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Subject: Whats everyone receiving/buying lately?
Date Posted: 2/28/2009 11:19 PM ET
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My WL has gone from maxed out 4 months ago to a mere 77 books.  I have received a flood of WL books lately and my b-day just passed so I had some spending money to pick some up.  

In the last week from PBS I have received The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman, Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell,  and Leonardo's Swan's by Karen Essex.  I have the Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir, the Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell and the 19th Wife by David Ebersoff enroute from PBS.

Tonight I went to B&N and picked up The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, the Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton, Roanoke by Margaret Lawrence and Kings & Queens by Richard Cavendish. 

And those are just the Historical/Historical Fiction ones.  Good thing hubby is building me new bookshelves this weekend :) 

Of course after realizing I lost my $50 Starbucks giftcard after only using it once and then finding out LB does not carry my fave bra in my size anymore I was desperately in need of some retail therapy.....

Ok I am done rambling now.  So anyway, what has everyone else been getting/buying lately?  I need some good ideas to pump that WL back up!


Date Posted: 3/1/2009 8:42 PM ET
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I've been pretty good about not spending money lately -- I'm using the library a lot more these days.  That said, I picked up a slew of books over the weekend - of note to my HF pals, I got The Romanov Bride (R. Alexander).  I know there's a couple more, but I can't recall off the top of my head and they're upstairs on my nightstand.  :)

Date Posted: 3/1/2009 8:43 PM ET
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I just had two wish-list books come through (both historical mysteries):

A Flaw in the Blood by Stephanie Barron

The Templar by Paul Doherty

I've been trying not to buy books but could not resist picking up Fool by Christopher Moore on sale at Target today.

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 10:04 AM ET
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I've also received a flood of WL books lately.  I read that PBS was featured on Oprah's book club, so I'm wondering if that's what's causing the influx of books.

Of the HF books on my WL, I've recently received The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George.  And the following are either in process or in the mail.

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall

Eve: A Novel of the First Woman by Elissa Elliott

Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

I've also been trying not to buy books because I have so many to read already!

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 12:08 PM ET
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I was bad and went out and bought a few books the past few weeks, but they were all non-fiction. Do those count here? ;-)

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 1:43 PM ET
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I've bought several and have had good response on my WL.

Eve: A Novel of the First Woman (I bought this one - I just couldn't wait)

Triangle (about the Triangle fire in NYC)

My Enemy's Cradle

The Tenderness of Wolves

Boy in the Stripped Pajamas

The King's Daughter

84 Charing Corss Road

Victoria's Daughters (non fiction)

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

Midwife of the Blue Ridge

The Lady Elizabeth

I got The Children of Henry VIII  and Elizabeth I by Alison Weir at UBS at the library. I also got Dawn on the Distrant Shore (Sara Donati) there as well.  There's more, but not historical in nature.  I've had quite a run

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 4:26 PM ET
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Oh, Boy ... We received our copy of Silent on the Moor this morning !!!

I'm also building the Dorothy Dunnett Niccolo series and have received a couple of them recently via PBS.

And, as part of another Amazon order, we received Winter in Madrid, C.J. Sansom & Mistress of the Sun, Sandra Gulland.

So much fun getting new and/or new-to-me books!!



Date Posted: 3/2/2009 5:40 PM ET
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I just received a notice from Amazon that my copy of Maureen Ash's latest book A Plague of Poison shipped out.

Date Posted: 3/2/2009 7:46 PM ET
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I have two wishlist books coming:  The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick and The Perfect Prince by Ann Wroe (non-fiction) about Perkin Warbeck)

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 11:27 AM ET
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I have received a lot of books from my wishlist over the past few weeks, but I have been trying really hard not to buy any. I was doing really good until I accidentally bought a book from Amazon a few days ago. That "One-Click" buy option they have got me!

I might be buying The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran due to frustration!! I've been first on the wishlist for this one since the ISBN was released ages ago. It has been posted to my wishlist FOUR TIMES now and canceled each time. One person posted the book twice this week and then canceled it both times! Grr....

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 6:34 PM ET
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I just rec'd I, Mona Lisa, which I WL'd for the challenge. I'm waiting for a few others for the challenge, and also for a few that are the last or second to last in a few series I am collecting, to read all at once. But I've not gotten much reading time lately, much to my extreme frustration, so other than that, I haven't really been adding to Mt. TBR.

Date Posted: 3/4/2009 6:38 PM ET
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Yesterday Linda and  Kelly visited a truly wonderful used book store in Chickasha, Oklahoma. With the disappearance of small independent bookstores, esp. in small towns, it's a real treat to find a clean, friendly UBS. The two of us went wild, buying two dozen lovely "new" books and toting home a sack of free ones besides. Among our treasures, at no more than $2 each, and in very nice condition:
Tradewind, M.M. Kaye
Zeminder, Valerie Fitzgerald
3 of the Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas
books 2 & 3 of Sari Donati's Wilderness series
a couple of Roberta Gellis romances
two books of Irish HF by Thomas Flanagan
and four books by Fred Mustard Stewart (he's been on a "remember this name" list for over a year)
and other various novels by Caleb Carr, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Julie Garwood, Marsha Canham, and Celeste de Blasis

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 9:03 PM ET
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I just received the Blazing Tree by Mary Jo Adamson, a mystery set in the 1800s.

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 12:06 AM ET
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I've gotta stop shopping!  I just bought another 4 books tonight :)  I usually only spend $$ on books twice a year and thats my b-day and x-mas because no one knows what to get me and everyone gives me money but this year I end up doing some taxes for people so I've had a little bit more to spend recently. 

Tonight I got Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith, The Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell, Mary Queen of France by Jean Plaidy, and the Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. 

Now it will be books from PBS only until the end of the year unless I win the lottery or something :)

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 7:06 PM ET
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LOL, Holly - I hear you, I need to stop shopping too!  I have enough books at home that I could keep reading for years, but yet I buy more.  I just ordered The Book of Abraham of Amazon for April's BOM and of course I HAD to order another book so I could get free Super-Save Shipping.  I ended up buying the 3rd book in Beverly Swerling's trilogy, City of God, as I've been waiting to collect the whole series before I read these. 

I also had 2 more books post to my WL this weekend, both which I've been waiting on for awhile: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb.