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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Sun November 8th, 2009, 4:55 am

I haven't bought many books lately -- I did put in preorders for EC's new books (oh goodie!), and E.L. Doctorow's Homer and Langley. And then there is Sting's new cd/dvd combo to enjoy.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun November 8th, 2009, 7:50 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]I nearly bought Marian Keyes's new book The Brightest Star in the Sky. Only I didn't because I already ordered it from the library. Only I wanted to because she is the only chicklit author I read, all her previous books have been keepers and I really don't wanna wait. Plus it has this really nice goldy cover. So basically, I didn't buy it but I might not hold out much longer.[/quote]

I bought this book a few weeks ago but haven't managed to start reading it yet.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue November 10th, 2009, 8:05 pm

Have just ordered Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley from Abe books, yay.
Currently reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & "The Winter Secret" by Lulu Taylor

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nona
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Post by nona » Tue November 10th, 2009, 10:28 pm

I just bought my daughter her first series, Spirit of the Cimarron, for her birthday. She'll be 6 and has wanted them forever, granted they are a little more then her reading level but I can't wait to give them to her. We also I got her a custom little bookshlef to hang on the wall with her name engraved. Anyhow now I must refrain from buying books, we'll see how long it lasts though.

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Tue November 10th, 2009, 11:27 pm

Queen of Song and Souls by C.L. Wilson. It's the 4th installment of the Fading Lands series.

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Post by TLee » Wed November 11th, 2009, 12:22 am

Just received Splendour Falls and Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley and have just ordered Red Adam's Lady - found a copy that did not cost a fortune so I had to snap it up after EC's recommendation.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed November 11th, 2009, 2:07 pm

Bless This House by Norah Lofts
Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow
Night Music by Jojo Moyes (BookHopper - book swapping site)
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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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 12th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Swag from volunteering at the library sale today:

Charles II by Ronald Hutton
Isabel of Burgundy by Aline Taylor
Eleanor of Aquitaine by Desmond Seward
Food in History by Reay Tannahill
Sex in History by Reay Tannahill (they weren't together, I just got lucky)
King James by Antonia Fraser
Henry the Eighth by Francis Hackett
Elizabeth I by Paul Johnson
The Goldsmith's Wife by Jean Plaidy (I had this one, but my copy was too fragile for reading)
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (hey, it was $2)
Louis XIV by Ian Dunlop
David Starkey, Monarchy
Susan Howatch, Wheel of Fortune
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (I can take Melusine for $2)
The Days of Duchess Anne: Life in the Household of the Duchess of Hamilton by Rosalind Marshall (I have no idea who this is, but it might come in handy one day)
Richard Slotkin, Abe (HF)
Retha Warnicke, The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn

I did actually put some books back . . .

This sale was held in a former supermarket with the shelving still intact, so we stacked books on the grocery shelves. The paperback romances fit nicely into the frozen food shelves.
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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Thu November 12th, 2009, 10:32 pm

Wow, what a great haul!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 12th, 2009, 11:00 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Wow, what a great haul![/quote]

And I get to go back tomorrow! They're in a smaller space this year, so there are still a lot of books that won't be unpacked until some of the ones there now sell. Several dozen boxes of hardback fiction are unopened.
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