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Book shopping today ...

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Postby Chatterbox » Fri July 24th, 2009, 1:11 am

Not really shopping, but I did request & get Tasha Alexander's next historical mystery via Amazon Vine today. It should arrive next week...

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Postby diamondlil » Fri July 24th, 2009, 11:14 am

Oh, you lucky thing!

In the last few days I received 84 Charing Cross by Helene Hanff, The Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean and Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. I have another package that I need to pick up from my sister's place hopefully tomorrow, but I am not 100% sure what is going to be in it.

I also picked up Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts, Honolulu by Alan Brennert Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin and Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott.
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Postby Vanessa » Fri July 24th, 2009, 1:37 pm

I returned home from holiday this morning. I bought at the airport:

The Children's Book by A S Byatt
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
The Best of Times by Penny Vincenzi
The Fraud by Barbara Ewing

I came home to:

Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth (via a swap site)
Crossroads by Belva Plain
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Postby Sheramy » Fri July 24th, 2009, 2:35 pm

I TRIED not to order any books for a while, until I finish what I have. I TRIED.

It didn't work. Ordered from amazon: Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts, and a novel called The Belly Dancer by Deanna Cameron, about the late 19th c Chicago Worlds Fair and well, belly dancers.
Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh, forthcoming from Avon-A, 13 October 2009
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri July 24th, 2009, 3:10 pm

against my better judgement I ordered Blue Sword and Beauty: retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, I stumbled across them on my reccommendations at amazon. I'm not a fairy tale sort but I read the first 5 or 6 pages online and thought it sounded refreshing.

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Postby chuck » Sat July 25th, 2009, 6:20 pm

A random thought....While perusing Amazon books today I came across a HF novel based on the cult film "The Wicker Man"....I find it odd that the a book is written based on the original film...I always thought it was vice versa?...."The Wicker Man" 2006 by Kevin Hardy and Anthony Shaffer......BTW I was looking for HF novels about the legendary "Green Man"?


Postby annis » Sat July 25th, 2009, 8:11 pm

Sometimes the popularity of a movie will inspire someone to write a book based on the movie as a way of cashing in. For example, Frank Thompson wrote (an awful) novel called "King Arthur" to go with the Clive Owen/ Keira Knightly movie of the same name. (I think FT might have written the original screenplay). It's certainly happened before- I recall that someone wrote a book based on the Charlton Heston movie, "El Cid" many years ago.
Sometimes books get changed to go with a movie as well- I'm thinking of Swarup's novel "Q&A" which has been reissued with the title "Slumdog Millionaire" to cash on on the success of the movie.

*Edit- Kingsley Amis wrote a novel called "The Green Man".
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Postby diamondlil » Sat July 25th, 2009, 10:50 pm

I picked up Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris, The Princeling by Cynthia Harrod Eagles that I had requested from the library today. I also picked up Annette Vallon by James Tipton on impulse.

Then I got the package I had been expecting which had Twilight of a Queen by Susan Carroll in it!
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Location: North Carolina

Postby boswellbaxter » Sun July 26th, 2009, 4:07 am

I bought The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James today. Last week, I bought the reprint of Norah Lofts' Here Was a Man (Sir Walter Raleigh).

I think I'll take both to the beach tomorrow--my main criteria for beach reading is that I choose a book I won't mind getting a little sandy!
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Postby zsigandr » Sun July 26th, 2009, 12:19 pm

I picked up Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Domino for bargain prices at a used book store yesterday. Diana is going to be at the local Scottish Festival in August, so I thought it was high time to start this series!

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