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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat December 31st, 2011, 7:04 pm

It's 2012 somewhere, I know!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 3:58 am

Dead Secret (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, No. 3) by Beverly Connor

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri January 6th, 2012, 3:20 am

Preorders:
Celebrity In Death by J.D Robb (Feb 21)
The Emerald Storm: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich (May 8)

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Post by emr » Fri January 6th, 2012, 9:35 am

I have to stop buying books every week...
Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon
Hue and Cry: A Hew Cullan Mystery by Shirley Mckay
Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery by Lucinda Brant
The Return Of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
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Post by Brenna » Tue January 10th, 2012, 10:17 pm

As part of my birthday present, my mom thought it would be fun to "send" me books throughout the month. So in this installment:

Poison-Sara Poole
The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I-Nancy Goldstone
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell


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Post by parthianbow » Wed January 11th, 2012, 3:52 am

[quote=""emr""]I have to stop buying books every week...
Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon[/quote]

GREAT buy, emr! You'll love it - it is an incredible read.

For me - Armada by John Stack; and a freebie copy of God of War (about Alexander) by Christian Cameron. The latter is daunting in size, but I read Hawk Quest, so I'll manage it sometime - before 2020!
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Post by Brenna » Sat January 14th, 2012, 10:28 pm

Picked up three books from the library (because I'm not juggiling enough books so far!).

Robert Lacey's Great Tales from English History Volumes 1&2
Edward III-I can't remember the author but it was recommended on here
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Post by rebecca » Sun January 15th, 2012, 1:09 am

I keep telling myself NO MORE BOOKS!...But then I see one and then another...But hey I don't drink, I don't smoke and I don't do drugs...so a book vice is a good one to have, I think :D .

My buys this week:

Jezebel by Eleanor De Jong

The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath

The Taker by Alma Katsu

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver(I also intend seeing the movie)

Life Without the Boring Bits by Colleen McCullough

And come Saturday I shall buy Hawke Quest and a kindle :D :D

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 15th, 2012, 1:35 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I keep telling myself NO MORE BOOKS!...But then I see one and then another...But hey I don't drink, I don't smoke and I don't do drugs...so a book vice is a good one to have, I think :D .

My buys this week:

Jezebel by Eleanor De Jong

The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath

The Taker by Alma Katsu

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver(I also intend seeing the movie)

Life Without the Boring Bits by Colleen McCullough

And come Saturday I shall buy Hawke Quest and a kindle :D :D

Bec :) [/quote]

Just wait, Kindle library lending is deadly, although I don't know when it will get to the UK. Talk about instant gratification :)
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Post by SGM » Sun January 15th, 2012, 9:23 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Just wait, Kindle library lending is deadly, although I don't know when it will get to the UK. Talk about instant gratification :) [/quote]

Does the Kindle e-book lending the US use Overdrive?

Some libraries here do have e-book lending using Overdrive but they are ePub books downloaded via Overdrive and it works really well especially on the iPad. Without the iPad you have to download to PC and then transfer to device. I was wonderng whether, if or when, we get the Kindle-Library agreement here, it will supplement that, or if those libraries already supplying ebooks have to stick with just that or be able to supply both ePub and Kindle. If Kindle is done via Overdrive then I don't see a problem for them to supply both. However, if Kindle uses a different system then I can't see those libraries already using Overdrive having the finance (at the moment) to set up another system as well.

Luckily, living in London, I belong to several different libraries although only my most local one provides ebooks at the moment. The others are still experimenting with e-audio-books with the intention of going down the ebook-path shortly.

But once a library belongs to one system, it is hard for them to get out of that agreement. One of my libraries were signed up to an ebook provider which changed its platform and that has not been a happy experience for the library or the end-user. We got used as guinea-pigs while the provider sorted out its problems with the software. I gave up in the end and told them that I really didn't have the time to be installing and uninstalling software and losing (large) files into the ether of my computer and that they should just tell me when they had got it working properly. I think that has delayed that library from going down the ebook route as yet.
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