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Thanks! I nabbed Cabinet of Curiosities!
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I couldn't resist that one either!
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 is pretty good; I've read that one.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
Also couldn't resist that one! Now if was only a paper copy I'd read it then give it to my dad. (Which I used to do fairly regularly with his gifts, with his knowledge because he does this too. Also necessary because he'll then want to talk about it. Annoyingly I can't convert him to ebooks.)
Yes, some books I don't get in ebook form, because I know my mother will want to read them. She does not do ebooks.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
That's what's been weird in my family - dad's a bookaholic, can't get him into ebooks. Mom has been totally converted. Of course dad is also daily borrowing her tablet while she complains about that. (I will end up buying them a second one. I just like to give them a certain time period to make up their own mind about that before I do. In the end they're always happy, but man they do not adopt new tech easily. ...Of course I will then be doing tech support on two tablets. Which is why it's better if I buy the ones I know the OS on.)
My dad loves his kindle; mom refuses to try.
Sarah's Library 7 years ago
I found Cabinet of Curiosities a bit too weird for me, I DNFed it after about 30 pages.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I like the theme of the collection - but the reviews kept me from buying it because lots of people felt it was a mixed bag, some good, some not so. I have a feeling I'll end up skipping around and not reading all of it.

And it's already back to full price today, so that one did change quickly.
Degrees of Affection 7 years ago
Thank you so much for posting this! I got Love and Madness and Cabinet of Curiosities. Very excited to read them. I think LL would be interested in the Eric Idle book and the Worst Movie Ever book.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I couldn't resist the Love and Madness one either! NO idea when I'll have time to read all this of course. Next year, obviously!
Degrees of Affection 7 years ago
Or the year after that! I'd never even heard of this murder and it sounded so intriguing. A bit out of my regular reading range as well. I don't tend to read many books like this set in that time period.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I'd only vaguely heard of that murder, and I'd read other books mentioning those historical folk - so I was wildly curious. If I'd had time I'd have put a blurb next to each book about how I bumped into it - this one I think was listed in a bibliography of something else I was reading. Erm, not that I can remember the exact book. This period is pretty interesting for everyone having affairs - there were always more of them than we read about because the ones that got talked about publicly had to involve a higher level of scandal. (Of course juicy gossip in private letters/diaries is another thing entirely.) And a murder like this you can't hush up - but it's not really been in any of the histories I've read. (I admit, I'm drawn to the ones about scandals and gossip!)

Anyway I hope it's good!
Degrees of Affection 7 years ago
Me too!

And I can understand being drawn to them, they always fascinated me.
Love and Madness sounds really good.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
The worst is when I think, ah ha! I've found someone who wrote fascinating diaries and letters, there must be more! And find out that there is, but it's all inmultiple volumes and not easily gotten ahold of, and do I really want to read that many vol. which might be dull compared to all the great excerpts?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Mary_Coke

Interesting bio for that lady though. And one of those often hard to like people.
Apparently I need to track down the book about her by

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Louisa_Stuart

So many fascinating women, and not enough bios!