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Book Shopping Today (2012 Edition)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:16 pm

Am I the only one who loathed that book and has no interest in the series? :o :confused:

Anyhoo, a few hours to a huge library sale today. They promise 35,000 titles and 2500' of space to browse them in. Let's see what long lost treasures I find today :)
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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 20th, 2012, 2:05 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I've seen the TV tie-in version of the book here, so I assume the series will be shown at some point![/quote]

I haven't seen any trailers for it, but I'd better dig my copy of the book out and try to read it. With that and G R R Martin's A Storm of Swords to read before the TV series, I will be kept busy!! :eek: :D
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 20th, 2012, 8:13 pm

Nice haul today, for a whopping $8.75. I do have some covers to scan when I'm back at the office.
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Post by emr » Sun October 21st, 2012, 9:54 am

Silly day

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann
The Red Knight by K. T. Davies (fantasy)
How to Bake by Paul Hollywood
Children of Wrath by Paul Grossman

and preordered:
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron (fantasy, another red knight)
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
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Post by Brenna » Sun October 21st, 2012, 1:53 pm

[QUOTE=Misfit;105337]Am I the only one who loathed that book and has no interest in the series? :o :confused:

QUOTE]

I've never read the books because watching the mini-series of Pillars totally turned me off to reading. Still, it's something historical my husband is willing to watch with me so I'll sit through it anyday of the week.

So my sweetheart offered to buy me any book I wanted at B&N last night. Don't you know that I couldn't decide so I got the BBC History magazine. First time I've been able to find it since April. Really disappointed because the August issue looks very interesting!!
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Post by emr » Thu October 25th, 2012, 12:43 pm

River God by Wilbur Smith
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu October 25th, 2012, 3:39 pm

Picked up at the library today:

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Armada Boy by Kate Ellis
The House at Seas End by Elly Griffiths
The King's Spy by Andrew Swanston
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Brenna » Thu October 25th, 2012, 6:24 pm

[quote=""emr""]River God by Wilbur Smith[/quote]

One of my favorites!!
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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 25th, 2012, 6:51 pm

The Secrets of Pain by Phil Rickman.
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by emr » Thu October 25th, 2012, 7:48 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]One of my favorites!![/quote]

I saw the rating on Goodreads. That many people can't be wrong ;D
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