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by SLStevens
Fri October 21st, 2011, 11:56 pm
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Other Cleopatras
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Hmm...I've searched high and low but haven't been able to find any. Many of them were important and powerful women, but I guess they've been eclipsed by their more illustrious descendant. Her daughter Cleopatra Selene seems to be growing in popularity, but I can't find a single novel about any of th...
by SLStevens
Fri October 21st, 2011, 11:36 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14678

Right now I'm reading "The 19th Wife" by David Ebershoff. I like the sections that tell the story of Ann Eliza Young, but I prefer them to the contemporary murder mystery that the book also tells. I just got Stephanie Dray's "Song of the Nile" in the mail today. The postman somehow managed to jam it...
by SLStevens
Mon April 4th, 2011, 4:02 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading? April 2011
Replies: 168
Views: 13712

[quote=""Brenna""]I really enjoyed Laurel Corona's Penelope's Daughter [/quote] Good, that makes me look forward to reading it. :) I love books about women's perspectives on the Trojan War and its aftermath. I noticed from the back of the book that she's a humanities prof, so I'm happy about that to...
by SLStevens
Sun April 3rd, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading? April 2011
Replies: 168
Views: 13712

I'm reading entirely too many things at once, but this month I'm finishing up Stephanie Dray's historical fantasy Lily of the Nile . I plan to start reading Laurel Corona's Penelope's Daughter . In the nonfiction department, I'm reading Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara Me...
by SLStevens
Fri February 25th, 2011, 4:10 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Trojan War
Replies: 22
Views: 10290

A good YA novel about the Trojan War that I'd recommend for readers of any age is Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren. It's told from the POV of Helen and Cassandra. And although I haven't read Laurel Corona's Penelope's Daughter yet, it's on my TBR pile and it's supposed to be quite good.
by SLStevens
Fri February 11th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 1058

Hello!

Hi! My name is Samantha. I recently graduated from college with a degree in English (writing emphasis) and I'm working on my first novel, an historical fantasy. I love historical fiction, especially novels that are set in the ancient world. :D
by SLStevens
Fri February 11th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2011
Replies: 269
Views: 20184

My fiance has bought me Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray and Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona for Valentine's Day. I'm going to read Lily of the Nile first when they get here because I love ancient Egypt so much.

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