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CollectionsHistory& biography nonfiction (27), Mysteries - Complex & Foreign (118), Favorites (61), Non-Fiction (8), AudioBooks (37), Other Countries & Cities (29), Politics & Modern America (2), Historical Fiction [Great Britain] (21), Historical Fiction in General (21), Historical Fiction [USA] (11), Adventure, Nature (6), Fiction (25), Biography & NonFiction (44), Historical Fiction [Ancient] (52), Historical Fiction [Medieval] (56), Mysteries (149), Wishlist (10), Currently reading (6), To read (4), All collections (434)

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Tagsmystery (15), historical fiction (10), Plantagenet (5), english history (5), history (4), Richard III (4), Venice (4), England (3), plantagenet (3), biography (3) — see all tags

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About meI am a lawyer [civil rights/discrimination law] and more recently a fine arts photographer. I have been fortunate and traveled to many countries and recorded images of life in each place. I want to share how people work and play or capture the abstract images or scenery of a place. Architecture, patterns, line and color, vistas and landscapes, fascinate me; I try to see and capture something beyond a typical picture of them. I am still in the early portion of what will be an increasingly professional development of my talents and artistic taste.

About my libraryAfter giving Stars to various books I'm remembering that because I won't read a book all the way through if I really don't like it, most or all of my books end up with 3-5 stars and it takes alot to get to 5.
My personal favorites are mysteries [historical, locked room, British, or anything with great character development and challenging intricacy] and Historical
Fiction [more historical than fiction if possible]. While I tended to focus on Medieval England, I've become more fascinated with other periods of history. I also find Biography and certain non-fiction worthwhile reading.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, Historical Fiction, Richard III

Favorite authorsElizabeth George, Jason Goodwin, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Donna Leon, Iain Pears, Sharon Kay Penman, Louise Penny, Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, Anya Seton, Charles Todd, Jenny White (Shared favorites)


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Real nameVictoria L. Herring

LocationDes Moines, IA

Account typepublic

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Member sinceApr 21, 2010

Currently readingGalileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
Constantine the Emperor by David Potter
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen
Uneasy Lies the Crown, a Novel of Owain Glyndwr by N. Gemini Sasson
The Perfect Prince: Truth and Deception in Renaissance Europe by Ann Wroe
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