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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon November 25th, 2013, 1:22 pm

Sounds like a good plan, Lady B. I agree we should get on, what with posting deadlines etc.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Vanessa
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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 » Mon November 25th, 2013, 3:20 pm

I'd like to join in.
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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Nefret
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Posts: 2977
Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Mon November 25th, 2013, 5:31 pm

I can maybe join, if I don't have to ship internationally.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Lisa
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Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon November 25th, 2013, 6:18 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]I can maybe join, if I don't have to ship internationally.[/quote]
Shouldn't be a problem. If it's a draw out a hat, we can organise names into piles by country first and do those who prefer not to ship internationally, then toss the rest of the names into the hat together.

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon November 25th, 2013, 6:22 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]If we're sending them by international Airmail, I'd say we have a couple of weeks max. for them still to arrive during the holiday season (depending on location of course).

So, I think we should see who else responds and set a deadline, say by end of the day Thursday 28 November worldwide, then compile a list of names like was done last year. I'm happy to do this on Friday, I'll even put the names in a hat and draw them randomly, and everyone can just send to the person who appears after them on the list (PM each other for addresses, etc).

How does that sound?[/quote]

That sounds good! Perhaps those who can't ship internationally can say so, so they can be matched with someone from their own country.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Mon November 25th, 2013, 7:06 pm

I'd prefer not to ship internationally, but can in a pinch.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Lisa
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Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Fri November 29th, 2013, 11:47 am

Right, so far the list of participants stands at: Misfit, Nefret, BoswellBaxter, Madeleine, Vanessa, LadyB.

I will draw names from a hat when I get home this evening (in approximately 8 hours' time) so if anyone wants to be added, you have until then.

If no-one else joins, since the list has 3 of us in the US* and 3 of us in the UK, why don't I just do a draw for each country so no-one has to worry about shipping internationally, and then we know everything will arrive on time?

* Nefret, your Temple of Isis is in the US, right? ;)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri November 29th, 2013, 12:16 pm

Fine by me, Lady B, good thinking.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Lisa
Bibliophile
Posts: 1153
Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Fri November 29th, 2013, 8:16 pm

Right, as promised I've made an official draw, which was basically my partner picking up a few little folded bits of paper from the table :)

The orders were:

US

1) Nefret
2) Misfit
3) BoswellBaxter

UK

1) LadyB
2) Madeleine
3) Vanessa

So 1 will send to 2, 2 to 3, and 3 to 1. PM whoever you're sending to for an address. We all probably have a little bit more time now too since we're all posting domestic.

I know this is silly but it's quite exciting! Happy bookmark exchanging! :)

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat November 30th, 2013, 6:14 am

Yes, my Temple of Isis is in California.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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