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MissMarplestein
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Location: Ormond Beach, Florida USA

Post by MissMarplestein » Mon February 16th, 2009, 11:59 pm

[quote=""Mello""]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![/quote]

Sharon Penman is one of my faves as well! Welcome to the site, and don't be shy!

"I have dreamed thee too long,
never seen thee or touched thee
but known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
thou hast always been with me,
though we have been always apart." Man of LaMancha

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Carine
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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
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Post by Carine » Tue February 17th, 2009, 5:58 pm

Hi Mello, welcome here.

I'm a slow reader aswell and the problem with the faster growing TBR pile than I can read is well known to me !

Sharon Penman is one of my favourites aswell, together with Elizabeth Chadwick.
There are many more but those two authors are on the top for me.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Posts: 3562
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) » Wed February 18th, 2009, 5:43 am

Welcome, Mello! I find the solution to the TBR lies here as well as the problem. I have learned from following the threads on various books (but then, I'm one of those odd people that doesn't mind spoilers) and in many cases, saved myself from wasting time on books that are not my particular cup of tea. Unfortunately, for every one I eliminate, three others sound like I would enjoy them very much!

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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Post by chuck » Wed February 18th, 2009, 5:59 am

Welcome Mello.....This forum is full of Intelligent, informative and very friendly HF folks....Currently reading and finishing soon Bernard Cornwell's "Azincourt"

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Christina
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Post by Christina » Wed February 18th, 2009, 11:08 pm

Welcome, Mello :-) . It's very pleasant here!

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Post by cw gortner » Wed February 18th, 2009, 11:29 pm

Welcome, Mello!
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


www.cwgortner.com

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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post by Mello » Thu February 19th, 2009, 12:03 am

Thank you all for your warm greetings!

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Post by juleswatson » Thu February 19th, 2009, 4:57 pm

Hi Mello! From a fellow Aussie transplanted. I just joined, too, and have made no headway on reading actual books yet - but lots of headway in being dazzled by the array of what COULD be read. My TBR list is growing daily in my head and making it swim. The knowledge displayed on these boards is pretty amazing, all in all.
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'
http://www.juleswatson.com

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