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by JMJacobsen
Mon December 5th, 2011, 11:49 pm
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Summer Queen
Replies: 29
Views: 4660

[quote=""Brenna""]Summer of 2013????!!! Do you think that is a typo? Do you think they meant Summer of 2012? Otherwise why would they release a preview two years before it comes out? Gah!!!!![/quote] Nope, not a typo. Ms. Chadwick graciously sent The Lit Asylum the first chapter as an early Christma...
by JMJacobsen
Wed September 21st, 2011, 2:06 am
Forum: Feature of the Month
Topic: Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6457

[quote=""EC2""]Oh my goodness Michele - thank you so much for telling me! I've just read this while checking my online messages and post first thing this morning and it's already made my day! :D [/quote] I remember when I first heard about the Akashic Records and admit I was skeptical at best. Let m...
by JMJacobsen
Tue September 20th, 2011, 12:11 am
Forum: Feature of the Month
Topic: Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
Replies: 37
Views: 6457

As much as I enjoy reading this forum, I don't often post but I just have to make a huge exception in the case of this novel. Matilda has forever and a day been one of my "pet" historical people and I've read just about everything I have been able to get my hands on about her over the years. This is...
by JMJacobsen
Tue February 22nd, 2011, 6:15 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Kennedy mini-series canceled. But why?
Replies: 40
Views: 4431

[quote=""MLE""]But what did Kennedy ever do that made him GREAT?[/quote] Greatness is in the eye of the beholder, I'm pretty certain. Anyone of us who aren't Germans are the first to say Churchill was great. ;) That said, while my feelings about JFK are neither here nor their (read: meh), he did est...
by JMJacobsen
Tue January 25th, 2011, 11:37 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Kennedy mini-series canceled. But why?
Replies: 40
Views: 4431

It's been my observation that no human being is perfect. Great men (and women) also have great failings. It doesn't detract from great things that they accomplished, nor do their achievements excuse their failings. It just is what it is....they are human, just like all of us are.
by JMJacobsen
Sun January 23rd, 2011, 5:36 pm
Forum: Russia
Topic: Crimean War
Replies: 18
Views: 4795

[quote=""annabel""]Ive just finished The Rose of Sebastapol. I loved the early part of the book - she builds a convincing picture of Mariella, the quiet, dutiful daugher who is so meticulous in her manners and who sews so neatly and beautifully. The Victorian details are deftly introduced so that yo...
by JMJacobsen
Fri December 10th, 2010, 4:35 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's the best book you've read this year?
Replies: 54
Views: 5206

[quote=""Misfit""]That was good. I can't remember now why I only gave it four stars :o [/quote]

I think you liked the other one better as I recall. :D
by JMJacobsen
Mon December 6th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's the best book you've read this year?
Replies: 54
Views: 5206

Was flipping through my records for the year and am amazed to find that despite primarily reading HF, most of my favorites didn't even fall into that genre. Go figure. Anyhoo - favorite HF for me this year was Robert Perry's The Virgin and the Crab (self-published and one of the few sooooo worth the...
by JMJacobsen
Sat December 4th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Birthday Thread
Topic: Happy Birthday Misfit!
Replies: 23
Views: 3036

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Happy birthday, Misfit! If I'd known, I would have had the complete works of Alan Savage bound in leather for you.[/quote]


Now that is funny! :D
by JMJacobsen
Sat December 4th, 2010, 4:20 am
Forum: Birthday Thread
Topic: Happy Birthday Misfit!
Replies: 23
Views: 3036

[quote=""Misfit""]I will get you for this. Somehow. Someway :D [/quote]

I know you will....I was willing to take my chances, LOL. :p You really should watch the GR profile, ha. Christmas lunch is on me, so if you want to get even properly, pick somewhere really expensive. :D

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