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What are you reading? December 2013

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri December 13th, 2013, 1:59 pm

Still battling through the seemingly interminable "Shadow of Night" (nearly finished it!) and have, in contrast, started a very short Anne Perry novella "A Christmas Beginning".
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 13th, 2013, 3:35 pm

Bailed on Benedict Hall after about 50 pages. I did not want a book more centered around the wealthy son who was going to be all kinds of psychotic badness and raping the maids. Just started The Seventeenth Stair by Barbara Paul AKA Rosalind Laker. I did not know she wrote gothic like stuff under another name.
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Post by EC2 » Fri December 13th, 2013, 5:33 pm

Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Bring Up the Bodies is waving to me from the shelf but I am ignoring it at the moment!
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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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat December 14th, 2013, 2:37 am

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
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Post by Madeleine » Sun December 15th, 2013, 12:18 pm

Finally finished "Shadow of Night", and will probably read "Red Leaves" by Paullina Simons next.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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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 » Sun December 15th, 2013, 2:41 pm

I've just finished a Christmassy themed novella by Deborah Moggach, Twin Beds, I'm now about to start Winter's Children by Leah Fleming, another Christmas themed story. It's a dual timeframed tale set in the present day and the mid 17thC.
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
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Post by Nefret » Mon December 16th, 2013, 8:00 pm

The Seven Wonders by Steven Saylor
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 » Tue December 17th, 2013, 4:46 am

Blood Crows, by Simon Scarrow, in which Cato and Macro return to Britannia, nearly 10 years after they took part in the Claudian Invasion. This time their brief is to defeat once and for all British chieftain Caratacus, head of an ongoing British resistance movement.

Still interspersing my reading with the further adventures of glamorous, indomitable and outrageous poster girl of jazz-era Melbourne, the Hon. Phryne Fisher. Great fun.
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Post by princess garnet » Tue December 17th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Daughters of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Final installment on her trilogy about Cleopatra Selene

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed December 18th, 2013, 6:43 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]Daughters of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Final installment on her trilogy about Cleopatra Selene[/quote]

I just got that in the post yesterday.
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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