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What Books Did You Get For Christmas....

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Tue December 28th, 2010, 11:27 pm

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

Warning, addiction highly likely! (Enjoy!)

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rockygirl
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Post by rockygirl » Tue December 28th, 2010, 11:36 pm

None! What's up with that??? :)

SCW
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Post by SCW » Wed December 29th, 2010, 6:58 am

I received
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
D-Day by Antony Beevor
and the new 20th century history book by Ken Follet (Sorry can't remember the title)

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed December 29th, 2010, 11:52 am

[quote=""SCW""]I received
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
D-Day by Antony Beevor
and the new 20th century history book by Ken Follet (Sorry can't remember the title)[/quote]

It's called "Fall of Giants" in the UK, not sure if it has the same title in other territories.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by wendy » Wed December 29th, 2010, 1:04 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]I didn't get any books, but my husband made me a very nice bookcase:[/quote]

Nice bookcase Tanzanite! He did a great job.

My friend went 'down under' for the holidays and brought me back a book of cute Australian poems.
Wendy K. Perriman
Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)
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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed December 29th, 2010, 2:06 pm

No books, but I did receive a Borders gift card and a Visa gift card. My husband also got me a Kindle which I can use to sync with my iPad. :D

My daughter asked me to buy her the Hunger Games trilogy over Christmas break, so she's reading those and I'll read them when she's done. She really liked the first book. Of course, my book recommendations fall on deaf ears. She wanted these because a teacher recommended them.

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aceuggy
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Post by aceuggy » Thu December 30th, 2010, 3:16 pm

I received quite a few which should keep me quiet for a week or two. :)

The Last Bear-Mandy Haggith
The Fort-Bernard Cornwell
The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
Gallows Thief-Bernard Cornwell
North and South-John Jakes (Part 1 of the North and South Trilogy)
And finally Restless-William Boyd, not excactly HF, but it looks a good read! :p

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu December 30th, 2010, 6:08 pm

Beautiful bookcase, Tanzanite!

aceuggy, let me know what you think of North & South. Jakes is one of my favorites, and I loved that one. Strongest of the trilogy in my opinion.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Thu December 30th, 2010, 6:43 pm

So in addition to the books I received for Christmas, I also received amazon.com gift cards which I decided to use today. Merry Christmas to myself from myself with lots of love!

There were having major sales for kindle, so I stocked up!
Freda Lightfoot "The Hostage Queen" Kindle Edition
Ceclia Holland "Great Maria" Kindle Edition
N. Gemini Sasson "The Crown in Heather"
Nan Hawthorne "An Involuntary King"
Roseanne Lortz "I Serve, A Novel of the Black Prince"

In book form I picked up the following:
Sandra Gulland "Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe"
Sandra Gulland " The Last Great Dance on Earth
Laura Corona "Penelope's Daughter"
David Blixt "The Master of Verona"
Brenna

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu December 30th, 2010, 6:45 pm

Reading through this thread inspires serious bookshelf envy. I think I'm going to buy myself some belated Christmas/birthday books. Might not do so until January though so maybe they'll be New Year's books. Oh, I know...Twelfth Night! :D

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