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by CindyInOz
Mon April 11th, 2011, 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you discover the last HF book you read?
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

I'm currently reading Michelle Moran's Madame Tussaud, which I originally heard about on this forum (thoroughly enjoying it!)
by CindyInOz
Sun April 10th, 2011, 11:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Do You Want to Know if a Novel is Self-Published?
Replies: 49
Views: 7642

I use HistoricalNovels to choose at least 50% of the books I read as I tend to go through 'phases', e.g French Revolution one month, Tudor England the next, and I love being able to go to your site and see an entire list of books from the era I'm currently looking at. With regards to self published ...
by CindyInOz
Wed February 23rd, 2011, 12:46 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Worst Thing Today
Replies: 2257
Views: 132592

[quote=""annis""]Still trying to come to terms with the extent of the death and destruction in my old home town, Christchurch, from yesterday's major earthquake. It's hard to take it in- I feel quite stunned.[/quote] My thoughts and prayers are with you Annis. I cannot comprehend how utterly devasta...
by CindyInOz
Fri February 11th, 2011, 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42838

I received my copy of CW Gortner's The Tudor Secret in the post yesterday. I loved Confessions of Catherine de Medici, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
by CindyInOz
Fri February 11th, 2011, 12:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from an Old Dog who's learning new tricks
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

[quote=""Ruth Sims""]In April I will be celebrating my first wedding anniversary... in my second 50 years of marriage.[/quote] Welcome Ruth! I'm getting married in April, so my anniversary will also be in April. I'm probably too old now to ever to get to my second 50 years of marriage, but I'm very ...
by CindyInOz
Thu February 3rd, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2011
Replies: 269
Views: 20338

[quote=""Ash""]How did you like it?[/quote] Oh, I loved it! Although I'd heard good things about the book, I hadn't really read any reviews and didn't know what to expect going in, so the twists and turns were a real surprise. I couldn't put it down. I loved her writing and got a real feel for the t...
by CindyInOz
Thu February 3rd, 2011, 12:54 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2011
Replies: 269
Views: 20338

I've finished Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and am almost half way through Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors. French politics during this period have always confused me, but Catherine's book has been great with regards to getting things straight in my head. It's actually sparked a real in...
by CindyInOz
Thu February 3rd, 2011, 12:38 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cyclone hits Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Baby born in evacuation centre

Reports this morning are that no human lives were lost last night in Queensland, which is a miracle and such great news. I thought I'd post this link as it was a bit of nice news.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/c ... 5999200883
by CindyInOz
Tue November 30th, 2010, 11:31 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Help requested from non-US members
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Hello Wendy - it works fine down here :)
by CindyInOz
Mon November 29th, 2010, 11:57 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What's the best book you've read this year?
Replies: 54
Views: 5215

My top pick for 2010 would be Confessions of Catherine de Medici by CW Gortner. I also loved Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Susanna Kearsley's Mariana. Not HF, but Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.

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