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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 10:37 pm

Went into our new bookstore and picked up my copy of The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free. I'm planning to have a lot of fun with this one.

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Post by Margaret » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 1:05 am

I'm not allergic to gluten per se, but have to avoid wheat, so gluten-free cookbooks are a great help to me. My favorite is Bette Hagman's The Gluten-Free Gourmet. I've developed a bunch of recipes that I adapted from recipes in that book. There are some great rice-flour breads!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 4:16 am

Henry I (The English Monarchs Series) by C. Warren Hollister
Restoration London: Everyday Life In The 1660s by Liza Picard

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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 23rd, 2011, 9:28 pm

Light on Lucrezia and Madonna of the Seven Hills reissues by Plaidy.
I had to order these through B&N because they haven't been available in any bookstore around here.

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Post by Mythica » Thu February 24th, 2011, 10:44 am

I've had a bit of a pre-order splurge:

Royal Pains: A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds by Leslie Carroll
Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George
I Am the Chosen King by Helen Hollick
Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick

I may also get The Second Duchess by Elizabth Loupas

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Post by LoobyG » Thu February 24th, 2011, 3:09 pm

Ordered 'Scarlett Rules: When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress' by Lisa Bertagnoli from the States :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat February 26th, 2011, 2:55 am

[quote=""LoobyG""]Ordered 'Scarlett Rules: When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress' by Lisa Bertagnoli from the States :) [/quote]

That sounds interesting. Be sure and let us know what you think of it, LoobyG.

Stopped in at the grand opening of the new bookstore and got a Pinkalicious book for my daughter. The owners are so nice. They let her take one of their balloons. :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 27th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Yesterday I got:

Started Early, Took my Dog by Kate Atkinson
This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

both non HF, crime.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by fljustice » Sun February 27th, 2011, 9:09 pm

Today was the big charity used book sale that a friend runs. I snagged the following:

The Origin by Irving Stone
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
The Divine Comedy by Dante
An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel
You Got to Dance with Them what Brung You by Molly Ivins
Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey
Aphrodite by Isabel Allende
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund.

Oh, my groaning TBR shelf!
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Post by LoobyG » Mon February 28th, 2011, 11:27 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]That sounds interesting. Be sure and let us know what you think of it, LoobyG.[/quote]

Will do, Michy mentioned it on the Gone with the Wind thread a short while ago I think, and it appealed to me! Also have pre-ordered Michelle Moran's 'Madame Tussaud' from Amazon and really looking forward to getting my grubby little paws on it :D

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