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Post by Telynor » Mon May 9th, 2011, 3:25 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Mother's Day present: The English Castle by John Goodall. Big ol' thick book about, well . . .[/quote]

Gosh, hard to guess what that one is about! :rolleyes: Husband does get points for knowing what to get you! Looking forward to see what you have to say about this one.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon May 9th, 2011, 3:33 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Gosh, hard to guess what that one is about! :rolleyes: Husband does get points for knowing what to get you! Looking forward to see what you have to say about this one.[/quote]

I did sort of give him a hint, like the title, author's name, and ISBN number. Subtlety doesn't exactly reign in my house, but heck, it gets me nice books.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon May 9th, 2011, 3:51 am

The Sickly Stuarts: The Medical Downfall of a Dynasty - Frederick Holmes
Murder on the Salsette: A Mystery - Conrad Allen

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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 9th, 2011, 10:59 am

Just ordered the latest Susanna Gregory, "The Killer of Pilgrims", from amazon.
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Post by emr » Mon May 9th, 2011, 12:41 pm

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
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Post by Misfit » Mon May 9th, 2011, 12:42 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]I adore reading Mary Doria Russell -- she writes such smart, thoughtful novels that may not always end as you hope, but she has yet to disappoint me. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Doc soon.

Bought three Alaska novels that I hope I can get to soon on Mt. TBR:
Alaska by James Michner
Williwaw by Gore Vidal
Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'Urso[/quote]

I hadn't heard of her before, thankfully it popped up on Vine or I might have missed it.

Heartbroke Bay is very good.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 9th, 2011, 1:07 pm

"Bad Boy" by Peter Robinson - modern crime, set in Yorkshire.
"Blood Harvest" by S J Bolton - modern thriller.
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Post by Telynor » Mon May 9th, 2011, 10:34 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]
Heartbroke Bay is very good.[/quote]

:D Well, you did recommend it to me, so that's why I bought it...

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 11th, 2011, 2:28 am

The Life and Times of Richard I by John Gillingham.

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Post by Misfit » Wed May 11th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Just picked up free (!!!) on kindle,
  • Dawn of Avalon by Anna Elliott
  • The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  • The Graduate by Charles Webb
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
When I can get to reading them is another story... ;)
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