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by The Czar
Sun August 26th, 2012, 2:36 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: Troy - Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Troy - Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell

I began this book, the first of the Troy trilogy, after reading a recommendation of it here. I was a bit skeptical. I love the Trojan War mythology and all, but truthfully... the number one drawback to historical fiction, in my mind, is that it often isn't very exciting, as I already know going in w...
by The Czar
Sun July 22nd, 2012, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: The Writer's 3Rs
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Good article. I've had "write a novel" on my bucket list since I was 12, and never done it. It would be nice if someone actually read it when I was finished, but that is not strictly necessary. I never get around to starting though. I've changed subjects 47 times, and have random research all over t...
by The Czar
Mon July 16th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: Historical Nonfiction/Biography
Topic: Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

Theodore Ayrault Dodge

I just picked up Hannibal by the aforementioned author, and am blown away. What a great military history! Dodge fought in the Union army after having studied at a Prussian military school. He wrote multivolume works on the "great generals" (Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus, Napoleon). ...
by The Czar
Sat June 16th, 2012, 5:28 pm
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Book Sale Finder
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

I just went to a library sale from the site you posted... OMG! $5.00 a bag (large paper shopping bag) for as many books as you can cram in there! I cleaned out the ancient history shelf. Got me some Caesar, Plutarch, Tacitus, Plato... ended up with about 25 books for $5. I will be a regular at area ...
by The Czar
Thu May 24th, 2012, 2:40 am
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Book Sale Finder
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Thanks! There are 2 local libraries having sales soon, I'm gonna go scope it out.
by The Czar
Mon May 21st, 2012, 10:11 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Controversy over a title
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

[quote=""Ash""]Perhaps I am more sensitive to the name pun because of the number of ways my maiden name was used and abused against me. I gleefully took my husbands name when we married. Lots less opportunities for punsters to do their work.[/quote] I used to work in a large office building. One day...
by The Czar
Mon May 21st, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193528

I saw The Dictator yesterday. Pretty funny in a horribly sexist, racist way. Some entertaining political commentary.
by The Czar
Thu May 17th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next
Replies: 108
Views: 14293

[quote=""annis""]Judith Weingarten wrote a fairly comprehensive biographical novel about Zenobia a few years back, called The Chronicle of Zenobia: the Rebel Queen . Carla reviewed it here . Judith Weingarten also wrote an interesting post about Queen Z for the Roman History Books and More website.[...
by The Czar
Thu May 17th, 2012, 1:58 am
Forum: Philippa Gregory
Topic: Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next
Replies: 108
Views: 14293

I've got a great one for a female historical bio...

Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

I think that would be a great one. It has everything, a little romance, a lot of fighting. I would love to read a novel on her.
by The Czar
Tue May 15th, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Things We Collect
Topic: Books!
Replies: 12
Views: 3202

[quote=""Misfit""]Lol. A few years ago I was in Vancouver BC and was doing the Robson Street thing, Robson Street being Canada's equivalent of Rodeo Drive. All those shoe, dress, chocolate and fur (!!!) shops and where did I spend all my time and money? The three story Chapters book store. I was in ...

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