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What are you reading in May 2018?

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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

What are you reading in May 2018?

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 2nd, 2018, 8:59 am

I've just started "The Secret of High Eldersham" a British Library Crime Classic.
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 May 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Thu May 3rd, 2018, 10:40 am

I'm reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and I'm listening to The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (narrated by the lovely Richard Armitage - I'm quite liking him chatting in my ear as I'm walking the dog! :p ).
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 May 2018?

Postby princess garnet » Thu May 3rd, 2018, 3:58 pm

Starting Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (YA)
#1 novel in the "Stalking Jack the Ripper" series

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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 May 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Tue May 8th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Just started Blood & Roses by Catherine Hokin, a novel about Margaret of Anjou.
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 May 2018?

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 9th, 2018, 10:46 am

I've just started the latest Inspector Montalbano book "A Voice in the Night", set in sunny Sicily.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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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 May 2018?

Postby Madeleine » Tue May 15th, 2018, 10:50 am

Now back in mainland Italy, in Venice in the first of a new series "The Venetian Game" by Philip Gwynne Jones.
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 May 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Tue May 15th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Im reading The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy, a dual timeframe story set in the present day and before/during WWII.
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 May 2018?

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 15th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Finished rereading Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan ("Lady Trent" series #5)

Now: paperback edition of Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by Alison Weir
(Click hypertext to read more on Weir's https://sixtudorqueens.co.uk/homepage)

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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 May 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Sun May 20th, 2018, 10:32 pm

I've just started The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer, a bit of time travel beginning in plague ridden 1348 and travelling 99 years forward at a time about 5 times, I think.. Sounds like Dr Who!
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 May 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Thu May 24th, 2018, 10:26 am

I’m now also reading The Hourglass by Liz Heron via the Pigeonhole app. It’s set in the present day and 18thC onwards. It’s an immortality tale set in Venice, my favourite city.
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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