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What Are You Reading? July 2013

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue July 16th, 2013, 4:35 am

Have just started "Girl Reading" by Katie Ward.

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Post by EC2 » Tue July 16th, 2013, 9:07 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I can believe that portrayal of her, actually. Will definitely have to read this one.[/quote]

I'll be interested to know your take when you do read it as you know the history and personalities of this period far better than I do.
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Tue July 16th, 2013, 10:58 am

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Have just started "Girl Reading" by Katie Ward.[/quote]

It's unusual but I really enjoyed it.
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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Post by Nefret » Wed July 17th, 2013, 2:46 am

Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 17th, 2013, 6:05 pm

I'm just about to start The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, a book which I've received to review. It hasn't been published yet.
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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Post by Susan » Wed July 17th, 2013, 10:15 pm

The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Pötzsch, my third murder mystery in a row, but different times and places...Victorian London, 15th century England, 17th century Bavaria...next book will have to be something completely different!
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 17th, 2013, 11:21 pm

The Moneyman by Thomas Costain. My library copy has some very cool artwork on the inside flap. Will have to scan and share.
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Post by fljustice » Thu July 18th, 2013, 7:39 pm

Finished Vlad: The Last Confession with mixed feelings. Loved the craft of story telling, but wasn't grabbed by the characters or plot. That may be because the time period didn't appeal to me. Others who want to know more about the historical Dracula will probably enjoy it more. Continuing with an ARC of Princesses Behaving Badly, the stories are fun, but the typos and editing inconsistencies (on one page the princess is both red and raven-haired) bother me. I hope those will be taken care of in the final version. Haven't decided what to read next and may take a break from HF to speed through a YA series.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 19th, 2013, 3:04 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker, a book which I've received to review. It hasn't been published yet.[/quote]
It's been out on kindle for a few months. I enjoyed it.

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri July 19th, 2013, 4:33 pm

[quote=""MLE""]It's been out on kindle for a few months. I enjoyed it.[/quote]

I'm reading The Golem and the Jinni as well (Djinni is the spelling on the UK version). It came out in the US in April, but I don't think it comes out in the UK until August. I like it a lot so far. I'm also reading the 2nd book in Donati's Wilderness series.

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