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#1 of 14 Old 08-05-2007, 06:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Some books I'd like to (re)read are (but not limited to):

Anne of Green Gables (serie)
The Red Tent
Perfume: Story of a murderer
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An author that a lot of people here have mentioned enjoying has recently published a historical fiction novel.

She generally writes non-fiction.

The book is Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir. I plan on reading it and it might be good for a book club.

Alison Weir has written a lot of Tudor non-fiction as well as books about the War of the Roses and the Princes in the Tower.

Innocent Traitor is about Jane Grey.

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I've never heard of IT, but it sounds interesting. Have never read AoGG series, could. Didn't like Red Tent well enough to read again. I like Orson Scott Card, the Ender/Bean series. My mom gave me Woman of Destiny. I've read and enjoyed for a once-read most of Anne McCaffrey. I've got 80+ books on my library reading list(digital--love it--can add from the online catalog), so do I add more?

Are you thinking sci-fi/fantasy or straight fantasy?

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I have never been in a *book club* so I'm thinking of jumping in! Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir sounds wonderful!

So how do we go about a book club? Do I just start reading with or without others joining in?

Very excited here!
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Okay, I just requested Innocent Traitor from my library and I should have it Tuesday! Hopefully someone will join me on this!
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Oh? You reading it? I can try and pick it up tomorrow.

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I love historical fiction and think it would be fun to join a book club!

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I love historical fiction and think it would be fun to join a book club!
Ditto!

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I love historical fiction too, although I tend to gravitate towards certain cultures and periods.
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Last year I read an excellent, fabulous book called The Historian. I lent it too my sister and can't remember the woman who wrote it.
The book was a Vampire story that was also very historical.
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I love historical fiction too, although I tend to gravitate towards certain cultures and periods.
Me too. Maybe I'll wait to see if someone suggests a book I'd be more interested in.

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I've read and enjoyed Alison Weir before, so I'll try to find 'Innocent Traitor' while I'm out today!

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I just finished The Wolf and the Raven based on the Saga of Volsungs and Nibelungenlied. It was so incredibily good. Highly recommended. I'm reading book 2 of the series now, The Dragons of the Rhine.
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