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Book shopping today ...

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Leyland
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Book shopping today ...

Post by Leyland » Mon August 25th, 2008, 10:46 pm

I ordered Tom Holt's Meadowland: A Novel of the Viking Discovery of America today.

In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia. When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell—the Viking discovery of America.


It sounds like a comically written anecdotal story ...
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Post by Margaret » Mon August 25th, 2008, 11:25 pm

Just heard from Amazon that my copy of Lawrence Schoonover's Key of Gold is in the mail. This is an oldie. I have never read any Schoonover, but he seems to be on a lot of "recommended" lists. Key of Gold is set in Holland during the Spanish Inquisition period. Holland was an interesting place during that time, so I'm looking forward to this.
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Post by pat » Tue August 26th, 2008, 12:03 am

I didnt book shop, but yesterday I went round the bookstore and took pics on my phone of loads of books that caught my eye. I am now going to the library website to see if they have them for me to order!

Good job I didnt buy them all, it would have cost me over $150au!!!!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by LCW » Tue August 26th, 2008, 1:16 am

Sigh!! Just call it falling off the wagon.......

The Book Thief
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Literary Guersney and Potato Pie Society
The Time Traveller's Wife
Water for Elephants


And in honor of my trip to Vegas this weekend I decided to take a gamble: Not only did I buy a book at Costco but I knew absolutely nothing about the book and to top it off, it's not HF!! Talk about risk taking, lol! It's called Where the River Ends by Charles Martin. The full page picture of the incredibly fine looking author cinched the deal! :D

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Post by JaneConsumer » Tue August 26th, 2008, 1:23 am

I ordered Chris Hunt's Gaveston and The She-Wolf by Pamela Bennetts as recommended on the Edward II blog.

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Post by Ash » Tue August 26th, 2008, 2:33 am

[quote=""1lila1""]Sigh!! The Book Thief
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Literary Guersney and Potato Pie Society
The Time Traveller's Wife
Water for Elephants[/quote]

Oh, you have two of my favs there: Time Traveler's Wife and Book Theif. I may have to break down and get Potato Pie Society - I'll see if my bookstore has it by Friday.

I bought Road Home be Rose Tremain and How the Soldier Repairs the Gramaphone. Both deal with similar issues: first one about an immigrant trying to make it in London, the other about refugees from the Bosnian War trying to survive as a family. Both are quite good

I also ordered a few HF from Amazon; I know one was a Chadwick, Stronghold I think?

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Post by Ariadne » Tue August 26th, 2008, 3:14 am

The Potato Peel Pie book is excellent! I read it last week - it deserves all the accolades it's been receiving.

I came home today to a nice package from Amazon with Alan Gordon's The Moneylender of Toulouse, Nina Revoyr's The Age of Dreaming, and a nonfiction book a friend recommended, The True Story of Pocahontas. Plus a couple others from paperbackswap.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue August 26th, 2008, 8:55 am

[quote=""1lila1""]Sigh!! Just call it falling off the wagon.......

The Book Thief
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
The Literary Guersney and Potato Pie Society
The Time Traveller's Wife
Water for Elephants


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All those books are good Lila!

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Post by Kailana » Tue August 26th, 2008, 9:34 am

When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason
The Fourth book in the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Another book that I cannot remember the wording of right now....

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Post by Leyland » Tue August 26th, 2008, 1:11 pm

Kailana and anyone else reading Patricia Briggs' new series -

I loved Cry Wolf as I do her Mercy Thompson series, but do you know that the beginning of Anna and Charles' story is in a short story in On the Prowl? I read CW first and was really confused, thinking I'd missed something major in a Mercy book about the two new main characters in CW.

The sequel is also mentioned in a few reviews at Amazon.

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