Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Book shopping today ...

Retired Threads
Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed October 29th, 2008, 1:23 pm

"red805" wrote:I had a gift certificate for Borders, so I picked up Katherine by Anya Seton & a non-fiction book on tape - A World Lit Only By Fire, by William Manchester & read by Barrett Whitener.


Thats one of my all time favorite books on the era. I am not good at listening to audio books, esp non fiction; hopefully you come away with the same feel f that I did reading it. - I'll be curious what you think of it.

I don't read horror (and the movie Carrie scared the beezebers out of me as a teen); but I do love fantasy and so read The Eye of the Dragon and just loved it. Being fantasy, it just wasn't scary to me because it couldn't be real. I haven't read his other books, but I could easily see why so many people love him. BTW I did hear him speak at a bookstore a while back; the man is very very funny, as well as an excellent reader!
Last edited by Ash on Wed October 29th, 2008, 1:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Thu November 6th, 2008, 9:38 am

Went to the library tonight and picked up:

The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The Comfort of Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith
When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson
My Blog - Reading Adventures

All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

User avatar
boswellbaxter
Bibliomaniac
Location: North Carolina
Contact:

Postby boswellbaxter » Thu November 6th, 2008, 2:23 pm

I bought I, Jacqueline by Hilda Lewis, which arrived from Amazon yesterday. Then last night I had a dream that I read it. (Pity I couldn't get Dorothy Dunnett's books read in my dreams.) Perhaps tonight I'll be writing a dream review of it.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri November 7th, 2008, 8:35 pm

Have this week taken delivery of:

The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
The House of Lost Souls by F G Cottam
The Enchanter's Forest by Alys Clare

Lady Kippen
Scribbler

Postby Lady Kippen » Fri November 7th, 2008, 8:56 pm

Bought a few books on Ebay:

The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin
Doomed Queens by Kit (forgot the last name) (NF)
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper (ARC)

Normally I would have waited until Karen Harper's book came to the store but February looks to be a great book month. So, I was thinking it may hurt my bank account less if I bought this one early.

User avatar
diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Fri November 7th, 2008, 8:58 pm

I didn't think that you were supposed to be allowed to sell ARCs if you got them?
My Blog - Reading Adventures



All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry





There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Fri November 7th, 2008, 10:35 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I didn't think that you were supposed to be allowed to sell ARCs if you got them?


I've bought two ARCS in the past myself, so even if people aren't supposed to sell them, it doesn't stop them from doing it.

SM

PS. WHOO made Compulsive Reader Level!
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri November 7th, 2008, 10:48 pm

I just won the six Plantagenet books by Juliet Dymoke on ebay for £5.50 including shipping. Thought was a good deal.

I haven't bought on ebay for several years now, but I just fancied a browse in the historical fiction category and found that auction finishing soon...

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat November 8th, 2008, 2:28 am

sweetpotatoboy I just won the six Plantagenet books by Juliet Dymoke on ebay for £5.50 including shipping. Thought was a good deal.

I haven't bought on ebay for several years now, but I just fancied a browse in the historical fiction category and found that auction finishing soon...


Better watch out, spb, or you'll be another candidate for the "eBay" song :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqbaU

Seroiusly, I'm jealous. I've just recently discovered Juliet Dymoke, when I picked up her book about Waltheof "Of the Earl of Rings" on, um, eBay--

User avatar
michellemoran
Bibliophile
Contact:

Postby michellemoran » Sat November 8th, 2008, 4:53 am

I just bought Fiona Hill's The Country Gentleman used from Amazon. Looks Jane Austen-esque and very cute!
Visit MichelleMoran.com
Check out Michelle's blog History Buff at michellemoran.blogspot.com


Return to “Archives”