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What Are You Reading? October 2013

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What Are You Reading? October 2013

Post by boswellbaxter » Tue October 1st, 2013, 12:54 pm

The final installment in Juliet Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy. Enjoying it.
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Post by fljustice » Tue October 1st, 2013, 2:45 pm

Still on my non-fiction kick. Reading America's Hidden History and The Black Count. Both are going well, but particularly enjoying TBC.
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Post by princess garnet » Tue October 1st, 2013, 4:49 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]The final installment in Juliet Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy. Enjoying it.[/quote]
That's my next novel up to read.

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Post by Susan » Wed October 2nd, 2013, 12:28 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]The final installment in Juliet Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy. Enjoying it.[/quote]

Reminded me it's been published and I can read it! :)
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Post by Nefret » Wed October 2nd, 2013, 1:55 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]The final installment in Juliet Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy. Enjoying it.[/quote]

I read the first book on a plane, but lost it. Clearly a re-read is needed.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
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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!
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Post by Lisa » Wed October 2nd, 2013, 8:35 am

I finally discovered yesterday evening that I can actually read my Kindle on the step machine at the gym if I put the font size up a notch (tried on the elliptical trainer once before but I was bobbing up and down too much). So I actually managed to do a whole hour without getting bored and giving up, this is great! Although the book I started reading isn't the best - Austenland by Shannon Hale. But it's just a light read for the gym.

At home I'm reading The Noble Assassin by Christie Dickason.

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Post by DianeL » Thu October 3rd, 2013, 11:02 pm

I'm a multi-reader, and right now have Parke Godwin's Lord of Sunset, Donald Harington's Enduring, Leila Gaskin's Hot Flashes, and Mark Patton's An Accidental King going. Of these, only Leila's novel is not histfic, but she's a friend - and anyone who can write a novel about a middle-aged woman discovering she's a fire-breathing dragon (and title it Hot Flashes) is a friend of mine. :)

Plus, still revising The Ax and the Vase as well. It's kind of like reading!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri October 4th, 2013, 3:45 am

Just finished the Snow Child, which I enjoyed very much.

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Post by Nefret » Fri October 4th, 2013, 4:57 am

I'm probably going to start Lord of Sunset soon as well.
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!
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Post by annis » Fri October 4th, 2013, 6:18 am

Various, including

John Henry Clay's epic The Lion and the Lamb, set in Roman Britain, post Constantine. I liked this - reminded me a bit of Harry Sidebottom's work in the depth provided by the author's academic background, but less of the battles and more of cultural and religious interaction and political skullduggery in a country on the verge of massive upheaval. Was a bit worried given the title that it might turn out to be an "inspy", but no.

Ronald Welch's The Gauntlet. Children's timeslip set in the 14th century on the Welsh Marches of Britain. 14th century. Vivid picture of life in the household of a Welsh Marcher lord, but a little clumsy. This was Welch's first novel and has a Blytonesque "Secret Seven" sort of feel about it missing from his later books. It also suffers a bit from that slight patronising tone some older children's historical novelists tended to use until they found their true voices - "They did things like that in those days, you see", and so on. Some obvious suspensions of belief required for an adult reader which probably wouldn't occur to a younger reader.

Cara Black's Aimee Leduc mysteries. Loving this supercool detective series set in 1990s Paris which I've just discovered. Started with the last and then read the first. Lots more to get into :)
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