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Introducing myself

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Introducing myself

Post by BettyVonB » Thu December 6th, 2012, 8:36 pm


I'm newly arrived here, but an old fan of historical fiction. My relationship with historical fiction probably started many years ago when my mother read Laura Ingalls Wilder's books to me when I was 4. However, the deal was really signed when I discovered Dumas, Scott and the other classics a few years later. These days, I both read and write historical fiction, and quite a lot of historical non-fiction. I suppose you could call me a history geek. :)

I read all periods and all sorts of historicals but I have a soft spot for mysteries and adventure stories. I also read quite a lot of books that were once contemporary but are now historical. Project Gutenberg is a treasure trove for obscure books I've never heard about, but find I like quite a lot.

Anyway, I'm really happy to have found some like-minded people and look forward to exchanging reading tips and opinions with you all!

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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) » Thu December 6th, 2012, 10:09 pm

Welcome, Betty! Is that Amelia Earhart in your avatar?

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Post by wendy » Thu December 6th, 2012, 10:25 pm

Hi Betty. Good to meet you. Welcome aboard!
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 6th, 2012, 11:18 pm

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

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu December 6th, 2012, 11:32 pm

Welcome to the forum, Betty!

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri December 7th, 2012, 2:36 am

Welcome to the group, Betty. The Little House books are perennial favorites in my house.

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Currently reading: "Time's Prisoner" by Linda Gillard
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri December 7th, 2012, 9:52 am

Hi Betty and welcome.
Currently reading "Time's Prisoner" by Linda Gillard

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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 » Fri December 7th, 2012, 10:14 am

Welcome, Betty! 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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Post by Antoine Vanner » Fri December 7th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Welcome Betty von B - and the photograph looks great! Could you be a Red Baroness?

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Post by fljustice » Fri December 7th, 2012, 4:03 pm

Hi Betty and welcome to the forum. Best of luck with your reading and writing!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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