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    Your latest book purchases

    I figured we could use this thread since there are similar ones in the forums dedicated to movies and music. What was (or were, as is always the case with me) the latest book(s - again, in my case) you bought?

    I don't know about the rest of you, but my book purchases tend to come in twos... or threes, or fours, or... you get the picture. For some reason, I simply cannot buy just one book. Since I mainly buy paperbacks, I justify this behaviour by telling myself that I get several books for roughly the same price as one measly hardcover. To prove my point, here are my latest book purchases:

    - One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (very excited about this one!)
    - The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
    - The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
    - The Divide by Nicholas Evans
    - Dedication by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Krauss (authors of The Nanny Diaires)

    That should keep me occupied for a while.
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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Last week I purchased:

    Baby Proof - Emily Griffin
    Something Burrowed - Emily Griffin
    Something Blue - Emily Griffin
    The Favored Child - Philippa Gregory
    Meridon - Philippa Gregory
    Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase
    Sea Fire - Karen Robards
    The Raven Prince - ?
    The Duke - Gaelen Foley
    Tempt The Devil - Connie Mason

    I can't wait to start reading. I think I'm going to start with Lord of Scoundrels. Besides the above books there are over 30 other books I purchased recently.

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    i dont buy books regularly but i just bought the last harry potter i want to buy the series of unfortunate events as well

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    I just bought the books in the Princess Diaries series. I believe that there are only two left to write.

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    I buy books at a used book place, so the last I bought were:
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Kite Runner
    The Annotated Alice


    I am looking at starting the Wicked series next

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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    I snatched up a few Agatha Christie paperbacks at a flea market the other day. My Christie collection is almost complete now.
    "There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more" (Morrissey)

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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by anemone;2531230;
    I buy books at a used book place, so the last I bought were:
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Kite Runner
    The Annotated Alice


    I am looking at starting the Wicked series next
    Being a huge Wizard of Oz fan, I didn't care for Wicked. I know a lot of people that loved it, but even if I was not a WOO fan, it's not the type of book I read anyway. Loved the Time Traveler's Wife.

    I don't buy books often as I am a devoted library goer, but I do buy stuff that I have read and loved (so I can read them again) and I do buy a few authors on a regular basis.

    I just bought from my favorite site for used and new books at deeply discounted prices (half.com)
    The Few by Alex Kershaw. It's about the Americans that defied the government, risked their citizenship and fought as pilots in the RAF in the Battle of Britian before the US entered WWII. It was very interesting. Some of those pilots didn't get their citizenship back until the 1970's.
    The book title is from a quote by Winston Churchill referring to all the pilots in the battle of Britian: "Never have so many owed so much to so few" (I may have paraphrased a bit)
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    My latest book purchase is Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Höeg. I bought it in Swedish having once read it in English to see if it's even better in a language so near the original .

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    I just bought Talking God by Tony Hillerman
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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    I got a little raise at work and so, rather than saving the money, I went a bit crazy at Borders last night.

    Here's my list:
    The Twelfth Card - Jeffrey Deaver
    The Thief Taker - Janet Gleeson
    Both of these were in the $1 bin
    Imperium - Robert Harris ( William - I will give you my review when I finish!)
    The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall
    A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn. I've been hearing about this for years, so I decided to finally see what the fuss is about.
    Those last three were buy 2 get one free, so I did do a little bargain hunting.

    I also picked up a great coffee table book on Tutankhamun for my 7-year old nephew ($9.99 thankyouverymuch!) who is currently obsessed with all things Egypt.

    I think I'm set for a while. Of course, in October, my boss and I are going to a book fair in the Bay Area, so I'll surely be coming home with dozens more books.
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