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Subject: What WL books do you want most in the new year?
Date Posted: 12/27/2007 4:49 PM ET
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Just wondering what I need to put on top of my tbr mountain!

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 7:04 PM ET
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Good idea! Let's go ahead and get books cued up for the entire year LOL!

I want:

Lionheart by Martha Rofheart

Harold the King by Helen Hollick

ALL the Angelique books by Serganne Golon (if anyone has the first one that I can read and borrow please let me know!!)

The Confessions of Piers Gaveston by Brandy Purdy

Taj by Timeri Murari

King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett

Crispin's Day- Rosemary Jarman 

The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresen

Treason by Meredith Whitford

And there are a few others I reallly want, but I know it is HIGHLY unlikely that anyone has them.

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 10:51 PM ET
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Michelle, I think you need to list your most wished for books of 2008 also. 

Mine are:

The Queen from Provence by Jean Plaidy

The Star of Lancaster by Jean Plaidy

Mary Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 6:39 PM ET
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I want to complete my Jean Plaidy readings.  Don't worry, I repost them as soon as I read them because I know how hard they are to come by.  I am willing to make deals for unpostables.

I need:

Spanish Bridegroom

The Italian Woman (aka The Unholy Woman)

Catherine de Medici

The Three Crowns

The Haunted Sisters

The Queen's Favourites

Flaunting, Extravagent Queen

Castile for Isabella (not listed in PBS system)

Spain for the Sovereigns

Daughters of Spain

Isabella and Ferdinand

The Young Elizabeth

The Young Mary Queen of Scots

The Regent's Daughter

The Vow on the Heron

Epitaph for Three Women

 

 



Last Edited on: 12/29/07 9:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 7:23 PM ET
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The Horse Coin by David Wishart

Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne M. Abbey

What are my chances? :)



Last Edited on: 12/28/07 7:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 10:38 PM ET
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Linda, I have Queen of Provence.  Once I receive Plantagenet Prelude which is on it's way to me, I will start reading the Plantagenet series.  I read really quickly, should be through that one in a month or so.

I also have Star of Lancaster, but I don't have Vow of the Heron and I don't want to read them out of order.

Date Posted: 12/28/2007 11:19 PM ET
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Genie, I got Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens thsi year from my WL, so it CAN happen. I sent it on when I was finished so it will probably make the rounds this year. I couldn't keep it knowing how many people wanted to read it.

I'd love to know what other people who have read it thought.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 7:36 AM ET
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Harold the King and The Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:41 AM ET
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The book I want most is Antony & Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough. Dying to read that one! I also really, really want the two David Falconieri books, but I don't think they will ever get posted. I've had them on my wishlist for well over a year and have never changed position in line. I'd also love to have Within the Fetterlock, but that is another one that I don't think will ever get posted.

I need to just go on an Amazon book buying spree. If I use the "Buy this Book" button, PBS will get some money, so really, it's selfish of me to not buy books. Right?! I wonder if that excuse will work on my hubby if I go on a book buying spree....!



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Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:49 AM ET
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I have a lot of the Plantagenet Plaidy books that I plan to read and post soon. I'm only missing the very last book now so I'm just going to go on and read the series and then read that last book later. I'll let you guys all know when I'm ready to post and try to fill in some gaps in the series for some of you.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 12:46 PM ET
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Rebecca,

OOOO!!  I would love the two Plantagenet books you have when you finish them.  I will PM you.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 1:15 PM ET
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Rebecca, there are some copies of The Captive Queen of Scots available now.

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 9:10 PM ET
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Michelle, thanks for letting me know about the Captive Queen! I added them to my reminder list, so when I mail a book tomorrow I can get one with my quick credit.

Linda, I got your PM, sounds like a plan!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 10:14 AM ET
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Yesterday, I got one of the wishlist books that I didn't think I'd ever get! You know, it's one of those books that you add to your wishlist and then the line never, ever moves at all. The book is Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven. Thank you oh-so-very-wonderful-best-buddy-ever who sent it to me!!!

Michelle, you still haven't told us which books you want most!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 10:44 AM ET
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My most-wanted books are also hard-to-find with unmovable wishlists, but you never know!

The Ambitious Stepmother and Fortune's Slave by Fidelis Morgan

Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics by Sarah Gristwood

Fitzempress' Law by Diana Norman

Having the Builders In, Having the Decorators In and The Seventh Son by Reay Tannahill

Master of Souls and A Prayer for the Damned by Peter Tremayne

Roma by Steven Saylor

... and any of the Kate Sedley Roger the Chapman mysteries on my list. I have the first eight books but I need the rest.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 10:59 AM ET
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I have to think about what wish list books I want the most since I received two of the wishlist books I wanted the most for Christmas from two of my good PBS Buddys.

I received Nefertiti by Michelle Moran and City of Dreams by Beverly Swerlilng.Since these books were Christmas gifts and from too good friends they will go on my keeper shelf.

I have started reading Nefertiti it is such a good book.

 

 



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Date Posted: 12/30/2007 11:48 AM ET
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Felicia, Bookcloseouts has Having the Builders In for $4.99

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 2:49 PM ET
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Valli, I have a few I really want but I realllllllly want to get rid of some of the books I've got here.  It's ridiculous how many I've got here!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 8:40 PM ET
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I'm feeling your pain Michelle. I am off this week so I am going to try and read as much as posible and limit my time on the forums which distracts me from reading. I have sooooo many good books I am dying to delve into.



Last Edited on: 12/30/07 8:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/30/2007 9:17 PM ET
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I have been off this week also.I hoped to get more reading done then I have.I spent a lot of time here on PBS and watching movies on T.V.  I am watching The Sound of Music tonight on TV.Not as much reading as I hope too.