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Location: San Francisco,CA

Postby cw gortner » Thu April 9th, 2009, 5:14 pm

Happy belated birthday, Divia! Hope you had a nice day.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles


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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu April 9th, 2009, 9:38 pm

Just arrived today, Bridge to the Holy Cross (for some reason it was cheaper to buy this version than Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons. They're huge and tiny tiny print.

Just ordered Fatal Majesty by Reay Tannahill since it was going for a penny.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Location: Northern Virginia

Postby Tanzanite » Thu April 9th, 2009, 10:40 pm

"MLE" wrote:Good score! When I found out how much that usually sells for, I cringed at the thought that I simply threw my copy out because of a dog-chewed corner...

This might sound kind of strange, but I made a list for my husband of my books that are seemingly worth some money on the used book market. That way if something happens to me, he won't just donate them to Goodwill!

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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Thu April 9th, 2009, 11:08 pm

I would have put my name down for the "The Traitor's Wife" giveaway, but it just got shipped to me yesterday! I had the paperback on order since last November. Can hardly wait to read it! Oh yeah I also picked up "The Silk Trade" by Victoria Holt and a Dorothy Dunnett book, "Caprice and Rondo" that the Library was giving away for donations. Yeah!!!
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri April 10th, 2009, 7:24 pm

Just got The Seance by John Harwood, and Born in Ice by Nora Roberts.

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Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (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 » Sat April 11th, 2009, 6:00 pm

Flaunting, Extravagant Queen by Jean Plaidy
The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin
The Morville House by Katherine Swift
The Keeper by Natasha Mostert (part of a 3 for 2 promotion so I couldn't resist seeing how I enjoyed Season of the Witch!)
The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins
The House of Allerbrook by Valerie Allande
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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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat April 11th, 2009, 8:44 pm

The Seventh Son arrived in the post today, and then I went out and bought:

A Darker Domain by Val McDermid
A Simple Act of Violence by R J Ellory

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Location: Vashon, WA

Postby SonjaMarie » Mon April 13th, 2009, 7:41 pm

I need another book at this moment like I need another hole in the head, but this one sounded fascinating:
"Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die" by Michael Largo

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Postby diamondlil » Tue April 14th, 2009, 10:11 pm

Last night I picked up:

Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood
The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
The Thief by Megan Whalen-Turner
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Postby Ariadne » Wed April 15th, 2009, 3:26 am

Bookcloseouts had another sale (sigh), which resulted in another stack of books piling up next to my desk. Among them:

The Virgin's Tale, Sherri Smith (about a Vestal Virgin in ancient Rome - I'd heard no mention of this novel before spotting it on BCO)
Mudbound, Hillary Jordan (20th c Louisiana)
Skeletons at the Feast, Chris Bohjalian (WWII Europe)
An Expert in Murder, Nicola Upson (Josephine Tey mystery)

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