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Book shopping today ...

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 1:17 am

Bummer Leyland, hope things get better soon. As much as I used to complain about going on vacation and no one could do much work when I'm gone I'm kind of starting to feel lucky now. Job security?

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 2:15 am

Thanks so much for the encouragement, y'all. Tax season is just around the corner, so more hours are available in a couple months. But I didn't think I'd have to worry about job security, so I was rather shocked to get partially laid off the day after Obama got elected -and really hate not being able to just 'up and buy' any unread book that catches my fancy. I guess I'll have to get over that! Maybe we can start a thread for "If We Could Go Booking Shopping Today". ;)

I really hope I don't sound all whiny, just trying to keep my sense of humor in these admitedly 'Interesting Times'.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 2:48 am

Maybe we can start a thread for "If We Could Go Booking Shopping Today".


That might just be the next major thread....

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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 3:13 am

Oh Leyland, I am sorry to hear about the cutbacks, that's awful! I'll be more than happy to post reviews on those two books when I get to reading them. I made a stack of TBR's for the next month or two and it came to nearly 30 books. Plus a note from Amazon today that they've shipped an order (Godiva) so I'm not lacking anything to read.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 4:29 am

you could always try a used book store, I love 'em, $1 a book if that or a discount store. Tonight we went to a huge discount store for Christmas stuff and I bought Life Mask (Emma Donoghue) and Dragons Lair (Sharon Kay Penman) for a whopping $2.99 new and in hardcover. When I didn't work out side of home I used the library all the time cause I couldn't afford a used book even. So keep your chin up it'll all work out.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 10:11 am

I went to my favourite second hand book seller today and got:

Silent in the Grave and Silent in the Santuary by Deanna Raybourn
Blood Red, Sister Rose by Thomas Keneally (Joan of Arc)
Rhiannon by Roberta Gellis
Knights Honour by Roberta Gellis

Also receivied in the mail the other day:

Gilliane by Roberta Gellis
Taking Liberties by Diana Norman (now I have to get the first one)

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
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 » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 1:40 pm

Today:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett
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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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 10:11 pm

I am so bad...

Thistle and the Rose, Jean Plaidy
Great Harry, Carrolly Erikson
We Speak no Treason, Rosemary Jarman
We Speak no Treason II, Rosemary Jarman
Secret Lifew of Josephine, Carrolly Erikson

I keep saying I'm done buying for awhile then something catches my eye and then turns into a domino affect kinda thing, lol.

By the way if your interested in Dragons Lair by SKP you might check out gardenridge.com they have new hardcover for $2, for the bargain hunters I guess

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
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 » Wed November 26th, 2008, 11:27 am

Revelation by C J Sansom
The Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
The Colour of Heaven by James Runcie
The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie
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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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Wed November 26th, 2008, 11:33 am

I went to the library tonight and picked up:

Blood Price by Tanya huff
Angelique and the Sultan by Sergeanne Golon
Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.
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