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Post by Allie O » Fri March 19th, 2010, 2:20 pm

Hi! I am Allie and I just recently signed up for the website! Historical fiction is a pretty resecent obsession of mine. It began with me picking up Pillars of the Earth on a random day at Target because I loved big chunky novels and the blurb on the back interested me. Then Hurricane Ike (2008) hit here in Houston. Needless to say I was without power and any other form of entertainment for 11 days and became completely involved with the medieval world Follet portrayed. I know a lot of people dislike Pillars, but hey it got me into this wonderful genre and reading all the time again! I loooove being able to escape to a different time and place and perhaps learn something new at the same time. I am working on my Masters degree at night and I work full time, but I manage to get at least a couple books a month in. My husband is starting to worry about the 80+ HF novels that I have bought in the past year that are sitting on our bookshelf. I buy books much faster than I read them! My TBR on Goodreads is ridiculous and it is primarily all HF. Right now I am reading The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick and loving it. Enough rambling! Hi everyone great to meet you all and I look forward to discussing HF! :o

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Post by Misfit » Fri March 19th, 2010, 2:39 pm


Hi Allie, glad you decided to join. Lots of good chat here and major time suck like Goodreads is ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri March 19th, 2010, 3:34 pm

Welcome, Allie! Hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri March 19th, 2010, 3:42 pm

Welcome, Allie! Good to have you here.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Fri March 19th, 2010, 3:58 pm

What fun to be at the beginning of an HF obsession! Welcome to the forum.

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Location: Nr. Bristol, SW England

Post by parthianbow » Fri March 19th, 2010, 4:26 pm

Welcome to the coolest HF forum on the web, Allie!
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by EC2 » Fri March 19th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Hi Allie and welcome! This is a wonderful, friendly forum with something for everyone.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by stumpy » Fri March 19th, 2010, 7:22 pm

If you hang around this forum you will buy a lot more books,you get so many good recommendations about more books to buy,and have so much less reading time as you are following interesting threads.I know from experience, my tbr pile is getting bigger,nearly every time I visit I end up ordering some more books.

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Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri March 19th, 2010, 8:14 pm

Hi Allie and welcome, from another fan of the Middle Ages. Looks like you're well into the HF mindset already, watch those book piles grow even more now!
Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Sat March 20th, 2010, 12:29 am

Welcome, Allie! I think I share your interests too. Great to have you here.

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