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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:35 pm

I didn't buy it but I checked out Nefertiti from the library, and requested Heretic queen. Thought Egypt would be a nice change.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon October 13th, 2008, 6:36 am

I received an Uncorrected Proof of Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson today. I am very much looking forward to reading it!
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue October 14th, 2008, 1:22 pm

I have 11 books on my night table that I should read such as A Rose for the Crown, First Princess of Wales...... but I could not help myself and bought The Secret Life of Josephine by Carrolly Erickson and The Horse Goddess by Morgan Llyeweln. It was under $10 so I think I did ok.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (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 » Wed October 15th, 2008, 12:09 pm

I've just received today via Amazon the paperback just out of A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick.
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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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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed October 15th, 2008, 5:33 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I've just received today via Amazon the paperback just out of A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick.


I ordered it from Bookdepository, it'll probable be here tomorrow.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:03 pm

Rooting around our library used-book store, I scored a copy of Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow for $1. Still has the dust jacket!

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:12 pm

"MLE" wrote:Rooting around our library used-book store, I scored a copy of Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow for $1. Still has the dust jacket!


Good job, I've seen some high prices for that one. That's my favorite of Bristow's novels.

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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:20 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Sigh.... I just couldn't help myself. The library had it but with over 100 holds I thought the wait would be too long.

Pieces of My Heart: A Life - Robert J. Wagner (a memoir)


He was signing copies of the book at the West Hollywood Book Fair and literally sat two steps away from me at the same book-shop booth. Though he looks weathered, he's otherwise as handsome as ever.
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THE LAST QUEEN
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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:23 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I received an Uncorrected Proof of Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson today. I am very much looking forward to reading it!


Oh, let me know what you think! I have an ARC too, but I'm swamped by research requirements right now. Jeri recently did a guest post on my blog that's quite witty and fun.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



www.cwgortner.com

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed October 15th, 2008, 8:25 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:He was signing copies of the book at the West Hollywood Book Fair and literally sat two steps away from me at the same book-shop booth. Though he looks weathered, he's otherwise as handsome as ever.


Did you meet him? How lucky of you to at least be that close!

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