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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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emr
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Post by emr » Fri February 18th, 2011, 7:06 pm

I was touched by the Diana Norman tribute so I went and bought her "A Catch of Consequence" and it's already on my desk. That was fast :cool:
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat February 19th, 2011, 3:31 am

"The Pessimist's Guide to History 3e: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem - from 14 Billion Years Ago to 2007" by Doris Flexner

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Post by Nefret » Sat February 19th, 2011, 6:04 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]"The Pessimist's Guide to History 3e: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem - from 14 Billion Years Ago to 2007" by Doris Flexner

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Oooh... I want that.
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 SonjaMarie » Sat February 19th, 2011, 6:10 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Oooh... I want that.[/quote]

You know what's funny, she has another one about Optimistic stuff, and it's much shorter!

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Post by Amanda » Sat February 19th, 2011, 7:12 am

Yesterday Joanna Queen of Naples arrived from bookdepository..pre-ordered in July shortly before it was due to be released in paperback. Kept meaning to cancel the order as it was looking like one of those pre-orders that never gets released (as a few of us have had happen with BD). And then it shows up.....a. hardcover! For under A$7!

Today I bought Raven's Heart by Jess Blackadder thanks to annis's review the other day. Set in the court of MQoS.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 20th, 2011, 6:09 pm

Today I got the two parts of Book 3 in the Songs of Ice and Fire series, Blood and Gold, and Steel and Snow, in a bookshop that's (sob) closing down.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by emr » Mon February 21st, 2011, 1:39 pm

The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas

Where Shadows Dance by C S Harris

This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

BD sells all of them available in 48 hours... :cool:

By any chance anyone know of a bookstore in AU or selling AU books with international free shipping? I guess it's a lot to ask...
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Post by Divia » Mon February 21st, 2011, 10:05 pm

"I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced"
"MM-Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe"
'The History of the West Wing" (graphic novel)
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 10:32 am

I've just picked up from the mobile library:

Death by Chocolate by Toby Moore
The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by LCW » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 10:15 pm

So to restart my book reading hobby I bought a few Lisa Kleypas novels I'm missing so I can start reading her series. I think she's definitely one of the better Historical Romance authors out there. I also, to my delight, found an Elizabeth Chadwick book that I dont have, For the Kings Favor. Can't wait to get that one!
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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