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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon June 13th, 2011, 5:01 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Thanks for the encouragement SM! I started this book yesterday and barely slept last night because I was hooked! I don't know much about the time period they are discussing, but that doesn't distract from the story![/quote]

Great! I did know of the time period as Pompeii/Herculaneum are things I'm interested in, and it was actually suggested to me from an ex-member after I read a NF book on Herculaneum.

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Post by Brenna » Mon June 13th, 2011, 6:22 pm

I will have to do some research because even the names are a bit difficult for me to comprehend. I've tagged a bunch of pages so I can go back and research (Lord knows I can't while I'm reading because I'm flipping the pages too fast!!). Thank you again. I'm so glad I picked up this book!
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Post by Kasthu » Mon June 13th, 2011, 9:48 pm

Not really shopping, but... a review copy of Lady of the English arrived in my mailbox today!!!!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed June 15th, 2011, 1:52 am

Bought The Heron's Catch by Susan Curran, a novel about the early career of William de la Pole.
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Post by Divia » Wed June 15th, 2011, 2:53 am

The Lost Crown. It is a novel about the last Czar from the pov from his daughters. YA
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed June 15th, 2011, 3:26 am

[quote=""Divia""]The Lost Crown. It is a novel about the last Czar from the pov from his daughters. YA[/quote]

I saw that on Tanzanite's blog, I think. Looked interesting.
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Post by Telynor » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:15 am

A new shipment from the Folio Society:

Letters to Vicky -- a collection of letters between Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter, and unique to the FS.

The Sun King by Nancy Mitford

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:37 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]

The Sun King by Nancy Mitford[/quote]

I tried to read her book on Pompadour years ago but couldn't get into her writing style, here's hoping you have better luck!

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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 16th, 2011, 8:29 am

I had to renew a book magazine subscription which I like to receive and was rewarded with a small reading journal and two free books:

The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
The Prince of the Mist by Carlos Ruis Zafon
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 16th, 2011, 8:48 am

That must have been a nice surprise Vanessa.

I'm now the proud owner of the Alnwick Trilogy - and they're all matching editions too! Covers are quite retro too!
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