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by ejays17
Mon April 6th, 2009, 9:02 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 195252

[quote=""Ellie""]Lucky, lucky you! I probably would have fainted or something... I love the fact he married a 'normal' person too.[/quote] 'Cept she was more famous (in Australia) than he was when they met doing a TV show. And he's very, very fine to look at - I've watched some pretty dreadful TV/mo...
by ejays17
Mon March 30th, 2009, 10:08 am
Forum: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Topic: HF aimed at Jr. High girls
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

Not available at the moment, but probably able to be found in libraries, are the "Mantlemass" books by Barbara Willard. They cover the period between 1485 - 1644, and basically follow 2 families down the time. Chronologically they are: The Miller's Boy (1976) - set in 1479 The Lark and the Laurel (1...
by ejays17
Mon March 16th, 2009, 11:17 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Ejays17 list 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

I enjoyed it, but it really wasn't anything I hadn't read elsewhere before. I did like his writing style, not taking everything extremely seriously. My favourite example of this: Chapter Heading - "Did Secret Agents Assassinate Princess Diana?". First paragraph of chapter - "Shape-changing reptile s...
by ejays17
Mon March 16th, 2009, 11:05 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 195252

We got a Blu-ray player the other week, and the first movie watched on it was "Die Hard". 'Twas very good, and I did laugh to see Bruce Willis with hair! We think we entertained the next-door neighbour as well (we didn't realise the sound was so powerful until something in the film blew up and the f...
by ejays17
Mon March 16th, 2009, 10:56 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Arthurian Literature
Replies: 90
Views: 16478

If you like the idea of Arthur as a Roman, one of my favourite books ever is Parke Godwin's "Firelord". There are also 2 sequels whose names currently escape me, and he also wrote 2 Robin Hood books set during the time of William the Conqueror & William Rufus. And Anne McCaffrey also wrote one calle...
by ejays17
Tue March 10th, 2009, 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading Slump
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

I'll second (third, fourth) the suggestion that you "swap" genres if you get in a reading slump. There's plenty of interesting books out there that you're sure to find something that maintains your interest to get you out of the slump. I've been reading HF nearly exclusively recently, and the latest...
by ejays17
Thu March 5th, 2009, 12:06 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Ejays17 list 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

March 2009 Shields of Pride - Elizabeth Chadwick Who Poisoned Napoleon (and Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History) - Peter Hauger Poppies for England - Susan Scarlett (Noel Streatfeild) Murder While You Work - Susan Scarlett (Noel Streatfeild) The Discontinuity Guide - Paul Cornell, Martin Day ...
by ejays17
Mon March 2nd, 2009, 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can a book be too long?
Replies: 57
Views: 3799

I like big books (i like to think i'm getting my money's worth :p ), but also agree with others who have said that it's the quality of the writing whihc is important. And there are smaller books amongst my favourites, simply because the story/characters say all they need to say in a shorter space. O...
by ejays17
Thu February 19th, 2009, 12:32 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 195252

Last 2 movies: Slumdog Millionaire - wasn't too sure about this one, but the SLOC really wanted to see it, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it! The young kids were excellent, and we enjoyed the lighter moments as much as the more upsetting ones. The Changeling - quite different to the way the previews...
by ejays17
Thu February 19th, 2009, 12:02 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Ejays17 list 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

February 2009

Relative Engineering - Paul Magrs (actually finished in January, but I forgot to add it!)
The Greatest Knight - Elizabeth Chadwick
Shadows and Strongholds - Elizabeth Chadwick
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

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