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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:35 am

Sadly, the Borders near the University is being closed. Happily, everything is on sale. So I picked up Coleen McCulloughs new book The First Man in Rome, which is perfect because my book group is reading it in a few months. Also picked up some Ruth Rendell (not HF), and Thames by Peter Ackroyd.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:39 am

"Amanda" wrote:Daughter of Lir by Diana Norman


I just bought Daughter of Lir a few weeks ago, isn't that Judith Tarr?

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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:52 am

"nona" wrote:I just bought Daughter of Lir a few weeks ago, isn't that Judith Tarr?


Huh, this is the first time I realized that Norman and Tarr wrote books with the same title (despite my owning copies of both). They're completely different books.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue December 30th, 2008, 4:10 am

ahh, thats explains it. whats Norman's about?

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue December 30th, 2008, 4:45 am

"nona" wrote:ahh, thats explains it. whats Norman's about?


Medieval Ireland.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue December 30th, 2008, 9:57 am

I went to the library tonight and picked up:

Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Fool's Gold by Nicole Galland
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
Life as we Knew it by Susan Pfeffer
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters

Already there is another book there waiting for me!
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue December 30th, 2008, 2:17 pm

Received my Twilight trilogy today, off to hit bookshop sales soon.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 » Tue December 30th, 2008, 7:19 pm

I bought 3 for 2 in Borders today:

The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse
The Other Side of the Stars by Clemency Burton Hill
The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
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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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue December 30th, 2008, 7:45 pm

No luck in the booksales (disappointing) but there's a new cut-price bookshop opened up in my local mall and I bought a couple of Bernard Knight's Crowner John novels:

The Elixir of Death
The Noble Outlaw

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Tue December 30th, 2008, 8:14 pm

Despite the fact that there is a certain amount of repetition in the Crowner John novels, it has a rather comforting familiarity. You feel as if you know the characters and all their quirks. The stories are always interesting and the times and customs well portrayed.

From an online auction site I've just picked up copies of Martha Rofheart's "Cry God for Harry", about Henry V ( "once more unto the breach, dear friends---") and "The Alexandrian", her novel about Cleopatra, which is supposed to be one of the best historical novels on the subject. Given recent discussions about Cleopatra, I'm looking forward to that one.
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