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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 30th, 2011, 10:29 am

I've just picked up my mail and have received a book to review from Book Huggers - it's absolutely huge. I can't remember even requesting one! It's A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Here's the blurb:

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...
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Post by Madeleine » Sun January 30th, 2011, 12:03 pm

That sounds quite good, Vanessa, a bit like Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches trilogy. You had a successful day yesterday by the sound of it!

I also did quite well shopping:

A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin - second in the Songs of Ice and Fire series, only £1.99 from The Works.

All Together Dead and From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris - books 7 and 8 in the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series, 2 for £7 in the supermarket.

Just ordered The Loveday Vendetta by Kate Tremayne from Book Dep.
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Vanessa
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Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun January 30th, 2011, 1:20 pm

Is that the newest Loveday book?
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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 31st, 2011, 10:12 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Is that the newest Loveday book?[/quote]

Yes, in paperback now. :)
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon January 31st, 2011, 12:22 pm

Thanks, Madeleine. I will have to get a copy.
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon January 31st, 2011, 7:10 pm

Ordered Olivia Manning's Balkan trilogy with my Borders gift card. Decided I better use it before it expired or I was unable to use it.

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Post by Elysium » Tue February 1st, 2011, 5:32 pm

Bought Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri February 4th, 2011, 5:33 am

City of Sin: London and Its Vices by Catharine Arnold
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly
Changes by Jim Butcher

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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 4th, 2011, 5:27 pm

Bought today:

31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes
Time's Legacy by Barbara Erskine
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Post by Nefret » Sat February 5th, 2011, 5:20 am

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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