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Lurker no more

Post by Artasuli » Mon August 13th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Hi I have to admit to browsing a lot on this forum for the last few weeks, but have decided it is time to own up and lurk no more. I live in Glasgow, Scotland and I am not a writer, or a reviewer but I do have a passion for history and HF. Not too fussed which era but currently working my way through Sharon Penman's Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II books. I'm having a little break though to reread Fall of Giants in fevered anticipation of Follett's sequel Winter of the World. I am a recent convert to the Kindle after months of luddite-esque refusal to even look at one. Should have listened to my friends. It's fab for new books only out on Hardback. Loathe hardback books - just too big to carry around easily, especially the tomes I read. Anyway Hello everybody.

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Currently reading: "Celebrations at the Chateau" by Jo Thomas
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon August 13th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Hello and welcome to the boards, have fun here!
Currently reading: "Celebrations at the Chateau" by Jo Thomas

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Post by parthianbow » Tue August 14th, 2012, 5:04 am

Hello Artasuli, and welcome to HFO! I too am a new convert to Kindle - mine arrived yesterday. This, after months of prevarication. However, I still like hardbacks - although I know what you mean about the biggies. It was Game of Thrones novels that finally persuaded me to buy an ereader.

Anyway, glad that you are no longer lurking!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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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) » Tue August 14th, 2012, 5:32 am

Hi Artasuli-- I followed the same Luddite trajectory from p-books (paper books, or dead tree books, as one friend calls them) to e-books. My journey started 2 years ago, and once my foot was on that slippery slope, I was gone! I even switched my 9-oz. Kindle for the minimum 6-oz one.

Anyway, welcome to the forum.

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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 » Tue August 14th, 2012, 8:42 am

Welcome, Artasuli! I hope you enjoy it here. I'm a Kindle convert, too. Great for those chunky tomes!
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 Misfit » Tue August 14th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Glad you decided to de-lurk. Amazing how much you'll like the Kindle (or other e-readers) once you give in. I actually prefer HB over MMPB, but that's because most HBs can be propped on a pillow and stay open instead of my poor hands cramping trying to keep it open as I'm doing now with an 800 page gorilla.
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Post by fljustice » Tue August 14th, 2012, 2:29 pm

Welcome Artasuli! Looking forward to chatting with you on the boards.
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue August 14th, 2012, 3:54 pm

Welcome to the board. I'm just another reader as well. I'm also an avid ebook reader, and prefer paperback to harback (just easier to hold and carry around for me).

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue August 14th, 2012, 5:11 pm

Welcome to the group, Artasuli!

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Post by Carla » Tue August 14th, 2012, 6:41 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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