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emr
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Post by emr » Fri February 24th, 2012, 7:04 pm

[quote=""annis""]The Bone Thief, by V.M. Whitford. I'm an absolute sucker for those Anglo-Saxons and Vikings...

900 A.D. A time of turmoil. A kingdom in dispute. An unlikely hero...[/quote]

That went to my wishlist hehe and it reminded me that I wanted books 2 and 3 of the Bone Pedlar so I ordered:
The Pendragon Banner and The Gleemaiden by Sylvian Hamilton.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by Misfit » Fri February 24th, 2012, 8:04 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Yes I'm lucky enough to have 'Black Madonna' as well Misfit, I picked it up at a library sale last year but didn't want to read it before I had any of the others and knew whereabouts I was lol! I read the blurb of 'The Marigold Chain' SGM and couldn't see where it fitted in with Riley's others, so it's good to know it's in the restoration. Thanks for letting me know which order I should start in. I also picked up 'Stranger in Savannah' by Eugenia Price today from a charity shop, I think it's the last title in a quartet which I'm sure Misfit you've mentioned before - you're terrible for my TBR pile! :p [/quote]

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Post by lauragill » Sun February 26th, 2012, 6:32 am

I'm waiting to order The Song of Achilles on Kindle. Now that I've finished the second Orestes book, I have a little breathing space to read before starting the third and final book.

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Post by fljustice » Sun February 26th, 2012, 4:08 pm

I came home from an annual charity book sale with my usual eclectic haul:

Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch
Lincoln: a Novel by Gore Vidal
The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love: A Novel by Toni Morrison
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
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Post by lauragill » Sun February 26th, 2012, 6:21 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]I came home from an annual charity book sale with my usual eclectic haul:

Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch
Lincoln: a Novel by Gore Vidal
The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love: A Novel by Toni Morrison
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman[/quote]

I loved the Fraser book on the six wives of Henry VIII.

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sun February 26th, 2012, 8:52 pm

Recently purchased... The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Z Bradley
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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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Darkest Evening" by Ann Cleeves
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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 27th, 2012, 2:40 pm

Just got Prince by Rory Clements, and a 2-in-1 omnibus edition of Mark Gatiss's Vesuvius Club/Devil in Amber.
Currently reading: "The Darkest Evening" by Ann Cleeves

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 2nd, 2012, 8:34 pm

Just ordered A Place in the Hills by Michelle Paver, a time-slip novel set in modern Provence.
Currently reading: "The Darkest Evening" by Ann Cleeves

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Timeline

Post by Leonardo Noto » Fri March 2nd, 2012, 9:47 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]I came home from an annual charity book sale with my usual eclectic haul:

Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch
Lincoln: a Novel by Gore Vidal
The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love: A Novel by Toni Morrison
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman[/quote]

You're going to like Timeline. It really changed the way that I looked at medieval warfare (actually, medieval life in general). You should also check out Eaters of the Dead/The 13th Warrior and The Great Train Robbery-- both by Michael Crichton.

Leonardo Noto

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Post by TiciaRoma » Wed March 7th, 2012, 10:21 pm

I must stop reading the posts here! I keep finding things I need. I have an agreement with my husband. He doesn't complain about my book purchases, and I don't say anything about his athletic shoe purchases! :)

Warriors of the Dragon gold
Odo's Hanging
Helen's Daughter
Pied Piper
Memoirs of Cleopatra
Through a Glass Darkly

I also was trying to remember a book I read many years ago about the discovery of Troy and thought I'd have to buy a copy, but fortunately, I found it in a box: The Greek Treasure, by Irving Stone
Tish

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