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So What Did Everyone Get?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon December 26th, 2011, 10:09 pm

NF under my tree:

Simon Thurley's Whitehall Palace

Allan Massie's The Royal Stuarts

Derek Wilson's The Plantagenets
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Divia » Mon December 26th, 2011, 10:18 pm

a few books But not alot. I think I got around 5 or something. Most were nonfiction. Which is fine, though a little surprising. Then I looked at my amazon list and realized I had very few fiction books. Must be a slow year....

I got a victorian chair reupholstered
two nie blankets.
a pretty leather journal
pearl earrings
and other odds n' ends.
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Post by Ash » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:06 am

Two gift cards from my indie bookstore allowed me to buy:

Julian Barnes Sense of an Ending
Rober Massie's Catherine the Great

Waiting for their New Years Day 25% off sale to get me a few others on my list that weren't under the tree, such as Ann Patchett's State of Wonder.

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Post by lauragill » Tue December 27th, 2011, 3:21 am

I got a Kindle and a $25 Amazon gift card to load it with books.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:46 pm

A faux fur coat, some lovely earrings, the usual smellies, socks, etc, etc, and a couple of books - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford. My daughter bought me the The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm - not sure what she's trying to tell me!! Strange gift.
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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 Ludmilla » Tue December 27th, 2011, 2:01 pm

An Amex gift card from work (love these... I use them to feed my hungry, hungry Kindle :D )

Husband got me a pearl necklace (our wedding anniversary is a week before xmas, so this is a combo xmas/anniversary gift).

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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 27th, 2011, 7:49 pm

I got 2 umbrellas, nail polishes, a watch, socks (work Secret Santa), calendar, and some bath stuff, and from my other internet forum's Secret Santa I got "The Somnabulist" by Essie Fox, and "Howard's End is on the Landing" by Susan Hill.
Currently reading "The Girl in the Painting" by Kirsty Ferry

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Post by Brenna » Wed December 28th, 2011, 2:33 pm

In books:
Cleopatra’s Daughter-Michelle Moran
Madame Tussaud-Michelle Moran
Vienna Waltz-Tracy Grant
Finding Emilie-Laurel Corona
The Bruce Trilogy-Nigel Tranter
Cleopatra: A Life-Stacy Schiff
Daughters of Rome-Kate Quinn

A food processor which I'm really excited to use this summer
A heated throw which I'm curled under right now
A framed and matted postcard signed by SKP my mom had done for me when she traveled to France with SKP
A beautiful purse and umbrella from my mother in-law
and gift cards to amazon!

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 4:51 pm

Brenna--jealous of the SKP postcard!

ejays17--jealous of the Lewis chess set!

I received a Kindle Fire (hate the backlit situation, the heaviness of it; love the ease of downloading books). My husband gave me a necklace engraved in the likeness of the labyrinth on the floor of the cathedral at Reims. St. Augustine's quote: Solvitur ambulando (It is solved by walking) is written on the back. Since my visit to Chartres, I've been fascinated with labyrinths.

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Post by Ash » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 12:24 am

Used my gift cards at the sale yesterday and got:

Charles Fraizer Nightwood
Ann Patchett State of Wonder
Queen of America Luis Urrea
Midnight Rising Tony Horwitz

and lots and lots of children's books for my classroom

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