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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 25th, 2012, 5:46 pm

No book but I ordered my Kindle Fire today and should get it Friday (I paid a bit extra for 2 day shipping), and then I plan to order some books for it.

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Post by annis » Thu April 26th, 2012, 2:10 am

I read Hobb's Farseer and Tawny Man, so eventually I'm sure I'll want to read The Rain Wilds (but not until I read Liveship Traders, first). I may be in the minority for liking Tawny Man a little more than Farseer. I have a soft spot for the Fool and several other characters in that series.
I preferrred Farseer and Tawny Man to Liveship Traders and Rain Wilds (though I'm enjoying the Rain Wild dragons :) I didn't really ever quite take to the Soldier Son series, though.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu April 26th, 2012, 8:34 am

Is there a particular order to read them in?
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Post by emr » Thu April 26th, 2012, 9:52 am

Sacrilege by S. J. Parris
Plague Child by Peter Ransley
Palace of Justice by Susanne Alleyn
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Post by Misfit » Thu April 26th, 2012, 12:31 pm

I've been hitting the thrift shops and UBS stores pretty heavy. Lots of interesting finds, along with completing the Windhaven Series. Watch me hate it after all that effort getting them ;)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 27th, 2012, 3:50 am

Wow, I just ordered my Kindle yesterday, paid for 2 days shipping and it came today! What would've happened if it had paid for 1 day? Showed up last night?!

So I ordered 2 books and preordered one:
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home By Lucy Worsley
Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman by Elizabeth Abbott
The Emerald Storm (Ethan Gage Adventures) (preorder) by William Dietrich

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Post by annis » Fri April 27th, 2012, 6:13 am

@Vanessa: The series listings for Robin Hobb's books are here. They are quite different in style to Game of Thrones, so you might want to borrow Assassin's Apprentice from the library and see how you go before shelling out your hard-earned money :)
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/robin-hobb

Although they're loosely linked, the Farseer series is followed by the Tawny Man series and the Liveship series is followed by the Rain Wild series.

The Soldier Son series is I think completely separate from the others but wouldn't swear to that becuase I didn't read much of it.

@ Ludmilla: I don't get to see the Kindle option for City of Dragons on Amazon at all, and I'm assuming that it's only available to US citizens. I get this quite a bit. It took me a while to work out that Amazon the Omniscient knows I don't live in the States and blocks out books not available outside the US. They often block out special cheap e-book offers as well for us unfortunates who live elsewhere. At least Amazon UK tells you when stuff isn't offered to the international market so you're not left puzzled.

I've just bought a copy of Helen Waddell's non-fiction book The Wandering Scholars, which I saw mentioned on another forum. I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds fascinating- it's about the goliards of the Middle Ages.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri April 27th, 2012, 8:29 am

Thanks, Annis. I actually have the Liveship series - I got them cheap on eBay! But I like the look of the Farseer series. I might get the first one on my Kindle.
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Post by Misfit » Fri April 27th, 2012, 11:38 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Wow, I just ordered my Kindle yesterday, paid for 2 days shipping and it came today! What would've happened if it had paid for 1 day? Showed up last night?!

So I ordered 2 books and preordered one:
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home By Lucy Worsley
Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman by Elizabeth Abbott
The Emerald Storm (Ethan Gage Adventures) (preorder) by William Dietrich

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I ordered my kindle with standard shipping and it came the next day via UPS. I'm guessing they come out of Seattle.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 27th, 2012, 5:05 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I ordered my kindle with standard shipping and it came the next day via UPS. I'm guessing they come out of Seattle.[/quote]

Yeah, that's what I think as well! Good thing I didn't bother with the 1 day shipping! And I could've probably saved myself money with just standard, oh well, me happy!

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