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Marian
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Post by Marian » Tue April 24th, 2012, 9:08 pm

Hello everyone. I've lurked around here for quite awhile reading the posts, and finally decided to join the group.

I've always enjoyed historical fiction but have never really concentrated on any particular period. The books I've enjoyed have been more like literary fiction that just happens to be set during some time in the past. I'm planning to focus my reading a bit more, with reading projects planned around the medieval time period and then the Tudors.

I live in Ohio, my age is...um...somewhere between 30 and 50 ;) , not married, no kids, and I work at a book distributor doing data entry.

I look forward to being part of the group and discussing books with all you wonderful people! :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 24th, 2012, 9:21 pm

Welcome, Marian. Great to have you here.

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 24th, 2012, 9:56 pm

Hi Marian. Glad you decided to de-lurk and join us.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue April 24th, 2012, 10:50 pm

Welcome, Marian! Glad you joined us!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed April 25th, 2012, 12:23 am

Hi Marian! You picked good periods to start with because there are a lot of books to choose from. Is there any particular country, culture or continent that piques your interest?

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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 25th, 2012, 8:44 am

Hi Marian and welcome, those periods are my favourites too. Plenty of discussion on here, so have fun on the boards.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Wed April 25th, 2012, 8:52 am

Welcome, Marina! 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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Post by EC2 » Wed April 25th, 2012, 9:13 am

Welcome Marian, hope you enjoy the forum!
Les proz e les vassals
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 » Wed April 25th, 2012, 2:36 pm

Welcome, Marian! I'm also a Buckeye (grew up in Pickaway County just outside the Hocking Hills, attended OSU before moving east.) Hoping to "meet" you on the threads
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Post by Marian » Wed April 25th, 2012, 6:28 pm

Thanks for the welcomes, all. :)

[quote=""MLE""]Is there any particular country, culture or continent that piques your interest?[/quote]

The UK and France, primarily. So original, I know. :rolleyes: These countries are my heritage; my grandmother traced the family genealogy all the way back to the Isle of Man in the 10th century. (My other grandmother described our heritage as English-Irish-French, with a shot of Scotch. And, yes, she meant for it to sound like something you'd order at a pub. :) ) I'd liked to learn more about the history of these regions, albeit in a fun and non-scholarly way via fiction.
fljustice wrote:I'm also a Buckeye (grew up in Pickaway County just outside the Hocking Hills, attended OSU before moving east.)
Oh, the Hocking Hills area is so lovely! An ex had a cabin down there that we visited frequently. And my niece is currently attending OSU. I live in northeast Ohio.

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