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What are you reading August 2018

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Misfit
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What are you reading August 2018

Post by Misfit » Wed August 1st, 2018, 9:21 am

Where did the time go? Not reading much at all, and not HF, but I'll get the August thread going ;)
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed August 1st, 2018, 11:01 pm

I'm reading 'The Gathering' which is the first of the Adelsverein trilogy. IIRC r, Celia Hayes, once participated on this forum. Anyway, I recently was reminded of the books when someone said in a post that they were her favorite novels, so I downloaded a sample, and viola! I'm hooked.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Madeleine » Sun August 5th, 2018, 11:39 am

I've just started "The wildflowers" by Harriet Evans.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Misfit » Sun August 5th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Well, I've finally picked up a book I want to read and am reading today. Wow. The Lost Letter by Mimi Mathews. Good so far, a misunderstanding and a beauty and the beast theme. Just what I needed.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
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

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Vanessa » Mon August 6th, 2018, 11:08 am

I’m reading The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anne Marie Crowhurst. It’s set during the reign of Charles II and it’s a romp about a girl who was born on the night of a comet and who wants to become a playwright. I’m reading it on iBooks courtesy of Jellybooks.

I’m also reading An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena, contemporary psychological mystery, set in a snowed in hotel in New York. I’m reading this via the Pigeonhole app.
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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Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by princess garnet » Tue August 7th, 2018, 3:13 pm

A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden
#2 in the "Empire State" series--set in early 20th century Jersey City, New Jersey, a young woman scientist advocates for clean water treatment.
Last edited by princess garnet on Wed August 8th, 2018, 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

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red805
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Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by red805 » Wed August 8th, 2018, 1:12 am

Listening to London by James Rutherfurd. Not as good as his Paris or Sarum I don't think, but boy, he must have done a lot of research :shock:

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Madeleine » Wed August 15th, 2018, 11:39 am

I've just started the 10th Poldark novel "The Loving Cup".
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
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

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Vanessa » Wed August 15th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I’m reading The Stranger by Kate Riordan, a story set in 1940 in Cornwall about three land girls with secrets,

And via the Pigeonhole app I’m reading Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah, a contemporary psychological mystery.
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
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading August 2018

Post by Madeleine » Thu August 16th, 2018, 8:31 am

I've also just started "the Blood Card" by Elly Griffiths, crime drama set in 1950s Brighton and London.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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