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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:16 am

"diamondlil" wrote: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.


Our county library has a gigantic book sale (about 500,000-plus books) every November. I'm volunteering for unpacking and setup for the third year in a row, because volunteers get first dibs on the books they unpack! Actually, I usually find more books at the book sale than I do at the library itself, because the library is strong on current bestsellers and perennial favorites and weak on anything that's obscure, out of print, and/or academic.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:34 am

I bought Cherrybrook Rose. We'll see how it is. Its a Victorian Era novel.
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat October 25th, 2008, 4:14 am

"cw gortner" wrote: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.



So have I. I actually wrote an Essay on her and Vlad Dracul in high school but she has always seemed more 'off' then Vlad ever did which was interesting to me.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat October 25th, 2008, 4:19 am

I must say I did well tonight at B&N, I bought Jean Plaidy's The Rose without a Thorn, though in bold print but hey it was only six dollars or so and I bought The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer. Sad though the B&N only does the whole mainstream authors, I went in with a list of 6-7 authors and they only carried three of them, I had already read all the books that they had. What a bummer they didn't have what I really wanted.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat October 25th, 2008, 4:35 pm

Library called, The Other Queen was ready for me to pick up, I must have forgot to cancel my request but the librarian didn't seem to mind since she was going to recieve it after I read it so it worked out for the best.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Mon October 27th, 2008, 10:22 pm

Actually my post should read 'Went library trawling today.'
Came back with:

Mistress of the Art of Death - Arianna Franklin. 12thC murder mystery

The Nautical Chart - Arturo Perez-Revert - 'Lost treasure, love and betrayal on the High seas. Modern I think but with historical detail as it's about a Jesuit shipwreck.

State of the Union by Douglas Kennedy - starts in America in the 1960's and goes up to post 9/11 to judge from the blurb.

The Coffee Trader by David Liss - Amsterdam 1659

Gatty's Tale - Kevin Crossley Holland. YA. Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1203

Daughters of Fire. - Barbara Erskine. Roman/modern Timeslip caper

Contemporary stuff for the dh = PD James The Lighthouse and Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Mon October 27th, 2008, 11:27 pm

I did a panel and signing at Book Group Expo this weekend and ended up meeting some terrific authors, and of course buying books. My take:

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Under a Marble Sky by John Shors (for a friend, as a gift)

Three of the books are witch stories, I know, but the three ladies were on a panel in the afternoon and were great fun to hang out with!
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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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue October 28th, 2008, 12:30 am

I read the first two and enjoyed them. Not mindblowing or anything, but a good read. I've never heard of the Lace Reader. I'm off to amazon to see what that is. :)
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Tue October 28th, 2008, 6:46 am

Yesterday I ordered at Bookdepository :

Castile for Isabella - Jean Plaidy
Daughters of Spain - Jean Plaidy
Spain for the Sovereigns - Jean Plaidy

plus the 2 first books in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue October 28th, 2008, 7:19 am

"Carine" wrote:Yesterday I ordered at Bookdepository :

Castile for Isabella - Jean Plaidy
Daughters of Spain - Jean Plaidy
Spain for the Sovereigns - Jean Plaidy

plus the 2 first books in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters


I really enjoyed the Spain series!


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