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What are you reading September 2018?

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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 September 2018?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun September 2nd, 2018, 3:18 am

Coming into fall already! I confess to a Bookbub splurge on Pearl S. Buck. I am now reading Imperial Woman, about the last Empress of China.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: What are you reading September 2018?

Postby Misfit » Sun September 2nd, 2018, 10:38 pm

Still not reading much, HF or anything else. Thought I'd get back in the groove with the new Kearsley book, but just abandoned ship at 27%.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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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

Re: What are you reading September 2018?

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon September 3rd, 2018, 3:11 am

Misfit wrote:Still not reading much, HF or anything else. Thought I'd get back in the groove with the new Kearsley book, but just abandoned ship at 27%.

I have enjoyed several of Kearsley's novels, although i can think of one that was a dud. Was considering ordering this. What didn't you like about it?

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red805
Reader
Location: Southern California

Re: What are you reading September 2018?

Postby red805 » Mon September 3rd, 2018, 9:44 pm

Continuing my Edward Rutherfurd streak with Russka. Stories so far are on the boring side, although the historical details are new (to me) & keep me going through the long book. Maybe I should have taken a little longer breather after recently finishing his London. My favorite of his time sweep historical novels is still Paris.

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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 September 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 4th, 2018, 10:21 am

I’m reading The Dry by Jane Harper, a contemporary thriller set in Australia. I’m also still reading Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies via the Pigeonhole app. It’s the last stave tomorrow and I’ve been really enjoying it. I can recommend it if you enjoy books inspired by true events, this one about women champion swimmers in the Victorian era. There are some great photos of swimming costumes! Don’t know how they kept afloat in them.
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 September 2018?

Postby princess garnet » Wed September 5th, 2018, 6:41 pm

Trouble in Lafayette Square by Gil Klein (NF)
A local history about a certain DC public square...

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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 September 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Thu September 6th, 2018, 2:15 pm

I’m just about to start Different Class by Joanne Harris, a contemporary mystery set in a school.
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

c.rector
Newbie
Currently reading: Hanging Judge by Elmer Kelton
Interest in HF: My father who grew up in South Dakota during the 1920's and 1930's and who personally met a number of real-life cowboys.

Westerns and stories about pirates.
Favorite HF book: Beat to Quarters by C.S Forester
Preferred HF: Westerns 19th Century America
Location: Woodstock, IL

Re: What are you reading September 2018?

Postby c.rector » Thu September 6th, 2018, 9:26 pm

I'm reading Hanging Judge by Elmer Kelton

I've also launched a new webzine, The Magazine of History & Fiction at https://historyandfiction.com/ the first issue will hopefully be posted in November, 2018. The Writer's Guidelines are as follows:


If you want to write for the Magazine of History & Fiction, please send email submissions to crectorAThistoryandfictionDOTcom, with a maximum length of 25,000 words. For now, the same length requirement applies to fiction submissions as well. No poetry or, artwork please. Any text format is fine. The same goes if you want to submit your work in the form of text in the email or as an attachment. There is no payment other than the exposure that you will get as a writer. Of course, Letters of Comment are always welcome. Material not written or produced by the Editor/Publisher is printed by permission of the various writers and artists and is copyright by them and remains their sole property and reverts to them after publication.

Thank you all for your consideration,

Charles Rector, Editor

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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 September 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 11th, 2018, 9:02 am

I’ve just started reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton via the Pigeonhole app. I love her books so very excited to be reading it,
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 September 2018?

Postby Vanessa » Fri September 14th, 2018, 9:47 pm

I’ve now started The Survivors by Kate Furnivall, historical thriller/fiction set in 1945 in Germany in a refugee camp.
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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