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Post by SuzyQ » Mon December 5th, 2011, 5:30 am

Hi! My name is Sue, and I'm from northern NJ, about 45 min away from NYC. I love pop culture and I'm a book worm who has fallen off the band wagon and is now trying to get back on. I've always loved classics and fantasy novels, but I've only recently gotten into historical fiction after reading Worlds Apart by William V. Crockett, my professor. Getting transported to Roman Britain reminded me of how wonderful it is to explore different times and cultures, so I decided to join this forum so I can learn more about the genre. Looking forward to gleaning insight from everyone!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon December 5th, 2011, 6:04 am

Glad to have you here, Sue!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 5th, 2011, 7:35 am

Welcome to the forum, Sue!

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Currently reading: "The Dead of Winter" by Nicola Upson
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 5th, 2011, 10:13 am

Hi Sue and welcome. Glad you've found our bandwagon! Have fun on the boards.
Currently reading: The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson

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Post by LoobyG » Mon December 5th, 2011, 10:45 am

Hello and welcome Sue! Hope you enjoy it here :)

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 5th, 2011, 1:01 pm

Hi Sue, welcome aboard. Prepare to have your reading pile turned upside down and inside out and grow and grow and grow :)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 5th, 2011, 3:03 pm

Hi Sue. Glad to have you with us. You'll get plenty of reading recommendations here. :D

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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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon December 5th, 2011, 3:45 pm

Welcome, Sue! 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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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 5th, 2011, 4:16 pm

Hi Sue! What fun, to have all the great HF to read for the first time! You'll find the forum a wonderful tool for sorting through the possibilities. Try looking at everyone's '10 best' and starting with the books that pop up most often. Those are usually winners no matter your preferences.

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Post by fljustice » Mon December 5th, 2011, 5:05 pm

Hi, Sue and welcome to the forum from a NYC neighbor. As others have said, you'll find tons of recommendations for new reads. There are also a few us SF/F folks, as well. I attribute my schizoid reading preferences to a refusal to read in the current world: books have to take me to the past, the future or a magical place. For the real world, I read the papers.
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