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Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 3:00 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb.[/quote]

I really enjoyed The Legacy by her but was a little on the fence about A Half Forgotten Song. I'll be interested in your thoughts!
Brenna

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Wed October 23rd, 2013, 8:04 pm

Library books (it's like shopping, except not really)...

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters


I'd brought another book in with me (the Thomas Beckett book from the school library), and I was briefly chatting about history with the librarian.
She asked if I was a history major.
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 River Between Us" by Liz Fenwick
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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 24th, 2013, 1:08 pm

The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Currently reading: ""The River Between Us" by Liz Fenwick

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 28th, 2013, 12:50 pm

Dead Man's Time by Peter James.
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Currently reading: ""The River Between Us" by Liz Fenwick

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed October 30th, 2013, 10:48 pm

My Halloween books (library)...

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien
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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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 3rd, 2013, 5:53 pm

Natural Causes and Book of Souls, both by James Oswald - Scottish noir set in Edinburgh.
Currently reading: ""The River Between Us" by Liz Fenwick

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Tue November 5th, 2013, 11:55 pm

From the library...


Sand Daughter by Sarah Bryant
Cleopatra the Great by Dr. Joann Fletcher
Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
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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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 8th, 2013, 2:15 pm

Death in St James's Park by Susanna Gregory
Trust your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Currently reading: ""The River Between Us" by Liz Fenwick

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sun November 10th, 2013, 9:04 pm

I actually bought a new book last night, instead of just borrowing from the library. A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
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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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Tue November 12th, 2013, 2:39 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I actually bought a new book last night, instead of just borrowing from the library. A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick[/quote]
Chadwick's William Marshal series is excellent! Enjoy!

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