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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed October 5th, 2011, 2:57 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Bought my grandmother a copy of Lionheart last night at SKP's book signing. Shh don't tell her, but I plan to read it before I give it to her as a birthday gift. :o [/quote]

No ulterior motive in that purchase Brenna?! ;) Hope you enjoy it!
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed October 5th, 2011, 3:11 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I almost bought a copy last week at B&N but alas, I bought Wildflower Hill instead.[/quote]

It made a good plane read. What is yours about?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed October 5th, 2011, 7:19 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]It made a good plane read. What is yours about?[/quote]

Nefret-It's similar to Kate Morton who I adore. It flashes back and forth between past and present with a young woman trying to discover herself by learning more about her grandmother. Nicely done, but lacked character development and left holes in the story.
Brenna

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Post by EC2 » Wed October 5th, 2011, 8:12 pm

How was the book signing Brenna? Did Sharon give a talk too?

My latest buy is Treasures of Heaven (non fic) from the British Museum, to accompany the exhibition of reliquaries they have there at the moment.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed October 5th, 2011, 11:15 pm

[quote=""EC2""]How was the book signing Brenna? Did Sharon give a talk too?
[/quote]

She read a chapter and then answered questions. Told an interesting story about two towns battling each other and pigs. You should ask her about it one day!
Brenna

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Veronica
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Post by Veronica » Thu October 6th, 2011, 10:47 am

I've stopped buying books. Yes it's true! :eek: I decided I have so many books in my TBR pile that it was about time to catch up.
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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Post by Nefret » Thu October 6th, 2011, 1:26 pm

[quote=""Veronica""]I've stopped buying books. Yes it's true! :eek: I decided I have so many books in my TBR pile that it was about time to catch up.[/quote]

:eek: Seriously? I should do that too.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 6th, 2011, 5:22 pm

[quote=""Veronica""]I've stopped buying books. Yes it's true! :eek: I decided I have so many books in my TBR pile that it was about time to catch up.[/quote]

I hear that! I think I'm going to have to only get a book if it's one that I've been wanting awhile and now it's cheap enough to buy, or if there's a book at my local new/used that I can use my credit on.

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Post by Veronica » Fri October 7th, 2011, 1:27 am

[quote=""Nefret""] :eek: Seriously? I should do that too.[/quote]

Yep. Hard to believe though. :) Wonder how much money I can save?
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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Post by Veronica » Fri October 7th, 2011, 1:28 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I hear that! I think I'm going to have to only get a book if it's one that I've been wanting awhile and now it's cheap enough to buy, or if there's a book at my local new/used that I can use my credit on.[/quote]

LOL. Seems like you got plenty of good excuses to break the fast. ;)
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"

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