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Subject: Favorite HF websites
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 1:17 PM ET
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In another thread, Genie referred to historicalfiction.org, and I had not visited that site before.  Does anyone else have great websites dealing with HF or books in general (fun places to order books, reviews, etc)?

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Date Posted: 4/5/2008 2:51 PM ET
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Have you looked at Listmania on Amazon?  If you type in historical fiction in the listmania section thousands of books are listed.  Mostly based on people's opinions of what's good but you can get some great ideas for yourself.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 3:42 PM ET
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I have looked a lot on Amazon, Debbie.  It's my "old standby".  The only problem that I have with some of the listmania lists, is that I believe that there are many "mediocre" authors that enlist their friends to promote and review books with a favorable slant, when they are in fact, garbage.  I think that it's sometimes hard to weed out the true reader reviews from the junk.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 4:34 PM ET
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Historicalfiction.org and, of course, the PBS HF forum are my favorites. But below are some of my other bookmarks. I read the blogs only occasionally, as time permits. I visit Historical Novel Society about once a month.

http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/

http://ancientbooks.blogspot.com/

http://www.carlanayland.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/histfict/

http://www.squidoo.com/readinghistoricalfiction

http://historical-fiction-review.blogspot.com/

http://susandhigginbotham.blogspot.com/

http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/

http://shelfandstuff.blogspot.com/ (our very own Daphne, if I'm not mistaken)

http://www.historicalnovels.info/

http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/

http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/

http://www.likesbooks.com/history101.html (a section bibliography devoted to historical romance with "strong history")

http://speakitsname.wordpress.com/ (eclectic, potentially offensive site devoted to gay HF)

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 4:35 PM ET
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Sorry for all the "links." I tried to give you a printable list of the URLs. The links work. They just won't do you much good to print them. (:

Genie

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 5:35 PM ET
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Thanks, Genie.

I can just click on each link, then bookmark it, so a list isn't necessary.

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I use www.histfiction.net to look for books.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 9:42 PM ET
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Thanks Genie for the mention (yep, that's my blog!)

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 11:28 PM ET
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Genie, are you, or anyone else here a member of the Historical Novel Society? I see it's £25 to join (about $50) and wonder what their publications are like. Anyone?



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Date Posted: 4/6/2008 8:18 AM ET
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I'm not, Marci. But some of the folks on historicalfiction.org are. I think you'll find a thread there, or you could post your question there.

I do like the reviews I read on the Web site. The advantage to being a member would be earlier access, and perhaps some other articles besides reviews.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 9:10 AM ET
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Gene: Thanks for all the neat links.

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 5:55 PM ET
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Gabby, that's how I ended up with a HUGE wish list! I got on listmania and found tons of books that I hadn't heard of or would have thought to read! : )

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 8:16 PM ET
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Bump.

There- now I don't have to search through 10 pgs to find this thread :)

Date Posted: 12/8/2008 9:04 AM ET
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Genie mentioned this site http://www.historicalnovels.info/, but I wanted to say how great it is! There are over 3,000 works of H/F mentioned, along with many reviews, and all of the books are organized by time and location which makes it very easy for the reader to find interesting books. It's a great resource!