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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

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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 » Thu October 4th, 2012, 8:15 am

I've won a copy of Mistress of my Fate by Hallie Rubenhold. I can't remember entering a competition but obviously did do!
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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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Fri October 5th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Ravenscliffe by Jane Sanderson, the sequel to Netherwood.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri October 5th, 2012, 4:05 pm

Guess where I'm going tomorrow? Plus there's a FOL sale in the same town tomorrow. It's in Michele's (A Reader's Respite) neck of the woods, and we're meeting up for some book trolling.
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Vanessa
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Posts: 4231
Joined: August 2008
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 » Fri October 5th, 2012, 4:31 pm

Enjoy, Misfit! Let us know if you find some good bargains! :D
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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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri October 5th, 2012, 5:11 pm

I just treated myself to Louise Erdrich's new one, The Round House, and Susanna Kearsley's Shadowy Horses. Of course, since Kearsley's books often go on sale from time-to-time, I'll probably kick myself for buying this too soon at the regular price. At least I'm doing part to support the author, right?

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 6th, 2012, 11:43 pm

Nice haul at the charity sale today, well worth the time to trek out there and back (plus gas). I *bought* two $3 bags and have a bit of everything and too many to name them all. Got a Du Maurier I'd never heard of (The Winding Stair - Francis Bacon). A few Susan Howatch, two of which are romantic suspense. A bunch of Catherine Cookson novels, two Phyllis Whitney (one is Civil War, lovely cover) and a Victoria Holt. Bunches more that shall rename nameless, especially since a glance at the GR shelves, hardly anyone else has heard of them either. One promising HF/HR set in France during WWII and focused on the resistance movement. Whoot.

I know this is pathetic, but I also picked up an older copy of du Maurier's The Scapegoat, and glad I did. I can scan the cover, upload to GR and then donate it off. I hate nekkid books.
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lauragill
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Post by lauragill » Sun October 7th, 2012, 4:54 am

Scored two HNF books from my visit to the Getty Villa: The Bull of Minos by Leonard Cottrell and Mysteries of the Snake Goddess by Kenneth Lapatin.

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emr
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Post by emr » Sun October 7th, 2012, 8:46 am

Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
Death In A Strange Country by Donna Leon
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
One for Sorrow by Mary Reed
and preordered Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by LMB :) :) :) and Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin

yup I'm in a mystery mood lately...
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun October 7th, 2012, 4:10 pm

I love Donna Leon's books - and all the descriptions of food!

Just ordered EC's "Lady of the English".
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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Sun October 7th, 2012, 4:23 pm

I had a meeting at a library Wednesday night and just had to pick up a few books to read.

Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor-it's the 1944 version that I can't seem to find a picture of on GR.

Jack Whyte's books-The Forest Laird about William Wallace and then the last two in his Camulod series that my grandmother never bought because they got bad reviews-The Lance Thrower and The Eagle

Manda Scott's Dreaming the Eagle. I had never heard of her, but apparently she got some pretty decent reviews from GR so I'm excited!

The I bought two books on Kindle-Kearsley's Shadowy Horses and Robert Lows Lion Wakes.
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