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Julis
Newbie
Currently reading: City of god - cecelia holland
Interest in HF: I'm interested in so many periods. I tend to prefer nonfiction because so much historical fiction is so hokey, but sometimes I love a good novel.
Favorite HF book: City of God-- which I just finished--a favorite
Preferred HF: I like European history from the 11th - 18th c. I don't like romances. I like political machinations more than love or violence.
Location: Mixhigan

Hi. New member

Postby Julis » Fri August 4th, 2017, 1:04 am

Hi everyone. My name is julia diamond and I am happy to have found this forum. I have been reading books on history since I was a kid. I mostly read non-fiction but sometimes I love to get lost in a novel. I DON'T care for romances. I like a book by a writer with talent ( you'd think its obvious, but its not), and historical accuracy and a lot of political machinations! I'm hoping to get recommendations for good books-- off the top of my head I can name some writers I would happily read more of--hilary Mantel, Cecelia Holland, Rose Tremain (Silence and Music--loved it), Nancy Goldstone (I might have the First name wrong). There are lots of others who write fun books that are entertaining but aren't amazing-- which is what I'm looking for. So, I'm getting back to reading the forums. I'm already so excited about some of the postings on this forum. I hope I can contribute too. Julia aka Julis.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Hi. New member

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 4th, 2017, 6:30 pm

Welcome, Julis! Is your favorite book City of God by Cecelia Holland, or the classic by Augustine?
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Hi. New member

Postby Misfit » Sat August 5th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Hi Julis. welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: Hi. New member

Postby Lisa » Mon August 7th, 2017, 11:35 am

Hi Julis, welcome to the forum!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert & The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Hi. New member

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 15th, 2017, 11:52 am

Hi and welcome!
Currently reading "Season of the Witch" by Natasha Mostert & "The Loney" by Andrew Michael Hurley


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