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What Are You Reading? September 2013

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Tue September 24th, 2013, 8:13 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.[/quote]

I've got this one on mount tbr, I remember the TV series very well! ;) :)
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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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.
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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) » Tue September 24th, 2013, 3:48 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I've got this one on mount tbr, I remember the TV series very well! ;) :) [/quote]
Loved the TV series. Could not gag down the book. The plots of the two are vaguely similar, but the 'sentimental ambiance' of the book was so Victorian bourgeois-slanted I about threw it at the wall.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 25th, 2013, 12:52 pm

I started reading Juliet Grey's last installment of her Marie Antoinette trilogy. Very good so far.
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Post by Misfit » Wed September 25th, 2013, 1:56 pm

I finished off The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart last night. Not her best, but the setting in the Hebrides (sp?), was beautifully done as always. Just starting a not-reviewed-anywhere 1980s paperback I found at the FOL sale. Post civil war. Yesterday's Roses by Lynda Trent. Promising start.
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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.
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Post by Lisa » Wed September 25th, 2013, 2:07 pm

I'm reading The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 25th, 2013, 2:58 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I finished off The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart last night. Not her best, but the setting in the Hebrides (sp?), was beautifully done as always. [/quote]

I read this one years ago, I agree not the best book but a nice read, and the setting is wonderful.
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Post by annis » Wed September 25th, 2013, 7:46 pm

Posted by Madeleine
Sounds a bit confusing!
It will make sense when you read Cottam's Waiting Room :)

Currently reading Jo Baker's Longbourn. Brilliant look at the world of Austen's Pride & Prejudice from the POV of the Bennett household servants, and a beautifully drawn "downstairs" love story. One of the best and most original P&P pastiches I've read.

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Post by Misfit » Wed September 25th, 2013, 10:44 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I read this one years ago, I agree not the best book but a nice read, and the setting is wonderful.[/quote]

It just wasn't up to her older suspense novels. No real mystery, no insta-love, no car/boat chase.

I would love to visit those islands.
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Thu September 26th, 2013, 5:59 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Madeleine


It will make sense when you read Cottam's Waiting Room :)

Currently reading Jo Baker's Longbourn. Brilliant look at the world of Austen's Pride & Prejudice from the POV of the Bennett household servants, and a beautifully drawn "downstairs" love story. One of the best and most original P&P pastiches I've read.[/quote]
I'd been wondering if Longbourn would be a good read! I will have to put it on my TBO list!

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 26th, 2013, 8:39 am

[quote=""Misfit""]It just wasn't up to her older suspense novels. No real mystery, no insta-love, no car/boat chase.

I would love to visit those islands.[/quote]

Oh yes, me too :)
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