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chuck
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Postby chuck » Fri October 24th, 2008, 6:29 pm

Just got back from my local library.....today was the first day of their annual used book sale....I think I did quite well...crowded and had to put with a bad mix of men's and women's cologne and perfume...what's up with people taking a bath in the stuff...Old Spice the worst.....Picked up Horwitz's Confederate in the Attic...Bulfinch's Mythology...Weir's Princes in the Tower....Franklin's Mistress of the Art of Death.....Pears's An Instance of the Fingerpost.....and finally Tranter's The Bruce Trilogy.....A dollar a book and there in great shape ....no smelly or water or food stains......quite lucky and now where am I going to find shelf space ..... I left many books there......A book addicts lament.....I could have easily bought twenty more......

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri October 24th, 2008, 7:25 pm

I envy you Chuck I don't even know if our libraries have used book sales course like you I could spend all my money and inhertince on them. lol.

I finally ordered Bathory: Memoirs of a Countess, I've been half obsessed with it for a week or so but finally I broke down and bought two days ago from amazon and I recieved it today. I'm going to finish the Witching Hour first then read it, I'm on page 158 of a 1000 so it might take a week or two.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri October 24th, 2008, 7:30 pm

Man, I forgot "Witching Hour" was that long! It's been well over a decade since I read it.

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri October 24th, 2008, 9:03 pm

It's really good when I actually get a chance to stop and sit to read it, it reads really quick too but yeah it's a long 'un.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri October 24th, 2008, 9:07 pm

I have some gift certificates for Barnes & Noble so tonight we're going to get yet another book while on our date, I have no idea what I'll get.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri October 24th, 2008, 9:28 pm

"nona" wrote:I envy you Chuck I don't even know if our libraries have used book sales course like you I could spend all my money and inhertince on them. lol.



Our library doesn't have a full on book sale, but they do have a small table of books out the front that are on sale. I have not ever seen anything in there that I would want to buy - all really old and obscure books.

I guess I really should take a closer look sometimes because there might be some gems in there.
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Spitfire
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Postby Spitfire » Fri October 24th, 2008, 10:39 pm

I just ordered The Traitor's Wife by Higginbotham today, comes in on the 28th...yay! :D
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chuck
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The Mayfair Witches

Postby chuck » Sat October 25th, 2008, 1:29 am

"nona" wrote:It's really good when I actually get a chance to stop and sit to read it, it reads really quick too but yeah it's a long 'un.



I really enjoyed reading the Mayfair Witches...Started with The Witching Hour..Lasher...and Taltos....Her description of New Orleans; I could really feel it.....Ms. Rice started going in another direction and I moved on....

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Postby cw gortner » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:02 am

"nona" wrote:I finally ordered Bathory: Memoirs of a Countess, I've been half obsessed with it for a week .


Please let us know what you think about it when you read it, Nona. I read Andre Codrescu's novel about her years ago and loved it; Elizabeth Bathory has always fascinated me.
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Postby cw gortner » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:05 am

[QUOTE=chuck;9506]I really enjoyed reading the Mayfair Witches[QUOTE]

Me, too. They are my favorite Anne Rice novels, by far. I think The Witching Hour is the best one, though.
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