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lindymc
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Postby lindymc » Thu September 25th, 2008, 9:26 pm

"JMJacobsen" wrote:


The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell. Just because I've never read anything by him and it caught my attention.



If you enjoy The Last Kingdom as much as I did, you'll become a life-long Bernard Cornwell fan. My brother and my daughter recommended his books to me months and months ago. Finally, earlier this month I read The Last Kingdom, and immediately followed that up with the other 3 books in the series, then started on the 3-book Grail Quest series, and am now in book 3. Such great historical fiction!

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Kailana
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Postby Kailana » Sun September 28th, 2008, 12:47 pm

I own so many books by Bernard Cornwell and I STILL haven't read him! It's terrible.

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Alaric
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Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Sun September 28th, 2008, 1:36 pm

I was the same. I bought one, read it, loved it, and bought them all (except the US Civil War series). If I had to pick one then he's probably my favourite author.

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun September 28th, 2008, 1:40 pm

Since I was feeling miserable last night I bought Dirty Italian: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "**** Off!"
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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun September 28th, 2008, 2:05 pm

"Divia" wrote:Since I was feeling miserable last night I bought Dirty Italian: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "**** Off!"


That should be an interesting book. We don't hear much of that on the West Coast and it was a bit of an eye opener when I went to see The Jersey Boys. Such language :eek: :eek: Excellent show though, just wow.

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Maggie
Reader
Location: London, UK

Postby Maggie » Tue September 30th, 2008, 11:15 am

I recently bought.
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

This morning I ordered:
Marley and Me by John Grogan.

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Alaric
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Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Tue September 30th, 2008, 11:42 am

I had a buy two or more and get 25% off voucher for Borders, so today I bought:

"The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson," by Roger Knight
"Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane," by David Cordingly
"Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914," by Richard Holmes
"When Christ and his Saints Slept," by Sharon Kay Penman

I figure I owe it to read one of SKP's novels since everyone here says how good they are. :) The other three are non-fiction.

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Tue September 30th, 2008, 6:00 pm

I just ordered :
- Wellington the iron duke (Richard Holmes)
- Louis the well-beloved (Jean Plaidy)
- The Road to Compiegne (J. Plaidy)
- Flaunting, extravagant queen (J. Plaidy)

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Wed October 1st, 2008, 5:44 pm

I ordered Michelle's The Heretic Queen today. Yesterday, I ordered South Carolina Naturalists, An Anthology 1700-1860 and The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of Revolution: The Journal of Charles Woodmason, Anglican Itinerant.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed October 1st, 2008, 6:27 pm

Gee, what great timing. I've been on a hold at the lib for months for Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and My Cousing Rachel (all in one 800 page book) and now it's coming in for pick up right before Devil's Brood and Time of Singing are due. What's a girl to do? :o :p :)


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