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What Are You Reading? May 2013

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emr
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Post by emr » Wed May 29th, 2013, 7:32 am

Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot. So far I love that the author isn't wasting any unnecessary words.
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SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Post by SCW » Wed May 29th, 2013, 10:24 am

I'm supposed to be reading The Mists of Avalon for a university subject but I'm actually eying off some Victoria Holt novels. I am halfway through 1939 the Last Season by Anna De Courcy (non fiction account of debutantes)

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Post by annis » Thu May 30th, 2013, 12:39 am

Traitor's Pit by V.M.Whitworth, sequel to Bone Thief. Further adventures of Wuffa, the young cleric bound in service to Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Thu May 30th, 2013, 2:11 am

I am reading Dead and Buried by Stephan Booth, and And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini's novel is the best of his 3! Stephen Booth's series keeps getting better! Happy happy! :)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu May 30th, 2013, 8:30 am

I've been dithering over "Dead and Buried" so let me know how you get on with it. I used to read Stephen Booth but thought some of the later books went off the boil a bit; a shame as I don't think you could beat him for atmosphere. I always found Diane Fry a bit of a misery though, and felt her character wasn't really going anywhere.
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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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 » Thu May 30th, 2013, 5:44 pm

[quote=""annis""]Traitor's Pit by V.M.Whitworth, sequel to Bone Thief. Further adventures of Wuffa, the young cleric bound in service to Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.[/quote]

I didn't know the sequel was out! I liked Wulfgar in The Bone Thief, I thought he was quite a sweetie! I might look it out from the library.

I'm just about to start Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu May 30th, 2013, 5:45 pm

Reading the new Deanna Raybourne novel. Enjoying it, especially the Africa setting.
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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri May 31st, 2013, 12:10 am

Mary, Queen of France by Jean Plaidy, haven't read a Plaidy book in years and years. I don't think I ever read this one.
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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Fri May 31st, 2013, 12:38 am

[quote=""Susan""]Mary, Queen of France by Jean Plaidy, haven't read a Plaidy book in years and years. I don't think I ever read this one.[/quote]
I read after it was reissued several years ago. It's only novel about Princess Mary Tudor I've read and has a lovely cover featuring her face in full.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 31st, 2013, 8:16 am

I'm going to start "The Kashmir Shawl" by Rosie Thomas over the weekend.
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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