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Book tastes

My interests are incredibly limited (though deep), so I would only like books that fit in my chosen categories please! 1) History or biography about things/people that happened before 1850. Any era or location, as long as it's older than 1850! I prefer serious, well-researched, well-written works - please avoid "aliens built the pyramids" and "1001 secret mistresses of famous people" sorts of book. 2) Classic fiction written before 1900. 3) Mystery by an author I'm not really familiar with, but who is "my type". I don't like cozies, true-crime, serial killer, violence, horror, or any of that sort - I prefer classic detective type mysteries. Some of my favorite mystery authors are Rex Stout, Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, but more recent authors are ok too as long as they fit in this sub-genre! My library is very up-to-date and I have rated a lot of my books, so that is a good guide.

Don't get this!

Please check against my LT, as I have a ton of books. I would prefer not to receive duplicate biographies, even if they are by different authors.

Other notes

Thank you for being my Santa! I know I am a bit of a tough pick, as my tastes are limited and I already have a million books in my preferred categories. I really appreciate your effort!


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Shipping: Note that five dollars have been subtracted, for shipping.

Amount to spend: $15 USD

Sahara20's picks so far.

1612194575http://www.amazon.com/Adas-Algorithm-Daughter-Lovelace-Launched/dp/1612194575/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449821101&sr=8-2&keywords=ada+lovelaceAda's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age$12.00
0486793486http://www.amazon.com/Running-Thousand-Miles-Freedom-Editions/dp/0486793486/ref=sr_1_43?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449606088&sr=1-43&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A2656022011%2Cp_n_condition-type%3A1294423011%2Cp_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A9336646011%2Cp_n_feature_seventeen_browse-bin%3A6343248011Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)$2.50

Secret Santa

BookCentric's Secret Santa is Sahara20. Help Sahara20 pick the right book.


Limelite: What about a bio of Ida Lovelace who died in 1852? A good one is "The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter" by Benjamin Woolley. (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:08 -0500)

Sahara20: Hello BookCentric. I had this feeling I would be matched with you when I saw your information! I have sort of followed the advice from Limelite above (thank you Limelite!) in that I have chosen a biography of Ada Lovelace. However the one suggested was not available so I have chosen one published this year. It was tricky to find something suitable to cover the rest of the funds available but I am hoping I have done so with my second choice as I could see you are interested in reading about slavery and this one is the true story of a couple who fled from slavery in 1848 - the book was originally published in 1860. I really hope you enjoy these books. Merry Christmas! (Fri, 11 Dec 2015 03:15:18 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:57:06 -0500)

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