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What Are You Reading? August 2013

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Sat August 3rd, 2013, 2:23 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Good luck on that. :rolleyes: [/quote]

Yeah, I am not having a lot of luck the second time around either.
Brenna

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun August 4th, 2013, 7:21 am

Not HF, but I'm reading Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh for one of my book groups.
It was a book I read at school a few (!) years ago that I remember really liking so I was looking forward to re-reading it so many years later. So far, it's funny in places but not a masterpiece, I feel.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun August 4th, 2013, 11:11 am

I'm about to start Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Sun August 4th, 2013, 3:10 pm

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - enjoying it a lot so far, although I'm hoping not to overdose on the scent of hot skin and 'flashing heels'. The prose is very rich and sensuous. It's still on the good side of the line but might teeter if it goes further.
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

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun August 4th, 2013, 5:44 pm

I ended up picking up The White Princess yesterday and finished it this morning. Die in a fire bad, and that's the writing itself.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sun August 4th, 2013, 9:39 pm

Waiting until the library has White Princess. I'm still curious for some reason.
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun August 4th, 2013, 9:57 pm

Turn of the Tide by Margaret Skea, set in 16th century Scotland involving a true blood feud between two noble families, the Montgomeries and the Cunninghames.
~Susan~
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun August 4th, 2013, 11:52 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Waiting until the library has White Princess. I'm still curious for some reason.[/quote]

We just can't help ourselves, can we?
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Mon August 5th, 2013, 3:48 am

[quote=""Misfit""]We just can't help ourselves, can we?[/quote]


Do you think she gets some of her book sales that way? I was going to get Lady of the Rivers from the library again. It was out, so I got something else.
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"
{Ensiferum}

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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 August 5th, 2013, 10:31 am

Legacy by Susan Kay
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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