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message 1: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
New members, feel free to introduce yourselves, and tell the group something interesting.


message 2: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
Okay, so I will go first.

My name is Holly Harris. I am a middle aged mother of one; my interests include gardening, horses, dogs, art, architecture, literature and collecting antique furniture and vintage costume jewelry. I am self employed as a bloodstock agent, so I work from home where I am also a full-time homemaker.

I read a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction, fantasy being my favorite genre. I avoid reading sci-fi, YA urban fantasy and paranormal romance as these genres either annoy me or give me the creeps. I don't watch Hollywood films anymore, and the only TV I watch is HBO......huge fan!

I have not eaten at McDonalds since 1985.


message 3: by Ekel (last edited Jul 07, 2017 09:29AM) (new)

Ekel Adolf | 197 comments Hello, I'm Ekel Adolf from Germany. Right now I am 29 years old and earn my living by helping and assisting people with disabilities. I'll start a professional training as nurse for the elderly this summer/autumn.
I'm also a hobbyist and amateur artist, by now mainly in the field of camouflage pattern design.

Most of my fiction reading stems from the horror genre, especially lovecraftian horror and the Cthulhu mythos. I'm also interested in bizarro fiction, especially the works of godfather Carlton Mellick III. In terms of sci-fi, I prefer techno thrillers (Michael Crichton) and cyberpunk (William Gibson, Bruce Sterling).
I also enjoy fantasy, of course, (that's the reason why I joined this group) but somehow I've got a feeling that I have neglected this genre for too long. 2016 brought a change with readings of Jack Vance's Lyonesse, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser and Guy Gavriel Kay's The Fionavar Tapestry. This year so far saw a complete re-read of Karl Edward Wagner's Kane.

Oh, and I also became addicted to fantasy gamebooks when I stumbled upon Deathtrap Dungeon and I'm always looking for new adventures since then. So far, nothing could beat the Fighting Fantasy, albeit some other gamebooks by Dave Morris came pretty close in terms of quality.


message 4: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
Welcome Ekel! I have the Fionavar Tapestry books on my tbr, good to know that you appreciated them. The Fafhrd & Gray Mouser books look intriguing as well.

Would you be interested in doing a group read here?


message 5: by Ekel (new)

Ekel Adolf | 197 comments Holly wrote: "Would you be interested in doing a group read here? "

Basically: Yes, but since I just finished the books last year, they might still be a bit too fresh in my memory. Perhaps we could read Tigana or The Lions of Al-Rassan, also by Guy Gavriel Kay, instead?


message 6: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
That sounds great.....I want to start up a group read for August. With the group just starting and still being so small we shouldn't need a poll/voting just yet.


message 7: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
I just want to extend a warm welcome to our new members, M.A. and Laura. Please feel free to join the discussion on any of the threads, it's been just the four of us for such a long time, we've forgotten how to behave.


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Herzlos | 135 comments Thanks for inviting me. I came to read part of the threads, then I guess I played a little shy.
I can try not to be an asshole, but somehow, sometimes, I end up sounding like one. Maybe it's my inner a... no no, no dirty puns. Sorry, I'll behave. Kinda. I mean yeah.


message 9: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
As far as I can see, we are all assholes to a certain extent. Fortunately, we all seem to be the same type of asshole, so we have a lot of fun. I just know you'll fit right in.


message 10: by Duane (new)

Duane | 345 comments Holly wrote: "As far as I can see, we are all assholes to a certain extent. Fortunately, we all seem to be the same type of asshole, so we have a lot of fun. I just know you'll fit right in."

I'm not so sure - She said she was gonna "Behave".

Also you're saying I've FORGOTTEN How to "Behave"? Like as though I ever KNEW how??


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura Herzlos | 135 comments I said I'd behave... I didn't specify how I'd behave.


message 12: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
As long as the behavior is interesting, does it matter if it's good or bad?


message 13: by Ekel (new)

Ekel Adolf | 197 comments Hello, Laura.


message 14: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
We have another new member, Kristin has joined us. Hi Kristin and welcome to the group!


message 15: by Duane (new)

Duane | 345 comments Holly wrote: "As long as the behavior is interesting, does it matter if it's good or bad?"

Of course not, but now you're beckoning the question of what "Misbehavior" is...


message 16: by Holly, Duchess of Hedgerowshire (new)

Holly (Goldikova) | 439 comments Mod
It's like pornography......I know it when I see it.


message 17: by Duane (new)

Duane | 345 comments hmmm..... yeah, you know, that's probably the only workable definition, since it varies with context...


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