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What Books Did You Get For Christmas....

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Sun December 26th, 2010, 7:10 pm

I got a strange one from my daughter--a Monk (TV show about an autistic private eye) spin off novel. I haven't watched the show for ages! My husband's was more on target: Bill Bryson's newest At Home. Of course he is anxious to read it, as well. I'll continue the tradition of giving books I want to read, by giving him Mark Twain's Autobiography for his birthday on Monday!
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Post by Kasthu » Sun December 26th, 2010, 9:33 pm

I got myself some Virago Modern Classics, and then my mom gave me a Persephone subscription...

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Post by Vanessa » Mon December 27th, 2010, 12:45 pm

What a great present, Tanzanite! A very thoughtful one, I think.

I didn't get any actual books for Christmas but I did get a kindle with a lovely bright pink cover, which was a lovely surprise.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Nice Xmas gift: I got copies of my novel The Tudor Secret (UK edition) in hardback and trade export. :)
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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Post by TLee » Mon December 27th, 2010, 9:25 pm

I got lucky this Christmas with some wonderful (I hope) reads:

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan Fraser King

Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'urso

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

and a couple of Emma Drummond paperbacks.

Now all I need is time!

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 27th, 2010, 9:33 pm

[quote=""TLee""]I got lucky this Christmas with some wonderful (I hope) reads:

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan Fraser King

Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'urso

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

and a couple of Emma Drummond paperbacks.

Now all I need is time![/quote]

Cool, I think you'll like Heartbroke Bay. Which Drummonds did you get?
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Post by TLee » Mon December 27th, 2010, 9:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Cool, I think you'll like Heartbroke Bay. Which Drummonds did you get?[/quote]

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 27th, 2010, 10:04 pm

[quote=""TLee""]Beyond All Frontiers, Forget the Glory and Scarlet Shadows.[/quote]

You got the cream of the crop then. Happy reading.
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Post by Brenna » Tue December 28th, 2010, 6:15 pm

I got some good loot from my momma, plus the Kindle from my in-laws which I used to promptly download a bunch of free classics.

In book form, I received:

Dunnett, DorothyThe Game of Kings


*Gulland, SandraThe Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B (I'm reading this right now and I'm hooked!!)


*Hollick, Helen Forever Queen


Heyer, Georgette The Conqueror


*Mantel, Hillary Wolf Hall

Barnes, Margaret Campbell Within the Hollow Crown
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Post by princess garnet » Tue December 28th, 2010, 10:17 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]
*Gulland, SandraThe Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B (I'm reading this right now and I'm hooked!!)

Barnes, Margaret Campbell Within the Hollow Crown[/quote]

Loved the Josephine B. trilogy too!

I've got Within the Hollow Crown on my TBR pile...

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