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Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)

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Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu December 31st, 2009, 7:34 pm

The old thread's getting so long, I think it's time to start a new one!
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Post by Nefret » Fri January 1st, 2010, 5:12 am

Ordered Beloved Emma by Flora Fraser.

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Post by Misfit » Fri January 1st, 2010, 4:59 pm

The Alan Savage novel about Joanna of Naples finally dropped low enough to pace my pocketbook tolerance level so I ordered it today. Queen of the Night I think it's called. Also ordered Civil Blood by Meredith Stephure. Set during the conflicts between James II and William of Orange.
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Post by annis » Fri January 1st, 2010, 5:30 pm

Just blew half the year's book budget on a second-hand copy of David Wishart's "Horse Coin" in a moment of madness :) i've wanted my own copy for years (originally read as a library interloan), but for some reason it's always been rare and priced at astronomical levels. This one was only reasonable in relation to other copies, but still ridiculously expensive.

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Post by Kasthu » Fri January 1st, 2010, 9:58 pm

Today I bought a copy of Noah Gordon's The Physician, the first in a trilogy about doctors/ medicine men and women. This book is set in 11th century Europe.

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Post by Vanessa » Sat January 2nd, 2010, 6:27 pm

As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann
The Winter House by Nicci Gerrard
The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Kasthu » Sat January 2nd, 2010, 6:53 pm

I'm now the proud owner of:

Avalon, by Anya Seton
Twilight of Avalon, by Anna Elliott
The Lute Player, by Norah Lofts

I had a couple of gift cards burning a hole in my pocket...

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Post by Ash » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 12:31 am

[quote=""Kasthu""]Today I bought a copy of Noah Gordon's The Physician, the first in a trilogy about doctors/ medicine men and women. This book is set in 11th century Europe.[/quote]


Oh, I loved that book, and the other two as well. He's an excellent writer in general, but has a real touch when it comes to historical writing. He has another called Jerusalem Diamond that is quite wonderful as well

Had lunch with a friend and she passed on a new author (to me) that I had to read: Judith Healy. Went to a used bookstore and found her Cantebury Papers, which I already like quite a bit, as well as Cecelia Holland's Jerusalem and Pillar of the Sky. Looking forward to those, have heard much about them.

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Post by Anna Elliott » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 2:46 am

[quote=""Kasthu""]I'm now the proud owner of:

Avalon, by Anya Seton
Twilight of Avalon, by Anna Elliott
The Lute Player, by Norah Lofts

I had a couple of gift cards burning a hole in my pocket...[/quote]

Hope you enjoy it, Kasthu! :)

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 3rd, 2010, 4:31 am

Used the B&N gift card I got in the goodie swap to buy Byzantium, by Stephen Lawhead. Thanks, Divia! (I'm half-way through a Northern Light, and enjoying it more than Outlander, I confess.)

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