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Post by Ellie » Thu November 20th, 2008, 2:24 am

The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by diamondlil » Thu November 20th, 2008, 7:56 am

The Fool's Tale by Nicole Galland
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Post by TLee » Thu November 20th, 2008, 11:08 pm

I am so excited! My library was able to ILL a copy of The Greatest Knight for me. It came all the way from the state of Washington (I am in NY). Can't wait to start it tonight!

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Post by Misfit » Fri November 21st, 2008, 1:13 am

[quote=""TLee""]I am so excited! My library was able to ILL a copy of The Greatest Knight for me. It came all the way from the state of Washington (I am in NY). Can't wait to start it tonight![/quote]

See how sucessful one can be on an ILL request? T Lee, King County Library by any chance? I am constantly amazed at how far away my ILL requests have come from, and with no shipping charges.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri November 21st, 2008, 1:24 am

The Private Patient by P.D. James (mystery, not HF). Put my fine stack of library-sale acquisitions aside to read this one, as I've been looking forward to it ever since I realized taht she had a new one coming out.
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Post by cw gortner » Fri November 21st, 2008, 5:31 am

I just finished Christopher Hibbert's THE BORGIAS AND THEIR ENEMIES (research for next novel) and am about to begin an ARC for review of Elle Newmark's much-touted THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF.
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Post by Alaric » Fri November 21st, 2008, 7:23 am

Hibbert really is an excellent source, isn't he? I've got Redcoats and Rebels that I bought to use in an essay last year, but ended up reading most of it anyway.

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Post by Perdita » Fri November 21st, 2008, 10:36 pm

Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret George

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Post by Telynor » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 3:22 am

Just wound up A Place Beyond Courage and Mary Balogh's An Ideal Wife -- reviews over at Epinions. Now reading Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God, a nonfiction book that is turning out to be very interesting. Next up will probably be the third book in Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife series.

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Post by LCW » Sat November 22nd, 2008, 4:35 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]The Fool's Tale by Nicole Galland[/quote]

Be sure to let me know how you like this one! I started it a while ago but stopped at around page 50. It wasn't awful I just didn't really get into it. I still have it and am planning on picking it back up someday.
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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