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What Are You Reading? August 2013

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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 » Tue August 20th, 2013, 9:58 am

Oh I've heard about The Ghost Bride, can't remember where/when but I was intrigued. And the Kindle edition is cheap in the UK just now, brilliant!

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue August 20th, 2013, 2:26 pm

I've got Ghost Bride on my wish list, but it's not discounted where I am (and I'm buying very little the rest of this year because money is tight). I'll be interested in thoughts if anyone decides to read it.

I've just started The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue August 20th, 2013, 3:26 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]
I've just started Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield. I didn't realise it was a ghost story.[/quote]

You just made my day because I had no idea she had another book out. Darn these hardcover editions though-means I have to wait much, much longer to buy it!!

Still slogging through Penmarric. I really do not how to feel about this book-I compare it to a train wreck as I don't really want to read it but I cannot help myself at the same time.
Brenna

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Tue August 20th, 2013, 11:41 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]I've got Ghost Bride on my wish list, but it's not discounted where I am (and I'm buying very little the rest of this year because money is tight). I'll be interested in thoughts if anyone decides to read it.

I've just started The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.[/quote]
I am half way through The Girl You Left Behind. Also halfway through The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff.

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Tue August 20th, 2013, 11:54 pm

I've just started Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield. I didn't realise it was a ghost story.[/QUOTE]

This novel doesn't come out until Oct 15th in Canada; I just may order it from Amazon UK.......let me know how you like it! ;)
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Post by JenniferLovesRoxi » Tue August 20th, 2013, 11:59 pm

I bought The Ghost Bride just a few days ago. After I get finished reading Selene of Alexandria by our very own fljustice, I will be starting either Women in the Wall by Julia O'Faolain or Ghost Bride.

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri August 23rd, 2013, 1:29 am

The Prioress' Tale by Margaret Frazer
~Susan~
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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 » Fri August 23rd, 2013, 6:17 am

Many mysteries set in Egypt.
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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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 » Fri August 23rd, 2013, 10:58 am

Last night I started The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo, which I won in Tanzanite's giveaway a couple of months back.

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Post by Susan » Fri August 23rd, 2013, 12:06 pm

The Maiden's Tale by Margaret Frazer
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