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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed July 15th, 2009, 9:47 pm

Every six months, I get an Amazon gift certificate from the royalty website I help out on. I had fun today picking out some books that will keep me busy for a while (actually they will be added to my TBR pile!)

Pre-ordered:
"The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici" by Jeanne Kalogridis
"Hugh and Bess" by Susan Higginbotham
"Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel" by Michelle Moran

"The Swan Maiden" by Jules Watson
"Mistress of the Sun: A Novel" by Sandra Gulland
"The King's Grace: A Novel" by Anne Easter Smith
"Devil Water" by Anya Seton
"The King's Favorite: A Novel of Nell Gwyn and King Charles II" by Susan Holloway Scott
"The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II" by Susan Holloway Scott
"The Lady and the Unicorn" by Tracy Chevalier
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed July 15th, 2009, 9:48 pm

Good book shopping!
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed July 15th, 2009, 9:55 pm

I drooled over, but did not buy Girl in the Blue dress(soooo wanted it. It read so easily and seemed soooo interesting) And Sacred Hearts. Both in my hands but I put em on hold at the lib instead.
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed July 15th, 2009, 9:57 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Good book shopping!


And I was proud of myself because I only spent $5 more than the gift certificate!
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed July 15th, 2009, 9:58 pm

OH, that is well done on your part!
My Blog - Reading Adventures



All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry





There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed July 15th, 2009, 10:18 pm

Susan, well done!
Now, does that royalty website need any extra help? *hint hint*!

I'm just ordering four books from Amazon France, which has a treasure trove of un-translated great HF.

Les larmes de Machiavel (The tears of Machiavelli) by Raphael Cardetti
Historical mystery about Machiavelli

La rose d'Anjou by Catherine Hermary-Vielle
About guess who of Anjou

La cour des dames I: La regente noire by Franck Ferrand
(The court of women I: The black regent)
About the mother and sister of Francois I, Henry VIII's contemporary

La reine venitienne (The Venetian Queen) by Silvia Alberti de Mazzeri
About a Venetian aristocrat who becomes queen of Cyprus.

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed July 15th, 2009, 10:36 pm

"Chatterbox" wrote:Susan, well done!
Now, does that royalty website need any extra help? *hint hint*!


LOL! The royalty website has a royal news area which us updated daily. It takes about two hours (sometime more) to do so. The people who do that get the gift certificate based upon how many times they did the news updates. http://www.etoile.co.uk/Rnews.html
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed July 15th, 2009, 10:52 pm

Cool!
But -- what about the Belgians and the Orleans family? Or the Habsburgs??
:-)

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed July 15th, 2009, 11:54 pm

"Chatterbox" wrote:Cool!
But -- what about the Belgians and the Orleans family? Or the Habsburgs??
:-)


If there's news about them, it gets posted. There's usually not very much news about the Habsburgs and Orleans though.
~Susan~
~Unofficial Royalty~
Royal news updated daily, information and discussion about royalty past and present
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Thu July 16th, 2009, 12:37 am

OT Alert: So, I was looking at the site and realize how very, very, very old I am.
I was in Sweden, visiting a friend from high school on the Bastad peninsula, on the day that Victoria was born. I remember the flags flying, people going crazy. It was a bit like Obama's election in NYC...
I remember that trip vividly because I had two moped misadventures. One was falling off and having the damn thing drag me along a gravel pathway; the other was driving merrily along and having a bee come along, slam into my foot just above the clog I was wearing, and sting me. When I arrived home in Bruxelles, my mother swore she would never allow me out the door by myself again. Of course, the next summer I moved into a youth hostel in the north of France and had multiple bike accidents en route to and from summer job as a guide at Vimy Ridge!


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