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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Thu November 20th, 2008, 2:11 pm

Picked up Barbara Vine's Minotaur (also writes as Ruth Rendell) and came very close to taking the new Paul Theoux's redo of his Orient Express journey. I've been disappointed in him lately tho so I might wait for paperback. I did receive Best American Travel Writing 2008 from Daedulus (a wonderful inexpensive book site).

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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri November 21st, 2008, 7:11 am

Daedalus is a wonderful source for remaindered books. I've found some wonderful treasures in there.

I made J take me to BN lately, and what with the latest haul from Amazon:

BakeWise by Sherri Corriher (NF)
Apocalypse (NF)
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (NF)
Hunger's Brides
The Vorkosigan Companion by Lillian Carl (NF)
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson (NF)
The King's Grey Mare by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy



let's just say I'm not going to be running out of anything til probably the new year. :)

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Alaric
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, Australia.
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Postby Alaric » Fri November 21st, 2008, 7:19 am

I'm trying to avoid buying any books or DVDs until after Christmas as I'm saving as much money as I can for the grand prix weekend next year that I'm going to, but I just got a Borders voucher via e-mail with four or more books with each at 35% off. No self restraint at all. :(

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
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 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 8:27 am

Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Fri November 21st, 2008, 2:34 pm

"Telynor" wrote:I made J take me to BN lately, and what with the latest haul from Amazon:

Hunger's Brides
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

let's just say I'm not going to be running out of anything til probably the new year.


I bought Brides at a bookstore in Canada during a Christmas visit in 2006 and have yet to read it. If you read it anytime soon, Telynor, please give us a review or quick impression. My mother lent me The Road and I need to read it soon before she wants it back.

I've been mostly laid off work (hours 70% reduced) since the US Election Day and having got over most of the shock of it now, I realize that I so much time at home to read the few hundred TBR's begging for attention!
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri November 21st, 2008, 4:24 pm

A rather tatty but OK for reading copy of "Falls the Shadow" by SKP, "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak, and "The Chalice" by Phil Rickman.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri November 21st, 2008, 10:41 pm

it's amazing and off subject but I ordered all three of the welsh triology 6 months go and loved them and just recently Sharon Kay Penman contacted me and asked if I would like Falls the Shadows and The Reckoning in hardcover, I flipped over a chance like that and she even signed them for me which was a pleasent surprise.

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Fri November 21st, 2008, 11:35 pm

Sorry to hear your work hours have been reduced, Leyland - or should we congratulate you? I'm sure we'd all love more reading time! Anyway, here in the U.S. we're working on getting the world economy back in order by voting the way we did in the recent election. Hope it works!
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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 12:46 am

Ugh. No congrats please - I'm looking for and seriously need full time but since our economy is still taking bad hits, I don't know when I'm going to get full wages again. I work for a small CPA firm and many many small businesses are cutting back because of Obama's campaign platform to raise business taxes. This isn't quite the change I was looking for!

So while I have to budget severely until I'm full time again, at least I already own so many great books to read. Book shopping is on hiatus!

EDIT: Yes - my limes are becoming rather tasty margaritas!
Last edited by Leyland on Sat November 22nd, 2008, 12:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Turning on the blender!
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 1:13 am

Hope you soon find employment again Leyland. 'Interesting times' definitely!
I suppose though, the positive is more reading time...
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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