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OMG! How Ironic!

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OMG! How Ironic!

Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 11th, 2011, 4:04 am

I was searching Amazon for a book on Edward II, my next ruler in my King/Queen Challenge and I found this:
Life and Times of Edward II (Kings & Queens) by Caroline Bingham

But that's not what amazed me, which was the day it was published:
August 23, 1973

I was born on Aug 23, 1973! I think it's a sign for me to get that book!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue October 11th, 2011, 4:08 am

Karma!

Bingham's book is a little dated, but I like it a lot.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 11th, 2011, 4:10 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Karma!

Bingham's book is a little dated, but I like it a lot.[/quote]

Hey, are you calling me a little dated as well!? ;)

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Post by Telynor » Tue October 11th, 2011, 5:36 am

That's a touch spooky! I say go for it.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue October 11th, 2011, 12:49 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Hey, are you calling me a little dated as well!? ;)

SM[/quote]


Oops! :D I'd suggest one from my birth year, but printing was still in its infancy.
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Post by Brenna » Tue October 11th, 2011, 1:17 pm

Haha you all are too funny! I say buy the book!
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Post by LoobyG » Tue October 11th, 2011, 2:35 pm

It must be a sign! Buy it buy it buy it :D

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue October 11th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Mucho cool. Buy it, if you haven't already.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 12th, 2011, 3:00 am

There was one that was cheap but someone snapped it up and now it's nearly $10, so I'm going to wait a little longer.

Update: found a copy in the UK, and with shipping it was cheaper then the US copy, a little more then I wanted to spend, but I'll live :)

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Post by Margaret » Wed October 12th, 2011, 3:10 am

Sometimes the universe does seem to be sending us messages. One of my long-term projects is a nonfiction book about the history of Kingsbury, the ultra-tiny Texas town where my father grew up. I was browsing in Powell's in the German-language section one day when I got curious about a book, impulsively turned to the index to see if "Kingsbury" was listed - and OMG, it was! There was a whole section from a diary written in the 1870s by an Austrian immigrant who set up a general store to serve railroad workers building the line from Galveston to San Antonio, which passed through Kingsbury. Great stuff about the vermin they had to contend with - snakes, scorpions, mosquitoes.
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