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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.
Favorite 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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 13th, 2012, 2:35 pm

Just found out that our dear friend Mahmood (laid off by Sun, 3 years ago) has been re-hired by Oracle, and therefore can return with his family from Pakistan. I am delighted to be able to hang out again and also relieved -- for the last several years, every time some fanatic blows himself up in a Peshawar bazaar (which happens much more often than makes the news), we have had to worry whether the kids were there that day.

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu December 13th, 2012, 6:10 pm

That's wonderful, MLE.

My latest good news is that I personally won a B&N gift card (time to load up the Nook I haven't been using) and someone put my family in for a Christmas prize from the local radio station and grocery store. We won a gift card for the store. I'm so pleased, and grateful for good friends and family who care. It's been such a rough few months for us, and it's nice to have some good things happen.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri December 14th, 2012, 4:05 am

Being honest.

Today UPS delivered a package that my mom opened without really paying attention to the address and it was for the previous tenant, a $50 gift cert for Amazon. The management didn't have a forwarding address for them.

My little "devil" said "use it, book shopping spree!", but my "angel" said "NO that's stealing", so I called Amazon and they said they would refund the buyer his money and let him know the person couldn't be reached at our address.

The Amazon Customer Service person thanked me for my honesty :D

I just wish someone would send me $50 gift cert :D

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon December 17th, 2012, 10:40 pm

Getting some free tea samples in the post. And all my holiday shopping is done.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Tue December 18th, 2012, 8:57 pm

"Nefret" wrote:Getting some free tea samples in the post. And all my holiday shopping is done.


You're so good! About half done, but still need to go online and finish up.
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue December 18th, 2012, 9:02 pm

Except for two things I ordered everything on the first, wanted to make sure all the used books (mine) got here in time.

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Tue December 18th, 2012, 11:57 pm

Spent the afternoon at the Salvation Army gift distribution center, helping shoppers and surrounded by the massive generosity of my community. A humbling abundance, truly.

Home now with the babies and the tree Gossamer has claimed as his own to destroy. It can't keep garland nor wear any pretty ornaments really, but it's purtyful anyway.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed December 19th, 2012, 9:38 am

"DianeL" wrote:Spent the afternoon at the Salvation Army gift distribution center, helping shoppers and surrounded by the massive generosity of my community. A humbling abundance, truly.

Home now with the babies and the tree Gossamer has claimed as his own to destroy. It can't keep garland nor wear any pretty ornaments really, but it's purtyful anyway.


Ah bless Gossy. Our old beagle kept attacking the tree one year, and when I came home and found bits of the fairy scattered everywhere, I threw a strop and put the whole thing away :eek: (I was only about 12 at the time! :o ) After that I put the tree (an artificial one) on top of a storage unit so she couldn't get at it. :rolleyes:
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Wed December 19th, 2012, 8:12 pm

Someone I don't know subscribed to my blog.. And a really awesome dream that I was so mad wasn't real!
http://evaperonnovel.wordpress.com


"The first time a book has gotten us close to Evita, in all her misery and all her splendor."
Excerpt from the Spanish summary of my novel

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Thu December 20th, 2012, 3:28 am

"Madeleine" wrote:Ah bless Gossy. Our old beagle kept attacking the tree one year, and when I came home and found bits of the fairy scattered everywhere, I threw a strop and put the whole thing away :eek: (I was only about 12 at the time! :o ) After that I put the tree (an artificial one) on top of a storage unit so she couldn't get at it. :rolleyes:


The tree with nothing but lights and maybe half a dozen pretty but not treasured ornaments is still nice, and though the branches are reconfigured every day when I come home (it is a big bushy artificial), there's been no danger of his actually knocking it over so far. I just re-fluff the branches, make sure the lights are secure, and keep living. Bless Gossy indeed. :p

Tonight enjoying a NOVA special on the construction of Khufu's boat, one of those "how it was made" archaeology specials. Very interested in the aspect focusing on Hatshepsut's trading journey to Punt. Hatshepsut had the most fascinating reign!
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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