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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by Misfit » Wed October 6th, 2010, 4:37 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Interesting... I haven't driven that highway, but I've been a passenger on it, and that was enough for me. Off the edge, it's a looooooong way down.[/quote]

ImageI've driven it, but from South to North which is the only way I'd recommend it. I've driven some pretty narrow roads in my days but that one scared the willies out of me. As for the most notorious 4WD backroad in that area (and no, there was no way I was taking that tour) is the Black Bear road. Here's some video I found,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYssaJ7z ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A379NPDm ... re=related
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 6th, 2010, 4:49 pm

That one gives me a rapid heartbeat just looking at the picture.
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Post by Misfit » Wed October 6th, 2010, 5:14 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]That one gives me a rapid heartbeat just looking at the picture.[/quote]

There were folks at the same B&B I was staying at in Silverton who told the tale of driving that in the dark. On the *wrong* side of the road. I would die, especially if I met a semi coming the other way...
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Post by Michy » Wed October 6th, 2010, 5:27 pm

I've driven some pretty hairy mountain highways here in California (including the ones I learned to drive on), but this takes the cake. I can't believe they don't have guardrails up. I guess guardrails are for sissies, huh? ;) Not that guardrails would do much, anyway, except create an illusion of protection.

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Post by aceuggy » Wed October 6th, 2010, 5:43 pm

I have just ordered A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay and the first Kushiel's trilogy by Jacqueline Carey to follow. I am new to HFO and have been overwhelmed by the vast choice of books and authors, have read some good reviews about these books and decided to start here. Gotta start somewhere I guess. :eek:

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Post by Susan » Wed October 6th, 2010, 10:54 pm

Started The Master of Bruges by Terence Morgan last night. I visited Bruges last year, so I am looking forward to getting into this book.
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Post by Misfit » Wed October 6th, 2010, 11:12 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Started The Master of Bruges by Terence Morgan last night. I visited Bruges last year, so I am looking forward to getting into this book.[/quote]

I liked that one.
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Post by Berengaria » Wed October 6th, 2010, 11:28 pm

[quote=""cat""]Halfway through Helen Hollick's The Forever Queen![/quote]
I have 2 of Hollick's books; what is this one about?
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Post by Berengaria » Wed October 6th, 2010, 11:33 pm

This road reminds me of a drive through Hells Gate in BC before the road was widened! Wow, what a scary ride!
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Post by Tanzanite » Wed October 6th, 2010, 11:49 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I have 2 of Hollick's books; what is this one about?[/quote]

The Forever Queen is the US version of The Hollow Crown about Queen Emma.

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