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Did You Get a Book for the Holidays?

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Post by Kasthu » Thu December 25th, 2008, 9:46 pm

Oh, I forgot to add my gift cards to the list! Got a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble in my stocking.

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Post by AuntiePam » Thu December 25th, 2008, 9:52 pm

Child 44 by Robert Smith (from my wish list) and that Guernsey Potato Peel whatever book with a gift certificate.

Not a book, but one of my kids gave me the DVD set of the TV series The Forsyte Saga. I loved the book and am prepared to love the series.

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Post by Leyland » Thu December 25th, 2008, 11:24 pm

My mom gave the The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant to me. Since I've already read it, she will take it back and exchange it for another HF. I'll have to troll some of HFO's lovely reviews for replacement ideas.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu December 25th, 2008, 11:26 pm

That's why I prefer to order the book(s) I want from mom myself so I don't get something I don't want or already read, or gift certs from other people for places I can buy books.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri December 26th, 2008, 11:19 am

No books here! My family thinks I read too much and therefore would not do anything to encourage such behaviour!
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Post by pat » Fri December 26th, 2008, 12:53 pm

I got Far Pavillions, I asked mum for it, and she got it!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by nona » Fri December 26th, 2008, 6:47 pm

$150 in gift cards to B&N. By the way if nobody has seen it yet they are having a 50% off sale today.

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Post by Carine » Sat December 27th, 2008, 10:04 am

I got The Elizabeth Omnibus by Margaret Irwin, The Judge of Egypt Trilogy by Christian Jacq and The Annubis Slayings by Paul Doherty.

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Post by EC2 » Sat December 27th, 2008, 10:45 am

Although I didn't get bought a book, 2 of my Amazon Vines arrived at Christmas. Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin which I'm reading and enjoying now (non historical and aimed at the the No 1 Ladies Detctive Agency market)
and historical Ship of Rome by John Stack. Will report on the latter in due course.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Amanda » Sat December 27th, 2008, 11:44 am

I got Love in the Time of Cholera, and the new Bryce Courtney Fishing for Stars.

And a slow cooker receipe book too.

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