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Subject: Historical Fiction websites
Date Posted: 10/3/2009 7:45 AM ET
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I'm new to H/F and soaking it up like a sponge.  Which websites/blogs are your favorites, or one you consider the best.

Thanks in advance for your input and suggestions.

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 9:33 AM ET
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Valerie- here is a thread we had awhile ago that lists a lot of really good ones: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=112215

I've gotten alot of great ideas for what to read out of all of those listed in that thread :)

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 9:39 AM ET
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Holly, Thanks for the link.  I will check it out.

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 10:28 AM ET
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Let us know if there is a particular time period you are interested in! We can steer you to websites and blogs that you'd enjoy. ;-)

Genie's list in the other thread is great!

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 12:03 PM ET
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Being so new to this genre I only can say that my interests are pre-20th century.  That doesn't help much, I know.  I have WL'd a number of books set in Medieval times, most concerning royalty because it seems so prevalent.   Does one site exist that addresses the numerous subgenres of H/F?

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:40 AM ET
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The best website I know is

 

http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/index.php

 

We talk about HF and other things as well. We have a section for different eras and we also talk about upcoming books. There are also a few authors on the site including Elizabeth Chadwick, Michelle Moran, CW Gordon, Anna Elliot etc. etc.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 12:26 PM ET
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Historical fiction online is excellent. I also like chit chatting with the readers at Goodreads. A very nice community, and lots of groups to choose from. One thing I like about Goodreads is once you start making friends their activity (to read, currently reading, etc.) shows up on your main GR page - and you can comment on them.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 2:22 PM ET
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To all who replied, it looks as if you've given me some great links and ideas.  These should certainly keep me busy for weeks or months!!  Thank you so much for your help, everyone. 

Valerie