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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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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!
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Post by Vanessa » Wed May 1st, 2013, 10:18 am

I'm about to start The Memory of Lost Senses by Judith Kinghorn.
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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Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Wed May 1st, 2013, 10:26 am

I'm interested in reading that one, Vanessa, it sounds good!
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 10th, 2013, 2:24 am

Didn't read as much as I did in March, I had to much going on in April with an apt inspection and my surgery and recovery:
April 2013 14
"Elizabeth I" by Anne Somerset (594pgs, 1991orig, 2003ed) (4/6)*
"Imitation of Death: A Nikki Harper Mystery #2" by Cheryl Crane (304pgs, 2012) (4/8) (K L)
"Royal Sex: Mistresses & Lovers of the British Royal Family" by Roger Powell (268pgs, 2010) (4/11)*
"The Food of A Younger Land - A Portrait of American Food, etc" ed by Mark Kurlansky (368pgs, 2009) (4/12) (K L)
"The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castille" by C.W. Gortner (384pgs, 2012) (4/15) (K L) - Another excellent novel from Gortner, miss him being on the forum.
"The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago" by Jacky Hyams (248pgs, 2011) (4/17) (K L)
"Totally Tubular '80s Toys" by Mark Bellomo (243pgs, 2010) (4/18) (K L)
"Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James (289pgs, 2011) (4/20) - Not bad, but not the best mystery P&P mystery I've read.
"Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam" by Pope Brock (289pgs, 2008) (4/22) (K L)
"I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution" by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum (559pgs, 2011) (4/25) (K L)
"The Virgin Widow" by Anne O'Brien (412pgs, 2010) (4/26) - About Anne Warwick, widow of Edward of Lancaster, then wife of Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III), this book ends when she has their only child.
"The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities" by Nicholas Bakalar (195pgs, 2009) (4/26)
"The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt" by Toby Wilkinson (497pgs, 2010) (4/28) (K L)
"A Cast-Off Coven: A Lily Ivory/Witchcraft Mystery #2" by Juliet Blackwell (313pgs, 2010) (3/29)
Pages: 4963 - 354pgs. aver. (4 BF, 2 Own, 8 K L)

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Post by Berengaria » Fri May 10th, 2013, 2:45 am

I hope you're feeling better!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 10th, 2013, 3:14 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I hope you're feeling better![/quote]

Yes, the finger is healing, but I have to be careful with it, and it still looks messed up.

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