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Subject: Help Me Spend My $25 B&N Giftcard!
Date Posted: 12/17/2009 1:17 PM ET
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My co-worker just gave me a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card.  I am really excited but now have totally blanked out.  What is something that I should definitely get - my favorite reads are historic romances.  Tudor England is one of my favorite time periods but I'm open to any suggestions.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 3:24 PM ET
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hee hee..I have no friggin' idea what Tudor England is!

if you order online there's a code good til the 20th I think for 15% off...  M8W4D7R and you can probably do a search and find even better coupons/deals. of course there's something 'bout walking through the store and seeing and handling the books..but then $25 doesn't seem to go very far!

anything on your wishlist you just have tohave right now? I know some of mine I'm just biding my time or they're not released yet but others I check bookdepository and half.com etc from time to time 'just to see'.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:06 PM ET
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Susanna, the Tudor period was mostly in the 16th century of England (think Henry VIII and Elizabeth I).

Cheshire Cat, I love historical romance, but the Tudor period isn't my favorite and I can't think of a single historical romance set at that time.  Of course, there have to be some, I just can't think of them.  I'm assuming that you've read Phillipa Gregory's books and other works of historical fiction set at that time period?

Please do make sure that you search for a B&N coupon before going shopping.   I just received a 15% off coupon in my e-mail yesterday, but it was only good for B&N.com.    You may want to consider spending your money at B&N.com instead in a store.  You may get better deals online.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:11 PM ET
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hehe I know - I'm all excited and not sure if I should use it online or go to the store.  I'm thinking online with coupons and some free shipping if I spend enough money.  I think I have read some Gregory's books but it has been years and I don't even remember them anymore - any favorite ones?

My wishlist doesn't help very much they are pretty much all rare hard to find cost you a fortune books on there!  So I know I won't be going into the B/N and just grabbing them.  I am almost 99% a used book buyer so I have no idea what I should get new.  Are there any new release historical romances out there that just sound awesome??

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:18 PM ET
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Is that the Henry who was whacking off his wives' heads because of his own sexual inadequacies?!

I've heard regency..heard of victorial..and whatever the knights were - medieval? I suck at history :(

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 4:34 PM ET
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Hey, I don't know if this helps, but I remember reading some Bertrice Small books a while back that were set in the Tudor time period and in one of the books the heroine actually has an affair with Henry VIII. The books are a series called the Skye O'Malley series and Skye O'Malley is the name of the first book. Hope it helps you!

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 6:13 PM ET
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Have you read the books by Philippa Gregory? She seems to specialize in Tudor England - my favorite was The Queen's Fool. New release-wise some books that are on my wish list that I have reallly been anticipating are Proof By Seduction by Courtney Milan, Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale, Scoundrel's Kiss by Carrie Lofty, and His at Night by Sherry Thomas. The first and third are being released beginning of January, and the other 2 are being released later in 2010.

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 6:32 PM ET
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If you have a BN member card, it's free shipping on orders of only $10 online. I think it runs thru this week. I usually look at my WL and pick out a couple of books I really want to read. I also look at used prices of them, if they're less than $5 used then I don't buy it new. Takes me a while because I love to compare and shop for the perfect books before I purchase.