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What Are You Reading December 2018?

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by princess garnet » Sun December 16th, 2018, 8:45 pm

I thought I'd start a new thread for this month.

The Archive of Magic by Signe Bergstrom (NF)
A companion book to the new "Fantastic Beasts" 2 movie.

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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.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 17th, 2018, 3:31 am

I am trying to get through Daughter of War by SJA Turney. Not liking it much, at the moment. Starts with a gory battle scene, and lots of author intrusion about the character's thinking process. Even though it's set (accurately enough) in one of my favorite spots, medieval Aragon, I don't think I'm going to get much farther.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by Madeleine » Fri December 21st, 2018, 9:42 am

I've just started "The Insider" by Mari Hannah, the second in a crime series set in Northumberland.
Currently reading "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by princess garnet » Sun December 23rd, 2018, 3:04 am

Finishing The Bride of Ivy Green by Julie Klassen
It's the 3rd and final novel in her Ivy Hill trilogy.

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Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by red805 » Thu December 27th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Just started Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones. CD package compares it to Ken Follet's Kingsbridge books. Trying to wrap my head around the Catalan names!

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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.
Favourite HF book: Beat to Quarters by C.S Forester
Preferred HF: Westerns 19th Century America
Location: Woodstock, IL

Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by c.rector » Sat December 29th, 2018, 7:24 am

I'm re-reading The Sparrow and the Hall by Donald Mace Williams, a novel about 7th Century Northumbria.

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Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

Post by Margaret » Sun December 30th, 2018, 5:35 am

Currently reading The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom, but I may not keep going. The prose is incredibly good, but the characters are violent wretches and the story is brutal.
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