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Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat November 12th, 2011, 8:50 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]I suspect you bought the older, Archer translation. The newer, Nunnally translations are available as Kindles, but they are priced above $10 each; or you could buy the omnibus, Kindle edition with all three books for $18.99.

I'm waiting for a used pb I ordered for a SF trilogy I started. The 1st and 3rd book were avaialble as Kindles. I didn't realize, until I finished the 1st, that the 2nd wasn't out there as a Kindle (frustrating)! Maybe this is a sign that Kindle is spoiling me and my expectations. :eek: [/quote]

I have heard some chit chat about different translations, but not sure which one I have or who the preferred translator is.

Made another stop at the same UBS and picked up a couple of romances, a Dorothy Eden, book #2 of the Kristin Lavransdatter, the next Marilyn Harris Eden book (because it's not going to come from the library in time and I must keep reading these) and Henry of the High rock by Juliet Dymoke. Cost me all of $8 for the lot.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 13th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Mon November 14th, 2011, 2:04 am

Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray. I've read the first book so ready for this one.

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javagirl
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Post by javagirl » Mon November 14th, 2011, 3:44 am

The Rose Garden, Susanna Kearsley
Figures in Silk, Vanora Bennett

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon November 14th, 2011, 5:55 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Yay! Happy reading. Wonder who got the other one? I swear I only posted it here.
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That would be me.

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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
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 14th, 2011, 9:49 am

I went to a reading group weekend away - we take our books to swap and I came home with:

The Skeleton Room by Kate Ellis
A Painted Door by Kate Ellis
The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
Red Bones by Ann Cleeves
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Now You See Me by S J Bolton
Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka
The Haunted Hotel & Other Stores by Wilkie Collins
Zorro by Isabel Allende
Hasty Death by M C Beaton

I've also received two freebies through the post:

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Lucy Robinson
The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley

Unfortunately I have already have The Girl on the Cliff on my Kindle. I can't remember entering a competition for it but must've done! There was no compliment slip or anything with it so I don't know where it came from.
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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Post by Misfit » Mon November 14th, 2011, 12:29 pm

[quote=""MLE""]That would be me.[/quote]

Lol, I looked at prices again yesterday. They're back up over $5.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Mon November 14th, 2011, 2:53 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Lol, I looked at prices again yesterday. They're back up over $5.[/quote]

I didn't get the penny plus S&H, but I have a 75 cent copy coming :)

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Post by Misfit » Mon November 14th, 2011, 4:19 pm

[quote=""TiciaRoma""]I didn't get the penny plus S&H, but I have a 75 cent copy coming :) [/quote]

That's a good enough bargain. I thought I hit the jackpot in '07 when I got a copy for $5 (plus S&H).
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Post by Nefret » Mon November 14th, 2011, 5:50 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray. I've read the first book so ready for this one.[/quote]

How are those? I've been wanting to read them.
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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