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What are you reading in April?

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby Susan » Sat April 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm

I just finished Mudbound by Hillary Jordan - a heart-wrenching, but a very worthwhile read. I saw the last novel in the Brother Cadfael series at the library the other day so I picked it up so I can finally finish the series - The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters is what I am currently reading.

I haven't been reading as much as usual this year. I've been preoccupied with writing articles about the Romanovs for Unofficial Royalty, the royalty website I help administer. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the executions of 14 Romanovs during the summer of 1918, we will be publishing articles for all the tsars, emperors, spouses and notable children. Considering that we had articles only for the last three Emperors of All Russia, there were a lot of articles to write - over 50!
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby Madeleine » Wed April 18th, 2018, 11:30 am

I've just started "how to stop time" by Matt Haig.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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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 April?

Postby Vanessa » Wed April 18th, 2018, 11:47 am

I’m just about to start The Two Houses by Fran Cooper.
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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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby princess garnet » Wed April 18th, 2018, 4:07 pm

Imprudent King: A New Life of Phillip II by Geoffrey Parker (NF)
Biography of Phillip II of Spain

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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 April?

Postby Vanessa » Mon April 23rd, 2018, 7:50 am

I’m reading A Fractured Winter by Allison Baillie.. It’s a review book, a mystery set in Switzerland.
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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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby princess garnet » Mon April 23rd, 2018, 7:48 pm

Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone (NF)
Collective biography of Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, and her daughters

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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby red805 » Mon April 23rd, 2018, 10:44 pm

Listening to I Claudius by Robert Graves. Wonderful so far.

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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 April?

Postby Vanessa » Tue April 24th, 2018, 5:19 pm

I’ve also started reading The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve. It’s via the Pigeonhole app. I receive a ‘stave’ each day for 10 days, amounting to about 30 minutes reading time each. It’s like reading a serialisation. I found out about the app via a competition on Facebook to win the serialisation of The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir. Sadly I didn’t win this one but I applied for The House on Half Moon Street. It seems quite a fun way of reading. I’ve only received the first stave, which I enjoyed, so am looking forward to receiving the second tomorrow.

https://thepigeonhole.com/books/The-Hou ... oon-Street
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby Madeleine » Fri April 27th, 2018, 9:33 am

I've just started "The Riviera Express" by T P Fielden, a cosy crime set in Devon in the 1950s.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Re: What are you reading in April?

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 1st, 2018, 3:41 pm

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes (YA)
#6 and final novel in the "Falling Kingdoms" series

I read the 1st half of this teen fantasy series but didn't keep up with it. Too many other books! :lol: When the final installment was out at Barnes and Noble, I borrowed the novels I'd missed (#4-5) and the new one from the public library.


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