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hello [Nov. 30th, 2005|01:20 pm]
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[sismith42]
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With the proding of the mod, I'm introducing myself!

Um... I like Sci Fi, Fantasy, history (both real and historical fiction), and romance. Oh and knitting/craft books, though I'll understand if these aren't considered lendable by the owners! Oh, on a tangent, perhaps any meetings could have "reference" books too-- ones that the owners don't want to be lent out, but are happy to have someone read if they're both at the meeting?

What else... few months back, I was looking for LGBT romance novels; the current "Loud & Proud" display at the McDonald Road library is wonderful! I come & go on bouts of 19th century women's lit (not really sure what the genre is properly called, but Jane Austen, etc), and on Regency/Historical romance novels. Although the more "real" history I learn, the more it bugs me when facts aren't right.

I've a nice pile of books from the library at the moment (if anyone cares, two by Jane Austen, my first stab at reading George Elliot, Anita and Me, and the new Harry Potter), so i'm not begging for anything at the moment, and will have to go through the shelves for anything to give away... meanwhile, I suppose I could ask for future reference: anyone know any good LGB or T romance novels? Or good modern-British romance? (I'm an american and moved here recently, so I haven't sorted out yet who's good fluff and who's rubbish!)
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[User Picture]From: thewomanmeg
2005-11-30 01:57 pm (UTC)
Georgette Heyer was a great historical romance writer, and her facts and details are actually really well researched. The Regency Buck is great as is These Old Shades and the Devil's Cub.

Don't really know modern-British writers well but Nancy Mitford wrote about the interwar period and is also a good writer
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[User Picture]From: sismith42
2005-11-30 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll check those two out when I've worked down my pile.
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[User Picture]From: randomchris
2005-11-30 02:12 pm (UTC)
We have looooads of sci fi and fantasy. Any favourite authors?
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[User Picture]From: kicking_k
2005-11-30 03:32 pm (UTC)
You go to CityKnitty? I want to go to that, but am a bit shy about starting on my own.

I have quite a bit of C18th and early 19th women's writing - Maria Edgeworth, Amelia Opie, Mrs Gaskell, that kind of thing...
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[User Picture]From: diotina
2005-11-30 06:16 pm (UTC)
Oooh, what Amelia Opie do you have?
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[User Picture]From: kicking_k
2005-11-30 09:36 pm (UTC)
Only Adeline Mowbray - is that of any interest? Oxford Classic edition.
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[User Picture]From: darkstones
2005-11-30 04:07 pm (UTC)
If LGB means lesbian/gay/bisexual, the serpent's tail catalogue might be of interest to you - http://www.serpentstail.com/

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[User Picture]From: aliiis
2005-11-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
re. LGBT (well, just B really) romance, I don't know if it's the sort of thing you have in mind at all, but I vaguely recently picked up a second-hand copy of L'Invitée (She Came To Stay) by Simone de Beauvoir and haven't had a chance to read it yet. But it sounds good. Um, it might not be very 'romantic' though, in the literary or sort of psychosocial sense. At all. But you're welcome to borrow it if you want anyway!
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[User Picture]From: diotina
2005-11-30 06:16 pm (UTC)
I have Radclyffe Hall's seminal The Well of Loneliness if you'd like that. Btw, I met you at the City Knitty at Henderson's I think (I'm terrible with names) - I'm the Indian girl who came along with the sole boy?
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[User Picture]From: tisme
2005-12-01 12:35 am (UTC)
the sole boy

Awwww, Ed. Bless :)
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