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Merry Christmas!

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princess garnet
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Merry Christmas!

Post by princess garnet » Mon December 25th, 2017, 1:07 am

Wishing forum members a warm and wonderful Christmas! :D

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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.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 25th, 2017, 3:17 pm

Merry Christmas to you also. And all the rest. We did all the Christmas things with the family last night, so this morning our 3 kids (and the grandkids) could spend Christmas with their spouses' families. So today I'm going to relax and read a book, while my hubby starts building my gift--a custom dining room table to match my new granite counters.

What is everybody else doing for Christmas?

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper & "Cragside" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 25th, 2017, 6:13 pm

Merry Christmas everyone, hope it's all going well and not too stressful. Having a quiet one at home, did a bit of tidying up in the garden, planted a few spring bulbs, did some ironing and watched the last two episodes of the first series of "Outlander".
Currently reading "Cragside" by L J Ross & "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper

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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

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Nefret » Mon December 25th, 2017, 7:02 pm

Merry Christmas. My wish for snow didn't happen. Made all my food yesterday, so now I'm re-reading a fantasy novel.
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper & "Cragside" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 25th, 2017, 8:10 pm

Weather's vile here, wind and rain :o
Currently reading "Cragside" by L J Ross & "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper

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Misfit
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Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Misfit » Mon December 25th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Merry Christmas all. We're having a very unusual for Seattle white Christmas. It's supposed to melt this afternoon, but then a refreeze overnight. Yikes!
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
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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

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Vanessa » Fri December 29th, 2017, 1:53 pm

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Hope everyone had a good Christmas. We had family round both on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We were going to eat the remains of the turkey tonight, but unfortunately the dog got into the fridge and pinched it!!!!! :evil: :o :cry: He’s in the dog house now!
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper & "Cragside" by L J Ross
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Location: Essex/London

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by Madeleine » Fri December 29th, 2017, 4:17 pm

he looks quite satisfied with himself in that picture!
Currently reading "Cragside" by L J Ross & "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper

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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.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Merry Christmas!

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri December 29th, 2017, 5:44 pm

On the topic of dogs--my Christmas gift to my family (and all who like a laugh) was to finally write up the dog story they've chuckled over for years.
So for your enjoyment, I'm posting it here:
https://emilylcotton.com/2017/12/25/bat ... the-beast/

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