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Post by Emily » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:12 am

Hey everyone! I've been lurking for awhile and finally decided that it had reached an unhealthy level and I needed to just come out and introduce myself. I'm really new to the genre and, embarrassingly enough, to reading in general. After my mother had been singing the praises of the Outlander series, I finally gave in and it consumed my life. When I was done, I felt a Jamie and Claire-shaped void in my life and went onto amazon to find some recommendations. I read some pretty decent books (and some terrible ones) to fill my obsession with Scotland, and then somehow stumbled upon "Here Be Dragons" and it was all over. I finished the trilogy, extended my already planned trip to Scotland to include England and Wales, and went back to school for history (while trying to convice my advisors that it truly was just for fun and that I was fully aware it had nothing to do with my previous degree). A year and a half later, I just had my first child and decided I needed a hobby since I'm staying home with her. I obviously went back and read the rest of SKP's books and once again had no idea how to fill the now Henry and Eleanor-shaped void. I went back to amazon again to try to find recommendations and found a link to this website somewhere. Needless to say I now have a huge list of books to read... I feel like a kid in a candy store! So thank you all for your suggestions, even though you didn't know you were giving them ;)


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Post by Amanda » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:16 am

Welcome! I'm sure your going to love it here!

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Post by Divia » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:17 am

Rockin :)

Nice to see you are delurked and I hope you'll join in our discussions with us.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:00 am

Welcome! Glad you found your way over here.
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Post by donroc » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:02 am

Welcome and enjoy.

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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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:19 am

Hi Emily! That's one handle I won't have any trouble remembering, as I happen to share your name. Enjoy the forum!

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Post by Carine » Fri October 31st, 2008, 6:40 am

Hi Emily, welcome here. Glad you joined us !

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Post by diamondlil » Fri October 31st, 2008, 8:28 am

Hello Emily and welcome! So glad you decided to delurk

I look forward to seeing you around the boards!
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 31st, 2008, 9:24 am

Hi Emily

Hello and welcome! Hope you enjoy it here.
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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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Post by Misfit » Fri October 31st, 2008, 10:39 am

Howdy. Amazing how a book or two can change your life, isn't it?

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