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Post by Mello » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:22 am

Hello to everyone in this very interesting HF community! It has taken me some time to finally delurk and come on board - I really just love to read and learn so making the step to interact is a little bit foreign!

So, to my reading habits.....I started at 13 or 14 reading Jean Plaidy and Juliette Benzoni and then began a love of all things royal, English and French. Recently in a fit of nostalgia, I tracked down and bought some of their old books just for comfort's sake. I don't know when I will re-read them though - therein lies my problem - I am not a fast reader and my TBR pile grows faster than I can read. I realised though after reading through the posts on here that a lot of my books on said pile are favourites here - Dorothy Dunnett and Sharon Penman's to name a couple. But I have found even more authors that I am itching to read. Trouble lies ahead!

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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:43 am

Hi Mello and welcome to the board - don't worry about growing tbr piles, I think quite a few of us (self included) have this problem! There could be worse things to worry about!

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Post by donroc » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:53 am

Welcome and enjoy. We all have TBR stacks and lists.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by Leyland » Mon February 16th, 2009, 12:14 pm

Welcome to the HFO interaction and am looking forward to your thoughts and ideas, Mello. And yes, out of control TBR is common for us. I think I have somewhere between 250 and 275 TBR's on shelves and scattered around set on tables and in cupboards. I haven't added many to the maelstrom lately, but when the economy and my wages pick back up ...
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 16th, 2009, 12:41 pm

Welcome to the board. I can certainly identify with your predicament. I'm not the fastest reader (well depending on the sort of book) and I don't have so much leisure time available for it. My TBR is fast growing out of all proportion to my ability to get through but I can't kick the habit!

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Post by Misfit » Mon February 16th, 2009, 1:12 pm

Hi and welcome aboard. Join the pack with the ever growing TBR piles and lists. You are not alone.....

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Post by EC2 » Mon February 16th, 2009, 1:21 pm

Welcome to the forum. I try to keep a lot of my TBR in my head, but it doesn't quite work for some reason..... :)
I'm just reading Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman at the moment. She has a lovely interractive blog over at her website these days too!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon February 16th, 2009, 3:21 pm

Welcome, Mello! Glad to have you here.
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Post by diamondlil » Mon February 16th, 2009, 7:51 pm

Welcome Mello! I look forward to seeing you around the boards!

Nice to see another Melburnian on the boards too!
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Post by Carla » Mon February 16th, 2009, 9:05 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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