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annis
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Post by annis » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:40 am

Just picked up from an online auction site a 1964 book by Howard Fast called "Agrippa's Daughter" which is a novel about first century red-haired royal wild child, Princess Berenice of Judea. This book caught my attention because it's period and setting are the same as Lion Feuchtwanger's excellent "Josephus", about the Jewish historian who witnessed and recorded the siege and fall of Jerusalem, and the destruction of its magnificent Temple.

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Post by xiaotien » Thu February 12th, 2009, 5:15 am

i ordered via amazon.com
the season by sarah maclean--it's
a YA regency romance with some
mystery thrown in! i'm super excited
to read this!

also bought steering the craft by
ursula le guin. she's one of my favorite
authors. and i'd love to read her thoughts
on writing.
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Thu February 12th, 2009, 1:34 pm

My last purchase at B&N included:

The Meaning of Night: A Confession by Michael Cox
A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin

I think I need to buy my lattes elsewhere; the temptation to browse and purchase something is overwhelming.

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Post by enelya » Thu February 12th, 2009, 2:14 pm

Today in the mail: Margaret Ball, Duchess of Aquitaine

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red805
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Post by red805 » Thu February 12th, 2009, 11:08 pm

Bought a non-fiction book "The Borgias and their Enemies" by Christopher Hibbert at the USC bookstore last weekend. University bookstores have great selections of things I don't see at Borders.

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:10 am

Bought Margaret Forster's Lady's Maid today on impulse at Borders...

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:56 am

Got a book I ordered a few weeks ago:
"Where the Bodies Are: Final Visits to the Rich, Famous & Interesting" by Partricia Brooks.

It'll be awhile before I get to it though, still have BF books to read before it.

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Post by chuck » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:56 am

Did some bargain bin diving today.....found Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons"....Ann Benson's "Plague Tales"....and Bill Bryson's very entertaining travelogue book about his rediscovery adventures walking the Appalachian Trail......I have read Brown's A&D novel a bit pulpy....although the Illuminati intrigue is interesting......and looking forward to Benson's Black Plague novel.....did I mention .99 cents a piece...little dogged ear but definitely keepers.....BTW...."Walk in the Woods" is being made into a film 2010 starring Robert Redford as Bill Byson...should be good......enough of my babble.....

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Post by diamondlil » Fri February 13th, 2009, 7:58 am

Apparently Dan Brown has finally finished his next book!
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Post by nona » Fri February 13th, 2009, 7:38 pm

I've tried to curb my impulsive book buying habits with the economy the way it is but I bought two today, SKP's When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance. I have Devils Brood already so I'll finally get to read the triology.

After the Welsh triology I needed time before this one, she wrecks my emotions in a good way when I read her books.

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