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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon September 7th, 2009, 4:53 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Today I went to London's South Bank book market and bought Mary Reilly, by Valierie Martin (couldn't locate a copy for ages and then I come here and find three in one place!) and Vainglory, by Geraldine McCaughrean. EC, didn't you recommend this on your blog at one point? It was literally the first book I picked up when I got there!


Three of us are getting reading to start a buddy read. Come and join us if you want to.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 9th, 2009, 1:47 am

Technically I not breaking the book buying break since neither book comes out til Oct and Nov respectively and I won't be charged until they're ready to ship. So today I Pre-ordered:
"Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery" by Eric Ives
"Kindred In Death" by J.D Robb

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Veronica
Avid Reader
Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Fri September 11th, 2009, 4:06 am

I haven't been shopping but today I received my free and signed copy of The Heretic Queen - Michelle Moran! I'm very happy today! :D Should be able to put my TBR pile on hold next week and read this one.
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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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 » Fri September 11th, 2009, 4:19 am

Ordered Nicole Galland's books. Decided I needed to go and read them.

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Veronica
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Location: NT, Australia

Postby Veronica » Fri September 11th, 2009, 4:55 am

"Nefret" wrote:Ordered Nicole Galland's books. Decided I needed to go and read them.


Oh that's an author I never heard of. Might have to check her out.
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri September 11th, 2009, 11:13 am

It's a good job I haven't taken up the book buying break challenge! Have just bought:

Trevanion by David Hillier (thanks for the recommendation!)
Death at the Beggar's Opera by Deryn Lake

However both were from used book sites, and one includes a donation to charity, so I don't feel TOO guilty!
Currently reading "The Blood Card" by Elly Griffiths & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham

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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 » Fri September 11th, 2009, 3:05 pm

"Veronica" wrote:Oh that's an author I never heard of. Might have to check her out.


Here are some titles for you to look for...

Crossed (A Tale of the Fourth Crusade)
The Fool's Tale
Revenge of the Rose

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Sat September 12th, 2009, 6:39 am

Must admit I didn't care for Galland's books much. Not wallbangers, quite, but it's active dislike vs. just a "meh" reaction.

Finally got my Amazon Vine copy of Nancy Goldstone's upcoming book about Joanna of Sicily. NF bio, looks very good. It's going on holiday with me!!

On Wednesday, bought Andrew Lambert's "The Gates of Hell", NF about the doomed Franklin expedition in search of the NW passage. Via PBS, got a Susanna Kearsley book I never owned a copy of (The Shadowy Horses), two Pamela Belle books (misfit's influence -- Moon in the Water & Chains of Fate). Also, finally got a copy of the Lodestar.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Stranger by Kate Riordan & Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah (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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat September 12th, 2009, 8:10 am

Recently acquired:

The Book of Secrets by Tom Harper
The Street Philosopher
The Italian Matchmaker by Santa Montefiore
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday
The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah
Out of the Shadows by Susan Lewis
Once in a Lifetime by Cathy Kelly
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths & The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat September 12th, 2009, 10:40 am

Have also ordered:

The Lover of the Grave by Andrew Taylor - the only one in his Lydmouth series I hadn't got - set in the 1950s so not quite HF
A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger - second in a historical crime series, set in the 1860s.
Currently reading "The Blood Card" by Elly Griffiths & "The Loving Cup" by Winston Graham


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