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Carine
Compulsive Reader
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 November 11th, 2008, 5:50 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I worry about that, too!! I find it quite frightening when I look at my TBR pile!


:D I know what you mean ! I have a big TBR pile as well ! But I'm not going to let it worry me, we'll get there some day !
I'm willing to admit that I am a book addict ... so be it ! :)

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Tue November 11th, 2008, 6:31 pm

"Carine" wrote: :D I know what you mean ! I have a big TBR pile as well ! But I'm not going to let it worry me, we'll get there some day !
I'm willing to admit that I am a book addict ... so be it ! :)


Sounds very reasonable to me!
~Susan~
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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:10 pm

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


No, two were star wars books and one was a YA novel thats getting a lot of praise. I dunno I just thought it odd!
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
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JMJacobsen
Reader
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington

Postby JMJacobsen » Thu November 13th, 2008, 6:27 am

Jewel of Medina just came today from the publisher (LT early reviewer). Now that I've skimmed a few not-so-flattering reviews, I'm interested to finally see what the tempest in the teapot is all about.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri November 14th, 2008, 10:11 pm

I had a non-fiction spree at the book story yesterday!

Got some interesting books:

Will You Marry Me?: Seven Centuries of Love by Helene Scheu-Riesz Really interesting book with marriage proposals put to paper over the centuries. It also has passages describing the story behind the letters. This was a fabulous find! I love it so far! And the best part is it was in the $2 bin!!!

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson This looks really good. I love hiking and have camped in the Appalachias. But I think the hiking is just a backdrop on the commentary of a former ex-pat rediscovering America.

You: Being Beautiful by Micheal Roizen and Mehmet Oz I love these books and have them all. They're enjoyable reads and contain great information!

Old Dogs: Are the Best Dogs Looove this book! I saw it in the Vine newsletter but it was taken. Luckily I came across it in the store and just had to have it. I have my own "old dog" so this book is special!

How To Read Novels Like a Professor This looked interesting!

The Loved Dog: The playful non-aggressive way to teach your dog good behavior I'm on a dog behavior and training book kick lately!!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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JMJacobsen
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Location: Gig Harbor, Washington

Postby JMJacobsen » Fri November 14th, 2008, 10:24 pm

Treated myself after an ugly dentist appointment this morning with a trip to a used bookstore:

Acts of Faith, by Philip Caputo
The Winter King, by Bernard Cornwell
Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
Queen Margo, by Alexandre Dumas
Balthasar's Odyssey, by Amin Maaloup
Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Murder at the Library of Congress, by Margaret Truman

All for less than $12. I'm feeling pretty smug right about now. :)

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat November 15th, 2008, 4:47 pm

Just received Avalon by Anya Seton today, from amazonmarketplace - very impressed as I only ordered it on Thursday afternoon!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon November 17th, 2008, 11:44 am

Just had another book-buying flurry! Finally found a (used) copy of "Falls the Shadow" by SKP on playtrade (it's a difficult book to get in this country!), and then from an online store have ordered:

Death in Hellfire - Deryn Lake
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
The Chalice - Phil Rickman

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:25 am

My favorite day of the year is becoming the day I volunteer for the county library sale. Today is the day when all the books were unpacked, and the volunteers get first dibs (we pay for them, but it's still a bargain). Here's what I toted home today:

Sir Francis Walsingham by Derek Wilson (NF)
Madame de Pompadour by Evelynne Lever (NF)
Devil's Brood by Sharon Penman (I had a ARC, but this was a spanking new hardback)
George III by Christopher Hibbert (NF)
Charles II: His Life and Times by Antonia Fraser (big coffee table size book)
Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams by Lynne Withey
Lincoln's Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (I didn't like it much, but I wanted a copy anyway)
The Life of Sir Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd (NF)
Too Great a Lady by Amanda Elyot
Branwell [Bronte] by Douglas Martin
Thomas Becket by Richard Winston (NF)
Henry V by Desmond Seward (NF)
The Private Life of Henry VIII by N. Brysson Morrison (NF)
Henry II by W. L. Warren (NF)
The Last Wife of Henry VII by Caroly Erickson (I did like parts of it)
A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith (I liked her second novel better, but I wanted it for my Wars of the Roses library)
Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge
The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George

Plus 4 books for the family. All for $29.50. Many of these books show no signs of having ever been read.

And I'm going back tomorrow!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:29 am

That's one fantastic haul Boswell. Lucky you!
It begs the question though - what on earth are they doing selling off a copy of Devil's Brood when it's only been out a month. Are they mad? Is it because they bought it in for reading groups? I'm stunned!
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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