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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Thu August 23rd, 2012, 3:33 pm

Bargains:

The Dreaming by Barbara Wood - $2.99
Noah's Wife by T.K. Thorne (Alternate History) - $0.99
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble (Young Adult, Fantasy) - $0.99

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Post by Mythica » Fri August 24th, 2012, 9:23 am

Today's Kindle Daily Deal celebrate's it's first anniversary with 25 discounted books, some are historical like "Elizabeth Street", "Pearl of China", and "The Unquiet Bones".

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 24th, 2012, 2:40 pm

Thanks for the heads-up, Mythica. In the end, I bought 'Bonhoeffer' because I've heard the name so often, and all I know about him is that he was part of a German conspiracy to assassinate Hitler.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri August 24th, 2012, 3:18 pm

The Dreaming by Barbara Wood isn't free in the UK, but I really enjoyed her Green City in the Sun so am interested in this one. It's still not a bad price at £1.96.
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Post by Mythica » Sat August 25th, 2012, 10:59 am

Today's Kindle Daily Deal features 400+ books for students, though it appears the discounts are available for anyone. There are several history books but none that seem interesting to me, personally.

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Post by Mythica » Wed August 29th, 2012, 8:35 am

Bargains:

Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley - $1.99
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane - $2.99
Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated with Our Great President by Edward Steers Jr. and Harold Holzer - $3.88

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Post by Mythica » Thu August 30th, 2012, 7:32 am

Kindle Daily Deal: The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy - $1.99 Today only.

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Post by Mythica » Fri August 31st, 2012, 9:39 am

Bargains:

Grants Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year by Charles Bracelen Flood - $2.99
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris - $1.99

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Post by Mythica » Sat September 1st, 2012, 9:00 am

Today's Kindle Daily Deal: True Crime by Max Allan Collins - $1.99 Today Only

Part of this month's 100 books for $3.99 or less is: Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt - $3.99. This is on my to-read list but I don't normally read "paranormal". I was just curious about the Pendle Witch Trials. And I did enjoy the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - if it's like that, I should enjoy it. Anyone have any thoughts on this one?
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Post by Misfit » Sat September 1st, 2012, 12:20 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Today's Kindle Daily Deal: True Crime by Max Allan Collins - $1.99 Today Only

Part of this month's 100 books for $3.99 or less is: Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt - $3.99. This is on my to-read list but I don't normally read "paranormal". I was just curious about the Pendle Witch Trials. And I did enjoy the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - if it's like that, I should enjoy it. Anyone have any thoughts on this one?[/quote]

I wasn't as bowled over as the other reviewers were. It was good, but IIRC there I had some issues with the POV used and because of that I dropped it down to three stars. I'd have to go back to my original review to see, but I'm still waking up and too lazy.
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