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by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sat January 26th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: New Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: New Posts

I still have it below the 'quick links' 'hamburger'. Isn't it still there on yours?
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon January 21st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Hi

Hi Ingydil! I loved Dark Fire also. (The one by C.J. Sansom) He has a new novel in the series, Tombland. It's on my to-be-read pile.
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sat January 19th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Site Announcements
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Upgrade

Thanks for staying on top of things, Fred. :-)
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun January 6th, 2019, 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading January 2019?
Replies: 16
Views: 406

Re: What are you reading January 2019?

I'm reading The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. Believe it or not, I've never read this late Grande Dame of the romance genre. Or a regency romance, for that matter, unless you count Pride and Prejudice. Enjoying it, although the language is rather dense/
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Thu January 3rd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Member logs for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Member logs for 2019

I don't know. Things are getting pretty quiet here.
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Tue December 25th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Merry Christmas!

And a Merry Christmas from me as well!
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon December 17th, 2018, 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading December 2018?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: What Are You Reading December 2018?

I am trying to get through Daughter of War by SJA Turney. Not liking it much, at the moment. Starts with a gory battle scene, and lots of author intrusion about the character's thinking process. Even though it's set (accurately enough) in one of my favorite spots, medieval Aragon, I don't think I'm ...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun November 25th, 2018, 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy in Historical Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Accuracy in Historical Novels

Oh, I'd just write in an explanation. There are always exceptions everywhere. I'm reminded of my friend who spent 10 years teaching English in China. He said, "China is so big, and so varied, that ANYTHING you say about it is true." Which would be even more so about the Medieval period. Let's face i...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Fri November 23rd, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy in Historical Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Accuracy in Historical Novels

That sounds like wisdom--the not being alone with women part. But my objection was not to the confession being VISIBLE to all, but being AUDIBLE to all. A priest might hear a penitent in full view, which protected his reputation and that of the penitent, from any suggestion of improper behavior. But...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sat November 17th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accuracy in Historical Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Accuracy in Historical Novels

She needs to do more research on the confession issue. I know Spain had confessionals in their cathedrals at that period-- been there, seen that. But her comment that the penitent gave his confession 'for all to hear' shows how little she has researched the Catholic doctrine. Confessions were to be ...

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