Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Book shopping today ...

Retired Threads
User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Fri February 20th, 2009, 6:40 am

I finally used the Amazon Gift Cert I got for Christmas and ordered the following:
"Typhoid Mary" by Judith Walzer Leavitt
"Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped" by Tony Perrottet
"Faberge's Eggs: The Extraordinary Story of the Masterpieces That Outlived an Empire" by Toby Faber
"Laid to Rest in California: A Guide to the Cemeteries and Grave Sites of the Rich and Famous" by Patricia Brooks and Jonathan Brooks
"London's Dead: A Guided Tour of the Graveyards of London" by Ed Glinert

All nonfiction.

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
LoveHistory
Bibliomaniac
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Postby LoveHistory » Fri February 20th, 2009, 3:21 pm

Sonja, remind me to visit you and borrow some books if I'm ever in Washington. :)

A few days ago I ordered each of Jane Austen's novels in paperback, Elements of Style, and The Garden of Heaven--a collection of poetry by Hafiz. They shipped yesterday. Yay!

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Fri February 20th, 2009, 7:34 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:Sonja, remind me to visit you and borrow some books if I'm ever in Washington. :)

A few days ago I ordered each of Jane Austen's novels in paperback, Elements of Style, and The Garden of Heaven--a collection of poetry by Hafiz. They shipped yesterday. Yay!


LOL! You'd have to come fairly soon cause they'll either go on Ebay or to my local new/used for credit after I read them.

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

User avatar
Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri February 20th, 2009, 8:41 pm

Been on a spree:

HF: "Rapscallion" by James McGee and "The Gallows Thief" by Bernard Cornwell.
Non-HF: "Careless in Red" by Elizabeth George (an Inspector Lynley mystery), "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and "Night Train to Lisbon" by Pascal Mercier.

User avatar
Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri February 20th, 2009, 9:28 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Been on a spree:

HF: "Rapscallion" by James McGee and "The Gallows Thief" by Bernard Cornwell.
Non-HF: "Careless in Red" by Elizabeth George (an Inspector Lynley mystery), "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and "Night Train to Lisbon" by Pascal Mercier.


I'll be interested in your thoughts about Careless in Red. I'm rather fond of Inspector Lynley...

User avatar
Kasthu
Compulsive Reader
Location: Radnor, PA
Contact:

Postby Kasthu » Fri February 20th, 2009, 10:26 pm

I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I bought the following nonfiction: The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London, by Sarah Wise.

User avatar
SonjaMarie
Bibliomaniac
Location: Vashon, WA
Contact:

Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 21st, 2009, 12:32 am

"Kasthu" wrote:I can't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I bought the following nonfiction: The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London, by Sarah Wise.


I saw that at my new/used store but didn't get it, have it on my wish list in paperback though for someday, let me know what you think of it.

SM
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
My Booksfree Queue

Original Join Date: Mar 2006
Previous Amount of Posts: 2,517
Books Read In 2014: 109 - June: 17 (May: 17)
Full List Here: http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114965

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat February 21st, 2009, 2:07 am

Went to pick up the paperback of Imperium by Robert Harris for a book group. At the register, I happened to notice the book in the bargain bin, hard back, for half the price. Not a bad evening in book buying, esp as this is not a topic I normally read about.

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat February 21st, 2009, 3:38 am

I hope you like it, Ash. I really enjoyed it- it's hard to make politics exciting, and I thought Robert Harris' political acumen was put to good use in this story, making the Roman political system understandable even to someone not familiar with it.
However, one critic rather unkindly re-named it 'Tedium" when it first came out, so each to his own, I guess!

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sat February 21st, 2009, 4:45 am

Last book I bought... Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George.


Return to “Archives”