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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 7:42 pm

Continuing with Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Stories with the second in the series, The Pale Horseman.
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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 8:34 pm

It Happened in Maryland by Judy Colbert (NF)

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 12:37 am

The Storytellerby Jodi Picoult....I am mesmerized by it...stayed up too late last night reading! :p
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“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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Post by rebecca » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 1:00 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]The Storytellerby Jodi Picoult....I am mesmerized by it...stayed up too late last night reading! :p [/quote]

I was caught between that one and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I chose the second one. I've only read the first two chapters, but at least it is not a long read. Then I will start Jodi Picoult, but I also have Tracy Chevaliers new one 'The Last Runaway'...that'll probably stay on my TBR list for a bit.

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 8:23 am

Onto "Dead in the Family" now.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

John Sliz
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Post by John Sliz » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 11:55 am

I am reading Neal Stephenson's `Reamde'. It may not be all that historical, but it is still a damn good read.

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 6:51 pm

Taking a break from historicals at the moment and reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and really like it so far. It's not my usual kind of fiction, but I have a feeling I'll want to read more by this author. I think only two or three of her books are available here in the states, though (at least as Kindles), and they are on the pricey side for ebooks. This story is totally worth it, though, based on what I've read so far (roughly half).

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 6:54 pm

I'm not reading HF at the moment, either (although Treason is still my bedtime book). Bookgroup is coming up, and they chose Ender's Game (because it's coming out as a movie soon.) I have never read it, and it's quite engaging. No wonder it has lasted so long.

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Post by EC2 » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 7:19 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Taking a break from historicals at the moment and reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and really like it so far. It's not my usual kind of fiction, but I have a feeling I'll want to read more by this author. I think only two or three of her books are available here in the states, though (at least as Kindles), and they are on the pricey side for ebooks. This story is totally worth it, though, based on what I've read so far (roughly half).[/quote]

Wonderful, wonderful book. One of my top reads of last year. I really liked The Girl You Left Behind too.
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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kodiakblair
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Post by kodiakblair » Thu April 4th, 2013, 12:01 am

Wallace Breem's The Eagle in the Snow. Enjoying it even put my
usual nit-picking on hold. Of course as I'm bald I mean the book.

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