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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Thu December 4th, 2008, 4:52 pm

"Ash" wrote:I'm in trouble. Borders is having a special Teacher's Appreciation Day today only! 25% everything - I think I will go and be appreciated....


I'm behind you... Nice that librarians are included.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu December 4th, 2008, 8:27 pm

Picked up To a Native Shore by Valerie Anand. Apparently it's about India so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu December 4th, 2008, 11:24 pm

I used to credit at my local new/used to pick up "Travels with a Medieval Queen: The Journey of A Sicilian Princess" by Mary Taylor Simeti (nonfiction).

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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri December 5th, 2008, 1:23 pm

picked up The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick yesterday from the library, I plan on starting it today or tomorrow.

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Fri December 5th, 2008, 1:44 pm

I ended up buying some christmas presents: a Russian language program for a nephew who is planning to go there sometime, and The Jungle Book and Just So Stories for a favorite teen (to go along with Animal Farm that I already got her.) These were among my favorite reads when I was her age, and she reads like I did then.

Didn't see anything for me; I haven't seen anything new out that intrigues me, and I have such a glut of books on my shelves right now. Just as well.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri December 5th, 2008, 2:07 pm

I know how you feel, my bedside mountain of tbr books is growing in leaps and bounds but I still have that weakness oh tellng myself when I see one that catches my attention that 'it is cheap' and 'I better buy it now cause I do plan on it anyhow', and the famous, 'whats one more'

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat December 6th, 2008, 5:01 am

The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
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Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat December 6th, 2008, 3:17 pm

Yesterday got "The Wild Hunt" by EC, and have just ordered the "Twilight" trilogy from a mail-order/internet book company called Red House.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon December 8th, 2008, 9:33 am

Today I picked up the following books from the library:

Superior Saturday by Garth Nix
Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson
Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Venus in Bronze by Lindsey Davis
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon December 8th, 2008, 10:22 pm

A Room With a View by E.M. Forster.

Just watched the most recent adaptation for tv and thought it was great. In a nice little circle of things, Lucy Honeychurch was played by on of the girls in Fingersmith, there was a lady author at the beginning that was played by Sinead Cusak, who was Mrs Thornton in North and South (and such a different character), Mr Beebe was played by the guy who is Mr Beazley in Harry Potter and Old Mr Emerson was also in Harry Potter and was the that chappy that turned into a rat.

Funny aside:

My 3 year old son was sitting watching the last bit with me. And there is a sex scene (very tastefully done). He had been sitting quietly watching with me (a rarity, but I had promised he could watch something if mummy got to finish her show), and all of a sudden he say "Mummy, what's going on?" Taken by surprise, I took a deep breath floundering as to what to say, when the next shot is of them laying back in bed, and he says "Oh, they are going to have a sleep". Phew!


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