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What Are You Reading? June 2013

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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) » Thu June 13th, 2013, 4:57 am

[quote=""princess""]Just about to start And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Really looking forward to it as I loved his previous books, the stories stayed in my mind for a good while after reading - it's quite rare to find books that have such a profound effect, I think :) [/quote]
They stuck with me, too -- intense, deep characterization, plus a view of cultures one does not see very often. I must look this up -- is it HF?

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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 » Thu June 13th, 2013, 8:18 am

Just started Thornyhold by Mary Stewart.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Misfit » Thu June 13th, 2013, 2:17 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just started Thornyhold by Mary Stewart.[/quote]

I love Mary Stewart. We recently read Thornyhold for a buddy read over at Goodreads. We're doing about one MS book a month, and it's so fun to get input from other readers - one person will pick up on something the rest of us missed. Plus we all get a kick out of the nylon nightdresses, smoking and insta-love :o ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Posts: 3562
Joined: August 2008
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) » Sun June 16th, 2013, 11:18 pm

The Falcons of Montabard. I finally got something from my list on paperbackswap. It's been over a year. Admittedly, my list isn't very comprehensive.

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Post by Misfit » Sun June 16th, 2013, 11:37 pm

[quote=""MLE""]The Falcons of Montabard. I finally got something from my list on paperbackswap. It's been over a year. Admittedly, my list isn't very comprehensive.[/quote]

You are lucky to have received that from PBS. Rumor has it EC's books move very slowly there.
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Post by Susan » Mon June 17th, 2013, 1:13 am

Back to Dame Frevisse with The Bishop's Tale by Margaret Frazer
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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 » Mon June 17th, 2013, 10:18 am

I've just started The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb.
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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emr
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Location: Castilla

Post by emr » Mon June 17th, 2013, 11:38 am

A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by fljustice » Mon June 17th, 2013, 2:14 pm

Just started Ben Kane's Spartacus: The Gladiator. So far, so good.
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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 June 17th, 2013, 2:21 pm

Just back from holiday, spent the entire time walking around outside and therefore read nothing the whole time! I think tonight I'm finally going to start The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau, since the sequel is already out.

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