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I thought having a thread where we could discuss our newest book acquisitions would be fun. I got an Amazon package yesterday and wanted to
So, whatcha buying? Borrowing? Stealing out of the book store dumpster?
I'll go first. Tee-hee!
Yesterday, I got a most excellent box from Amazon which contained three books I am really excited about reading.
Boneshaker isn't H/F. It's set in a sort of alternate world during the early days of the Civil War. It actually belongs to a genre called "Steampunk" and I'm really curious about it. It sounds like a lot of fun.
I've also requested the following book from PBS:
Trail of Tears : The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
I've decided my next purchases will be some out of print books that don't get posted here often.
Here are some of my latest acquistions. Don't know when I will get to read them:
Rebels and Traitors ::
The Last Queen ::
Mozart's Sister ::
Has anyone read these books? Between reading challenges and swap books for games it may be a while, but vacation is coming.
This is exactly what I had in mind when I posted in the "Is This on Your Shelf" thread! Great job, Valli!!
I've done a little random ordering on line and should be receiving:
The splendour falls
Valli has first dibs on A Murderous Procession.
Kelly and Linda have first dibs on Splendour Falls.
I have also ordered: The Proud Villeins by Valerie Anand.
If interested, PM away - or maybe I shouldn't say that. Oh well if others want these as keepers, I guess that's up to them!
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Cavalier's Woman courtest of Karla, Meriwether via Bookmooch, Daphne from my friend Laura at Goodreads, Claude & Camille and Daughter of Witching Hill via Amazon Vine, Hester and Island of Swans from the library and the rest I bought.
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This is what I've gotten recently:
People of the Wolf-Michael & Kathleen O'Neal Gear
The Twelth Transforming-Pauline Gedge
Bath Tangle, Charity Girl, A Civil Contract, Cousin Kate, The Convenient Marriage, The Corinthian, Faro's Daughter, Frederica, An Infamous Army, The Nonesuch, Power and Patch, Royal Escape, Simon the Coldheart and Sylvester by Georgette Heyer (these are all the older versions not the new ones with the pretty covers)
Esther, The Lost Queen and the Lute Player by Norah Lofts (also all older versions)
The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
The Inquisitor by Catherine Jinks
Push not the River by James Conroyd Martin
Too Great a Lady by Amanda Elyot
Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
Roses by Leila Meachum
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
Prima Donna by Megan Chance
Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson
The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Epstein
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware
Ladies in Waiting by Anne Somerset
Dawn on a Distant Shore by Sara Donati
Oh, I'm glad to see this thread, or I'd have to start one for my own
For months I've been lusting after a gorgeous leatherbound set of "Nonsuch Dickens" at Hamiltonbook.com. I determined I'd buy them if this year's bonus was large enough to squeeze it out of (most of it already tagged for other things). Well, it was large enough, so I ordered them today: 10 lovely Dickens. ~happy dancing in my chair~
And since I was already there, I threw in a cheap Genghis by what's-his-face, starts with an I. I'm sure you know I mean.
Yesterday I received Island of the Swans as well. Today I received Swerling's Shadowbrook. Within the last couple weeks, I received, snagged, or stole: Cornwell's Sword Song and Lords of the North, Sutcliff's Sword at Sunset, Gellis' Roselynde and Alinor, Said's Ali and Nino, Tranter's The Bruce Trilogy, Chadwick's The Love Knot (from the HF swap), King's Lady MacBeth, Dunnett's King Hereafter, Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, Boyle's The Women, Furnivall's The Russian Concubine, Harris' What Angels Fear, Bristow's Calico Palace, Harris' Pompeii and Fatherland, McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, Clavell's Shogun and Taipan, Penney's The Tenderness of Wolves, Llywelyn's Lion of Ireland, Pride of Lions, 1916, 1921, 1949, 1972, and 1999 -- and these are just the HF titles.
I am blaming all of you in this forum for these acquisitions. Of course, volunteering for the annual used book sale at the high school and obsessively visiting a way-too-conveniently located FOL used book store have compounded the problem. And I'm not even going to tell you what I have checked out from the library. But after the book sale this weekend, I am NOT going to buy any more books until I get through some of my TBR stacks (although Last Queen and Stolen Crown are on my WL, hint, hint!) But I need your help -- all of you have to simply stop recommending books -- really, I mean it!
Sharla -- how wonderful!! I so love Dickens -- enjoy!
Holly -- glad to see that you're as bad as I am (or worse) - LOL!
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We Two Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
Currently I'm waiting for:
I really, really want to order:
The Stolen Crown
Island of the Swans
How Green Was My Valley
I have Boneshaker waiting on my TBR shelf too, Valli...I think I'll be grabbing it before the end of the month.
Recent HF acquisitions from PBS:
I don't order very many books new anymore, but I did just recently get a Bookcloseouts order with a couple of HF books in them:
City of Silver by Annamaria Alfieri, a debut novel set in 17th century Peru--now there's somewhere you don't get to visit often!
The King James Conspiracy by Philip DePoy, set in 1605 Cambridge, UK.
And then, a historical biography, Florence Nightingale, The Making of an Icon by Mark Bostridge.
And that's about it. I'm sure most of those will marinate on my shelf for awhile.
I can see that this shows the making of a very long thread.
Holly - did you rob a bank or something? And Deb, I loved The Tenderness of Wolves and really liked C.S. Harris' Sebastian St. Cyr series (read them all) - I particularly liked his "tiger"!
Jeanne-no criminal activities from me in order to get more books. It was my birthday on the 21st. No one ever knows what to get me so they send me money. I spent every last penny I got on books :)
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Holly - You are so lucky. I keep telling my family (when they say that they don't know what to get me)" gift certificates to book stores; gift certs to bird centers, so I can buy birdseed". Do I get these things? NOOOOO. I get more stuff that I don't need or use! Whaaaaa! You got it, I'm whining!!
I am desparately trying not to add anything else to my TBR, but I shall cheer the rest of you on in your acquisitions, knowing that by the time I clear out some TBR and am ready to bring in some more, you will all be finished with these and I shall be the beneficiary! LOL!
Alice, I haven't read Mozart's Sister...I have it on TBR, but Washington's Lady by the same author was in my top five books I read last year.
In February I received:
The Book of Love by Sarah Bower
Her Mother?s Daughter by Julianne Lee
Son of York by Margaret Abbey
A Memory of Lions by Parke Goodwin
Between Two Queens by Kate Emerson
Isabel of Burgundy by Aline Taylor (NF)
46 Pages: Thomas Paine by Scott Leterill (??) (NF)
From publisher/author for review
The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin
Heresy by S.J. Parris
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
Bought used (hard to find wishlist books at a good price)
Feather Light, Diamond Bright by Judith Saxton
The Lion?s Legacy by Juliet Dymoke
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Can't wait til Claude and Camille comes out. I may scrape up my pennies and go get that one. I love Monet! Giverny is definitely on my goto list if I ever make it to France.
One thing I do like about working at B&N is that publishers ship a couple ARCs to each store and employees get their pick. I saw a couple new ones on the break table today, and I picked up Impatient With Desire, which is a book on the Donner Party. Bit of a tacky title (it sounds so awful romancey) but it sounded interesting. It's short and a lot of it is letters so not full pages, so maybe I'll read it after I'm done with Aztec. It's probably be a quick read.
I was stuck in an airport on Tuesday with a) a delayed flight and b) <GASP> nothing to read...so I wandered into the wholly inadequate excuse for a bookstore and found Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin....I know understand why you ladies like her! It's pretty good so far, but doesn't do much for advancing my challenge reading.
And, while I was away, my WL copy of An Echo in the Bone showed up--woo hoo! A Gabaldon to open soon! Major happiness event at my house.
Plus as old OOP Isobelle by Mary Lide. I'm guessing from Felicia's review I won't get very far with the Victoria book
Oh, I might have to get "The Last Aloha" for myself. After reading a few books set in HI this past year, I'm craving more. I've got one here about Hawaii that I've been meaning to read - "Song of Exile" by Kiana Davenport. It sounds good, but I haven't heard of the author before, nor have I seen any reviews of it, so I keep putting it off in favor of other books. I need to move it to the top of the pile. Has anyone read it?
Today I got the newest novel by Joyce Carol Oates, "Little Bird of Heaven". It isn't H/F, but I'm excited about it. I love her books!
Valli, I've heard a lot of good things about Molokai, have you looked at that one?
PS, the jacket on the Isobelle book sounds like fun. Victorian era (I think), girl gets sold into harem, etc.