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What Are You Reading? March 2013

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sun March 3rd, 2013, 12:20 pm

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]I finished River of Destiny last night. I really enjoyed it, in fact I was so glued to it that I ended up reading the last half in one go, I hadn't even noticed the late hour by the time I finished. Normally when a novel has a historical time frame as well as one set in the present, I find the historical one more interesting, but in this case it was the opposite. I suppose the present-day story was fleshed out a lot more than the two historical ones, though.

I'm not sure what to read now, I think I'll probably start The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr. I feel very up for the idea of a time-travelling YA novel just now.[/quote]

Glad you liked River.... I also usually prefer the historical story too; in this case I liked the Victorian part (Emily:eek :) and felt that could have been a book in itself, but the Viking one didn't do much for me.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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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.
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Post by Lisa » Sun March 3rd, 2013, 2:11 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Glad you liked River.... I also usually prefer the historical story too; in this case I liked the Victorian part (Emily:eek :) and felt that could have been a book in itself, but the Viking one didn't do much for me.[/quote]

Yeah the Viking part was the least interesting for me too. I did enjoy the Victorian part, but every time I came to the little horse shoe I thought "oh no" because I was pretty sure I knew what was coming, and felt bad for the characters :( I guess that's the sign of a good book!

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Post by princess garnet » Sun March 3rd, 2013, 9:39 pm

Still reading Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan
This is the 3rd and final novel in the trilogy and the thickest one!

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 4th, 2013, 9:31 am

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]Yeah the Viking part was the least interesting for me too. I did enjoy the Victorian part, but every time I came to the little horse shoe I thought "oh no" because I was pretty sure I knew what was coming, and felt bad for the characters :( I guess that's the sign of a good book![/quote]

Yes the Victorian section did have an ominous feel to it, I felt so sorry for them :(

I'm also now reading "Sacred Hearts" by Sarah Dunant.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by Brenna » Mon March 4th, 2013, 12:58 pm

Finished Dietrich's Pyramids now on to Kate Quinn's The Empress of the Seven Hills.
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Post by fljustice » Mon March 4th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Participating in a writing challenge to finish a novel this month, so reading non-fiction. Still enjoying Walden[/In and Team of Rivals.
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 4th, 2013, 5:44 pm

Same feelings about River of Destiny :) enjoyed it a lot. I am still working my way through A Game of Thrones the whole lot written so far. So I will still be gone for some time. Half way through book 2 at the moment.
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

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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue March 5th, 2013, 12:42 am

I just finished Code Name Verity, a WWII Young Adult book. Fantastic. I highly recommend it.

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Post by rebecca » Tue March 5th, 2013, 12:52 am

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I just finished Code Name Verity, a WWII Young Adult book. Fantastic. I highly recommend it.[/quote]

I have that on my kindle and it is receiving rave reviews...I will have to get around to reading it soon! But I do so prefer books!

Bec :)

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Post by annis » Tue March 5th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Posted by Alisha Marie
I just finished Code Name Verity, a WWII Young Adult book. Fantastic. I highly recommend it.
In a similar vein and also highly recommended, Mal Peet's Tamar.

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