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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun March 8th, 2009, 8:43 pm

bought The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick, I loved it the first time I read it and I promised I would own all of her books in hardcover, so I'm doing it one book at a time.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue March 10th, 2009, 2:57 pm

Drood by Dan Simmons (this is huge!!!!)
The Master of Verona by David Blixt (I threw resistance to the wind and bought a copy from The Book Depository!)
Book of Shadows by Paula Brackston
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue March 10th, 2009, 9:52 pm

So I got the refund for the "X-Files" book that was missing pages from Amazon and ordered the following through ABE and Amazon (Susan/Boswell: I actually remembered to use the Amazon search button on this site, so hopefully you should get commission for the books!):

I ordered:
"The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide, and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV" by Anne Somerset
"The Bad Popes" by E. R. Chamberlin
"Lost Gold of the Republic: The Remarkable Quest for the Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era" by Priit J. Vesilind
"Permanently New Yorkers: Final Digs of the Notable and Notorious" by Patricia Brooks
"Grave Matters: A Curious Collection of 500 Actual Epitaphs, From Which We Learn of Grieving Spouses, Fatal Gluttony, Vengeful Relations, and All Manners of Parting Commentary" by E.R. Shushan
"The Queen's Necklace: Marie Antoinette and the Scandal that Shocked and Mystified France" by Frances Mossiker
"Masterpieces from the House of Faberge" by Alexander Von Solodkoff

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TLee
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Location: Westchester, NY

Postby TLee » Tue March 10th, 2009, 10:20 pm

Was just too tempted - placed a Book Depository order that included The Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick, A Time of Singing (paperback preorder) by Elizabeth Chadwick, Crown in Candlelight by Rosemary Jarman and The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Oh my TBR pile is taking over the house!!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed March 11th, 2009, 6:14 am

Today I picked up from the library:

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
3 Willows by Ann Brashares
Kiss the Night Goodbye by Keri Arthur
In the Woods by Tana French
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley


I will be returning Kiss the Night Goodbye straight away because I don't think I actually requested it, and it the fourth book in the series, so when I do read it will be after reading the first three!
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed March 11th, 2009, 11:45 pm

Just picked up The Bronze Horseman at the library today. Been a long wait for my turn, only one copy in the entire county's catalog, and there's at least three waiting behind me. Mustn't dawdle.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed March 11th, 2009, 11:48 pm

didn't someone from here recently read The Secrets of the Tudor Court:The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson? I was thinking of buying it but wanted to check what others thought first.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu March 12th, 2009, 12:59 am

I'm a bad, bad girl! I've ordered one more book "Who Lies Where: A Guide to Famous Graves" by Michael Kerrigan, about famous burials in England and Ireland.

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TLee
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Location: Westchester, NY

Postby TLee » Thu March 12th, 2009, 7:46 pm

"nona" wrote:didn't someone from here recently read The Secrets of the Tudor Court:The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson? I was thinking of buying it but wanted to check what others thought first.



I read it a few weeks ago and really liked it. Once I started it, I found it hard to put down. One of the reasons I enjoyed it was because it was about a historical character I knew nothing about. I was getting tired of reading rehashes of the same tudor historical figures over and over.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu March 12th, 2009, 8:09 pm

Company of Liars arrived today from Amazon.


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