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by Leyland
Wed December 14th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8598

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Currently reading The Earl by Cecelia Holland. Does anyone know how you pronounce the female name, Hawisse? I don't believe I've come across that one before.[/quote] I'm guessing it is pronounced similar to "Avisa". I read The Earl several years ago and thought it was an intense ...
by Leyland
Tue December 13th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8598

I'm reading my first real Kindle book purchase - Susanna Kearsley's Every Secret Thing , which was originally published under her pseudonym Emma Cole. I'm about 35% of the way through and enjoying it every bit as much as all her other work. I'm also still working through Kathryn in the Court of Six ...
by Leyland
Mon December 5th, 2011, 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8598

[quote=""MLE""]I'm reading Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens. I've just gotten to the part where the male protagonist is giving an outraged King Henry VIII a hard time for killing his deer and claiming Henry VII gave his family independent suzerainity over their lands. Ability to suspend disbelief ...
by Leyland
Mon December 5th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: E-Readers and E-Book Issues
Topic: Kindle Fire - oh, the free stuff!
Replies: 24
Views: 3709

I'm doing really well with the backlit screen. It's a bonus for me in that I can read in the dark without needing to turn on the bright reading lamp I need for paperbacks. I probably won't read ever more than a couple hours in the dark though. The Fire is a bit heavier than I expected it to be, but ...
by Leyland
Fri December 2nd, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: E-Readers and E-Book Issues
Topic: Kindle Fire - oh, the free stuff!
Replies: 24
Views: 3709

Kindle Fire - oh, the free stuff!

I bought my first Kindle product earlier this week at Wal-Mart for the usual $199 primarily because I saw so many free downloadable multi-genre books I was really interested in. Many of the classics are there - now's my chance to finally try The Moonstone . I hope more chidrens' books become availab...
by Leyland
Tue November 22nd, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2011
Replies: 130
Views: 22286

[quote=""annis""] Authors like Liz Williams have picked up her mantle to a degree, though Williams doesn't use the alternate historical aspect so much.[/quote] I haven't read much alternate history to date and hardly read sci-fi as much as I do fantasy, but I'm enjoying Mary Gentle's version of medi...
by Leyland
Mon November 21st, 2011, 8:08 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2011
Replies: 130
Views: 22286

Twenty or so pages into Mary Gentle's Ash and am very intrigued so far. Her descriptive writing style is very much to my liking.
by Leyland
Fri November 18th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: BBC and HBO line up Wolf Hall drama
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Very cool! Thanks for posting the link. I expect it will be a finely produced, dramatic and accurate interpretation of Tudor era events - and not a soap opera ;)
by Leyland
Wed November 16th, 2011, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Name that genre.
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Of course! One Past Life to Live :rolleyes:

Glad you really enjoy creating your MSO's and being entertained is a crucial part of the craft.
by Leyland
Wed November 16th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: How is Historical Fantasy faring these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 3846

[quote=""Ludmilla""] Hopefully, you ordered the four-books-in-one UK edition of Ash . It's a big, doorstopper of a book. [/quote] My doorstopper came in the mail yesterday! I intentionally ordered the UK version to get it in one go. Smells slightly musty which I hate because of sinus/asthma problems...

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