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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon January 3rd, 2011, 10:20 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I tried looking for it on amazon.com/us but it didn't come up. I searched by title and by author. I'll try again.

That is a great challenge. Mine is similar-read a book (fiction or nonfiction) about every King/Queen from King Arthur to Queen Elizabeth II.[/quote]

Here's the link to it:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/029783 ... ss_product

Yours is a bit more ambitious then mine!

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Post by Brenna » Mon January 3rd, 2011, 11:34 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Here's the link to it:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/029783 ... ss_product

Yours is a bit more ambitious then mine!

SM[/quote]

Thanks for the link. I didn't realize that you could only buy the book used or through sellers other than amazon.com. How did you find out about that one?

Well, when I first read Sunne in Splendour by SKP, I realized that I didn't really know any of England's history before the Tudors (or after for that matter). So I just started making a list of all of the books that are out there and made a timeline at the same time. I'm not sure if I'll actually accomplish it or not, but I'm going to try my darndest! I've read the books through William I through Richard III and the Tudors, but I've got a bunch more to go. This website sure is helpful though!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:00 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Thanks for the link. I didn't realize that you could only buy the book used or through sellers other than amazon.com. How did you find out about that one?
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You're welcome! Most likely I did a search for "William I" and it came up. I rarely buy books new from Amazon, especially if I can find it cheaper used, usually through Amazon's used books service.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 4th, 2011, 4:35 am

From the new/used store: Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne

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Post by princess garnet » Wed January 5th, 2011, 1:24 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]From the new/used store: Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne

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I read that last month. Quite an interesting story about the city through the ages. Wish I'd bought it sooner--like after coming back from Paris in summer '04!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed January 5th, 2011, 1:39 am

I bought Kate Emerson's Between Two Queens over the weekend.
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Post by Berengaria » Thu January 6th, 2011, 4:46 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I bought Kate Emerson's Between Two Queens over the weekend.[/quote]
I've been thinking about that one! Plse let me know how you like it! Your new book has been delayed until Jan 11th at Amazon Canada, so I have more time to wrap up other reads before I settle in with it! (at least that's a positive spin on my disappointment! :)
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Post by emr » Thu January 6th, 2011, 10:01 am

I shouldnt buy more books this week, I really shouldnt... uh

by Joy Shayne Laughter

Forbidden love, the Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty, jades worth millions on the black market ... Ross Lamos, 21st Century Karmic Detective, knows that somehow, the history of the three jades is his as well. Yü, the Stone of Heaven, jade art born from the genius of ancient China. Lamos has built his career dealing Asian art and antiquities by hiding his very useful psychic Touch. When he holds the jades, the yü will reveal an extraordinary history. Lamos will risk everything to protect the jades, and finally remember his role in a love story that changed the course of a Dynasty ... the love between an extraordinary Concubine and a Prince, the son of her Emperor, and the Poet caught between them all ... a story hidden for two thousand years in three pieces of yü. Yü is the award winning first novel by Joy Shayne Laughter and begins the Ross Lamos mystery series.

It sounds intriguing :)
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Post by Telynor » Thu January 6th, 2011, 7:59 pm

Spent a wee bit too much, but I don't regret it. :rolleyes: Here's the haul:

Victoria and Albert: Art and Love -- NF
The Queen's Doll House by Lucinda Lambson -- NF
Livia, Empress of Rome by Matthew Dennison -- NF
Caesar's Wives: Sex, Power and Politics -- NF
Behind the Scenes in Versailles -- NF
The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb -- NF

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu January 6th, 2011, 8:36 pm

Just got in the mail:

Richard III by David Hipshon (NF)
Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love by Elizabeth Norton (NF)
Red Rose of Anjou by Jean Plaidy (I already own the hardback, but I wanted the mass-market paperback for its gloriously tacky cover. Can't replicate that on Mr. Kindle!)
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