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What Are You Reading? October 2013

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 12th, 2013, 12:22 pm

[quote=""LCW""]I got it from the Vine Newsletter in June or July. I can't remember exactly but I reviewed it in July. It was definitely the last book in the series.[/quote]

OK, that makes sense, sorry!
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Post by red805 » Sat October 12th, 2013, 8:09 pm

Just finished The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. After a slow start I ended up liking it. I always end up liking a book where I haven't figured out all the final revelations, as long as they make sense. Now on to Frederick Forsyth's The Kill List. Excited to have a new Forsyth out!

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 12th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Almost finished with Molly by Teresa Crane, then I'm starting Mary Stewart's Airs above the Ground for a group read at GR.
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Post by kodiakblair » Sun October 13th, 2013, 7:57 am

Have a couple on the go at the moment.

With Cornwell's latest " The Pagan Lord " out I'm re-reading the Saxon series.

Having much more fun reading Kim Newman though. His blend of fictional and historical characters are a joy. I've seen his " Anno Dracula " books in horror sections which is a shame as they're not grisly enough for horror fans and HF fans might be put off by the covers so miss out on a great yarn. Moriarty reminds me of GMF's Flashman books in tone.

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Post by Susan » Sun October 13th, 2013, 12:45 pm

Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey, the last book of the trilogy.
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Post by Susan » Sun October 13th, 2013, 12:47 pm

[quote=""kodiakblair""]With Cornwell's latest " The Pagan Lord " out I'm re-reading the Saxon series.[/quote]

Your post reminded me that I have to get back to this series. I've only read the first three books.
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Post by fljustice » Sun October 13th, 2013, 9:00 pm

Finished the non-fiction The Black Count by Tom Reiss. A Pulitzer Prize winner and deserves the honor. My review here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=6406

Started on Amy Tan's Saving Fish from Drowning--a contemporary, but haven't got far. Looking at my Nook for my next HF and have many to choose from. Maybe time to tackle Wolf Hall?
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Post by Brenna » Mon October 14th, 2013, 2:25 am

Finished The Plantagenets before we left for vacation and started and finished Webb's The Legacy. Much better than her newest novel except for the ending. I was not satisfied.
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Post by Nefret » Mon October 14th, 2013, 5:14 am

Thomas Beckett by John Guy (most interesting book, he covers a lot of history)
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 emr » Mon October 14th, 2013, 6:07 pm

As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson. From one year to the next I keep forgeting how very good is this series and how bad the tv adaptation...
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