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What are you reading? November 2013

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Wed November 13th, 2013, 12:59 am

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

I'm number 3 on the eLibraryNJ waiting list. They have four copies, so perhaps I will get it within the week. Excited to read it!
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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
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Post by Nefret » Wed November 13th, 2013, 4:02 am

[quote=""EC2""]I really enjoyed that one. It felt like every day even though the protagonists were creatures of mythology.[/quote]

It's certainly interesting and different.
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"
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed November 13th, 2013, 1:50 pm

I've just started The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman, crime novel set in Herefordshire with a lady vicar as the main character.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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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
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Post by Nefret » Wed November 13th, 2013, 4:07 pm

Finished the latest book. Now reading Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
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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Post by annis » Thu November 14th, 2013, 1:13 am

Reading W for Wasted, the latest (and possibly not the strongest) in Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries (not HF unless you consider the 1980s ancient history :) ) A bit scary, doesn't seem all that long ago since I read A for Alibi and got hooked on this series!

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kodiakblair
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Post by kodiakblair » Thu November 14th, 2013, 8:33 pm

I started the latest Burton and Swinburne novel " The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi " by Mark Hodder. It's an Alternative HF and this time Mr Hodder has turned the events of the previous books upside down.
I first heard of Burton in Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series and had to find out more about this interesting man. Biographies seem to fall into Pro and Anti camps, with some casting doubts on his wifes account.
Anyway these are great books about a Victorian Era that never was.

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emr
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Post by emr » Thu November 14th, 2013, 10:16 pm

A Death in Norfolk by Ashley Gardner. Very good so far. I love this series.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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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 » Fri November 15th, 2013, 1:25 pm

I'm about to start Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale.
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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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri November 15th, 2013, 2:35 pm

Still making my way through The Queen Mother by William Shawcross. Just got to the abdication so I still have a way to go...
Brenna

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Post by fljustice » Fri November 15th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Reading NF Marie Curie and her Daughters, an ARC from an early reading program. So far, so good.
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