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annis
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Postby annis » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:29 pm

In the middle of a ferocious naval battle between Roman forces and the Carthiginians in the Mediterranean off Cape Ecnomus. No quarter given!

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Currently reading: Captain of Rome by John Stack.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:30 pm

"Susan" wrote:Misfit, I like your picture of Moscow!

Martinique, 1777 with Josephine. This is actually where she was born.



I like hunting down images like this to put in my book progress updates at Goodreads. This painting was a very lucky find.
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At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:41 pm

Misfit, it looks more like a photo than a painting!
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.

Me - Having just survived a swordfight and a hand to hand battle with a giant, I've now sat down to wager my life on which one of the two cups I'nm sharing with an enemy is the poisoned one. Great fun!

The Princess Bride - William Goldman.
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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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun June 6th, 2010, 6:54 pm

"EC2" wrote:Misfit, it looks more like a photo than a painting!
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.

Me - Having just survived a swordfight and a hand to hand battle with a giant, I've now sat down to wager my life on which one of the two cups I'nm sharing with an enemy is the poisoned one. Great fun!

The Princess Bride - William Goldman.


Amazing what artists can capture isn't it?
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon June 7th, 2010, 12:03 am

Posted by EC
Annis, I read the first of these and I know you did too. I'll be interested in your overall impression when you're done.


EC, I've just posted some thoughts about "Captain of Rome" on the Reviews thread.

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon June 7th, 2010, 12:31 am

My son just died...from an ear infection? I'm in control now baby! grrrrrr
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
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Jemidar
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

Postby Jemidar » Mon June 7th, 2010, 10:10 am

"Divia" wrote:My son just died...from an ear infection? I'm in control now baby! grrrrrr


Catherine de Medici?
Jenny
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon June 7th, 2010, 4:09 pm

Watching Napoleon's army flee Russia

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At home with a good book and the cat...

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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 » Mon June 21st, 2010, 11:51 am

I'm now in modern-day Bath, England.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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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 June 21st, 2010, 3:23 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Watching Napoleon's army flee Russia

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In Russia. Napoleon's army is still invading though.
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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