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Kailana
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Postby Kailana » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:19 am

Yes, I own On the Prowl. I have to read that before I receive Cry Wolf! I should make that a priority for tomorrow, thanks for reminding me. I have had it since it came out but the rest of it didn't really interest me so I kept putting it off.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 10:40 am

I got home to find a copy of The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan by the back door, and then went to the library and picked up Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjahlian, One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:54 pm

"Leyland" wrote:I ordered Tom Holt's Meadowland: A Novel of the Viking Discovery of America today.

In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia. When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell—the Viking discovery of America.


It sounds like a comically written anecdotal story ...


I read that from the library last year. Worth reading but not knock-out. I know he's best known for his comic novels but this one isn't really that comic. His other historical novel that I've read, The Walled Orchard, was much more humorous in tone than this one.
(I also have to confess that I get 'Meadowland' a bit confused in my mind with 'Thunder God' by Paul Watkins, a very similar novel that was also quite good.)

leehow
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Postby leehow » Wed August 27th, 2008, 2:44 pm

Just orderd the first four books in the Bolitho series by Alexander Kent

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Virgulina
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Postby Virgulina » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:09 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I got home to find a copy of The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan by the back door, and then went to the library and picked up Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjahlian, One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.


I recently read and loved "The House at Riverton", if you've liked "The Thirteenth Tale" then I'm almost sure you'll enjoy this one, it has the same gothic ambiance about it.

Ana

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Virgulina
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Postby Virgulina » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:14 pm

I received two books from BookMooch in the mail today:

- The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
- Empress by Karen Miller

And I just made an order at The Book Depository:

- Demon Angel by Meljean Brook
- Greywalker by Kat Richardson
- The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

I'm clearly in a paranormal/fantasy mood!

Ana

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lindymc
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Postby lindymc » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:40 pm

Daughter (Loisann) and I went used-book-store shopping over the weekend -- these books ranged in price from 50 cents to $2.00 each; what a deal!

The Turquoise and Dragonwyck and Devil Water by Anya Seton
Penmarric, Susan Howatch
Tree of Gold, Rosalind Laker
Ashes in the Wind, Kathleen Woodiwiss
Jerusalem, Cecelia Holland
Tomorrow is Forever, Gwen Bristow
Russka, Edward Rutherfurd
The Tea Rose, Jennifer Donnelly

I've already read, and still have The Tea Rose, but couldn't pass up a nice copy for 2 bucks, so bo't it for my granddaughter and mailed it to Maryland.

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:57 pm

"Virgulina" wrote:I received .... The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs ....
just made an order ... Greywalker by Kat Richardson


Loved the The Hob, as I do Briggs' Mercy series and the new Anna series. I wish she'd sequel The Hob. Greywalker was so-so compared to having just read Cry Wolf by Briggs as far as GW's characterization and netherworlds go. It's not a keeper for me but not a waste of time.

Check out Heart of Stone and House of Cards by CE Murphy. I ordered her Urban Shaman just the other day.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Postby Virgulina » Wed August 27th, 2008, 4:09 pm

"Leyland" wrote:Check out Heart of Stone and House of Cards by CE Murphy. I ordered her Urban Shaman just the other day.


I'm waiting for Heart of Stone from BookMooch, not sure yet if the owner is going to send it or not.

Ana

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amyb
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Postby amyb » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:01 pm

Just went to Borders and got The Queen's Devotion by Jean Plaidy and Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon.


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