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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue March 1st, 2011, 8:46 pm

Got free with my credit at new/used store:
"The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty" by G.J. Meyer.

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Post by SGM » Tue March 1st, 2011, 9:34 pm

Bought a Kindle case from Ebay £5.45 and free postage. Just think how many books I can buy with what I have saved by not buying the Amazon one (£49.99).

And yes you do need a case or you end up turning pages every time you move.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Post by Vanessa » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 5:13 pm

Acquired recently:

The Raven Queen by Jules Watson
Anatomy of Ghosts Andrew Taylor
Black Tower by Louis Bayard
The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham
Penhallow by Georgette Heyer (BookHopper)
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

From the library:

The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift
A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
Death by Chocolate by Toby Moore
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by princess garnet » Wed March 2nd, 2011, 9:26 pm

Bought Royal Sisters by Jean Plaidy. (Formerly titled The Haunted Sisters)

My books pile is just growing and growing...

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 5:08 am

Murder on the Marmora: A George Porter Dillman & Genevieve Masefield Mystery #5 by Conrad Allen

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Post by Nefret » Thu March 3rd, 2011, 6:05 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]Bought Royal Sisters by Jean Plaidy. (Formerly titled The Haunted Sisters)

My books pile is just growing and growing...[/quote]

I ordered that from a local bookstore.
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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!
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{Ensiferum}

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat March 5th, 2011, 4:39 am

Resurrecting Pompeii - Estelle Lazer
Ladies of the Grand Tour: British Women in Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe - Brian Dolan
The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic - John Malcolm Brinnin
Old London Bridge: The Story of the Longest Inhabited Bridge in Europe - Patricia Pierce

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Post by Kasthu » Sat March 5th, 2011, 4:32 pm

Completely disregarding my rule to only buy as many books as I can read! I have a lot of credit at a secondhand bookstore around the corner from me, and so I walked away with:

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Judge, by Rebecca West
The Thinking Reed, by Rebecca West
Madame De Pompadour, by Nancy Mitford
Boudica: Dreaming the Bull, by Manda Scott
Hungry Hill, by Daphne Du Maurier

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Post by Misfit » Sat March 5th, 2011, 4:52 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Hungry Hill, by Daphne Du Maurier[/quote]

Hungry Hill is a real departure for D du M. Very dark, not quite as dark as Julius but still.
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Post by SGM » Sat March 5th, 2011, 5:34 pm

I have just bought a Kindle book called Traitor's Gate by a writer called Mary Fitzgerald. It cost 70p and seems to have no other publishing history so it looks like it went straight to Kindle (does this mean self-published?) It is set during the siege of Chester during the civil war - and at 70p is worth trying out. I don't have to finish it, if it's a dud.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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