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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu December 11th, 2008, 4:13 am

[quote=""Divia""]Um... :o On the Kitchen table under the gifts for the family I adopted!

Oh yay! Money is always sweet![/quote]

Isn't it always in the last place you look? Of course if it was in the first place you looked that would still be the last place you looked! I know I'm silly!

So I ordered 2 more CDs for Harm to get with the 3 I already ordered her, and mom a "Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons For You Are Crunchy and Taste Good With Ketchup" with an image of a Dragon (some don't have one), and a 8 GB flash drive for me. I also got Jasper (our dog) this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2751252 A Petmate Le Bistro Waterer.

There's not really a lot I want. I rarely buy a book new unless it's one I know won't be in paperback or is about Jane, and any used book I order might not be here in time for Christmas, so I'll just order those later.

SM
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Thu December 11th, 2008, 6:41 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Today the mail came a little early and with it was a card from my Dad, and inside the card was a check for.....$600!

Now we have to decide what else to buy for Christmas!

SM[/quote]

Woaw, that's great SonjaMarie !!

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu December 11th, 2008, 4:21 pm

Not today, but on Tuesday evening we had the second meeting of the HF book group that I started up. There were only five of us, but that's an improvement on the three last time, and was certainly a large enough group for an enjoyable and lively discussion.

(The book, "The Last English King", was received well by all; everyone liked or loved it, though we acknowledged it had some flaws.)

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donroc
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Post by donroc » Thu December 11th, 2008, 5:16 pm

I received the drop-dead gorgeous hard cover proof for my long delayed novel, Rocamora.

I green lighted it, and now more waiting, first the printing and next its appearance on Amazon, B&N, and other on line sites and in Books in Print.

The wait is worth it of course.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Rowan
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Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
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Post by Rowan » Thu December 11th, 2008, 5:35 pm

It snowed this morning! LOL

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 16th, 2008, 2:28 am

Got my copy of "The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey" with a note from the author, Leanda de Lisle.

I am in the process of reading four books at the moment and won't have time to read it until I get some of these finished. When I do get to read it, I'll try take notes and write a review.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue December 16th, 2008, 5:54 am

In spite of the rain, the dh and I did our usual 3-mile morning walk up the hill south of us. And on the way back down, a perfect rainbow arced right over the trail. It's the first time I've walked under a rainbow!

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KingEricCantona7
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Post by KingEricCantona7 » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:04 pm

I just received my copy of Worldwide Soccer Manager 09 and all of my free time is now reserved for the foreseeable future.

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:47 pm

Holiday pot luck luncheon for us subject librarians! :)

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Post by Tanzanite » Thu December 18th, 2008, 6:55 pm

I'm puppy sitting for my daughters boyfriend's new puppy (I actually think he bought it for her though - but it's staying at his house). It is so cute - barely 8 weeks old with a fat little tummy and wobbly little short legs. A fuzzy litttle black mutt adopted from the local shelter. it keeps nibbling on my fingers and toes. Needless to say, I am getting very little done today. But there's not much that's cuter than a puppy. Tanzy's not very happy about the intruder however.

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