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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Thu August 30th, 2012, 12:14 am

(From the library...)

The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick
Beloved Enemy by Ellen Jones

The library has been helping with my historical novel fix lately.
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 emr » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 9:46 am

Pre ordered a bunch of books all out on sept 13 (what's up with that date?)

Poseidon's Spear by Christian Cameron
Not My Blood by Barbara Cleverly
Water Witch by Carol Goodman
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
Riveted by Meljean Brook
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by Misfit » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 1:11 pm

FOL sale in a few hours. Worse yet, it's not in a room at the local library. It's being hosted in a freaking UBS. Pray for me :o
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 9:35 pm

Went to a new-to-me UBS in tiny, tiny Black Diamond WA (about a 30 min drive). Found some interesting older historicals, including one that looks very promising - Taos by Irwin Blacker. The best part is the lovely store they've got there. Huge, with tons of titles and the historicals actually have a spot of their own, as do the HRs - and the owners really do know the difference between the two genres. Kids under twelve get a free book, free coffee for the grownups and they're working on building an online selling site. Finally Found Books.
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At home with a good book and the cat...
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 12:22 am

They give kids under 12 free coffee? :confused:


The store looks nice.
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 » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 1:37 am

[quote=""Nefret""]They give kids under 12 free coffee? :confused:


The store looks nice.[/quote]

Sorry, it's been a long couple of days. Kids get a free book and the adults get free coffee. I clarified the former post.
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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 1:43 am

Well, that does make more sense. I thought it was one of those signs... 'unattended children get coffee, a free book, and a free puppy'.
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 » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 2:11 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Well, that does make more sense. I thought it was one of those signs... 'unattended children get coffee, a free book, and a free puppy'.[/quote]

Lol. It was actually cute, one young girl came up with two books and told the owner/cashier that her mother would be back to pay for the *not free* one. No one panic about unattended children, this is a very very small town and the FOL sale was going on outside on the store's front porch.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue September 4th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Picked up some things from Goodwill today. Noticed when I got home that one of the books appears to have been signed by the author. Not certain it's genuine but I'm kind of happy anyway.

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Post by Nefret » Wed September 5th, 2012, 2:16 am

The Captive Queen by Alison Weir
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

Because... I got curious.
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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