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What are you reading? November 2013

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Mon November 11th, 2013, 12:45 pm

[quote=""MLE""]I'm starting The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver can't-spell-his-name.[/quote]

LOL! Copy it from my signature which currently has his name in it or use Poetzsch. An "e" can be substituted for an umlaut.
~Susan~
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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.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon November 11th, 2013, 12:54 pm

Hahaha, there used to be a guy in my office called Øyvind. One time we had a department meeting to discuss that month's low score for meeting deadline targets, and the manager said "well, I'm not going to name any names, but I've identified that we're being dragged down by a certain individual whose name begins with O-with-a-line-through-it" (he actually said it like that). Hmm, wonder who that could be? :)

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Mon November 11th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Thanks for the good wishes, everybody! Yeah, it's painful and tiresome. I actually fell on my right side and have scrapes and bruises including a wonderful shiner, but was wearing a heavy backpack which yanked my left shoulder. The ambulance and ER were distinctly lacking, but the hotel sent a concierge who stayed with us the entire time, translating and advocating. Then they upgraded our accommodations to a lovely suite. The things I'll do for an upgrade!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon November 11th, 2013, 8:37 pm

ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon Faith.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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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 » Mon November 11th, 2013, 8:44 pm

I've just started Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach.
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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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Tue November 12th, 2013, 5:48 am

The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker
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!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Tue November 12th, 2013, 5:18 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker[/quote]

I really enjoyed that one. It felt like every day even though the protagonists were creatures of mythology.
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.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Tue November 12th, 2013, 5:27 pm

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon (NF)
Follow up to her book about Lady Almina

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Tue November 12th, 2013, 6:45 pm

I just finished reading Here Be Dragons by SKP, and have started Falls the Shadow, the sequel. What a love story between Llewellyn and Joanna!
Also finished Killing Kennedy. I remember that day like it was yesterday!
Even though I lived in Canada, the schools were shut down that afternoon.
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Tue November 12th, 2013, 6:47 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks. I was on vacation in Costa Rica for 10 days where WiFi was iffy. I had a great time horseback riding, hiking in the cloud forest, and zip-lining; then tripped down a long step on a sidewalk and broke my shoulder. [sigh] Back to typing one handed. The good news is that I've had lots of time for reading. Finished Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both of which deserved all their hype. Since I was on a Tudor streak (unusual for me) I also read the alternative history The Boleyn King which was OK, but suffered in comparison to Mantel's writing. (I know that's not fair.) Currently back to non-fiction because I hope to get back to my own writing. Reading Mornings on Horseback and finding it not up to the Edmund Morris books on Theodore Roosevelt. Good to be back![/quote]
I hope you're feeling better soon!

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