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regsmith
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Want to meet biblionuts like myself

Post by regsmith » Mon August 13th, 2012, 8:00 pm

I found this site by accident and am so happy to be a part of it.
I am an avid reader since age 5 with no looking back. My internet name is regsmith and I live in Canada.
Over the years my genre interests have changed but included mysteries (tame to today's), horror (ditto), family sagas, English Victorian and 1900 sagas, historical romance, and general fiction. Right now I am trying to diversify and revisit old favourite authors.
I just finished 'Sons of Fortune' by Jeffrey Archer while on vacation (still am on vacation) and I would say it is the fastest I have ever read (500 pages) a book in years. I just couldn't put it down!! It was amazing.
While on vacation, I have visited at least three used bookstores and walked away with two different trilogies by Anita Burgh, among other books too many to mention!
I also like spiritual type books that have wise sayings and uplifting messages.

So here's my introduction and I hope to participate and read many threads over the next few weeks to get acquainted with some.

Anyone who wishes to comment on any of the above...I welcome comments.

regsmith

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3562
Joined: August 2008
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 August 13th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Hi regsmith, welcome to the forum!

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parthianbow
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Posts: 856
Joined: April 2009
Location: Nr. Bristol, SW England
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Post by parthianbow » Tue August 14th, 2012, 5:05 am

Hi regsmith, and welcome to the forum. You'll find endless numbers of books to read/buy here!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

http://www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4226
Joined: August 2008
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, 8:47 am

Welcome, Regsmith! I hope you enjoy it here. It's a long time since I've read a Jeffrey Archer book, but do have the first of his new Clifton Chronicles on my TBR pile, Only Time Will Tell. I remember loving Kane & Abel many moons ago.
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 5706
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue August 14th, 2012, 10:47 am

Hi regsmith and welcome. I also like family sagas, crime (historical and modern), urban fantasy, Victorian and Middle Ages-set books.

I'm sure you'll find plenty to talk about on here, enjoy the rest of your holiday!
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Misfit
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Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Tue August 14th, 2012, 1:10 pm

Hi regsmith, glad you found us.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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fljustice
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Posts: 1995
Joined: March 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Post by fljustice » Tue August 14th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Welcome to the forum, regsmith! Lots of great people here to chat with. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Carla
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Post by Carla » Tue August 14th, 2012, 6:40 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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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Posts: 1641
Joined: August 2008
Location: London, UK

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed August 15th, 2012, 2:50 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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Elizabeth
Avid Reader
Posts: 268
Joined: February 2009
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Post by Elizabeth » Wed August 15th, 2012, 3:17 pm

Hi, Regsmith, and welcome! :)
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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