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by MLS859
Thu October 9th, 2008, 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: A Tale of Two Cities DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 624

A Tale of Two Cities DVD

Susan said it was okay if I posted about a giveaway on my forum (and blog). It's for the 1989 DVD of Masterpiece Theatre's A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Please follow the links (below) to my blog or forum (look under "contests"). There are several ways to enter -- choose the one that works best for you! Lynn
by MLS859
Thu October 9th, 2008, 2:06 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Tudor Book Giveaway!
Replies: 21
Views: 2532

Sign me up for both -- I don't have either one of those! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lynn
by MLS859
Thu October 9th, 2008, 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book covers
Replies: 31
Views: 2528

Thanks, Susan. I wondered if it was just a "fad". As I mentioned, I certainly don't mind them -- was just curious as to the "why". When I see a half-faced woman, I immediately think "historical fiction" -- just as there are certain type covers which will make me think "chick-lit". I suppose this can...
by MLS859
Thu October 9th, 2008, 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book covers
Replies: 31
Views: 2528

Book covers

This may have been discussed before (I'm still a relative newbie) but what is the thinking behind so many historical fiction book covers having a portrait of a woman but only half of her face visible? I don't mind the covers but it makes me wonder what made this this "in" thing to do? How do the aut...
by MLS859
Thu October 9th, 2008, 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signed books
Replies: 31
Views: 2202

I have a couple signed by Colleen Gleason and I wrote off for (and received) bookplates from Diana Gabaldon and Audrey McClellan. These are not ones I had personally signed but I bought a hardcover copy (from half.com) of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE and it was signed -- though no mention was made about...
by MLS859
Sat October 4th, 2008, 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical travels - daytrips, weekends, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1573

I was recently in Savannah, GA -- we spent some time wandering through the Colonial Cemetery, did a Ghost Tour (no ghosts but loads of history!) and stayed in an old renovated house (no ghosts there, either!). Not quite the same but in November, we are going to see the King Tut exhibit in Atlanta. L...
by MLS859
Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:32 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1127
Views: 51591

I'm reading THE FIREMASTER'S MISTRESS by Christie Dickason.
by MLS859
Sat September 20th, 2008, 10:27 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 117597

Is last night okay? We got to see Craig Ferguson in person (comedy show) in nearby Athens (GA). He was great -- very funny!
by MLS859
Sat September 20th, 2008, 10:25 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Something interesting about you and/or your family
Replies: 37
Views: 2766

My great-great grandmother was a "Morton" -- a branch of that family is the Morton Salt people.

Some family names are Morton, Bazemore, Waters, Barfield, Hensley

Lynn
by MLS859
Mon September 15th, 2008, 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is American History Shunned in HF novels?
Replies: 91
Views: 5049

I love novels set during the American colonial and revolutionary periods -- but they are hard to find. The medieval era -- which is my favorite -- has a plethora of novels to chose from -- and some of them are not so great but seemed to find a way to be published anyway.

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