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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Mon July 4th, 2011, 8:01 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Is this the same Andrew Lang who wrote those fairy tale books of different colors?[/quote]

Honestly I haven't a clue. Here's the Amazon listing. Ah, and here's what happens when I click on the authors name.
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Post by Susan » Mon July 4th, 2011, 10:35 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Honestly I haven't a clue. Here's the Amazon listing. Ah, and here's what happens when I click on the authors name.[/quote]

Yes, he's the same author. The Blue Fairy Book book gave it away.
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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Tue July 5th, 2011, 7:58 am

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman :)

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue July 5th, 2011, 9:13 am

Three 99p ebooks in the Kindle sale:

The Lovers by Vendela Vida
Why Didn't They Come For Me? by Diane Janes
Midwinter of the Spirit by Phil Rickman

which led me to buy the first Merrily Watkins mystery for £3.19:

The Wine of Angels by Phil Rickman

and

The House of Women by Anne Whitfield

(all on 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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emr
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Post by emr » Sun July 10th, 2011, 10:41 am

Troy trilogy by David Gemmell
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
Monk's-Hood by Ellis Peters
Wolves of Savernake by Edward Marston
Murder for Christ's Mass by Maureen Ash
"So many books, so little time."
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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Sun July 10th, 2011, 3:00 pm

Some recent Kindle acquisitions:
Lady of Hay, Barbara Erskine (special freebie, but not sure for how much longer)

Rakossy and The Earl by Holland (not free, but low cost)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun July 10th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Bought in the supermarket:

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson - dual time-frame mystery set in Provence
The Radleys by Matt Haig - contemporary vampire drama, about a seemingly ordinary family who are really bloodsuckers, but trying to integrate.

These books are both selections from a TV Book Club in the UK.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue July 12th, 2011, 10:53 pm

Bought at the Strand in New York on Sunday:

Mapp and Lucia, by EF Benson
Imperial Woman, by Pearl Buck
A Month in the Country, by JL Carr
Manservant and Maidservant, by Ivy Compton Burnett
Castle Dor, by Daphne Du Maurier
The Loving Spirit, by Daphne Du Maurier
Trilby, by George Du Maurier
The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
Testament, by Alis Hawkins
The Pumpkin Eaters, by Penelope Mortimer
The Bell, by Iris Murduch
Butterfield 8, by John O'Hara
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

I have no control!

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri July 15th, 2011, 2:04 pm

A BIG brown amazon.com box was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. What was in it you ask? Why the first four George R.R. Martin books of course!
Brenna

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CrimsonPetal
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Post by CrimsonPetal » Sat July 16th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Bought the following ebooks today:

The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle
A Secret Life by C.J. Archer
The Huntress by Susan Carroll

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