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annis
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Postby annis » Thu March 26th, 2009, 3:55 am

Gave in and bought the latest in Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" series, "Turn Coat". It's hard to beat a bit of wizard noir :)

*Edit And have to confess to watching it come up on Book Depository's worldwide live book sales map- again and again--
Last edited by annis on Thu March 26th, 2009, 6:23 am, edited 2 times in total.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu March 26th, 2009, 4:04 am

"annis" wrote:Gave in and bought the latest in Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" series, "Turn Coat". It's hard to beat a bit of wizard noir :)

*Edit And have to confess to watching it come up on Book Depository's worldwide live book sales map- agaon and again--


I'm still 4 books behind that one, I finished #7 last month.

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Postby Carine » Thu March 26th, 2009, 6:47 am

"nona" wrote:let me know what you think of Pauline Geddge I have The Eagle and the Raven on my shelf waiting to be read.


I read Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge just a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. She's a great writer.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (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 » Thu March 26th, 2009, 6:29 pm

I've had a little spend with my husband's 'unwanted' gift vouchers:

Popco by Scarlett Thomas
A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drason
Queen of Silks by Vanora Bennett
The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland
Chasing Dreams by Susan Lewis
Sanctuary by Nora Roberts

Also from a discount bookshop (3 for £5):

The Town House by Norah Lofts
The House at Sunset by Norah Lofts
Nethergate by Norah Lofts

(I've now found out that the first two Norah Lofts books are part of a trilogy, so I shall have to hunt down a copy of the third part!!!!:rolleyes :)
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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri March 27th, 2009, 2:52 pm

I have been SO good recently...
The colleague I share an office with knows that I have an book-buying illness, so she makes me feel guilty if I come back from lunch with newly bought books. But she's not in today! So I bought a few brand new historical novels, all of which I've been interested in for a while but some are brand new in paperback:

Cathedral of the Sea - Ildefonso Falcones
The Last Queen - CW Gortner
Company of Liars - Karen Maitland
Warrior of Rome: Part 1: Fire in the East - Harry Sidebottom

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri March 27th, 2009, 8:36 pm

Yesterday I got The Return by Victoria Hislop (set partially during the Spanish Civil War so I guess it qualifies as HF), and Until It's Over by Nicci French (well actually my mum bought it but it will probably end up on my tbr pile).

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri March 27th, 2009, 9:50 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:I have been SO good recently...
The colleague I share an office with knows that I have an book-buying illness, so she makes me feel guilty if I come back from lunch with newly bought books. But she's not in today! So I bought a few brand new historical novels, all of which I've been interested in for a while but some are brand new in paperback:

Cathedral of the Sea - Ildefonso Falcones
The Last Queen - CW Gortner
Company of Liars - Karen Maitland
Warrior of Rome: Part 1: Fire in the East - Harry Sidebottom



LOL! I would like to read Cathedral of the Sea but I don't think my library is getting it in!
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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Fri March 27th, 2009, 10:34 pm

I just received the US paperback edition of Ursula Le Guin's Lavinia. I wasn't expecting it until May (I wonder if I had my months mixed up or whether it's really early!). Anyway... a pleasant surprise for the end of the day.

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

Postby Nefret » Sat March 28th, 2009, 4:31 am

"Carine" wrote:I read Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge just a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. She's a great writer.


Yes, indeed. I love that book.

Have you read Lady of the Reeds too?

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon March 30th, 2009, 4:44 am

I have been trying to be good lately....but the postman delivered Shores of Darkness by Diana Norman today.


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