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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed May 20th, 2009, 5:19 am

"cw gortner" wrote:That's terrific, I hope you like it. I didn't even know about Booksfree but I just checked it out briefly. What a cool idea.


Yeah, I've been a member for almost 6 years now. It's like Netflix but for paperbacks.

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed May 20th, 2009, 9:17 am

"cw gortner" wrote:Best thing today: I didn't lose my day-job, though bad news is 1,000 other people in the department did.

Also, Last Queen paperback went into a second printing; my editor wrote to tell me and said sales were good. Yes! :p


Pleased to hear your job is still safe...

And congrats on the second printing. By the way, we have chosen The Last Queen for our book group read in August. Our June read is The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed May 20th, 2009, 4:59 pm

Even though it's been cancelled by NBC, "Medium" has been picked up by CBS, whoo!

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed May 20th, 2009, 5:10 pm

Last Sunday a baby elephant was born in the Zoo in Antwerp here in Belgium and she's soooo cute, here's a photo :

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Here name is Kai-Mook wich means pearl.
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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Wed May 20th, 2009, 5:36 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:Pleased to hear your job is still safe...

And congrats on the second printing. By the way, we have chosen The Last Queen for our book group read in August. Our June read is The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.


Oh, wow. That's great. Thanks so much for letting me know, and for choosing the book. I'm honored.

I'm always available for book group chats, so if your group wants to speak with me on speaker phone after they've read it, just let me know via PM.

And that little elephant is just too cute, Carine!
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed May 20th, 2009, 10:50 pm

Got a book in the mail today. (Vanora Bennett's latest.)

Had a breakthrough writing chapter six of NF opus.

My agent loves the idea I suddenly had for the next NF book (still not history!) and thinks he might get an auction going for it.

Got a check for a freelance writing assignment.

The sun is shining.

I must be overlooking something... It can't be this good, really...

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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 May 21st, 2009, 12:36 am

"Carine" wrote:Last Sunday a baby elephant was born in the Zoo in Antwerp here in Belgium and she's soooo cute.


Wow, I bet that was a best thing for the mom, too -- imagine being pregnant for TWO YEARS!
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu May 21st, 2009, 4:13 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Wow, congratulations! Do you have your artwork on a site anywhere where we can see it? I love 'outsider' artists.


Not really. On Epinions.com/user-telynor the drawing there is mine, but I guess I can post some of my work here if anyone is interested.

And great news about the job, but it must be troublesome mentally to know that you've managed to hang onto yours, but so many other good people are suddenly at wit's end.

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

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Postby Ken » Thu May 21st, 2009, 5:17 pm

Best news today? New post from SKP on her Blog! As usual full of interest and for you lucky people in the States, she's going to do a book tour in late July.

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Fri May 22nd, 2009, 6:26 am

Found 5 minutes to pop in here! I go on Facebook when I am doing homework, as I am often talking to friends and rellies in England, but finding time to get in here aswell is hard at the moment!

Hope you are all well and reading lots!
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