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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon May 18th, 2009, 8:34 pm

I picked up three books from the library last night:

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong

and in the post I received

The Bridegroom by Linda Lael Miller
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Edith Wharton

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
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
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Tue May 19th, 2009, 1:11 pm

Bought while over in Scotland :

The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Innocent Traitor - Allison Weir
The Warrior's Princess - Barbara Erskine

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed May 20th, 2009, 10:51 am

Just ordered today online:

L M Jackson - The Mesmerist's Apprentice
Carol Birch - Scapegallows
Susanna Gregory - The Devil's Disciple (14th Matthew Bartholomew story)

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Anna Elliott
Compulsive Reader

Postby Anna Elliott » Wed May 20th, 2009, 2:04 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I picked up three books from the library last night:

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong

and in the post I received

The Bridegroom by Linda Lael Miller


I envy you Tea Time for the Traditionally Built! I have it on request and am dying to read it but it's not in yet. I love the whole series. Have you seen the shows on HBO? We don't get TV but my parents have recorded them for me and they really are lovely--all the characters in the books come to life.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed May 20th, 2009, 8:34 pm

I don't think that they have started showing the series here yet. I do want to watch it though!
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (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 May 23rd, 2009, 7:51 pm

We had a lovely day in York today - it was lovely and sunny and it was great to see people sitting outside in restaurants and bars enjoying the sun - it had such a continental feel about it. Anyway, now that I've got the fact that we've actually seen the sun this year out of the way, here's what I came home with:

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
Tell It To The Bees by Fiona Shaw (signed by the author)
The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips

I've also recently acquired:

Eclipse (via BookHopper swap site)
The Perfect Sinner by Will Davenport
The Painter by Will Davenport
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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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun May 24th, 2009, 2:28 am

The book that I ordered on the Henry VIII Exhibit at the British Library (Henry VIII: Man and Monarch by David Starkey) came in the mail today (I was going to buy it at the library but the hardback was too heavy so I ordered it from the Book Depository). It is a gorgeous book that contains all of the items in the exhibit along with some detailed descriptions. I'm putting this one on my coffee table!

I also received a couple of books from Paperback swap:

Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine and The Love Knot by Vanessa Alexander (about Edward I's daughter Joanna and Ralph Monthermer)

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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun May 24th, 2009, 3:40 am

"Tanzanite" wrote:It is a gorgeous book that contains all of the items in the exhibit along with some detailed descriptions. I'm putting this one on my coffee table!


I have this one on order as well -- the exhibit must have been fantastic. (case of envy here)

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Sun May 24th, 2009, 8:40 am

Yesterday I picked up the next book in The Sharing Knife series, Legacy.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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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 » Mon May 25th, 2009, 2:12 am

Ordered Twilight of Avalon this afternoon.


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