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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 23rd, 2010, 4:29 am

Re: Princess Bride: In the Dresden Files book I'm reading there was a quote from the movie that made me smile when I read it and knew where it was from.

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Post by EC2 » Fri April 23rd, 2010, 7:58 am

[quote=""Nefret""]What is Amazon Vine? I have been living under a rock or something.[/quote]

If you review regularly on Amazon, you may be invited by them to join their Vine programme. Publishers and suppliers of all sorts of things give Amazon a quantity of free promotional copies. Amazon then sends out a newsletter to its selected customers asking them to choose items for free they'd like to review. The only catch is that the customer has to review 75% of what they receive. They are allowed up to four items a month. You can't apply for the Vine programme, you have to be selected by Amazon to take part. I had been reviewing on Amazon for several years and was asked if I wanted to Vine participate. I jumped at the chance. You don't have to give 5 star reviews; it's not expected. You say what you think. This time from Amazon Vine I have had Guy Gavriel Kay's novel Under Heaven and a back up Hitachi external hard drive worth £62.00 for my spare PC. Last month it was Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson and The Pirate Devlin by Mark Keating. Another time a set of hair straighteners. You have to be on the ball and at the PC when the newsletter comes out to get the best deals though.
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Post by Nefret » Fri April 23rd, 2010, 2:23 pm

Thanks for the info, EC. Never reviewed anything on Amazon.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Divia » Sat April 24th, 2010, 3:54 am

when I was in New Orleans I went to two plantations one was Creole. And one of the planation mistresses wrote about her memoirs. I was able to get it used fro 5 bucks instead of the 21 at the store.

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Post by Chatterbox » Sat April 24th, 2010, 4:17 am

That must have be "Laura", right on the Mississippi, right Divia? I found that the most fascinating part of my sightseeing around N.O...

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Post by Divia » Sat April 24th, 2010, 3:23 pm

[quote=""Chatterbox""]That must have be "Laura", right on the Mississippi, right Divia? I found that the most fascinating part of my sightseeing around N.O...[/quote]

It was! :) I was fascinated by how they conducted business and how different they were from the "Americans."

Do you know of any books that goes into their plantation culture?
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Post by Kasthu » Sat April 24th, 2010, 7:08 pm

Today i went to my library's paperback book sale and bought:

The Last Templar, by Michael Jecks
Death in Zanzibar, by MM Kaye
A Prologue to Love, by Taylor Caldwell
Lion of Ireland, by Morgan Llewellyn (sp. of the name?) The cover on my edition of this is priceless.
The King's Bishop, by Candace Robb
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Post by Vanessa » Sun April 25th, 2010, 10:34 am

I went on a reading group day out in York yesterday and came home with:

From a discount bookshop 3 for £5 -

Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes
Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson

From Waterstone's booksellers 3 for 2 -

The House of Special Purpose (a story of the Romanovs) by John Boyne
The Book of Negroes (Somebody Knows My Name - US title) by Lawrence Hill
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
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Post by Nefret » Mon April 26th, 2010, 6:37 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]
The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson
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I've been wanting to read this one.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Misfit » Mon April 26th, 2010, 11:24 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I've been wanting to read this one.[/quote]

Can't wait to hear what you think. This one did serious wall damage around page 75 or thereabouts. :D
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