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Book shopping today ...

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:21 am

Today was book shopping day, so here is today's haul. I must confess to rather enjoying being able to preorder books from Amazon -- they tend to arrive on my doorstep on the day of issue, so I'm happy. And much more convenient. Of course, the downside is that the house is getting filled with books...
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The Heretic Queen: A Novel - Michelle Moran

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer

The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III - Sharon Kay Penman (I'm trying to save my hardbound edition, yes, I am weird...)

Passage (The Sharing Knife, Book 3) - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

The Sharing Knife, Volume Four: Horizon (The Sharing Knife) - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Devil's Brood - Sharon Kay Penman

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:24 am

Yesterday I bought "Death Masks" by Jim Butcher, book 5 in the Dresden Files, used of course. I only buy maybe two new books a year and it's usually the JD Robbs books.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:28 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Yesterday I bought "Death Masks" by Jim Butcher, book 5 in the Dresden Files, used of course. I only buy maybe two new books a year and it's usually the JD Robbs books.

SM


I keep hearing about the Dresden Files; are they any good?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:34 am

"Telynor" wrote:I keep hearing about the Dresden Files; are they any good?


Yes, and very funny and full of action. But you have to like magic and mysteries and various magical beings like vampires, werewolves, faeries and more.

Maybe just check out the first book, though I have to say the books afterwards are even better. The last one had me laughing in many spots!

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:39 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Yes, and very funny and full of action. But you have to like magic and mysteries and various magical beings like vampires, werewolves, faeries and more.

Maybe just check out the first book, though I have to say the books afterwards are even better. The last one had me laughing in many spots!

SM


I don't mind that at all; I've gotten burnt out on the genre as most of it is pretty badly written, but I'm certainly willing to give it a go.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:44 am

"Telynor" wrote:I don't mind that at all; I've gotten burnt out on the genre as most of it is pretty badly written, but I'm certainly willing to give it a go.


My best friend suggested the books, we had watched the very short lived series too. We don't usually enjoy the same kind of books but we both enjoy these. Book 9 is out in April but I don't think I'll be caught up by then.

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Postby diamondlil » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:11 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Yes, and very funny and full of action. But you have to like magic and mysteries and various magical beings like vampires, werewolves, faeries and more.

Maybe just check out the first book, though I have to say the books afterwards are even better. The last one had me laughing in many spots!

SM



I just finished reading the second book in this series, and I definitely think it was better than the first.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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Postby Vanessa » Thu September 4th, 2008, 4:52 pm

One historical fiction one:

Cover the Mirrors by Faye L Booth - the back cover says it is a dark and zesty historical novel of distorted truths and suppressed Victorian desires!

And a couple of others:

The Things We Do For Love by Imogen Parker (story set in the 1970s)
The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah (psychological thriller, I think!)
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri September 5th, 2008, 6:18 am

Today I recieved the new Boydell & Brewer 'Medieval History for Reenactors and Enthusiasts' catalog in the mail -- and oh, do they have some lovely titles! They're not cheap, but if you really are into the medieval period, it's great eye candy.

Their website here in the states is http://www.boydellandbrewer.com
Everywhere else: http://www.boydell.co.uk

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Postby Alaric » Fri September 5th, 2008, 7:57 am

Finally found "Peter the Great: His Life and World," by Robert K. Massie at Borders today. I borrowed a copy from the library once but never finished it in time, so had to return it. Every time I'd gone to buy it it was never there! :)

I'll get around to reading it soon enough.


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