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Misfit
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Post by 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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Post by Nefret » Mon August 24th, 2009, 2:14 am

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

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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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.
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Post by 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.
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by 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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Post by 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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