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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 6th, 2011, 6:49 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]Last books I bought were:

Edward II by Seymour Phillips
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Sigh, I wanted this book but it was too much to spend for my King/Queen Challenge, maybe if it comes down way in price, I'll get it. I ended up reading really short overview with tons of images on Edward II.

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 10th, 2011, 3:59 pm

Just getting ready to head out and do a little book shopping with SonjaMarie. Picking her up from the Vashon Ferry dock at Point Defiance and then we're heading over to the H.U.G.E. Tacoma Book Center (watch a video of it here).

Older ferries run on this route

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Post by Vanessa » Sat December 10th, 2011, 4:33 pm

Looks pretty!

Have you met up before, Misfit?
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Post by Misfit » Sat December 10th, 2011, 11:10 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Looks pretty!

Have you met up before, Misfit?[/quote]

We've hooked up a couple of times. I just got back, but Sonja Marie is probably just landing back on the island. She didn't buy a thing, but I got some interesting items, including several Angelique books. I've probably duplicated what I have, but I suspect I can find homes for whatever is left over.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 10th, 2011, 11:51 pm

I didn't buy a thing cause I could get every book I was interested in for a whole lot cheaper through Amazon, many for only 4.00 w/ s/h and they wanted 8, 10, 12, were some of the prices for hardback, and like 6 or 8 for paperback. Yeesh! What happened to a few dollars for a used book?!

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Post by Misfit » Sun December 11th, 2011, 12:01 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I didn't buy a thing cause I could get every book I was interested in for a whole lot cheaper through Amazon, many for only 4.00 w/ s/h and they wanted 8, 10, 12, were some of the prices for hardback, and like 6 or 8 for paperback. Yeesh! What happened to a few dollars for a used book?!

SM[/quote]

I just compared the prices at Amazon for the Angelique editions I purchased today. The copy of book one I bought for $5 is listed at $102. I can live with that :)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun December 11th, 2011, 1:50 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I just compared the prices at Amazon for the Angelique editions I purchased today. The copy of book one I bought for $5 is listed at $102. I can live with that :) [/quote]


So are you going to tell us what else you bought?

I went to a used bookstore myself and bought three NF books: Fifteenth Century England by Percival Hunt, Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1270-1540 by Kim Phillips, and Court and Country: Studies in Tudor Social History by A. L. Rowse. I could have sneaked a couple of more in if hubby wasn't with me.
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Post by Misfit » Sun December 11th, 2011, 2:15 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]So are you going to tell us what else you bought?

I went to a used bookstore myself and bought three NF books: Fifteenth Century England by Percival Hunt, Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1270-1540 by Kim Phillips, and Court and Country: Studies in Tudor Social History by A. L. Rowse. I could have sneaked a couple of more in if hubby wasn't with me.[/quote]

Sorry, I was a bit busy loading them onto my shelves at Goodreads.

The Roanoke Hundred by Inglis Fletcher (first in a seven book series)
Son of a Hundred Kings and Ride with Me by Thomas Costain
Pride's Castle, The Golden Hawk and A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby
Five Smooth Stones which appears to be a 60's/70's interracial romance something or other. Couldn't tell by the cover what it was about until I got home.

The two Costains are very tempting. One is about a young boy come in search of his father, I think it ends in Canada. The other is set during the Napoleonic wars.
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Post by annis » Sun December 11th, 2011, 4:14 am

Misfit, there appear to be 12 novels altogether in Inglis Fletcher's North Carolina series- though this listing is in order of publication date rather than chronological order.
http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/ncnovels/i ... ina-series

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Post by Vanessa » Sun December 11th, 2011, 11:17 am

[quote=""Misfit""]We've hooked up a couple of times. I just got back, but Sonja Marie is probably just landing back on the island. She didn't buy a thing, but I got some interesting items, including several Angelique books. I've probably duplicated what I have, but I suspect I can find homes for whatever is left over.[/quote]

It's nice that you've met each other and made friends. You can't beat a bit of book browsing with a fellow enthusiast! :)
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