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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon November 10th, 2008, 11:33 pm

Love those stories about Eve and Roarke :) How does Nora Roberts turn out so many books?!

I've just sent off for a copy of Australian founder of Permaculture Bill Mollison's autobiography "Travels in Dreams" for my husband's birthday. My husband is a keen permaculturalist and did a course with Bill M many years ago. BM's a remarkable man, even if he does tell you to take what he says about himself with a grain of salt!

For those not familiar with Permaculture, it's a "whole earth" concept of sustainability which can be applied in many different ways- quite revolutionary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture

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JMJacobsen
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Location: Gig Harbor, Washington

Postby JMJacobsen » Tue November 11th, 2008, 1:07 am

I recently got my grubby paws on Guernica, by Dave Boling and I'm thrilled! Also gave into an Amazon impulse (can't waste that Prime shipping thing I paid so much for) and ordered:

The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett
Pythagorean Crimes, by Tefcros Michaelides
The Mysterious Benedict Society (YA) by Trenton Lee Stewart and Carson Ellis

I also managed to finish off my Mary Renault collection via BookMooch (yay!).

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 7:54 am

I want to read Guernica at some stage!
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Postby Erika Mailman » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:26 am

I had the uncanny pleasure of having The House at Riverton--on DVD--finish JUST AS I TURNED ONTO MY STREET from a two-hour drive!

This is a completely satisfying book and I highly recommend it, especially in the audio version!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:00 am

That's going to be my next read.
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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:38 am

I loved this book and I have Kate Morton's second book, The Forgotten Garden, on my TBR pile. Some say her second book is better than the first! If so, I'm in for treat. :)
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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue November 11th, 2008, 11:17 am

I'd like to read Guernica too. And Sarah's Key.

Today I bought Journal by Helene Berr and Destined to Live by Sabina Wolanski, both Holocaust memoirs. Hmm....don't think I will be reading those two one after the other!

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JMJacobsen
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Location: Gig Harbor, Washington

Postby JMJacobsen » Tue November 11th, 2008, 3:46 pm

"Erika Mailman" wrote:I had the uncanny pleasure of having The House at Riverton--on DVD--finish JUST AS I TURNED ONTO MY STREET from a two-hour drive!

This is a completely satisfying book and I highly recommend it, especially in the audio version!


I have the print version and am very much looking forward to it!

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue November 11th, 2008, 4:45 pm

I was on amazon yesterday and I was gonna buy two books and save no shipping..but I didnt have that option. Did they get rid of it?
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue November 11th, 2008, 4:50 pm

"Divia" wrote:I was on amazon yesterday and I was gonna buy two books and save no shipping..but I didnt have that option. Did they get rid of it?


No it's still there. Are these self published and/or POD? Or coming from an independent seller?


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