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What Are You Reading? March 2013

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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Tue March 26th, 2013, 1:00 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]So much happens in that book that I could read it again! Enjoy it, ladies.[/quote]

I just finished SOS and loved it all over again. But I found Feast for Crows at times tedious(I'm re-reading that one too).

Bec :)

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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 » Tue March 26th, 2013, 10:02 am

I'm really enjoying it - it's very exciting!
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

annis
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Post by annis » Wed March 27th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Medea by Kerry Greenwood, one of her Delphic Women trilogy (Cassandra, Electra, Medea) originally published in the 1990s which has recently been made available as an ebook. I love Greenwood's Phryne Fisher mysteries, but hadn't realised she'd written these ones set in ancient Greece. I believe she has a new one out soon set in ancient Egypt as well.

*Edit - Interesting, this Egyptian novel, Out of the Black Land, is appearing on forthcoming books lists, but I see it was actually published in 2010. Maybe it's just being released in the States for the first time?
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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Wed March 27th, 2013, 4:36 pm

Queen Jezebel by Jean Plaidy
I've borrowed a library copy. The reissue was released March 12th but I've yet to see it at Barnes & Noble. Plus there's no "pick up in store" option next to the item online.

annis
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Post by annis » Fri March 29th, 2013, 6:31 am

Despite some glitches in the translation of real book to virtual format, I really enjoyed Kerry Greenwood's vivid and compelling Medea, which comes with an informative and entertaining Afterword. Quote: "Most of the Argonauts were your basic Ancient Greek hoon - one only has to look at how they behaved" :)

Would like to read the other two Delphic Women novels, but they don't appear to be available as ebooks yet and secondhand copies of the original books are a ludicrous price :(

Now on to Destroyer of Cities, latest in Christian Cameron's Tyrant series. More Scythians! (They feature quite a bit in Medea).
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emr
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Post by emr » Fri March 29th, 2013, 8:53 am

Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley. Last night I fell asleep on it but it's k so far. Really...
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri March 29th, 2013, 12:21 pm

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell, book one in his Saxon Stories.
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri March 29th, 2013, 8:20 pm

I'm now reading The Storytellerby Jodi Picoult.
Image My 4 girls!


“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.” ~Lady Montagu

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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
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Post by Nefret » Fri March 29th, 2013, 9:43 pm

[quote=""Susan""]The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell, book one in his Saxon Stories.[/quote]

Nice! I finished book six a few weeks ago.
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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JaneConsumer
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Post by JaneConsumer » Fri March 29th, 2013, 10:10 pm

[quote=""Susan""]The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell, book one in his Saxon Stories.[/quote]

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I think this one is the best in the series.

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