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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon August 24th, 2009, 12:27 am

"Ash" wrote:Picked up from my favorite used store: In a Dark Wood Wandering: a novel of the Middle Ages, by Hella S Haasse. Dutch writer who wrote in the 40s, and translated into English in the 80s. Mainly about France during the Hundred Year War - I don't know much French history so I suspect I may have to keep Google handy. Anyone read it?


I've had this on my wish list for ages. The library has it and I can get it out when you're ready if you want to do a buddy read. Seems like Kasthu just read it and reviewed it.
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon August 24th, 2009, 2:14 am

Ordered the Anne de Bohun trilogy by Posie Graeme-Evans.

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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Mon August 24th, 2009, 2:55 am

"Nefret" wrote:Ordered the Anne de Bohun trilogy by Posie Graeme-Evans.



Oh I have these in my TBR pile! Suppose to be really good :)
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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Mon August 24th, 2009, 9:32 pm

"Ash" wrote:Picked up from my favorite used store: In a Dark Wood Wandering: a novel of the Middle Ages, by Hella S Haasse. Dutch writer who wrote in the 40s, and translated into English in the 80s. Mainly about France during the Hundred Year War - I don't know much French history so I suspect I may have to keep Google handy. Anyone read it?


Yes, I've read it--it's a little slow going, but really good nonethless. My review is up on my blog somewhere...

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue August 25th, 2009, 1:43 am

I bought The Coveted Crown, an old novel by Freda Long about Margaret of Anjou, that arrived in the mail today. Henry VI has taken a vow of chastity and can't understand why this bothers his wife. Fairly entertaining. It has an inscription indicating that it was someone's Christmas present for 1966.
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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue August 25th, 2009, 2:14 am

"Misfit" wrote:I've had this on my wish list for ages. The library has it and I can get it out when you're ready if you want to do a buddy read. Seems like Kasthu just read it and reviewed it.


Sure, I'll let you know when I'm starting it.

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drspoon
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Location: Pittsburgh Steeler Country

Postby drspoon » Tue August 25th, 2009, 6:18 pm

I ordered "Sherman's March" by Cynthia Bass from Amazon & "Confederates in the Attic" from paperbackswap. As usual for me, I will be "theme" reading.
Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Tue August 25th, 2009, 7:09 pm

Dropped in at the library to pick up The White Queen. Not there yet. Were I of a suspicious mind, I would say one of the library staff is reading it first, since I'm first in the queue, and the librarian gave me a lot of vague, evasive answers.
In the meantime, I picked up Passion by Jude Morgan, Company of Liars by Karen Maitland and The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie Macdonald. Dh picked up The Jupiter Myth by Lyndsey Davis and Red Square by Martin Cruz Smith.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue August 25th, 2009, 7:10 pm

As a librarian EC2, yes that does happen. And I often pull books first before my students can get to them because I want to read them! It's one of the perks of the job. ;)
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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue August 25th, 2009, 10:39 pm

Adding to Diva's statement--
EC2, when books arrive here at the library, there are times there's a notation on the shipping list about the selling date which the book can't be displayed or circulated prior to that date. (Think the Harry Potter books)


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