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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue May 29th, 2012, 1:03 pm

Thanks Vanessa.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue May 29th, 2012, 5:06 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]The third Black Swan Rising book isn't out yet but according to Amazon it does have a name - The Shape Stealer. It's not published until next March.[/quote]

Dang, me no wanna wait so long! :(

Thanks for the info though!

And it looks like the 2nd Fairwick Chronicles is going to be "Water Witch" out Sept 13, in the UK at least, grr!

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Post by LoobyG » Wed May 30th, 2012, 9:02 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Oh dear! Well I hope I have a better time with it then you did! Was it the subject matter?

SM[/quote]

I didn't feel it was SM, but it has been a while since I attempted it, so it could have been my mood at the time too. I normally really like anything written about the Romanovs, so it was a surprise to me that I didn't immediately become absorbed by it :o

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 31st, 2012, 10:24 am

Maine by Courtney Sullivan - modern, family drama.
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Post by rockygirl » Tue June 12th, 2012, 12:24 am

I had SUCH a lucky day at the used bookstore (all proceeds go to the local literacy volunteers, so every time I shop there it's win-win).

I picked up for a total of $8.25, three hardcovers, one trade paperback, and two hardcover picture books.

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (HF)
King Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler (Bio)
Finding Grace by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip (Memoir)
Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin (HF--Mystery)
The Day Gogo Went to Vote by Elinor Batezat Sisulu (HF--picture book, yes they exist!)
The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruff (HF picture book)

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Post by Berengaria » Thu June 14th, 2012, 1:55 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Thanks Vanessa.[/quote]
Let me know how you like The Lace Reader .....I quite liked it!
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 14th, 2012, 8:26 am

I really enjoyed The Lace Reader. I seem to be one of the minority, though.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat June 16th, 2012, 1:34 pm

I've just finished The Lace Reader - last night - and overall I enjoyed it. It's difficult to say much without giving things away, but it's well-written and very atmospheric, albeit a little disjointed. But worth a read.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat June 16th, 2012, 1:34 pm

Today (so far) I've bought

Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Broken by Kelley Armstrong
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 16th, 2012, 2:21 pm

Going to a FOL sale shortly. $2/bag today. Will report back later ;)
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