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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Thu March 12th, 2009, 9:53 pm

My index finger did the deciding for me... I ordered Mariana, by Susanna Kearsley, on Amazon UK today.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Pigeonhole)
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 » Fri March 13th, 2009, 9:40 am

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
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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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri March 13th, 2009, 7:06 pm

Lords of the Far Island and The Queens Confession by Vistoria Holt, I bought them off craiglist here locally and the first is in great shape the other I might have to pitch, it's stinks to high heaven and is torn in the spine. I really wished I could keep it but hey there is amazon, right?

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat March 14th, 2009, 12:50 pm

to recover from my horrible incident with the Cox Communications driver (see worst thing) I had to indulge my self for comfort.

from half.com:
Royaltys Strangest Characters by Geoff Tibbals

from amazon.com:
The Last Queen by C W Gortner
A Treasury of Royal Scandal by Micheal Farqhar

from Barnes & Noble:
Sex Lives of the Kings & Queens of England by Nigel Cawthorne
Sex with the Queen by Eleanor Herman
Plain Jane by Lauren Gardner

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat March 14th, 2009, 3:05 pm

just ordered from amazon (still licking my wounds,lol)

The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Queens Confession by Victoria Holt

I had to get rid of the other so I made sure to replace it.

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Sun March 15th, 2009, 3:09 pm

I cashed in my $25 B&N giftcard last evening for Sepulchre by Kate Mosse and The House on Tradd Street by Karen White. Tsjmom mentioned that she really enjoyed Tradd Street in her reading log.

I had 45 minutes to kill before going to a Tab Benoit (blues guitarist) show afterwards so I started Mosse's novel. I'm 38 pages in and quite intrigued so far.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Vikings

Postby chuck » Sun March 15th, 2009, 3:27 pm

:)
"Leyland" wrote:I ordered Tom Holt's Meadowland: A Novel of the Viking Discovery of America today.

In 1037, a senior civil servant of the Byzantine empire faces a tedious journey to Greece, escorting the Army payroll. His only companions are a detachment of the Empire's elite Guard, recruited from Viking Scandinavia. When the wagon sheds a wheel, he passes the time talking with two veterans, who have a remarkable story to tell—the Viking discovery of America.


It sounds like a comically written anecdotal story ...



Thanks for the recommendation....on my TBR list.....If he is like Tony Horwitz and sees humor in History.... it will be a keeper....TH is my favorite NF writer....his books read like HF.......

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sun March 15th, 2009, 4:38 pm

I used part of a B&N gift card I got for Christmas and bought two more of Mary Stewart's novels: The Ivy Tree and Thornyhold.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:10 pm

I just realized that I never ordered EC's new edition of The Wild Hunt. So I got that as well as Shields of Pride, another one I was missing, from The Book Depository. I meant to do it a while ago but must've gotten distracted and never finished the checkout. Duh! But I think the exchange rate might be better now though so that's good!!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:31 pm

I don't recall Holt's Meadowland being particularly humorous. Definitely not humorous in the way that the other HF of his I've read, The Walled Orchard, was. But it was a pleasant read.


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