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Subject: New HF for Downton Abbey geeks
Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:02 PM ET
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In case you all missed Sarah's round up at Reading the Past. Can't wait, and I haven't even dared trying to watch one episode.

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:04 PM ET
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I was just there, and added several titles to the WL.


Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:44 PM ET
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I have an old MMPB of The Passing Bells kicking around here somewhere. I'm going to try to find it and move it on up the pile.

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:46 PM ET
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Ooo thanks Cathy!! Lots of good books added to my WL!

Date Posted: 11/20/2012 5:18 PM ET
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Whoot! The Aviator's Wife and Habits of the House just showed up on the Amazon Vine newsletter.

Date Posted: 11/20/2012 9:35 PM ET
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...And there goes my WL, growing again.

Date Posted: 11/20/2012 10:03 PM ET
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Sorry Aimee. Not devil

Date Posted: 11/21/2012 7:57 AM ET
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I snagged an advance Kindle copy of The Aviator's Wife.  Right before Thanksgiving!! What was I thinking??

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 11:37 AM ET
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I just started watch Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. Wow it is really good. Any other Downton Abbey fans here

Date Posted: 4/1/2013 10:57 AM ET
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Love it, love it Alice!

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 9:07 AM ET
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Me me me! 

I think that it's terriffic,  Maggie Smith has all the best lines.heart

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 9:24 AM ET
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One of my favorite Maggie Smith lines:  "Nothing succeeds like excess!"

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 10:19 AM ET
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I love Downton. I'm still trying to recover from season 3.

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 3:55 PM ET
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I recently jumped on the DA bandwagon, and I am in heart!  I watched Seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime, and I was all set to start Season 3, but then I realized I'd have to PAY for that season.  Grrrr.  I'm going to wait awhile to see if that season goes free.  I do have, after all, until like probably next January before the next season airs, right?  Does anyone know when things go from "pay" to "free" on Prime? 

I'm currently reading The Passing Bells and yes, it is very DA-ish.  DA is better though!  The beginning of TPB is very like DA, but then TPB really veers into the war and everyone scatters, lives changes, living conditions alter.  It's still good, but I miss all the servants and the family being at home. 

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 4:23 PM ET
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You can go to the PBS (public broadcasting - not paperback swap) website and stream for free.

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Date Posted: 4/4/2013 6:20 PM ET
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Also, Downton Abbey has been available free "On Demand" if you have that type of service through your cable company.  My parents in Florida (Comcast) watched it that way.

Letty sez:

<<Maggie Smith has all the best lines.>>

Ditto to this -- I keep expecting her to turn her head and wink at us when she delivers some of those one-liners. devil

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 6:51 PM ET
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If I were the writer, I would give Ms Smith the best lines too; I wouldn't dare not to!wink

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