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Sorry, I am still very busy and not keeping up at all well with LJ and DW. I owe people replies to their comments, I know, and I'm slowly getting through them. But on the bright side, I am slightly less depressed than I was when I last updated. Yay.

Two reasons to update:

1. It started SNOWING again last Friday morning, and has yet to really stop for more than about 12 hours at a time. SNOWING!!! In Vancouver, of all places.

2. Does anybody have a good recommendation or five for good books about the English Civil War, preferably published at some point in the past 40 years? See, I was obsessed with "The Children of the New Forest" when I was a kid, must've read it so many times the book literally fell apart. And as a child, I also read some history books about the English Civil War belonging to my parents. But they were probably pretty old even when I read them. Then I kind of dropped the subject until just recently, and now there are all these new (or at least published after I was born) books out there, and I don't know which of them are good.

Date: 2017-02-07 03:47 am (UTC)
ancarett: (Historian Prejudiced Austen)
From: [personal profile] ancarett
Sorry about the snow. We're getting walloped again but then central Ontario is ground zero for this stuff.

As for books on the Civil War, what kind of history tickles your fancy? I have about thirty books on my shelves on the subject and many more that I could recommend. Just off the top of my head, a recent and quite readable treatment by Diane Purkiss is The English Civil War: A People's History. Blair Worden's The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 is also quite smart. But there are SO many other good books. . . .

Date: 2017-02-08 04:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] millari
Glad you're getting good recommendations on this (I can't help you there), and sorry you're getting more snow!

But also glad you're slightly less depressed. How did your emptying study go?

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