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What are you reading: August 2019

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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

What are you reading: August 2019

Post by Vanessa » Mon August 5th, 2019, 2:20 pm

I’m reading Circe by Madeline Miller. This is taking quite a while for me to read. It’s quite involving and it’s taking some time getting my head round all the Greek gods/mortals’ names and what they represent.

I’m also reading Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware via the Pigeonhole app. It’s a haunted house psychological thriller set in Scotland.
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
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Re: What are you reading: August 2019

Post by princess garnet » Mon August 5th, 2019, 10:52 pm

Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard
The novel focuses on Abe Lincoln's years in Springfield, IL. Mary Todd and Joshua Speed are two major leads of the story.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: What are you reading: August 2019

Post by Madeleine » Tue August 6th, 2019, 8:44 am

I've just started "A Summer Reunion" by Fanny Blake, about 4 women who were schoolfriends, and go to a villa in Majorca for a reunion, and I'm also reading "The Likeness", the second in the Dublin Murder series by Tana French.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "A Christmas Railway Mystery" by Edward Marston

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Re: What are you reading: August 2019

Post by Nefret » Sat August 10th, 2019, 11:08 am

I just started rereading Ancient Lives- Daily Life in Egypt of the Pharaohs by John Romer. (NF)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Re: What are you reading: August 2019

Post by princess garnet » Sat August 10th, 2019, 8:11 pm

Vow of Thieves by Mary Pearson (YA)
The 2nd and final installment in the "Dance of Thieves" duet.

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Re: What are you reading: August 2019

Post by princess garnet » Tue August 20th, 2019, 10:40 pm

A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent
New and 2nd installment in the "Florence Nightingale Mysteries" series

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