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About meI enjoy escapist fiction, for the most part. Very few books in my library are non-fiction, except for art-related materials. I love fantasy and historical fiction, with a few mystery, science fiction or romance novels thrown in for good measure. As long as I consider it well-written, or at least engaging, I'll read it. Craptastic books are considerately donated to Goodwill or my local library.

About my libraryEclectic. My tastes vary from YA lit to books with very large words. Long novels are my greatest love. Anything over 600 pages makes me giddy. I also tend to read books over and over again until the covers fall off and the pages disintegrate, in which case I promptly visit the nearest bookstore and replace it.

Groups20-Something LibraryThingers, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, I Love Jane Austen, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsJane Austen, James Clavell, Diana Gabaldon, Robin Hobb, Stephen King, Juliet Marillier, George R. R. Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

Real nameMelissa

LocationMacon, Georgia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 8, 2008

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You're very welcome. Glad to help :)
I have an excellent recommendation for medieval non-fiction about lifestyles. Daily Life in the Middle Ages by Paul B. Newman -- not the actor :) That one has been a great reference for me while writing my novel.

Also Joseph and Frances Gies have three good books: Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Village. Also, Morris Bishop's The Middle Ages seems pretty good. I've read a few chapters from it, and it received 4.5 stars on Amazon.

For on-line sources, try these: The Internet Medieval Sourcebook - this contains actual contemporary writings, The Labrynth, Regia-Anglorum, Medieval History.

Hope that helps. Let me know if I can help out with anything else.

I'll probably read Lords of the North a little later in the year. I read historical fiction and fantasy and medieval non-fiction the majority of the time, so I decided to take a break for one book and pick-up my first sci-fi novel. I'm currently reading Mars by Ben Bova, and after that, I'll most likely return to historical fiction or fantasy.
Always nice to find other fans of Cornwell. I'm currently finishing up the Saxon Chronicles. Still have Lords of the North and Sword Song to read.
Hi Melissa!
Thanks for being my friend!
You are more than welcome. I'm a big mental floss fan as well, I even have most of the books, if you can believe it.
I'm up in Cumming as they say. Any plans to go to DragonCon this year?
Tylidae - you are more than welcome. Which reviews in particular sparked your interest?

Thnaks for friending me here. Keep reading the blog, lots more to come!
Thank you.

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