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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu February 26th, 2009, 7:33 pm

I got the book on Typhoid Mary today, but someone has underlined some of it and written a few things, but it's still readable, thankfully!

I don't know if my new/used store will accept it though.

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri February 27th, 2009, 3:12 am

It was a really bad day and I've held off buying books so today I treated myself to a quick fix and ordered two Alison Weir books, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

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Postby Divia » Fri February 27th, 2009, 3:30 am

I bought French and American Images of Joan of Arc. It is only 80 pages n 5 bucks.
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri February 27th, 2009, 3:54 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I got the book on Typhoid Mary today, but someone has underlined some of it and written a few things, but it's still readable, thankfully!

I don't know if my new/used store will accept it though.

SM


Is this the one that Anthony Bourdain wrote? One of my pet peeves are people who write in books without good cause. Flyleaf = ok. Underlining = bad form.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri February 27th, 2009, 4:00 am

"Telynor" wrote:Is this the one that Anthony Bourdain wrote? One of my pet peeves are people who write in books without good cause. Flyleaf = ok. Underlining = bad form.

Nona: Sometimes retail therapy is the only thing that gets me through the day. Unless it's a really good afternoon tea...


No, this one was is by Judith Walzer Leavitt, from 1997. I looked at the Bourdain book but it was only 160 pages and I always found him a bit annoying when I watched some of his shows. If I'm going to buy a book I want it to be over 200 pages or it's not worth it for me, this one is 336 pages.

I agree about underlining, but maybe they were using it for a paper or something.

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Postby Telynor » Fri February 27th, 2009, 4:09 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:No, this one was is by Judith Walzer Leavitt, from 1997. I looked at the Bourdain book but it was only 160 pages and I always found him a bit annoying when I watched some of his shows. If I'm going to buy a book I want it to be over 200 pages or it's not worth it for me, this one is 336 pages.

I agree about underlining, but maybe they were using it for a paper or something.

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His writing isn't as brazen or blantant as his shows. The book on TM is pretty straight up and forthright -- I found it to be very interesting look at the servant class in NY during the turn of the century. But then, I'm a fan of his (his restaurants in NY are superb), and so, I'm a wee bit biased.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri February 27th, 2009, 4:16 am

"Telynor" wrote:His writing isn't as brazen or blantant as his shows. The book on TM is pretty straight up and forthright -- I found it to be very interesting look at the servant class in NY during the turn of the century. But then, I'm a fan of his (his restaurants in NY are superb), and so, I'm a wee bit biased.


Ah. Even if I hadn't know who he was I would've still chosen the longer book :)

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Postby diamondlil » Fri February 27th, 2009, 8:21 am

Today I received Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.
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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Fri February 27th, 2009, 9:21 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Today I received Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.


I really liked that one. A bit harrowing at times. But it is the books that move you that leave the lasting impressions.

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Postby Madeleine » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:51 am

"the Marais Assassin" just arrived in the post.


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