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Carine
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Postby Carine » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 4:48 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I wen tto the library and picked up a load of books tonight! I also then needed to figure out how to create a slideshow to put on my sister's craft blog, so I did a slideshow of the book covers. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be working here, so I will have to just list them!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom DVD
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Tomorrow when the War Began by John Marsden (audio book)
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Boat by Nam Le


I've seen your slideshow Marg, it looks fabulous ! Well done !

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 5:56 pm

"gyrehead" wrote:I'm interested in the book on the Borgias. Keep us posted. . . It's just impossible to resist an adorkable socio-political genius who is willing to personalize his work and chat about Jon Stewart for a half hour or more.


Will do on the Borgia book; I needed something meatier than Christopher Hibbert's book. This one is by Ivan something, now I have to go look it up :confused:

Ditto on Reza Aslan. He's going to be in San Francisco and in Berkeley in May; I want to get tickets.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 7:26 pm

Been on a bit of a spree today:

The Council of the Cursed (Sister Fidelma mystery) by Peter Tremayne
Russo and the Demented Doctor by R S Downie
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson
Laughter of the Kings by Elizabeth Peters (Vicky Bliss mystery)
The House at Allerbrook by Valerie Anand
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

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Postby diamondlil » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 8:38 pm

"Carine" wrote:I've seen your slideshow Marg, it looks fabulous ! Well done !


Thanks Carine! You can do much fancier ones as well! I spent hours playing with the darn thing last night! LOL!
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Postby gyrehead » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 9:58 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Will do on the Borgia book; I needed something meatier than Christopher Hibbert's book. This one is by Ivan something, now I have to go look it up :confused:

Ditto on Reza Aslan. He's going to be in San Francisco and in Berkeley in May; I want to get tickets.


I was really underwhelmed by Hibbert's work. A book about the Borgias and the Orsinis and Colonnas seemed almost an after thought. So I'm definitely interested in what you think about this pending book.

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Postby cw gortner » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 10:14 pm

The book I ordered is by Ivan Cloulas and is published by Barnes and Noble.

I was underwhelmed by Hibbert's book, too. It gave me a good introduction but I need more details, particularly about Pope Alexander VI's earlier years. I'll let you know what I think.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!

THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Thu April 23rd, 2009, 12:21 am

Two more books that I've ordered:

The Principessa, by Christie Dickason and Madonna of the Almonds, by Marina Fiorato. I was in an Italin mood today...

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Postby annis » Thu April 23rd, 2009, 7:32 am

Just ordered EC's "The Conquest"- one I've been meaning to read for ages, but now it's been reissued it's easier to find. Also ordered "White Raven", the third in Robert Low's Viking series.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu April 23rd, 2009, 5:47 pm

I've ordered "The Lexicon of Stupidity" by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat April 25th, 2009, 1:48 pm

I bought Georgette Heyer's My Lord John (about the Duke of Bedford) yesterday.
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