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Post by fljustice » Tue April 19th, 2011, 2:53 pm

After giving over 60 books to our local library branch for a charity book sale, I came back with five new reads:

Pompeii by Robert Harris
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig larsson
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
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Post by Berengaria » Thu April 21st, 2011, 2:16 am

I have just bought Ian Mortimer's Medieval Intrigue. It should be seriously interesting! :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu April 21st, 2011, 2:34 am

"St Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London, 604-2004 (Studies in British Art)" by Derek Keene. Not a cheap book, the last time I tried to buy a cheap copy the book never showed up, hope I actually get this one!

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Thu April 21st, 2011, 8:25 am

Some Kindle Easter bargains:

The Harlot's Press by Helen Pike
We All Ran into the Sunlight by Natalie Young
The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 3:19 pm

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (Kindle)
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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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 24th, 2011, 11:26 am

The Waiting Room by F G Cottam, from the Book Dep.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by Greg » Sun April 24th, 2011, 11:48 am

Hi every one I'm going to put up one I'm reading now that I'm almost positive is going to be impossilbe to find, and that's a shame since it is excellent.
Discovery the quest for the Great South Land. Which is in short an interesting review of who knew what about Terra Australis and when and then who may have charted it or not and the maps that may or may not show the Great Southern continent.
To an Antipodean it is a very important question and Miriam Estensen gives some interesting answers.
I'd been looking for a book like this and tripped over it at a church rummage sale.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun April 24th, 2011, 1:30 pm

I bought Suzannah Dunn's The Confession of Katherine Howard. I'm a sucka for those Tudor books.
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Post by Brenna » Mon April 25th, 2011, 1:49 pm

I picked up As Meat Loves Salt from the library so I can participate in the May BOTM discussion. It means I will have to jump ahead a few hundred years from the Saxon era, but that's ok!
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Vanessa
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue April 26th, 2011, 10:22 am

From the mobile library:

Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
Secret of the Sands by Sara Sheridan
A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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