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whitney
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: March 2016
Currently reading: Sarum
Interest in HF: Love British historical fiction most, but all sorts interest me.
Favourite HF book: London
Location: Outside NYC, USA

Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by whitney » Fri March 25th, 2016, 5:17 pm

to meeting lot of readers with lots of suggestions and information. I'm especially interested in historical fiction although I love a good "murder" as well as covert action books.

Looking forward to spending lots of time reading and learning here.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 5657
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Lies Sleeping" by Ben Aaronovitch & "The Stone Circle" by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by Madeleine » Sun March 27th, 2016, 3:13 pm

Hi Whitney and welcome. Who are your favourite authors? I saw your post on the C J Sansom thread, he's one of my favourites too.
Currently reading "Lies Sleeping" by Ben Aaronovitch & "The Stone Circle" by Elly Griffiths

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Misfit
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Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by Misfit » Sun March 27th, 2016, 8:38 pm

Hi Whitney, glad you found us.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3556
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

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 28th, 2016, 12:41 am

Hi Whitney, I'm a fellow admirer of Sansom's Shardlake books. Welcome here!

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite 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: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by Lisa » Mon March 28th, 2016, 9:37 am

Hi Whitney and welcome! :)

JustinEllis
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: March 2016
Interest in HF: Reading and writing historical fiction.
Favourite HF book: I don't know much, but I like CJ Sansom's Shardlake books
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by JustinEllis » Mon March 28th, 2016, 10:31 am

Gosh, I'd forgotten about Sarum, which I must have read about 30 years ago. I seem to remember it was a cracking read. How are you enjoying it?

Justin

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4181
Joined: August 2008
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

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by Vanessa » Mon March 28th, 2016, 1:01 pm

Welcome, Whitney. I 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

whitney
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: March 2016
Currently reading: Sarum
Interest in HF: Love British historical fiction most, but all sorts interest me.
Favourite HF book: London
Location: Outside NYC, USA

Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by whitney » Mon March 28th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Thank you all for the warm welcome. So glad to be among fellow readers. I'm always looking for the "next book" because my BIG fear is that one day I'll be without something to read. Needless to say, my TBR stack grows almost daily to ward off that fear.

About Sarum, I read it years ago but its just as good the second time around, I think.

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fljustice
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Joined: March 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Re: Hello!! New here and looking forward...

Post by fljustice » Mon March 28th, 2016, 8:18 pm

Welcome to the forum, Whitney! I'm sure you'll get more than enough recommendations on good reads to keep you occupied for years to come.
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