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What Are You Reading? May 2013

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun May 19th, 2013, 1:55 pm

Six of One by JoAnn Spears, need something short and somewhat mindless!
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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 » Sun May 19th, 2013, 4:17 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Six of One by JoAnn Spears, need something short and somewhat mindless![/quote]

That should fit the bill!

I'm now reading (non-HF) Wish Her Safe At Home, by Stephen Benatar.

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Post by princess » Sun May 19th, 2013, 9:03 pm

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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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 » Mon May 20th, 2013, 8:59 am

I really enjoyed Alias Grace.
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Post by EC2 » Mon May 20th, 2013, 9:40 am

Just finished the last Sookie Stackhouse - Dead Ever After. Hmmm - It's what I expected for Sookie right at the start and I am glad in a way. But given the happenings and the intensity of the relationships in the middle of the series, on another level, the way those strands were handled in the tie-up was extremely disappointing and a rough deal for the characters involved. Pity not to go out on a high all round.

Now reading The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. Only 5 pages in but a very promising start.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 20th, 2013, 9:58 am

Yes I've heard that Dead Ever After hasn't gone down too well with the fans - I've read the first 10 books now and my suspicion is that
. There is a book of short stories coming out towards the end of the year which supposedly tells what happens to everyone in the books, so maybe that will tie things up a bit better? I am prepared to do a bit of wall-banging though!
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by EC2 » Mon May 20th, 2013, 10:53 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes I've heard that Dead Ever After hasn't gone down too well with the fans - I've read the first 10 books now and my suspicion is that
. There is a book of short stories coming out towards the end of the year which supposedly tells what happens to everyone in the books, so maybe that will tie things up a bit better? I am prepared to do a bit of wall-banging though![/quote]

I still enjoyed the read - I think a lot of the one star reviews are a bit harsh and probably a gut reaction to what happened in the novel.
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon May 20th, 2013, 2:13 pm

I finished Galway Bay Friday evening and have started Wallace Breem's The Leopard and the Cliff.

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Post by Misfit » Mon May 20th, 2013, 3:27 pm

Started The Shadow Prince by Terence Morgan last night. Perkin Warbeck, from his POV.
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Post by EC2 » Mon May 20th, 2013, 3:32 pm

Lunchtime = further reading of The Golem and the Jinni - still loving it. I'm intrigued; I want to know what happens next. At the moment it's turning into a 'glued to my hand' sort of novel. Historical fantasy I guess you'd call the genre. 19thC New York.
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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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