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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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annis
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Post by annis » Sat April 6th, 2013, 6:37 pm

Interesting, as soon as I started Keturah and Lord Death I picked up a Christian fiction vibe, even though there's nothing about it to indicate that it is. I later checked, and yep, Martine Leavitt's books are listed on the Mormon Literature and Creative Arts database.

Currently reading Jewels of Paradise, Donna Leon's latest - a standalone mystery set in present day Venice, but with a strong link to its Baroque past. Okay, but not totally gripping me at this stage.
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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 » Sun April 7th, 2013, 11:43 am

I'll be starting Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir later on.
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Post by fljustice » Sun April 7th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Finished my March writing challenge with a whopping 52,000 new words, so finally taking up fiction again. Reading EC's To Deny a King. Very much like her style with historical characters.
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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.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon April 8th, 2013, 9:56 am

I'm just over halfway through April Lady by Georgette Heyer.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 9th, 2013, 8:54 am

About to start The Bone Thief by V.M. Whitworth.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue April 9th, 2013, 1:33 pm

The Paris Affair by Teresa Grant
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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 April 9th, 2013, 6:04 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]About to start The Bone Thief by V.M. Whitworth.[/quote]

Let me know what you think, SPB - I enjoyed it.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Wed April 10th, 2013, 2:20 am

I am now ripping through Shadow on the Crown. I now realize that Emma's story will be told in a trilogy. I know very little about this time period, and find Emma to be a fascinating woman! :)
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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 » Wed April 10th, 2013, 9:02 am

I'm now regressing back to childhood and reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I noticed it was free on Kindle and couldn't resist :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 10th, 2013, 9:45 am

[quote=""LadyB""]I'm now regressing back to childhood and reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I noticed it was free on Kindle and couldn't resist :) [/quote]

Oh that's a lovely book, one of my all-time favourites. :)
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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