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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun December 28th, 2008, 8:00 pm

Went on a Gellis spree at thriftbooks,

The English Heiress
The Cornish Heiress
Masques of Gold
Sing Witch, Sing Death
Kent Heiress

Coming soon from the library,

Somewhere in time / Richard Matheson (I did not know this was a book before it was a movie)

Women of Magdalene : a novel / Rosemary Poole-Carter

Penmarric by Susan Howatch

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun December 28th, 2008, 11:26 pm

received Sands of the Arena today, I'll read it after I finish The Thistle and the Rose. I've Tudor-ed myself out for now so a Roman adventure will be a nice change of scenery.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon December 29th, 2008, 2:17 am

Daughter of Lir by Diana Norman arrived on the doorstep today!

I also stopped by the library and picked up The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman. I also spotted A Company of Liars on the shelf, so will probably borrow that one next.

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Kasthu
Compulsive Reader
Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Mon December 29th, 2008, 2:32 am

I bought Elizabeth Chadwick's A Place Beyond Courage and Marina Fiorato's The Glassblower of Murano today...

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon December 29th, 2008, 2:46 am

I used my gift card on X mas to buy

Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing, & Customs. I have wanted it sooo long. :)
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon December 29th, 2008, 7:00 am

Had to go to the post office to pick up a parcel. It was an ARC of The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee. Set in Hong Kong in the 40s and 50s.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 29th, 2008, 7:23 am

I haven't decided what to use my Amazon Gift Cert on yet. There are so many books I'd like to read but I'm so picky about what I would actually want to use it on.

SM
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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Mon December 29th, 2008, 9:43 pm

I went to the Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut, today and picked up half a dozen books, including Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles, Anthony Capella's The Various Flavors of Coffee, Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies, and Judith Tarr's Bring Down the Sun, all for about $5 apiece. They always have a great selection - either people are trading in review copies or recent purchases, because the books were in great shape.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
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 » Mon December 29th, 2008, 10:32 pm

I've just received in the post today Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh to review.
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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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 29th, 2008, 10:41 pm

I used my credit at my local new/used to get the 7th book in the Dresden Files series, but it'll be awhile before I can read it because I have so many in front of it from BF, the book on the Grey sisters and my Christmas present.

SM
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