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Introducing myself

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Felicia J
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Location: Northern Colorado

Introducing myself

Post by Felicia J » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:09 am

Hello everyone! I recognize several of you as people who've visited my reading blog in the past. My name is Felicia, I'm 38, and I've loved historical fiction ever since I read Margaret George's The Autobiography of Henry VIII several years ago. I started by reading Tudor-era fiction & branched out from there.

At the moment I am reading a lot of Regency romances. I was never a romance reader until I discovered Georgette Heyer! I also like historical mysteries but have a terribly bad habit of not finishing series. For example, many years ago I read the first six of Ellis Peters' Cadfael mysteries and really enjoyed them but got sidetracked and never read the rest. I'm hoping to start next year with re-reading some of my favorites and to continue in the series this time.

At the moment, I'm also working my way through Jean Plaidy's 11-book Georgian Saga and am determined to finish it, hopefully this year. I'll be reading Perdita's Prince next.

Besides reading, I enjoy a wide variety of music, especially the Beatles, Dave Matthews Band, R.E.M., Barenaked Ladies and blues. I love going to concerts and enjoy watching movies and cooking. I have been married 11 years to my husband, James, and I have a 17-year-old stepson and a cat named Bella (that's her in my avatar.)

I look forward to joining discussions here!

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:21 am

Hi Felicia, I just popped over to look at your blog. Interesting!

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:26 am

So happy to meet you Felicia. I love Georgette Heyer! Looking forward to getting to know you.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:33 am

Welcome, Felicia! Love your avatar!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Misfit » Mon October 5th, 2009, 1:33 am


Hi Felicia, glad to see you've decided to drop by.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by michellemoran » Mon October 5th, 2009, 2:44 am

Welcome, Felicia!!

Great avatar - Bella is adorable ;]
Visit MichelleMoran.com
Check out Michelle's blog History Buff at michellemoran.blogspot.com

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Posts: 675
Joined: September 2008
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Post by Carine » Mon October 5th, 2009, 6:17 am

Hello Felicia, welcome here !

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Post by juleswatson » Mon October 5th, 2009, 7:36 am

Hello Felicia and big welcomes. Love the cat!
Author of Celtic historical fantasy
New book "THE RAVEN QUEEN" out Feb 22 2011: The story of Maeve, the famous warrior queen of Irish mythology.
Out now, "THE SWAN MAIDEN", the ancient tale of Deirdre, the Irish 'Helen of Troy'

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Location: NT, Australia

Post by Veronica » Mon October 5th, 2009, 7:36 am

Welcome! :D
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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Post by Carla » Mon October 5th, 2009, 9:31 am

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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