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Hello from the Catskills!

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Location: Upstate New York

Hello from the Catskills!

Postby rockygirl » Sat August 14th, 2010, 1:40 am

I've been having fun and learning so much reading this site that I had to join. I'm really impressed by the quality of the discussions and the vast quantity of knowledge everyone seems to have.

I am a social studies teacher who lives in the Catskills Mountains of upstate NY. I read a bit of everything, but prefer mysteries and historical fiction. As you can imagine, I get really excited over the historical mysteries. My favorite subjects are Ancient Rome and Europe from the Victorian period to the World Wars.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone. You're already expanding my reading list!


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Location: North Carolina

Postby boswellbaxter » Sat August 14th, 2010, 1:47 am

Welcome, Rockygirl! Glad to have you here.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat August 14th, 2010, 8:56 am

Welcome, Rockygirl. I hope you enjoy it here!
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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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat August 14th, 2010, 11:16 am

Hi Rockygirl, glad to see you here.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat August 14th, 2010, 11:44 am

Hi Rockygirl and welcome, have fun here!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Location: Winter Haven, Florida

Postby donroc » Sat August 14th, 2010, 11:55 am

Welcome and enjoy.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.


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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) » Sat August 14th, 2010, 1:13 pm

Hi Rockygirl!

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Location: Brooklyn, NY

Postby fljustice » Sat August 14th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Hi, Rockygirl! Welcome from a fellow New Yorker. There seem to be a fair number of us on the list. Enjoy!
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Location: Wisconsin, USA

Postby LoveHistory » Sat August 14th, 2010, 4:13 pm

Hi Rockygirl, nice to meet you! Welcome to the group.

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Postby rockygirl » Sat August 14th, 2010, 7:35 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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