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Spitfire
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Postby Spitfire » Wed November 19th, 2008, 2:23 am

I had such a hectic day at work today and when I went to the post office, my books came in that I ordered! :D Totally made my day! Yay! I got, Gortner's The Secret Lion, Gaskell's North and South and Cranford. I have placed them lovingly by my bed. There is nothing better than new, never cracked-open books!
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Postby Erika Mailman » Wed November 19th, 2008, 5:08 am

Had no idea Kate Morton had a second one out! I will most definitely track it down.

Had an interesting experience with listening to Wicked on CD... I had to go to the bookstore, pull the book, and look at all the words I had to guess the spelling for. For some reason, I had envisioned Elphaba as more like Elfiba. And the word Grimmerie...I had been wondering if that was the way Grimoire was actually pronounced! That was again, fabulous, on CD, as the House at Riverton was. I want to see the musical but am hesitant to spoil the mental images I have.
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed November 19th, 2008, 6:08 am

I got the following today:

The Alchemist's Daughter by Katherine McMahon
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir

Felt a bit bad about buying yet more books...but they were only $8 each! :o


ETA: For those unfamiliar with buying books in Australia...BARGAIN! Katherine Swynford was down from $60, Alchemist's Daughter down from $30 and The Meaning of the Night down from $33. And they are all new too.

And thus I believe I have justified my spending!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed November 19th, 2008, 8:24 am

Sounds perfectly justified to me.

Of course, I have to ask where you managed to get them for that price from?
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed November 19th, 2008, 10:21 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Sounds perfectly justified to me.

Of course, I have to ask where you managed to get them for that price from?


QBD - They seem to have had some good things lately.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed November 19th, 2008, 7:51 pm

Is that a book club?
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed November 19th, 2008, 7:52 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Is that a book club?


I believe she means this http://www.qbd.com.au/

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Wed November 19th, 2008, 9:28 pm

I found Gioconda Belli's The Scroll of Seduction today at a deep discount store for $5.99. It's a contemporary setting with the story of Queen Juana of Castile and her Philippe the Handsome embedded in the telling.

It will go into TBR outer space for now. I haven't read CW's Last Queen yet, but am very close to it. CW has priority! :)
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed November 19th, 2008, 10:50 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I believe she means this http://www.qbd.com.au/

SM


Yes.....thats the one. Sorry :o , I should have clarified that.

If there is a store nearby, they are always worth a walk through, as the sales tables can have some great stuff that is not on their www site. They have sales stock, which is generally stuff in hardback or trade paperback, and they also have new release stuff which is at pretty much the same price as elsewhere.

The childrens books are good too. Luke is into The Little Princess on TV at the moment and they had some books for $3 instead of $13. Luke actually likes looking in QBD, but he doesn't like Borders! I guess he likes QBD because he can look at his kids books while I look at my books, whereas in Borders the store is just too big for that.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu November 20th, 2008, 9:43 am

I went and picked more books up from the library tonight. I have a little bit of a problem in that I am borrowing more than I am returning but hopefully that will settle down a bit shortly. Today I got:

Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
Freedom's Land by Anna Jacobs
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