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What Books Did You Get For Christmas....

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SonjaMarie
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What Books Did You Get For Christmas....

Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 25th, 2010, 8:00 pm

and whatever else you got as well!

I got "Cartier" by Hans Nadelhoffer, gorgeous looking book with loads of images of gorgeous jewelry and what not.

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Post by Susan » Sat December 25th, 2010, 8:54 pm

My son gave me a NF book called "The Queen's Spymaster" about Sir Francis Walsingham during the reign of Elizabeth I. When I opened it, he asked me if I knew where he got it. I said I didn't and he asked me if I was sure. Then my husband and daughter started laughing...they had figured it out. My son took a book he had given me a few years ago that was in my to be read pile and re-gifted it as a joke!
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Post by princess garnet » Sat December 25th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff (NF)

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Post by Elysium » Sat December 25th, 2010, 10:00 pm

[quote=""Susan""]My son gave me a NF book called "The Queen's Spymaster" about Sir Francis Walsingham during the reign of Elizabeth I. When I opened it, he asked me if I knew where he got it. I said I didn't and he asked me if I was sure. Then my husband and daughter started laughing...they had figured it out. My son took a book he had given me a few years ago that was in my to be read pile and re-gifted it as a joke![/quote]

Aww, that was evil :p

I got:
The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
The Crown in the Heather by N.Gemini Sasson
Amarna Sunset by Aidan Dodson
The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge
The Lady Queen by Nancy Goldstone
Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Post by ejays17 » Sun December 26th, 2010, 12:00 am

That's very funny Susan!

I got:
To Defy a King - EC
The Leopard Unleashed - EC
From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris

And in other Historically-related stuff
A pewter chess set of Romans vs Ancient Britons. I collect chess sets (it's a very expensive hobby & I don't indulge very often :D ), and we'd seen this one at the market when we were on holidays in October so SLOC boight it for me - on the understanding that it was combined Christmas / birthday prsent this year.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun December 26th, 2010, 2:03 am

I got The Traitor's Wife from my daughter. And I had just downloaded it free onto my kindle :o . But it's nice to have in dead-tree format, too.

Our son-in-law the mechanical engineer gave us a DVD set containing all the seasons of Junkyard Wars. He and dh are watching it as I type. What is the saying about 'giving what you would most like to get'?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun December 26th, 2010, 2:04 am

I got The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Dickens by Lillian Nayder.
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Post by Ash » Sun December 26th, 2010, 3:08 am

I got a very sizable gift card to a fav bookstore. They are having their 25% off everything sale next Saturday, and I have great plans for what I plan to buy. Stay tuned....

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Post by Nefret » Sun December 26th, 2010, 3:23 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff (NF)[/quote]

How is that one? I have been wanting it.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Divia » Sun December 26th, 2010, 4:09 am

Wow. I'd expect you guys to get more books.

I got:
  1. Fruitlands about the Alcotts
  2. Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt
  3. Marilyn in her own words
  4. Crossing the tracks
  5. Cate of the Lost Colony
  6. Louisa May Alcott He life letters and Journals
2 gift cards to bookstores :) YAY.
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