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What Are You Reading? September 2013

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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!
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Post by Vanessa » Tue October 1st, 2013, 9:45 am

Time for some fun - I'm reading Sea Witch by Helen Hollick.
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 SonjaMarie » Tue October 8th, 2013, 2:41 am

Sept 2013 18
"The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I" by Stephen Alford (330pgs, 2012) (9/3) (K L)
"Limeys: The Conquest of Scurvy" by David I. Harvie (287pgs, 2005) (9/6)
"The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora" by Stephanie Thornton (413pgs, 2013) (9/6)
"The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London" by Judith Flanders (448pgs, 2013) (9/9)*
"Changeless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #2" by Gail Carriger (316pgs, 2010) (9/10) (K L)
"The Real History Behind the Templars" by Sharan Newman (424pgs, 2007) (9/14) (K L)
"Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections" by Patrick Smith (309pgs, 2013) (9/16) (K L)
"How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines" by Mark Stein (444pgs, 2011) (9/17) (K L)
"And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank" by Christopher Ward (298pgs, 2012) (9/18)
"City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age" by P.D. Smith (367pgs, 2012) (9/19) (K L)
"Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile" by Julia Fox (465pgs, 2011) (9/19) (K L)
"The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen" by Susan Bordo (329pgs, 2013) (9/20) (K)
"Blameless: Alexia Tarabotti/The Parasol Protectorate #3" by Gail Carriger (305pgs, 2010) (9/25) (K L)
"Thankless In Death" by J.D. Robb (416pgs, 2013) (9/26) (K)*
"The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World" by Randall E. Stross (298pgs, 2007) (9/26)
"James II" by John Miller (258pgs, 1978orig, 2000ed) (9/26)*
"Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War" by Adam Nicolson (304pgs, 2009) (9/29)
"The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code" by Margalit Fox (264pgs, 2013) (9/30) (K L)
Pages: 6275 - 348pgs aver (5 BF, 4 Own (2 K), 9 K L)

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Post by LCW » Tue October 8th, 2013, 5:56 am

I just finished The Summer Queen by EC. Loved it!! I find after I finish an amazing book I'm more picky about what to read next so as not to be disappointed or taken down from my literary high!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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