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Manda's comments from the Historical Fictionistas group.

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Mar 28, 2011 12:48PM

22454 i've had a bit of a break since the last two month challenge and will look forward to getting stuck into this one.....
Feb 27, 2011 01:02PM

22454 10.3 Year of the snake 2001


10 points for task
4 bonus points (300+pages)
1 HF point

total 15 points

Grand total 253 + 15 = 268 points
Feb 21, 2011 01:21AM

22454 5.2 Country you would most like to visit

Girl with a Pearl Earring

5 points for task
2 points as over 200 pages
1 point as HR

total for task - 8 points

Grand total - 245 + 8 = 253 points
Feb 21, 2011 01:18AM

22454 50.2 very norhern country

Sashenka: A Novel

country : RUSSIA

50 points
6 points (as over 500 pages)
1 point (HF)

total for task - 57 points

Grand total 188 + 57 = 245 points
Feb 13, 2011 01:02AM

22454 25.3 historical novel by author with pseudonymsWolf Totem

25 points
1 HF point
528 pages = 4 points

Total = 30 points

Grand Total: 158 + 30 = 188 points
Feb 01, 2011 10:10AM

22454 50.1 book that has won a literary award..Room

shortlisted for the mann booker prize 2010

328 or so pages - 4 bonus points

54 points total

grand total so far = 54 + 104 = 158
Jan 26, 2011 12:01PM

22454 50.3 Book with colour in title

Someone had to do the most obvious one I guess! lol

Black Beauty

245 pages - 2 points + 50 + 52 points

Running total for challenge - 104 points
Jan 21, 2011 07:23AM

22454 10.1 Read any author's first novel

Decline And Fall

300 pages - 2 points
total points 12 points

grand total - 52 points
Jan 07, 2011 08:47AM

22454 Jen - shouldn't that be 24 points - 20 plus 4....
Jan 07, 2011 06:22AM

22454 10.2 Oprah Selection
Read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Pages - 576 6 bonus pts
total points - 16pts

20.2 New Year - New beginning
Read Misery
Pages - 370 4 bonus pts
Author Paul Sheldon after surviving psychotic Annie Wilkes has a new beginning...
Total pts - 24pts

Grand total (2 books read..) 40pts
Dec 31, 2010 05:07AM

22454 Debbie wrote: "Kristine wrote: "Only a couple of more days!!! Who's staying up until midnight to start reading??? LOL"
i'm staying up to crack my first book of 2011. i set myself a challenge to read the books t..."

..yes i'm in limbo right now - nothing to read until tonight....
Dec 31, 2010 05:06AM

22454 Kristine wrote: "I'm a little over half way with the Historian...I really like it so far, although the section I just read was a little too wordy and descriptive. Otherwise a very suspenseful and twisting read."

i loved it - still one of my all time favourites after reading a couple years ago. but i like horror as well as HF so the historian ticks all my like boxes lol
Dec 31, 2010 01:46AM

22454 ..I'm also doing other challenges - the same 12 books and crazily i shall try for the 100 books in 2011 challenge - and plan to do many challenges here to help me achieve that one - as HF is my favourite genre.
Dec 31, 2010 01:44AM

22454 crikey - thanks so much for all your help - hundreds of suggestions x

i will probably go with Wolf Totem as this is a book i've wanted to read for some time now.

thanks everyone x
Dec 29, 2010 09:39AM

22454 I'm struggling with 25.3 HF pseudonym book - any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the bonus challenges are going to be...
Dec 23, 2010 01:38PM

22454 ok - i haven't got as far as the "add shelf" feature - I'll check it out.

I also work out to audio books..
Dec 22, 2010 12:08PM

22454 another suggestion for collaboration book and one that I shall be reading is by Mrs Stephen King..Candles BurningShe finished off the book that someone else started before he died....Its been on my bookshelf for a couple years now so a great excuse to read....

Working in a bookshop for me would be like an alcoholic working in a pub lol. With staff discount i would bring too many home!

Interested how others use tbr list here. On mine I have listed only real books tbr that i physically have on my shelves. Shockingly I have over 200 - so i shall do my best to do this and other challenges from existing stock (and the odd library book!) This will be my reading austerity measure - an attempt in 2011 to shift some shelf room ( I charity shop most read books and rarely re read.)

Looking forward to Jan 1st and starting.
Dec 20, 2010 02:23PM

22454 can the same book count for more than one category?
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Dec 20, 2010 06:43AM

22454 hi everyone. just joined and busy updating profiles - that will take some time!

historical fiction is my favourite genre - many sub genres of it. I suppose WW2, expecially Europe is a particular interest, as is British Royal and expecially Medieval historical fiction. In practice though I read pretty much everything. I love the way the fiction can bring history to life - especially social and emotional aspects of the story, often ommitted from true history books. At present I'm listening to the audio book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - well recommended.

I'm thrilled to find you and am looking forward to the discussions x
22454 I have just joined this group (yesterday) saw this thread and had to comment...The Historian has remained one of my all time favourite books - two years after i read it. I simply loved it - savoured it page by page. It contained my two favourite genres - historical fiction and horror. It was pretty creepy in places too - made my spine physically tingle at times. I loved it and will definately re read....

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