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by wendy
Sat October 18th, 2014, 12:40 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Morphs of Female Faces in Western Art
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
by wendy
Wed October 15th, 2014, 1:04 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193732

I saw GONE GIRL. Not HF but pretty awesome. I also loved the book!
by wendy
Sat October 11th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Awesome Halloween Costumes
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Awesome Halloween Costumes

Bored of the usual historical-character costume? Tired of being a regular pirate, witch, zombie, or ghost? Check out the next generation of Halloween costumes at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOQws77j_6c
I love the eyeball!
by wendy
Tue October 7th, 2014, 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Gone With The Wind Fraud
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Gone With The Wind Fraud

Such a shame. A man bought a "first edition" signed copy of GWTW and this is what happened:
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/07/a ... =webmail24
by wendy
Thu October 2nd, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: Member Writings
Topic: Eva Peron: Fact vs Fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 4196

Helen, this is a really interesting post, especially as it raises an issue that often comes up in my book club. Some readers love to know what is "real" and what the author has "invented," and enjoy books that add end-notes to explain. As a writer myself though, I don't wish to do this (although I d...
by wendy
Wed September 24th, 2014, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Western Genre
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Some great suggestions, thanks. There's a lot of material out there to wade through!
I enjoyed LONESOME DOVE and THE BIG SKY. Anyone else tackled BLOOD MERIDIAN (Cormac McCarthy)?
by wendy
Tue September 23rd, 2014, 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Western Genre
Replies: 3
Views: 852

The Western Genre

I'm currently reading Owen Wister's THE VIRGINIAN, said to be the first true Western in the genre. It was written in 1902 and sets up a lot of the tropes we still expect, but I'm wondering at what point these features become clichés?

Are there any well-written modern Westerns you'd recommend?
by wendy
Sat September 20th, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Replies: 2
Views: 330

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]Q: what does a pirate pay for his piercings?
A: buck an ear.[/quote]

Cute, Emily!
by wendy
Fri September 19th, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Replies: 2
Views: 330

International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Ahoy Matey! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Argh!

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html
by wendy
Wed September 10th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Jack the Ripper?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Did anyone else read Patricia Cornwell's Ripper book PORTRAIT OF A KILLER?

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