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Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Sat December 19th, 2009, 11:13 pm

A big fat expensive book leaped into my hands at Barnes & Noble today. The complete poems of Cavafy. Not HF... But amazing poetry. He wrote the well-known poem "Waiting for the Barbarians", and a lot of other stuff also that I love. My selected poems is a 25-year old paperback with a deteriorating binding, so I am a very happy camper. Merry Xmas to me, indeed...

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Kasthu
Compulsive Reader
Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sun December 20th, 2009, 9:50 pm

Bought today:
The Unquiet Bones, by Melvin Starr
Road to Jerusalem, by Jan Guillou
The Way Thing Look to Me, by Roopa Farooki (not HF)

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue December 22nd, 2009, 10:19 pm

The Fortelling by Alice Hoffman a coming of age in an Amazon tribe kinda thing, I think it's actually a YA but sounds really good.

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 1:20 am

Scored two Vine books -- BEFORE they added extra pages 20 minutes later. Grrrrr.... I did request "Small Wars" by Sadie Jones, set in Cyprus during the war. My other pick was a non-fiction book, and I landed a non-fiction book about Sri Lanka from LibraryThing's early reviewers program.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 1:27 am

I got Savage Lands today but I didn't see anything else too exciting.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 1:32 am

I really, really wanted the Alex Berenson thriller (which is now gone) and Mornings in Jenin and Autobiography of an Execution. Which will all probably be gone in a few weeks. Just one of those three would have been great -- now will have to spend $$. The one on LibraryThing I was hoping for was the Parris book, "Heresy", about Giordano Bruno.

Oh well, maybe I'll win the lottery???

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 1:48 am

Lady Queen by Nancy Goldstone. Loved her other NF books, and this one looks very intriguing, about Queen Joanna of Naples, Sicily and Jerusalem. Fortunately I had a 30% off coupon, otherwise I would have waited a while.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 1:54 am

"Ash" wrote:Lady Queen by Nancy Goldstone. Loved her other NF books, and this one looks very intriguing, about Queen Joanna of Naples, Sicily and Jerusalem. Fortunately I had a 30% off coupon, otherwise I would have waited a while.


I finished that earlier this month, it was good.

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed December 23rd, 2009, 2:07 am

I got A Royal Ambition by Iris Gower (Katherine of Valois) today and Jean Plaidy's Madame du Barry (per Miss Moppet's review) yesterday.
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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Sun December 27th, 2009, 12:32 pm

I was in a time travel mood so I've got from amaz*n:

The Time of Murder at Mayerling
The Prince Lost to Time
In the Time of the Poisoned Queen

.. all by Ann Dukthas (P.C. Doherty)
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa


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