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01 Mar 2018 20:14 #20394 by Charlotte
Not sure if this is done all over the place but in Sweden there's a general book sale starting late february every year. So I went to a real bookstore (! as opposed to online shopping) last tuesday. The english paperbacks weren't really on sale, unfortunately, but they did have a buy 4 pay for 3 deal. They cost a bit anyway and I took some time finding 4 I wanted to try out, but here are the ones I got:

David Gibbins - Testament (Indiana Jones meets underwater archaeology)
Julian Fellowes - Belgravia (I enjoyed Downtown Abbey but I honestly have no clue if his stories make for good reading)
Dawn French - According to YES (She's usually funny, no idea what she's like as an author)
Susann Cokal - The Kingdom of Little Wounds (the only fantasy type of the four, never heard of the books/author before)

(I also noticed Ken Follett is out with a new one about Kingsbridge, only it's not in paperback yet)

And I still have a list of +10 other books to buy...

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01 Mar 2018 21:04 #20396 by Valence
I don't think we have that here (or is it something to do with world book day?) but I'm a borrower rather than a buyer. And my current borrow is "Wolf Hall."

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01 Mar 2018 22:06 #20397 by Atto
Haven't heard of any book sales like that either Charlotte - I'm afraid I spend an inordinate amount of money on books. They're one of my 4 weaknesses.
I've spent the last 3 years on and off with Stephen Erikson and his Malazan Books of the Fallen. But now i'm onto the last one in the series. 'The Crippled God'. I've loved every word (apparently around 3.5 million of them).
I've cried, I've laughed, I've fallen in love and I've sat in absolute wonder at the guys talent for wrenching emotion from every page.
If you like epic fantasy with a host of characters that puts Dune or The Lord of the Rings to shame I can't recommend him highly enough.
I was in Waterstones last week to pick up my order and there was a little review of the series by one of the staff - it had me in stitches:
"Stephen Eriksons Malazan series...... makes Game of Thrones look like scratchings on a cave wall"

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02 Mar 2018 08:05 #20399 by Charlotte
Certainly sounds like it'd be worth a try! :D I'll have to add him to my list....

(I just have to make sure I don't spend 4 hours a day reading instead of painting and creating things, once I'm supposed to be done with current stuff...)

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