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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue July 12th, 2011, 9:57 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Oh thank you! So I can stop grovelling? It's very hard on the knees and back! SM[/quote]

Haha, thank you for the much needed laugh. It was another horrid day at work.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 13th, 2011, 8:43 am

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Well, he could show up in flashbacks, as they'll have to show some to reveal some of the underlying mysteries related to events when Eddard was young.

I wonder if they've cast Melisandre for season 2? It will be interesting to see who plays her.[/quote]

According to IMDB Melisandre may be played by a British actress called Ruth Wilson who's well known in the UK, she was in the last Jane Eyre TV series, and also a detective show called Luther. It doesn't say it's official/definite yet though.

They've also cast Brienne, who'll be played by a British actress called Gwendoline Christie.
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 13th, 2011, 8:50 am

I liked that version of Jane Eyre.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Brenna » Thu July 14th, 2011, 6:32 pm

I ordered the first 4 books two days ago so they should be at my doorstop today. Has anyone read the 5th book yet? The reviews are mixed on amazon.com and I'm beginning to trust this site more anyway.
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Post by Ash » Sat July 16th, 2011, 6:55 am

I haven't read it yet (its waiting for me at my local indie, picking it up tomorrow), but several buddies on another reader forum have read it and loved it!

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Post by Brenna » Mon July 18th, 2011, 1:49 pm

I started a thread under General Discussions about the books themselves. So let's chat to help us tide ourselves over until 2012!
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Post by Brenna » Mon July 18th, 2011, 6:50 pm

Correction: I put up a thread but alas it is gone. Disregard previous message until further notice I suppose. :(
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Post by Ash » Mon July 18th, 2011, 7:22 pm

Not sure if its even considered Historic Fantasy - maybe one of the mods took it off? We can ask, anyway, its a good idea (that being said I am in two other forums talking about the books, I probably don't need a third :)

Im liking the 5th book, tho getting a little frustrated by his habit of introducing new characters that have little to do with anything except give information (and you don't know that right away) and his constant need to describe what everyone is wearing, down to the shoe buckle. Aside from that - Im glad I read the 4th book recently, because this one takes place during the same time period, but with different character POV So as I read, I am getting references to what happened back in book 4 and making some connections that are interesting.

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Post by Brenna » Mon July 18th, 2011, 9:44 pm

You are probably right. I just thought since we were having such a lively discussion about the series perhaps we could about the books. What sites are discussing the books-perhaps I'll join in there! :o
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Post by Ash » Tue July 19th, 2011, 2:57 am

BookBalloon is a generic reading forum; In its specific author section, it has a discussion thread for the Martin books, as well as the series. What I like about this group is that the discussion is civil and intelligent. Other sites like Winter is Coming or Westeros gives more indepth on some things, but some of their posters are a little, well, fanatic with a capital F.

Here's the link to the BB thread. You have to register, but its free.

http://bookballoon.com/index.php?option ... mitstart=0
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