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Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 2:55 am
by annis
Posted by Chatterbox
Scored a copy of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo from Amazon for $6. It's going to my mother for Xmas...


I gave a copy of this to my oldest son a while back, so he is getting "The Girl Who Played With Fire" for his birthday next week and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" for Xmas. Great series- we have similar tastes in fiction, so wanted to share the pleasure--

Just bought for myself a couple of Margaret Irwin's from an online auction, both about James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose- "The Proud Servant" and "The Bride". Has anyone read these? I hadn't heard of his friendship with Louise Hollandine, sister of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, so not sure if it's based on fact or not.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 10:05 am
by EC2
Thanks Nona :-)

I recently bought Medieval Dress and Fashion by Margaret Scott (non fiction).

Christmas books bought for rellies (only 1 historical)

Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett (son)
Ruso and the Demented Doctor - Ruth Downie (husband)
Murder at the Laurels - Lesley Cookman (mum)
Adventures of a 21st Century Dowser - John Baker (dad)
Dead Tomorrow - Peter James (son's g/friend)

just for laughs

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 2:20 pm
by nona
hehe, a few days ago I recieved The Wild Hunt and The Running Vixen from book depository and my husband just chuckled. Later he saw them on the shelf and did a double take, he laughed and asked me why I had two copies of the same book (the Wild Hunt) then I had to explain that one was a 1st edition (I can't get rid of it!!) and the recent was re-release because I was buying all three and wanted them to match. He laughed and said good thing I love you.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 3:16 pm
by Misfit
"nona" wrote:hehe, a few days ago I recieved The Wild Hunt and The Running Vixen from book depository and my husband just chuckled. Later he saw them on the shelf and did a double take, he laughed and asked me why I had two copies of the same book (the Wild Hunt) then I had to explain that one was a 1st edition (I can't get rid of it!!) and the recent was re-release because I was buying all three and wanted them to match. He laughed and said good thing I love you.


Get read of the first edition? Is he freaking crazy? Last time I looked it was selling for a pretty penny.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 3:31 pm
by nona
lol, he is not into books but cars so I explained in car lingo so now I find him looking at them like their some rare '67 Chevelle or something.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 7:00 pm
by Misfit
"nona" wrote:lol, he is not into books but cars so I explained in car lingo so now I find him looking at them like their some rare '67 Chevelle or something.


Heh, don't tell him what Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens is going for ;)

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 7:29 pm
by boswellbaxter
I've had to be sparing in my book shopping lately (car needed major surgery), but I did find a copy of Nicholas Orme's From Childhood to Chivalry: The Education of English Kings and Aristocracy 1066-1530 on Amazon a week or so ago. The price was so low (under $10) I had to bite. It arrived in almost perfect condition except for two highlighted spots of text.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 8:53 pm
by Madeleine
After a quiet non book-buying period I bought 4 today:

Dead Tomorrow by Peter James
and 3 Bernard Knight Crowner John mysteries:
Fear in the Forest
figure of Hate
The Awful Secret

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 9:29 pm
by diamondlil
I received a copy of The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin this week.

Posted: Sat November 28th, 2009, 9:53 pm
by Misfit
"diamondlil" wrote:I received a copy of The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin this week.


I'll be curious to see what you think of that. I read her first book (The Courtier's Secret). The purple prose and a few other things landed it on The List.