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What Are You Reading October 2019?

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Wed October 2nd, 2019, 7:40 pm

New thread for the month!

Prince Albert by A.N. Wilson (NF)
New biography about Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert in honor of his 200th birthday. It's the companion to the author's earlier biography Victoria published in 2014.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell
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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Thu October 3rd, 2019, 8:40 am

I've just started the final book in the Shetland series by Ann Cleeves, "Wild Fire".
Currently reading "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell

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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by SGM » Sun October 6th, 2019, 2:04 pm

I have several Shetland novels to read but am yet to start. I enjoyed the TV show but with regards to the books, I saw a review (not that I really pay any attention to reviews from people I don't know personally) saying the Vera books are better. I hate the Vera TV show and I know that TV and the book are different commodities but that might be a reason why I haven't got round to reading them yet. Mind you, I have quite few Val McDermid waiting as well.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Sun October 6th, 2019, 4:19 pm

I actually think the Shetland books are better than the show! They made a lot of changes from the books, which is fair enough up to a point, but some of the books could still work as stand alone stories despite those changes. I thought the last series was good but too slow.
Currently reading "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell

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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Mon October 7th, 2019, 8:50 am

I've just started "The Magpie Tree" by Katherine Stansfield, supernatural tinged historical drama set in mid 19th century Cornwall.
Currently reading "The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie & "The Corset" by Laura Purcell

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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Thu October 17th, 2019, 9:10 pm

The Young Victoria by Deirdre Murphy (NF)
New biography on Queen Victoria's life at Kensington Palace prior to her ascension to the throne. It's also the companion book to the refurbished permanent exhibition about Queen Victoria at the palace--it features photos of artifacts and archival images.
The author died before the book was published; Tracy Borman wrote the acknowledgements.

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Re: What Are You Reading October 2019?

Post by Nefret » Mon October 21st, 2019, 12:37 pm

I just started rereading Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
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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