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Subject: Fuzzy History
Date Posted: 7/10/2008 8:09 PM ET
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I hope it's OK to announce a new blog here. I'm interested in hearing your reactions to it. I haven't announced it anywhere else yet.

A couple of weeks ago, I started a blog called Fuzzy History. I explain the title in the introduction. I'd love suggestions for improvement from you guys.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 8:39 PM ET
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I just checked it out and I think it's great!  I'll add you to my blog list.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 7:46 AM ET
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just bookmarked it, Genie--we have similar backgrounds! I too am daughter of historian, and am an attorney---grew up reading historical fiction at my mom's knee where she would point out to me all the fuzzy liberties that had been taken in a particular book.

Congratulations!

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 7:48 AM ET
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It's great, Genie! I have a question though. I can't read one of the titles of the books in the picture. What is the title of the sixth book? I have to know.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Daphne, Colleen and Valli,

Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement. I'm having fun with this. :)

The 6th book is Augustus by Allan Massie. It's one of the recommendations I picked up from historicalfiction.org, but I haven't had time to read it yet. (Boy, you guys are detail-oriented. No surprise!)

Genie

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 10:39 AM ET
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Genie, I read Tiberius by Allan Massie a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I didn't expect to, but I loved the way the author portrayed Tiberius as a man broken by years of family power struggles, rather than just an evil monster, which most authors seem to do. When you get around to reading Augustus, please let me know how it turns out.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 10:46 AM ET
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Thanks Genie! Obssessive may be a better word than detail-oriented for me. ;-)

It sounds like I need to look into trying a Massie book!

Debbie - ,
Date Posted: 7/11/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Genie,

Your blog is great.  Since historical fiction is a new genre for me I don't know much about it and your blog will be very helpful in learning more.  I love everything I have read so far and have learned so much and it's all thanks to you guys in this forum.  So thanks Genie and thanks to everyone else here!!  I'm glad I found PBS!!  I can't wait to start Black Ships.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 4:17 PM ET
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Jennifer, So glad to hear you liked Tiberius. I'll be sure to post something about Augustus when I read it.

Debbie, Thanks for your enthusiasm and support. I've learned a lot from the folks here too. It's a great group.

Valli, I never ever, ever thought you were obsessive. But now that you mention it ... ;-) (I can't believe I have a book you haven't read!)

 

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 4:54 PM ET
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Just checked it out a bit, and loved it!  Thanks for sharing it with us, Genie!  I started reading the review on The Last Kingdom (which I'm reading for the July HF BOM, as you know), but when I realized the review was going to give away parts of the book I haven't read yet, I had to stop!  LOL!  I have bookmarked your blog, and I will visit often.  Like Debbie, I am relatively new to HF, and your blog will be a great resource!  Good luck!  t. I hope you have fun with it, that's the most important thing!



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Date Posted: 7/11/2008 11:12 PM ET
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Fantastic job, Genie.  Chock full of info and resources and easy and clear to navigate. Added to my faves and will pass the word as well.

Cheers on a job well done!

 

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 7:49 AM ET
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Shelley and Marci, Thanks! You guys make it easy to try new ventures. :)

I didn't even think about the possible spoilers for TLK. I just couldn't help writing about this book. It's one of favorite by Cornwell.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 3:56 PM ET
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Genie, I loved your blog and all the wonderful links posted!  Thank you for sharing.  I know I will spend hours going thru all of them.  If I don't stay off the computer I'll never get my books read, especially since time on the computer seems to add books to my WL / TBR list.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 4:46 PM ET
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Donna, it's a vicious cycle, eh? ;-)

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 2:16 PM ET
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I'm going to wander over, I always enjoy picking up a new blog to read!

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 8:19 PM ET
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Thanks, everyone! There just aren't enough hours in the day. And work keeps getting in the way me busy!

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 8:21 PM ET
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Checked out your blog and really enjoyed it!  Thanks for putting in all the work I know it must have taken.