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What are you reading in March?

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

What are you reading in March?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun March 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Not HF, but I'm re-reading A Wrinkle in Time. Prior to the movie coming out. I loved this book as a kid. It's not holding up very well to my adult eyes. *sigh*

I probably won't be around much until the 24th, as I'm off in Spain researching my next novel. (Aldonza's Revenge, cover below.) Although with the internet being so much further advanced that the last time I was in Spain (2010, which seems like yesterday to me; hard to believe that was eight years ago!) it may be that there is no interruption at all.

Just put my books in my signature, but dang! that image is huge. Fred, help! how do I re-size the thing to reasonable proportions?

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby princess garnet » Mon March 5th, 2018, 9:18 pm

Rereading Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone (NF) in paperback edition
Dual biography of Catherine de' Medici and Queen Margot

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby Vanessa » Mon March 5th, 2018, 10:21 pm

I'm reading The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale which is set during the early part of the 20thC. A bit of magical realism. I'm loving it so far. If you enjoyed The Night Circus, you'll enjoy this one!
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
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby Nefret » Tue March 6th, 2018, 2:14 am

Just started Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith.
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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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby red805 » Wed March 7th, 2018, 9:29 pm

About halfway through Washington by Ron Chernow. So interesting that so many of the founding fathers were very young during the American Revolution. Learning about them in school I always pictured them as old.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby Vanessa » Fri March 9th, 2018, 10:19 pm

Just about to start Perception & Illusion by Catherine Kullman, a Regency romance novel. Sounds as if it’s going to be similar to a Georgette Heyer story.
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

gallowglass1580
Newbie
Currently reading: The Scarlet Lion
Interest in HF: Irish History.
Irish and European historical fiction set between 1500 and 1750
Favorite HF book: Shogun
Preferred HF: Irish history and also English Tudor history
Location: Galway; Ireland

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby gallowglass1580 » Sun March 11th, 2018, 9:57 am

The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick set in Ireland and England in the 12th and 13th centuries detailing the life and times of William Marshal and Isabelle de Clare.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby Vanessa » Wed March 14th, 2018, 4:18 pm

Now reading Someone to Look Up To by Jean Gill, a story told from the point of view of a dog.
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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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby Vanessa » Mon March 19th, 2018, 8:36 am

The Power by Naomi Alderman. A bit of girl power!! :D
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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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading in March?

Postby red805 » Mon March 19th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Finished The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides & really liked it. The writing drew me in probably more than the story. Not HF, although set in the late 1970s/early 1980s - maybe HF in another 50 years :) Eugenides is about my age, so lots of fun cultural references. I had to go buy The Virgin Suicides after reading this, as this author is pretty incredible.


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