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Post by KingEricCantona7 » Sun October 26th, 2008, 9:22 pm

My name is Chris and I'm from Garland, TX. I was never an avid reader growing up but I started getting into a couple of years ago. With my job being on the repititive side I felt as if my mind was turing to mush so I started reading to get it sharp again. My first book I read was Falls The Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman. I always wanted to read the book again after I never finished it in high school when I had to write a paper on it. So I figured it would be a good place to start and the nerd in me shone through after I found out how much I enjoyed the historical fiction genre. That led me to this site after someone on amazon recommended it to me to find more books to read since I'm all out after I finish reading Devil's Brood which I'm 200 pages into at the moment. I guess that's about it at the moment but if you want to know anything else about me don't hesitate to ask. :)

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Post by donroc » Sun October 26th, 2008, 9:26 pm

Let me be one of the first (if not the first) to welcome you. As they say in restaurants, "Good Choice."

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Location: I live in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Post by Barbara Passaris » Sun October 26th, 2008, 9:33 pm

HI, Chris. This is a great site. You'll love it! It's a wonderful place where readers and writers share. There's lots of respect, and you'll be amazed at how much you learn about the genre. Welcome!

Barb Passaris

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Post by Misfit » Sun October 26th, 2008, 10:30 pm

Howdy, that's quite a big wave there :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun October 26th, 2008, 10:40 pm

Nice to have you!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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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) » Sun October 26th, 2008, 10:40 pm

Hi Chris. What fun to be starting out on all the good reads out there!

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Post by diamondlil » Mon October 27th, 2008, 2:08 am

Hi Chris and welcome to the site!

Can I ask where your user name comes from. I remember Eric Cantona from when he played with Man U, but how did it come to be a name that you use?

Hope to see you around the boards!

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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Post by Carine » Mon October 27th, 2008, 7:08 am

Hello Chris and welcome !

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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 » Mon October 27th, 2008, 9:06 am

Hi Chris

Hello and welcome. 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 sweetpotatoboy » Mon October 27th, 2008, 2:34 pm

Welcome to the forum!

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