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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon November 16th, 2009, 6:17 pm

This must be the season for book sales! (I had a pretty nice haul Friday and Sunday too. Have no idea where I'm going to put all of the new books, but if I complain any time soon of not having anything to read, someone needs to shoot me.)
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 16th, 2009, 6:18 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:This must be the season for book sales! (I had a pretty nice haul Friday and Sunday too. Have no idea where I'm going to put all of the new books, but if I complain any time soon of not having anything to read, someone needs to shoot me.)


Hey, if someone shoots you, can I have your books? ;)

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Mon November 16th, 2009, 6:35 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Hey, if someone shoots you, can I have your books? ;)

SM


Sure! The family will appreciate the extra space!
Susan Higginbotham

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon November 16th, 2009, 6:36 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Sure! The family will appreciate the extra space!


*Snort* I bet! I bet I'd have to have another room or two built just to house them! LOL!

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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Wed November 18th, 2009, 11:33 pm

I bought the first book in Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy: The Wreath. Mine is a copy of the newer translation. Anybody ever read this?

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Wed November 18th, 2009, 11:36 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:I bought the first book in Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy: The Wreath. Mine is a copy of the newer translation. Anybody ever read this?


I read The Wreath in the new translation last year. It was excellent. The original translation from the 1920s (?) never grabbed me -- it's full of archaisms that create a faux-medieval tone -- and the new one is a big improvement.

My mistake was to buy the entire trilogy in a single volume. It's large and bulky... heavy to hold upright when reading in bed!

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu November 19th, 2009, 12:18 am

"Ariadne" wrote:I read The Wreath in the new translation last year. It was excellent. The original translation from the 1920s (?) never grabbed me -- it's full of archaisms that create a faux-medieval tone -- and the new one is a big improvement.

My mistake was to buy the entire trilogy in a single volume. It's large and bulky... heavy to hold upright when reading in bed!


I have a set of this with the Kuniko Craft covers, which are exquisite. I still need to read The Master of Hestviken series.

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Postby michellemoran » Thu November 19th, 2009, 12:24 am

Just received The Help from Amazon. Very excited to start it...
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Thu November 19th, 2009, 12:47 am

A Splendid Defiance and Garland of Straw by Stella Riley - and boy was I dang lucky to find them at the prices I did even with the postage from the UK. Just look at the prices for her books in the US :eek: :eek:

The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge.
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Vanessa
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Postby Vanessa » Thu November 19th, 2009, 8:20 am

"michellemoran" wrote:Just received The Help from Amazon. Very excited to start it...


I've just finished The Help. I hope you enjoy it as I much as I did, Michelle.
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