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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 4th, 2012, 6:54 pm

Went to a 4th of July FOL sale. Got 15 books for $5. Mostly HRs, but I did get one called Rag Trade by Lewis Orde. Looks like Depression era rags to riches in the fashion trade. Incredibly tiny font. Also a memoir/bio called End of the Journey by Matylda Engelman. Also managed to pick up a different edition of a book I already owned, Tanemera. I like the new cover better ;)
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Thu July 5th, 2012, 10:59 pm

Score! Found 2 bookshelves on Craigslist......my big living room is going to get finally organized, so many books that I don't want to sell or give away! I still buy books, although most purchases are Kobo. But still, when I go down island and stop at a Chapters store....I simply cannot walk out of there without a book or two...just the smell of them, the feel of them......walking around book stores are like going to a meditation class! ;)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri July 6th, 2012, 7:30 pm

Two more Mary Stewarts - Nine Coaches Waiting and My Brother Michael.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat July 7th, 2012, 7:46 pm

Death comes to Pemberley by P D James.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu July 12th, 2012, 7:25 pm

Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
Finally, a new reissue! :) 1st installment of her Catherine de' Medici trilogy.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 13th, 2012, 1:06 pm

Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong (UF)
Fear Not by Anne Holt (Nordic crime)
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun July 15th, 2012, 10:57 am

From the library:

A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg
The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
Fated by Benedict Jacka
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 Berengaria » Sat July 21st, 2012, 3:22 am

Am still reading and enjoying Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine. I've downloaded her River of Destiny too and have done some background research on the Braose family..... :)
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Wed July 25th, 2012, 5:19 am

From the library...

Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris
An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange

Anyone sense a theme? ;)
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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Post by Misfit » Wed July 25th, 2012, 11:58 pm

Made some interesting finds at the UBS on Monday, including a doorstopper titled Omamori. The cover is very blah, but boy-oh-boy look what's on the inside.
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