1. Welcome to BookAndReader!

    We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site is free and easy, just CLICK HERE!

    Already a member and forgot your password? Click here.

Just saying Hi...

Discussion in 'Members' Introductions' started by Andy*, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Andy*

    Andy* New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Currently Reading:
    The Lord of the Rings
    Just dropped by to say "Hi"...
    So new to the the forum, but not new to reading.
    I grew up in a home full of books and two parents who gave me the love of reading.
    Book genres that I enjoy the most are :
    History , specifically Western Fur trade , Viking and Anglo-Saxon histories / Mythology , Sea-faring tales , Unit studies of various conflicts.
    Science Fiction and some Fantasy.
    And some Historical Fiction / Westerns.

    Some things never change , I still have a home full of books and do my best to share my passion for reading with others....
    Looking forward to being a part of this forum / community.
    Andy
     
  2. regdog

    regdog Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,945
    Likes Received:
    120
    Welcome aboard
     
  3. Andy*

    Andy* New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Currently Reading:
    The Lord of the Rings
    Thank you very much for the welcome regdog!
    Andy
     
  4. colinglithero

    colinglithero Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    6
    Currently Reading:
    H.R.F.Keating;BREAKING AND ENTERING(mystery).

    Andy,
    welcome. You seem to share quite a few of my reading interests. (e.g. History, especially Medieval and
    Early Modern, but I know very little about the fur trade. Any suggestions?) Historical Fiction,
    the whole stretch, Roman to Victorian. Mythology. Vikings? Do you have/have you read Philip Line:
    The Vikings and their Enemies, Gwyn Jones: A History of the Vikings, P.G. Foote and D.M. Wilson:
    The Viking Achievement, Jonathan Clements: A Brief History of the Vikings, The Last Pagans or
    the First Modern Europeans? Also the Civil War. (Which one do I mean? Guess, anybody. Actually,
    I have, and read books on at least three different ones.) And can you give some of your favorite
    authors of Historical Fiction?
    Anyway, welcome again.

    P.S. I have no idea why there are two copies of your post plus more stuff
    at the beginning of my post. I am rather technologically "limited" and
    computers are not co-operative with me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
    Andy* likes this.
  5. Andy*

    Andy* New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Currently Reading:
    The Lord of the Rings
    Thank you for the welcome colinglithero,
    No worries on being technologically "limited".... I am as well .
    I don't even have a cell phone and we know that computers will never catch on... :)

    As for Western Fur Trade histories to start with I like to suggest:
    Across The Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto
    A History of the American Fur Trade of the Far West by Hiram Martin Chittenden
    A Majority of Scoundrels by Don Berry
    When skins were money : A History Of The Fur Trade by James A. Hanson
    The above are all good general background histories of the fur trade.
    I do like reading actual accounts of the fur trade and I have shelves full of those...
    Vikings ,
    Yes I have read Jones and Foote / Wilson and enjoyed their works.
    Jones's The North Atlantic Saga is worth searching out , if you haven't read it.
    The Vikings in Britain By H.R. Lyon is a good , if general read on the subject.
    Harold The Last Anglo-Saxon King by Ian W. Walker and BloodFeud , Murder and Revenge in Anglo Saxon England by Richard Fletcher , are good reads as well.
    And of course the old stand by's:
    Anglo-Saxon England by Stenton And
    A History of the Anglo-Saxons By Hodgkin.
    Both are a bit dated now , but well worth searching out and reading.

    For Historical Fiction I like:
    Parke Godwin's Sherwood and Tower of Beowulf
    Frans Bengtsson's The Long Ships
    And just to shift gears and get some humor in my history : Doctor Dogbody's Leg , by James Norman Hall.
    Andy
    Edit for pre-coffee typing
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
  6. colinglithero

    colinglithero Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    6
    Currently Reading:
    H.R.F.Keating;BREAKING AND ENTERING(mystery).

    Andy, thanks for the suggestions for books on the fur trade. I'll see if the library has any
    of them. Also Jones's North Atlantic Saga. I already have the books you recommended,
    Harold The Last Anglo-Saxon King (Ian Walker) and Richard Fletcher's Blood Feud.
    Both are good, but I particularly like Blood Feud. I "did" Stenton and Hodgkin at
    University ( "in College" is more idiomatic on this side of the Atlantic, I think , but
    even after 15 years as an alien in America I still have occasional lapses).
    It is now about 4 a.m. here in Washington State, birthplace of Starbuck's . So.....
     
  7. Andy*

    Andy* New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Currently Reading:
    The Lord of the Rings
    You are very welcome colinglithero...enjoy your coffee!
    Andy
     
  8. rollinsonphilip

    rollinsonphilip New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi nice to meet you :)
     
  9. Andy*

    Andy* New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    2
    Currently Reading:
    The Lord of the Rings
    Thank you rollinsophilip...Its nice to meet you as well!
    Andy
     

Share This Page