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Where Are You Now?

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Gabriele Campbell
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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Sun December 20th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Misfit wrote:England 1174. Heroine has just drawn a red heart with a + in the castle window to let the hero know she loves him. Oh well. This is an 1174 with ladies in coaches and in London there are masked balls and summer soirees :p ;)
Oh my, what book is that? :shock:

I'm in Elantris and Letheras (2 different books).

And on Mona, fighting some Druids. :)

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Post by Misfit » Sun December 20th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Gabriele Campbell wrote:
Misfit wrote:England 1174. Heroine has just drawn a red heart with a + in the castle window to let the hero know she loves him. Oh well. This is an 1174 with ladies in coaches and in London there are masked balls and summer soirees :p ;)
Oh my, what book is that? :shock:

I'm in Elantris and Letheras (2 different books).

And on Mona, fighting some Druids. :)


Still free if you want to satisfy your curiosity. Look at all the positive reviews.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Gabriele Campbell » Mon December 21st, 2015, 5:00 pm

Misfit wrote:
Gabriele Campbell wrote:
Misfit wrote:England 1174. Heroine has just drawn a red heart with a + in the castle window to let the hero know she loves him. Oh well. This is an 1174 with ladies in coaches and in London there are masked balls and summer soirees :p ;)
Oh my, what book is that? :shock:

I'm in Elantris and Letheras (2 different books).

And on Mona, fighting some Druids. :)


Still free if you want to satisfy your curiosity. Look at all the positive reviews.
I don't have an ereader but I skimmed some of the reviews (including the 1 star ones).
The amount of positive reviews makes me a little bit sad. The state of basic historical knowledge among the average reader is even worse than I imagined. A 12th century girl named Kay ..... and that's only the beginning. :o

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 21st, 2015, 5:54 pm

And all those bachelors running around the castle with no parent in sight...
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by Gabriele Campbell » Mon December 21st, 2015, 6:17 pm

I see, I'm doing it wrong as a writer. I should throw the history out and put more men with chiselled chins and bulging biceps in. :twisted:

And no longer waste my time researching correct Mediaeval names, when Amber or Jessica work as well. ;)

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 21st, 2015, 7:33 pm

Haha, Gabriele, just hope those pseudo-historicals will work as a gateway to better stuff. It has happened. :D

I'm just landing in Prydain with a bunch of Irish monks and a Cymry or two.

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Preferred HF: Any
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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by Vanessa » Mon December 21st, 2015, 8:16 pm

I'm in the village of Tindledale, in Hettie's House of Haberdashery, in a knitting frenzy making 75 Christmas 'Ho Ho Ho' sweaters!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by Misfit » Mon December 21st, 2015, 11:01 pm

Gabriele Campbell wrote:I see, I'm doing it wrong as a writer. I should throw the history out and put more men with chiselled chins and bulging biceps in. :twisted:

And no longer waste my time researching correct Mediaeval names, when Amber or Jessica work as well. ;)
And did I tell you that one of the bad guys hollered at the worker bees and called them peons? There was a lover's lane?
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by Nefret » Mon December 21st, 2015, 11:04 pm

Early 11th century Normandy and 11th century Scotland.
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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Re: Where Are You Now?

Post by Madeleine » Thu January 21st, 2016, 3:46 pm

Late 18th century Cornwall, and modern Iceland, just before Xmas!
Currently reading "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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