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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Thu October 24th, 2013, 11:09 pm

emr, is it completely vulgar or adolescent of me to get a giggle out of that description ... ? :)

I'm in the Arkansas Ozarks, hanging out with a dragon, and - oh - back in Toxandria in the 480s, revising Clovis. Woo!
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Fri October 25th, 2013, 7:41 am

"DianeL" wrote:emr, is it completely vulgar or adolescent of me to get a giggle out of that description ... ? :)


The loo had that tartan wallpaper... :D
The book was silly and full of coincidences but it was fun and couldn't put it down :)
Now back to contemporary London looking for magic...
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Fri October 25th, 2013, 6:09 pm

On the war trail across Europe with the Mongols, under Subutai's command.

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Currently reading Cecelia Holland's Until the Sun Falls. I love Holland's work, but this may just be the best thing she's ever written.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Fri October 25th, 2013, 10:07 pm

"annis" wrote:On the war trail across Europe with the Mongols, under Subutai's command.
Currently reading Cecelia Holland's Until the Sun Falls. I love Holland's work, but this may just be the best thing she's ever written.

Until the Sun Falls is one of my favorite Hollands, too!

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat October 26th, 2013, 3:08 am

It was your review of Holland's City of God that got me thinking about CH novels I hadn't yet read, MLE, and I'm really glad I decided to give Until the Sun Falls a go - reading it is a truly immersive HF experience.

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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 » Sat October 26th, 2013, 5:43 am

12th century England. The queen and king just had a son named Richard.
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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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat October 26th, 2013, 4:29 pm

"annis" wrote:It was your review of Holland's City of God that got me thinking about CH novels I hadn't yet read, MLE, and I'm really glad I decided to give Until the Sun Falls a go - reading it is a truly immersive HF experience.


One of my favourite Holland's and truly epic. I read it and read it and read it from the library in the days when I couldn't afford to buy books, and by the time I could, it was out of print. But then it came out again, self published I think, and I have a copy now. This book amazed me in how much Holland made me identify and care for a middle-aged, bandy-legged Mongol warrior with such a very different way of looking at the world. This was even more astonishing giving that I read it in my twenties without that many life experiences of my own. That she could bring me on board the way she did is a mark of a great writer.
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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Sat October 26th, 2013, 5:22 pm

"annis" wrote:It was your review of Holland's City of God that got me thinking about CH novels I hadn't yet read, MLE, and I'm really glad I decided to give Until the Sun Falls a go - reading it is a truly immersive HF experience.

Ah, the perils of honest reviewing! Now that I know Cecelia personally, I have regretted how blunt that review was :o (tact has never been my strong point), but your post is proof positive that there's no such thing as bad publicity.

499BC
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Location: Otley, Yorkshire
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Postby 499BC » Sun October 27th, 2013, 5:01 am

I'm in the 1930s reading The Pitman's Daughter by Marjorie DeLuca. A gritty tale set in north-east England between WWI & II. I happen to love the 'Geordie' accent and having being brought up in a mining community a lot of it resonates. Luckily for me I never had to go down the mines.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Thief's Daughter by Victoria Cornwall
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 4th, 2013, 7:41 pm

Alternating between Skye, and Victorian England (not sure where exactly, but in what was then the countryside somewhere outside London.
Currently reading "The Thief's Daughter" by Victoria Cornwall


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