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Post by nolablossom » Thu September 16th, 2010, 10:05 pm

Greetings to all - I have been lurking in this forum for way too long so it's time to properly introduce myself! My name is Christine, I live in the very exciting and eclectic city of New Orleans and am a huge fan of historical fiction. I enjoy just about all genres of historical fiction including ancient Roman, Medieval and Dark Ages, Asian, and American Frontier/Western. Some of my favorite authors include Sharon Kay Penman, Jane Austen, Lisa See, Sigrid Undset, Anya Seton, and Chelsea Quinn-Yarbro (the St. Germain/Atta Olivia Clemens novels -yes, vampires, but lots of historical detail and just a subtle vampire theme). I also enjoy reading Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey "Western" novels. I am currently reading the Lonesome Dove series. I have a long list of books in my TBR pile thanks to this forum. Thinking about so many books to read, I get giddy with excitement. Unfortunately not as much time to read as I would like.

I am 42, married and have no children. A graphic designer, and have many interests including cooking, traveling, exercising, learning the Chinese (Mandarin) language, renovating houses here in New Orleans, and traveling "out West" to hike and camp. I have one dog, a rare Ibizan Hound who is my pride and joy and a constant source of entertainment. Oh and I LOVE to watch HF movies. I get teased all the time by family and friends that if a movie has a castle or a powdered wig then I'll be watching it. Ah well, let them tease!

I look forward to getting to know everyone!


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Post by Misfit » Thu September 16th, 2010, 10:14 pm

Hi Christine and welcome. I love stories set in the old west as well. Have a big fat one coming that's set in Old California before statehood.
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Post by Michy » Thu September 16th, 2010, 10:23 pm

[quote=""nolablossom""] I get teased all the time by family and friends that if a movie has a castle or a powdered wig then I'll be watching it. Ah well, let them tease!


Just so long as it's not those vintage 1950s Encyclopedia Britannica films they used to make us watch in high school history class! Ugh! Remember those? (or maybe it was just my high school that had such low-budget fare, since we were a very poor, rural school)

Hello and welcome! I've been to New Orleans twice. There's a great fabric store there......

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Post by Divia » Thu September 16th, 2010, 11:37 pm

I visited New Orleans this year. LOVED IT! Amazing, and such fun. Everyone was nice. There was a ton of history there.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri September 17th, 2010, 12:19 am

Glad to have you here, Nolablossom!
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri September 17th, 2010, 12:35 am

Lovely to meet you, nolablossom. I'm a Penman and Austen fan too.

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Post by RichardWarrenField » Fri September 17th, 2010, 4:29 am

Lonesome Dove... and Mandarin Chinese... What a great combination!

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THE SWORDS OF FAITH, a unique novel about the "Third Crusade" (Richard the Lionheart and Saladin) that stresses tolerance between the faiths even during a time of great conflict.
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Post by chuck » Fri September 17th, 2010, 5:11 am

Welcome Christine....Eclectic personalities make the world go around......

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Post by Vanessa » Fri September 17th, 2010, 8:27 am

Welcome, Christine! Hope you enjoy it here.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri September 17th, 2010, 8:49 am

Welcome, Christine! Any I must confess, you've piqued my interest: why Mandarin?

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