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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon December 28th, 2009, 10:43 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Sigh. I have no self control:

City of Light, by Lauren Belfer...


I've heard a lot of good things about that one and plan on reading it one of these days.
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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Tue December 29th, 2009, 2:23 am

We Two by Gillian Gill

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue December 29th, 2009, 10:00 am

"Chatterbox" wrote:Is Wolf Brother one of Paver's YA/juvenile titles, or an adult book I haven't read? (I really enjoyed her other books...)



Late answering this, but Wolf Brother is one of Paver's YA/juvenile titles.
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue December 29th, 2009, 10:20 pm

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent

I didn't realize it'd be on store shelves so soon.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed December 30th, 2009, 7:36 pm

Eden Close by Anita Shreve
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

and just ordered from Amazon:

Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati.
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Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed December 30th, 2009, 8:14 pm

I have not gotten my email notification about Victorian Farmer. GRRRR. :mad:
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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed December 30th, 2009, 11:55 pm

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent
We Two by Gillian Gill (NF; interested to see what those here who are knowledgeable about Victoria and Albert thought of it)
A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Thu December 31st, 2009, 12:52 am

Harry Potter bk. 2 I promised the girls I would start reading the series to them.

for Potter fans out there there are two internet books called James Potter and the Hall of Elder Crossing.....forgot the second one but their sequels to the HP books writen by a fan(called fan-fiction I guess?). They supposedly are very realistic to Hogwarts and the characters, James Potter is Harry's son. The website is really neak, great art work. Haven't read the story so can't say if it is any good however it has great reviews at GR.

http://www.elderscrossing.com/wizard.htm...


if you want a look.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu December 31st, 2009, 7:51 pm

As we're still just in 2009, here are some more purchases which have slipped into my virtual "basket". On a Sara Donati binge at the moment, and today ordered:

Fire Along the Sky from waterstones.com
Lake in the Clouds and Dawn on a Distant Shore from Book Depository.
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Currently reading "The Body in the Ice" by A J Mackenzie & "A Death in the Dales" by Julia Chapman

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Thu December 31st, 2009, 10:13 pm

Just arrived -- I hadn't realized that Sarah Dunant had also written a (contemporary) mystery series. One was an Amazon bargain book, for under $5, which leaped into my own basket alongside the Thomas Hardy bio.

Bos, do tell me how the Uglow book seems. I love her writing (Lunar Men was fab) but am not a massive Charles II fan (although the period interests me a lot.)

I've downloaded a sample of the Christine Trent title; will see how it looks and decide to buy on Kindle (which means I will keep it) or if it's just so-so, I'll buy a physical copy and the send it into the world via PBS...

I'm hoping the Master of Bruges arrives soon. A friend ordered it for me -- but it's BD, so who knows? I did notice that they have become a lot more conservative about posting not-yet-released titles on their site.


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