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The Top 10 Signs You Are Reading Too Much Historical Romance!

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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:43 am

Following on from the list posted earlier in the thread, Jessica has a new list:

Top 11 Signs You Need to Lay Off the Highlands Romance
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Post by Spitfire » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:05 pm

This new questionaire is verra good. I doona ken if I read all that much highland romance. Oh, aye...I guess I dae. Tee hee! :rolleyes: Love the picture of the highland warrior!! ;)
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Post by nona » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:02 pm

I just realized I own/read way too many HR, but they are such an escape that I have to have them at least for giggles after a long day.

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What is the difference between rogue & rake?

Post by Francini » Wed March 18th, 2009, 5:44 pm

I got 9 of your 10 of the list of signs I have been reading too many historical romance novels correct. However, pleaes explain the difference, if there is any, between a rogue and a rake.

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Post by Carla » Thu March 19th, 2009, 4:15 pm

Oh, dear. 1/10 and 0/11. I shall crawl back under my rock :-)
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue March 31st, 2009, 10:33 pm

It's not even HR novels that's got me answering a lot of those--we live in a little town in Eastern Oregon which was settled by a bunch of Scotsman and every summer we have sheep dog trials :) Have to read Highland Romances just to keep up. . .

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Post by Nefret » Fri September 4th, 2009, 4:15 am

2. You know all the titles in the British monarchy’s peerage, in order, and have already decided which one you would be willing to settle for if you were sent back to the early nineteenth century, a fantasy you have at least twice a week.
This is the only one I remotely know.

Um, but I have got some of the Highland ones. I'm part Scottish, and find the men very sexy. :o
(Though I should read about them more.)

The only romances I really read were Highlands anyway.

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Post by robinbird79 » Sun September 6th, 2009, 1:32 am

Failed that one big time!

If it was about the middle ages, then I might be in trouble.
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Quote Trivia: WHO SAID...?

Post by 4ever Queen » Thu November 5th, 2009, 7:10 pm

How do I know...? When I start reading quotes likes this one :D

"A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts".

Barbara Kingsolver
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 6th, 2009, 11:27 am

Don't agree with her constant use of Braveheart under the favourite films section, but I do like the name Jamie!
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