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I've been looking for readers like me ...

Post by LGWalker » Sun July 31st, 2011, 1:12 am

I found this site on an Amazon post, and am excited to be in like-minded company. I am a Mom, aspiring gardener, writer, puppy-owner ... which was a seriously crazy idea, and an avid reader. I try to read a book a week, although I don't always make it, and enjoy historical fiction above all else (I'll read anything, but when I settle in with a book at the end of a long day I really don't want to read about terrorists, child abduction, murderers or vampires .... ). After two years as a volunteer docent, I recently accepted a position at our local Historical Society to coordinate the childhood education program. We are lucky here in Connecticut to offer a hands-on museum, circa 1764, for local school children to come and explore colonial life.

I am hoping to connect with other people who share my love of American history and to learn more about your reading suggestions.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun July 31st, 2011, 2:04 am

Welcome, LG! You'll find lots of like-minded people here.
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Post by Misfit » Sun July 31st, 2011, 2:50 am

Hi and welcome.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun July 31st, 2011, 4:05 am

Hi LG! You might want to dig up the discussion of Celia Garth, which was our book of the month some time back. Or more recently, My Name is Mary Sutter.

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Post by Manda Scott » Sun July 31st, 2011, 12:18 pm

Welcome! I'm a puppy-breeder - first time this year... we have 6 working cocker spaniels and I have to say I'm loving every second of it, but it's seriously hampering my reading time: I've been reading "The Name of the Wind' (not historical) by Patrick Rothfuss for over 2 weeks now...

And I live in England and read and write mostly books covering very ancient UK and European history (Roman era, mostly, at the moment). The best of US history I ever read was 'Hanta Yo' by Ruth Beebe Hill - she wrote in in English, translated it to Lakota and then back again into English to make sure she had the rhythms of speech right. I found it fascinating.

welcome - and good luck in your search
(and, what kind of puppy and why was it such a crazy idea?)


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Post by EC2 » Sun July 31st, 2011, 2:36 pm

Welcome LG. Hope you enjoy the forum.
Manda, we both agreed on Hanta Yo as a wonderful novel when I listed it as one of my top 10 reads on another forum. Many readers haven't heard of it, but it's a stunning novel.
I enjoy historicals of all eras and continents and it's great to chat historical fiction with like minded readers.
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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.'

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Post by fljustice » Sun July 31st, 2011, 2:36 pm

Welcome, LG! Yeah, lots of like-minded people here. My goal is a book a week, but don't always make it. I read a lot of American history non-fiction and biography, but not that much fiction. My favorite fiction in the past couple of years is A Mercy by Toni Morrison; favorite non-fiction is Edmund Morris series on Theodore Roosevelt. Looking forward to meeting you on the boards! BTW, is the museum at Mystic Harbor (loved that place!) or somewhere else? (Lived in Stamford, CT for 6 years, now in NYC.)
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Post by Carla » Sun July 31st, 2011, 5:52 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by Madeleine » Sun July 31st, 2011, 7:12 pm

Hi and welcome, have fun on the boards and good luck with the pup!
Currently reading: "Keeping a Christmas Promise" by Jo Thomas.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon August 1st, 2011, 3:31 am

Nice to meet you. I remember the chaos when we got our puppy two years ago. American history, you say? Excellent. Count me in on that. Well, history in general but I think I know more of our country's past than I do of others'.

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