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What Are You Reading? March 2013

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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
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Post by Lisa » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:36 pm

I'm reading The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans. I picked it up because it sounded similar to River of Destiny in some ways. A bedtime comfort read.

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Post by rebecca » Sat March 16th, 2013, 3:05 am

I am still re-reading 'Storm of Swords'(very quickly) and this week bought Tracy Chevalier 'The Last Runaway' and Jodi Picoult's 'Storyteller.' It is my first Picoult novel. I think I must be the only person in the world who hasn't read her books.

Bec :)
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Post by annis » Sat March 16th, 2013, 3:35 am

Matt Rees' A Name in Blood, a story about a tormented genius, the hugely influential Italian artist Caravaggio. Enjoying it very much.

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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 » Sat March 16th, 2013, 11:59 am

I'm reading A Storm of Swords: Steel & Snow by George R R Martin (the first part of the third book in the A Song of Ice & Fire series). Hopefully I will finish both parts before the show starts on TV!
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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Post by Misfit » Sat March 16th, 2013, 12:19 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I am still re-reading 'Storm of Swords'(very quickly) and this week bought Tracy Chevalier 'The Last Runaway' and Jodi Picoult's 'Storyteller.' It is my first Picoult novel. I think I must be the only person in the world who hasn't read her books.

Bec :) [/quote]

*Waves*

I'm on that list.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by princess garnet » Sat March 16th, 2013, 4:27 pm

The Iron King by Maurice Druon
Reissued ed., English translation by Humphrey Hare

I remembering seeing the 2005 TV adaptation advertised on the France 2 website but couldn't view any of the video features. Alas, for being outside of France!
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Post by Amanda » Sat March 16th, 2013, 10:19 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]The Iron King by Maurice Druon
Reissued ed., English translation by Humphrey Hare

I remembering seeing the 2005 TV adaptation advertised on the France 2 website but couldn't view any of the video features. Alas, for being outside of France![/quote]

I watched that series a couple of months ago, and it was great!

I have had the books for a while, as I found them on ebay for a relatively decent price at the time. I'll get around to reading them one day!

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Post by rebecca » Sun March 17th, 2013, 2:36 am

[quote=""Misfit""]*Waves*

I'm on that list.[/quote]

Then I'm in good company :p ...I think :confused: :p ...The premise of Picoult's book sounds good, but I hope it's not another lemon! :rolleyes: :p

Bec :)

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Post by JaneConsumer » Sun March 17th, 2013, 11:43 pm

I finished Child of the Phoenix, which I enjoyed. Now starting Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Interesting title.

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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 » Mon March 18th, 2013, 9:22 am

I enjoyed Miss Peregrine, Jane.
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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