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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
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 30th, 2013, 10:08 pm

Gondor, in the city of Minas Tirith. And Mithrandir is now here.
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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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Helen_Davis
Compulsive Reader

Postby Helen_Davis » Tue December 31st, 2013, 4:41 am

Modern Europe! Brushing up on the careers of Angela Merkel and Marine LePen!
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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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) » Tue December 31st, 2013, 5:46 am

I'm at Ludlow Castle near Wales.

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Tue December 31st, 2013, 11:25 am

WWII London with Francis Bacon. Bombs are falling...
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Tue December 31st, 2013, 11:00 pm

Out in the desert

"With the sun or moon for a lamp,
And a spray of wind in my hair."

New Year is a time for recalling those who've gone before us, and I'm raising a glass (beer, naturally) to my father, a good Kiwi bloke who loved operatic arias and evocative poetry as much as hunting deer up in the bush-covered hills. His favourite was James Elroy's Flecker's Golden Journey to Samarkand, but my personal Flecker favourite is The War Songs of the Saracens. I love the sardonic humour which adds astringency to unabashed Orientalist glamour.

Happy New Year to you all!
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu January 2nd, 2014, 2:06 pm

Alternating between Bon Temps, Louisiana and the Peak District.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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DianeL
Bibliophile
Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Sat January 4th, 2014, 12:14 am

With Edith and Harold, pre-Conquest.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/
I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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

Postby Nefret » Sat January 4th, 2014, 7:10 pm

"DianeL" wrote:With Edith and Harold, pre-Conquest.


I want to join you. What are you using for time travel?
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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DianeL
Bibliophile
Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Sun January 5th, 2014, 3:33 am

Nefret, I'm reading Parke Godwin's Lord of Sunset for the first time. Enjoying it quite a bit! I'm always amazed how well he does with young female characters (he makes me aspire, as an author). I wouldn't mind staying with one POV, or possibly two, but he is shifting. He does it really well; my one-POV thing is just me, not his craft.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



***



http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/

I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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

Postby Nefret » Sun January 5th, 2014, 5:44 am

Oh, I have that book. It's on the TBR pile, but I keep getting distracted by library books.
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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