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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri November 13th, 2009, 12:47 am

I did actually put some books back . . .


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At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 » Fri November 13th, 2009, 8:30 am

Wow, it must've felt like all your Christmasses had come at once, BB. :D
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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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri November 13th, 2009, 7:05 pm

Wow, I'm envious of all those books BB! Lucky you!

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Kasthu
Compulsive Reader
Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sat November 14th, 2009, 11:36 pm

Today I bought a copy of A Pride of Kings, by Juliet Dymoke.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun November 15th, 2009, 5:50 pm

Just ordered The Merchant's House by Kate Ellis from playtrade, it's a modern detective series with a historical twist (one of the other characters is an archaeologist), and this is the first in the series.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sun November 15th, 2009, 7:36 pm

Today I went to my library's semiannual book sale and came away with: The King Must Die, by Mary Renault; and some non-HF: Vile Bodies, by Evelyn Waugh, and The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon November 16th, 2009, 12:09 pm

Yesterday there was a charity book fair nearby. Here is what came home with me:

Memoirs of Madam de la Tour Du Pin (French Revolution memoirs)
Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow (California gold rush?)
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
Dawn on a Distant Shore by Sara Donati
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Tully by Paulinna Simons
Elizabeth in the Garden by Trea Martyn (NF Dudley V's Cecil Garden Showdown)
Their Darkest Hour by Laurence Rees (WWII survivor stories)
Music & Silence by Rose Tremain
Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead
Secret Memoirs of Royal Favourites:The Court of Charles II by Count de Gramont (published 1910 and in great condition)

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 16th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Yippee, Splendour Falls has just landed on my doormat.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon November 16th, 2009, 3:26 pm

Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow (California gold rush?)


Yup. Now you'll have to come and see the gold country on Hwy. 49. Very cool.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Mon November 16th, 2009, 6:01 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote: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.


ooooh! I love library sales. The big one we have here every year at Fort Mason is held in an enormous wharehouse with tables set out in rows, piled high with books. I've gotten some amazing stuff. I missed this year's, so I'm living vicariously through your haul. For $2, I can live with Melusine, too! ;)
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]

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