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enelya
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Postby enelya » Sat February 21st, 2009, 10:31 am

I am looking forward to a book buying spree in Amsterdam coming Monday....

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Sat February 21st, 2009, 6:18 pm

"Susan" wrote:I knew about the controversy with the second book, but I bought it anyway because I like the main character and the price was right. I'll probably save it for a summer read, ignore the inaccuracies, and read it as a mystery and fantasy as you suggest.


I changed my mind about reading The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin in the summer. I'm starting it later today. I very much enjoyed the writing and mystery aspect of Mistress of the Art of Death, which I finished this morning. I don't want to wait to read further adventures of Adelia.
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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 1:47 am

Two books came into my house this evening, both nonfiction:

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 1:49 am

"What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew", by Daniel Pool

That's another book I've been interested in and if I had more on my gift cert I might've ordered it, you'll have to let me know how that one is too!

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 2:21 am

"Kasthu" wrote:Two books came into my house this evening, both nonfiction:

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, by Daniel Pool
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, by Eric Jager.


It's been a number of years since I've read the Poole, but it's quite entertaining. Lots of interesting information in it.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 5:29 am

I didnt buy it but I did get Figures in Silk from Amazon Vine. Finally a HF novel I actually want to read!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:53 am

I cannot even tell you how many books I hve acquired this weekend. Probably 20 I think.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 1:14 pm

"Divia" wrote:I didnt buy it but I did get Figures in Silk from Amazon Vine. Finally a HF novel I actually want to read!


I got that one on the Vine also. Plus an eating light and fast cook book.

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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 3:59 pm

"Divia" wrote:I didnt buy it but I did get Figures in Silk from Amazon Vine. Finally a HF novel I actually want to read!


Ditto here! I've been looking forward to reading it for weeks. Can't wait for it to arrive...

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Madeleine
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 5:41 pm

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks and Oxford Letters by Veronica Smallwood, 50p each from a charity book sale.


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