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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 2:28 pm

Hope you enjoy them, Carine.

Books I've recently acquired:

Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill
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Post by Kasthu » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 2:42 pm

[quote=""Carine""]On a Belgian book site there is a sale : when you buy 4 or more english books you get a discount of 25 %. So I ordered the first 8 books in the Morland Dynastie series.[/quote]

Enjoy! I'm just finishing up The Founding right now, and it's very good. I'm trying to pace myself, because no matter how good a series is, I get burnout if I read them too quickly (happened with Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody series--got to the seventh mystery in the series and had to stop).

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Post by TLee » Fri January 23rd, 2009, 8:35 pm

Hit the jackpot at the library swap box today:

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
The Glassblowers, The King's General and The House on the Strand by Daphne DuMaurier
The Lodestar by Pamela Belle

Hopefully they are replacing these with new copies and not just deleting them from their system!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 24th, 2009, 5:36 am

I ordered "Devil May Ride (Ghost Dusters Mysteries, No. 2)" by Wendy Roberts.

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Post by Amanda » Tue January 27th, 2009, 2:24 am

Picked up two books from the library this morning:

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

And my ARC, from Cindy's giveaway the other week, of Silver Phoenix has just arrived with the postman! It is a beautiful cover!

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Post by diamondlil » Tue January 27th, 2009, 3:08 am

It does doesn't it. Even better in the flesh than on the screen.
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Tue January 27th, 2009, 6:55 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Hope you enjoy them, Carine.[/quote]

Thanks Vanessa

[quote=""Kasthu""]Enjoy! I'm just finishing up The Founding right now, and it's very good. I'm trying to pace myself, because no matter how good a series is, I get burnout if I read them too quickly (happened with Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody series--got to the seventh mystery in the series and had to stop).[/quote]

Thanks Kasthu, you're right, it's better to pace a series, I always do that too. Otherwise I get burnout. 2 of the same series is the maximum I read in a row then I read something else. Far more enjoyable that way. :)

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Post by Carine » Thu January 29th, 2009, 6:04 pm

I bought Needle in the Blood and it came in the mail today ! Yippie !!
For once I got the book of the month before it's book of the month !! :D

I bought it through Amazon.co.uk but from another seller, it's a NEW book and I got it for 1 pennie !! (+ sending & packing : 3,94 pounds = total of 3,95 pounds) !!
Great isn't it !!

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Post by Kasthu » Thu January 29th, 2009, 10:04 pm

[quote=""Carine""]I bought Needle in the Blood and it came in the mail today ! Yippie !!
For once I got the book of the month before it's book of the month !! :D

I bought it through Amazon.co.uk but from another seller, it's a NEW book and I got it for 1 pennie !! (+ sending & packing : 3,94 pounds = total of 3,95 pounds) !!
Great isn't it !![/quote]

Oh, I love deals like that! Congrats. No buys recently, but I'm seriously considering buying The Priory, by Dorothy Whipple.

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Post by Susan » Sun February 1st, 2009, 7:52 pm

I bought Mistress of the Art of Death in Costco yesterday. As I was putting it in the shopping cart my husband said, "Don't you have enough books to read?" Silly question... I ignored him!
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