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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Wed March 9th, 2011, 1:32 am

Well I went to Borders today to check out the 50% off closing down sale prices. I haven't shopped in Borders for some time now, as their prices are so inflated here it is crazy. And today's visit proved it.....at 50% off I can still get the books I was interested in cheaper from BD!

One of the examples I can remember is The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle. Borders price was $36 or there abouts. So at 50% off $18. On BD I can get it for $8.57.

Susanna Gregory books were around the $23, so $11.50 at 50%. BD price is as good as $8.07.

I left the store with nothing.....well we did have morning tea in the coffee shop.

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Post by Brenna » Thu March 10th, 2011, 11:13 pm

I had to take advantage of the fact that Amazon.com had some amazing sales for the Kindle. I bought To Defy the King by Elizabeth Chadwick and the 2nd Robert The Bruce series by N. Gemini Sasson.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 11th, 2011, 3:43 am

The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired "Chicago" by Douglas Perry

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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 11th, 2011, 8:14 pm

Been on a bit of a splurge today:

Ordered "The Dead Travel Fast" by Deanna Raybourne from amazonmarketplace, all the way from the US; it doesn't seem to be available here.

And then in a 3 for 2 in Waterstone's:

The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor (period ghost story)
The Shooting in the Shop by Simon Brett (modern crime)
A Question of Belief by Donna Leon (modern Venetian crime)

and rummaging around at work in a recently vacated office we found a box of books, from which I took:

"Broken" by Kelly Armstrong
"Roots of Evil" by Sarah Rayne
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Post by Elysium » Sun March 13th, 2011, 10:12 pm

bought these during the week:

The Battle of Hastings by Jim Bradbury
Boudica’s Last Stand: Britain’s Revolt Against Rome AD 60-61 by John Waite
Conquest by Stewart Binns
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
The Conqueror’s Shadow by Ari Marmell

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Post by emr » Mon March 14th, 2011, 11:25 am

Shopping day :)

Faded Coat of Blue (Abel Jones Mysteries) by Owen Parry
Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald
The Terioki Crossing by Alan Fisher
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 14th, 2011, 12:41 pm

Two book swaps:

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (BookHopper)
Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor (Book Mooch)
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed March 16th, 2011, 4:23 am

From the new/used: Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe by William Rosen

From amazon: 1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
The Body of the Queen: Gender And Rule in the Courtly World, 1500-2000 by Regina Schulte

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Post by Misfit » Wed March 16th, 2011, 8:12 pm

After today I don't think I'll be doing well at the Paperbackswap biggest loser challenge. I have The Second Duchess by our own Elizabeth Loupas from a win at LT, Mary of Carisbrooke by MC Barnes courtesy of Sourcebooks and an interesting haul from a visit to a newly found used book outlet in my own neck of the woods. Some interesting finds and I think this link to the shelf I put them on at Goodreads will be easiest. I've already frittered away a couple of hours finding covers for them and banging out jacket blurbs for the GR page info.

BTW, anyone visiting Seattle or even with a long lay over at SeaTac airport should check this place out. Once Sold Tales, and it's right down the hill in the Kent valley from the airport. Books go at $1/lb.
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Post by Michy » Wed March 16th, 2011, 8:15 pm

[quote=""emr""]Shopping day :)

Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald
[/quote] Put this one at the top of your TBR. Trust me, you won't be sorry you did. Happy reading. :)

[quote=""Misfit""]Books go at $1/lb.[/quote] They sell books by the pound? Yikes, that's dangerous!

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