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Just a hello!

Post by Lauren » Fri January 9th, 2009, 4:26 pm

:o Hi, I'm Lauren (as the username might hint). I'm kind of a history fanatic on the quiet and when I'm not trying to write my own take on it, I'm reading it. I love historical fact and fiction. I consume it.
Anyway, I decided to join this site as it looks awful fun and one never meets likewise people where I live. I hope to meet lots of nice and interesting and intelligent people on here, so hello! Although I may come across a bit mad and vexing, I can assure you than in real life I'm a little mouse with very inept social abilities---ha, I'm a mess. So actually I have contradicted myself a little; I'm slightly mad, but more in a desperate and gloomy way than in the box of frogs way.
Super interested in Victorian era and 17th Century, though interest does venture into the medieval times (especially the monarchy). Like Phillipa Gregory and have most of her books but find her a bit overrrated. I hope I won't be reprimanded for that, hehee.

So anyway, this is me introducing myself. Hi!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri January 9th, 2009, 4:40 pm

Hi, Lauren! Good to have you here.
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Post by Misfit » Fri January 9th, 2009, 4:46 pm

Hi Lauren and welcome aboard. Lots of new members this week. We'll be hitting 300 before we know it :)

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Post by EC2 » Fri January 9th, 2009, 5:36 pm

Hi Lauren and welcome to the forum. Say what you want about whatever your read. There's wide scope here for all opinions and loads of friendly debate!
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 Carla » Fri January 9th, 2009, 7:13 pm

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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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 9th, 2009, 7:37 pm

Welcome, Lauren! You have my middle name and my handle from the old forum. You can go straight to the Philippa Gregory section and find a variety of opinions, no need to feel you're alone!

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Post by Libby » Fri January 9th, 2009, 8:15 pm

Hello Lauren,

I only joined myself a couple of days ago so it's nice to see other new members are posting too.
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.


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Post by diamondlil » Fri January 9th, 2009, 9:51 pm

Hi Lauren!

Thanks for posting your intro. I hope to see you around the boards.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 9th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Hi Lauren

Hello and welcome! 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 Kasthu » Sat January 10th, 2009, 12:27 am

Hi, and welcome! This is a great site to belong to. I'm also very interested in the Victorian and medieval periods, and I too am a social mouse.

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