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What Are You Reading? October 2013

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 2:03 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]She certainly does, loving the isle of Skye.[/quote]

The pics on the web make me want to drop every thing and go. We've been doing monthly buddy reads of her books at GR. they are fun, both with the mystery and the dated props. We always keep count of the cigs and the nylon eighties :p ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 6:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The pics on the web make me want to drop every thing and go. We've been doing monthly buddy reads of her books at GR. they are fun, both with the mystery and the dated props. We always keep count of the cigs and the nylon eighties :p ;) [/quote]

Oh yes, the smoking is phenomenal :eek:
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Misfit » Tue October 22nd, 2013, 7:41 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oh yes, the smoking is phenomenal :eek: [/quote]

So fAr the tally in Madam Will You Talk has been the highest :rolleyes:

Have the day off and not getting much done besides reading. Flora is turning out well, and not as bodice rippery as the Pino cover might suggest.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
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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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 7:10 pm

I'm about to begin Brothers Fury by Giles Kristian.
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 emr » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 7:38 pm

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen, not bad so far.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by emr » Sun October 27th, 2013, 11:26 am

The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun October 27th, 2013, 11:34 am

Unusually, I've got about five books on the go (well, in theory - a couple may end up in DNF-land).

I've just started "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce (not HF) for a book group.

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Post by EC2 » Sun October 27th, 2013, 2:55 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Unusually, I've got about five books on the go (well, in theory - a couple may end up in DNF-land).

I've just started "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce (not HF) for a book group.[/quote]

I thoroughly enjoyed that one Justin - quirky and different. Let me know what you think of it when you're done.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun October 27th, 2013, 2:59 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I thoroughly enjoyed that one Justin - quirky and different. Let me know what you think of it when you're done.[/quote]

Will do. It seems to be a very popular book at the moment. My sister-in-law passed it to my brother, who passed it to our Mum, who passed it to me - just in time for me to read it for my book group!

So far, it's one of the books for which I've been most able to turn off my editor's brain and just enjoy (largely).

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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 » Sun October 27th, 2013, 4:50 pm

I've just started Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. I've never read it before, and I think it's probably scary enough for Halloween, in its way.

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