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by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon April 30th, 2018, 3:36 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Replies: 48
Views: 8113

Re: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

I, too was put off by the odd title. But after enough people whose tastes I knew I shared said it was good, I read it. A great read!
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon April 2nd, 2018, 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading in April?
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

Re: What are you reading in April?

Still up to my eyebrows in research books. But I noticed that they finally digitized Elswyth Thane's Williamsburg series, so I am also enjoying Dawn's Early Light.
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Wed March 21st, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Spanish Princess
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: The Spanish Princess

Oh good! More people getting curious about 16th century Spain. I think the Tudors have been pretty well covered, but people like to add to the stories they are already familiar with. So let's branch out to the rest of Europe! Or the Ottoman Empire! Persia! China! India! Does anybody know that Ivan I...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun March 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading in March?
Replies: 15
Views: 546

What are you reading in March?

Not HF, but I'm re-reading A Wrinkle in Time . Prior to the movie coming out. I loved this book as a kid. It's not holding up very well to my adult eyes. *sigh* I probably won't be around much until the 24th, as I'm off in Spain researching my next novel. (Aldonza's Revenge, cover below.) Although w...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Wed February 14th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Topic: ya fictopn migrant farm workers...what book is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: ya fictopn migrant farm workers...what book is this?

Hi Katiejb42, and welcome to the forum! The book is called Blue Willow. A Newbery winner. I have it on my shelf.
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Willow-Dori ... 0140309241
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon February 5th, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading in February?
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: What are you reading in February?

Oh, I'd love to read your novel when it's out, as Spanish history is one of my interests. Do you have an expected publication date? It usually takes me about a year to write/polish a book. And then, as I'm indie, I monkey with it as the reader comments come in. Which is why I'm always reluctant to ...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun February 4th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading in February?
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: What are you reading in February?

I read that! Her best so far, IMHO.
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Thu February 1st, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading in February?
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

What are you reading in February?

What is everybody else reading? Something fun, I hope. My reading is pretty heavy sledding at the moment. I'm reading up for a trip to Spain next month to do some on-the-ground research. 1. Empire of the Cities: Charles V, the Comunero Revolt, and the Transformation of the Spanish System. 2. The Gre...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon January 29th, 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: It's 2018 somewhere, what are you reading in January?

I just finished The Great Courses lectures on Lincoln. It was eye-opening to understand the actual political climate of the day. The civil war is one of those periods I just sort of skip over, with the exception of a fictional doorstopper or two.
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sat January 20th, 2018, 4:42 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi, There
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Hi, There

Hi Celia, I remember you. You wrote a trilogy about a founding German family in Texas, right? Welcome back!

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