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Subject: April books available
Date Posted: 4/1/2010 10:44 AM ET
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Hope I'm doing this right, if not I'm sure you'll let me know.

Have a copy of Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt available. Non-postable ARC.

Date Posted: 4/1/2010 10:47 AM ET
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Well, after Genie and I dogged it, I'm not certain it'll go like hotcakes, but I have Wolf Hall available.  Will post on Monday if no one has claimed it.

ETA - Well, I guess mine and Genie's bashing did it's job.  LOL!  It's been 7 hours and no one has claimed WH.  Every other time I've posted a book in the "available books" thread for the month, it's been gone within the hour if not minutes.  I'll still wait until Monday as I'm going out of town this weekend.



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Date Posted: 4/1/2010 8:51 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to post the first three of Roberta Gellis' Heiress Series, The English Heiress, The Cornish Heiress and the Kent Heiress if anyone wants them. Be warned though - go to Amazon and read my reviews. Don't say I didn't warn you, they are not Gellis' best work.

I also have a St. Martin's Press HB of Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson. It might have been a book club edition, but that's waaaay too long ago to remember. No ISBN # so I've never listed it.

I also have an unpostable ARC of Young Bess by Margaret Irwin.



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Date Posted: 4/1/2010 9:42 PM ET
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I agree Cathy but these are the one her publishers chose to reissue go figure!

Date Posted: 4/1/2010 9:59 PM ET
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Hehe, I think it was the Cornish Heiress that really had me scratching my head. Gellis is at her explainatory worst there.

Date Posted: 4/2/2010 8:08 AM ET
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Shelly, I got a PM from REK (bigstone). She told me a public radio (NPR?) reviewer dissed it, too.

Can't say it isn't deserved.

Date Posted: 4/2/2010 6:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/3/2010 2:28 PM ET
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I have the following book available.  - TAKEN, thanks!



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Date Posted: 4/3/2010 4:07 PM ET
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Michelle, I'm PMing you about The Help.

Date Posted: 4/3/2010 6:29 PM ET
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Cathy I actually liked one of her Heiress books Fortunes Bride, it was the only one I liked however.

Date Posted: 4/3/2010 7:16 PM ET
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I have "A Reliable Wife" by Robert Goolrick, 9781565129771.  TAKEN

=)  Shannon



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Date Posted: 4/3/2010 10:19 PM ET
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Ohhhh, I really enjoyed A Reliable Wife!

Date Posted: 4/3/2010 10:35 PM ET
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I have mixed feelings about a Reliable Wife.  It was so dark and twisty (not usually my thing), but written in such a way that I couldn't put it down!

With that said, does Robert Goolrick have any other good books?  =)



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Date Posted: 4/4/2010 2:15 PM ET
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I still have "New York" by Edward Rutherfurd, ISBN 9780385521383, available, but I'll be posting it Monday before I go to the post office. If anyone wants it, pm me before then.

Subject: The Tory Widow
Date Posted: 4/5/2010 10:07 AM ET
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I'm almost finished with Christine Blevins(Beatrice Small)' "The Tory Widow".  Should be done by tomorrow.  Thought I'd post here first before I go FIFO.  It's terrific if you like Revolutionary War stuff.  Good character development and plot-though it took me a while to warm up to our hero....

 

Jan

 

Posted to you Alice!



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Date Posted: 4/5/2010 11:25 AM ET
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Jan sent you a pm I will take the Tory Widow.

Alice

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 1:39 PM ET
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TAKEN!!

If anyone is interested in reading a very funny book about the Iditarod, I have the book "My Lead Dog Was A Lesbian" by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, ISBN 0679764119, 2 wishers, PB edition. Has not been exposed to smoke, but I do have pets.

I think I'm probably the only one here with any interest in the Iditarod, but I thought I'd offer since it's wishlisted, plus I think anyone who likes to laugh would enjoy this book. Just pm if you want it and I'll post it to your wishlist. Will be posting Thursday if no one claims it and I kinda doubt anyone will, lol. It's a funny, funny book though! Laugh out loud funny!


TAKEN!



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Date Posted: 4/6/2010 2:32 PM ET
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Actually, Valli, I have on order another book on the Iditarod that is also supposed to be very funny: Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod. I'll read that first and let you know how it is. Who knew that there'd be two such books?? (though the title of your book is much more interesting)...

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 3:14 PM ET
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Actually, Valli, even though I am anti- Iditarod b/o what happens to some of the dogs on that trek, this book sounds like it wouldn't be upsetting in that regard. Am I right? If so, I LOVE funny books, so I will put this on my WL, send you a PM, and you can post it to me.:P

Thanks, Jeanne

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 3:50 PM ET
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Wow, I didn't think anyone would be ineterested in this one! Shannon was the 1st to pm me so I posted to her, but I'm sure we can convince her to share it after she reads it.

Deb, "Winterdance" was actually the first book about the Iditarod that I read, then I started reading everything I could find about it. I've read books about the founder, Joe Reddington, the blind musher, Rachel Scdoris, and one about the first woman to win, Libby Riddles, plus others I can't think of right now. There are so many good books about the Iditarod.

I'm sure there are people out there who do not treat their dogs well and people out to make money instead of doing it for the love of the dogs and the sport, but the people I have read about all seem to really love their dogs and treat them very well. There is no animal abuse in any of the ones I've read so far. Animals are my passion and I can't read books that involve any form of abuse.

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 4:46 PM ET
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Wow, Valli, you never cease to amaze me. Who knew that you were an Iditarod expert as well as our resident HF empress???

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 5:11 PM ET
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Of course I will share after I'm done.  Jeanne is next on the list.  =)

Does anyone else know of any other funny books?  My husband has some that he thinks are funny, but........

I'm reading "Stand" by Debbie Williamson right now and it's heart wrenching.  The previous book I read was "A Reliable Wife".  I could use some funnies before I jump back into the serious stuff.

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 5:40 PM ET
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Shannon, I have to tell you about one of the funniest books I've ever read. It made me laugh til I cried. Even though I am an avid animal lover, this book is written about outdoor sportsmanship (?). The title is "They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? and the author is Pat McManus. ( If your husband hasn't read this one, you really need to get it for him.)  A friend lent this to me to read on a plane trip and I'm sure that the passenger next to me thought that I was having a seizure while I tried not to laugh out loud!  I've read several of McManus' books and I do believe that this one is the best. I've passed my copy on so many times and it's been kept many times, so I just keep getting another copy!

Thanks for keeping me in mind whenever you are ready to post the book about the Iditarod and of course, there is no hurry!!

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 5:41 PM ET
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Deb, you'd be surprised at the weird stuff that grabs my attention. Once something interests me, I read everything I can find on it until something else pulls me down a new road.

Shannon, Bill Bryson and Christopher Moore are usually good for a laugh. I think I might have a copy of "Lamb" around here somewhere...

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 5:53 PM ET
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Funny (non-HF) books:

Namely, anything by Bill Bryson, but particularly, A Walk in the Woods -- one of my absolute favorites. It's about his and a buddy's attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail and includes some fascinating historical details as well as laugh-aloud scenes of ineptitude and irrationality. (His books are also terrific to listen to on audio.)  ETA: figures that Valli would beat me to recommend Bryson!

Beat the Reaper by Bazell --  It's a completely far-fetched, over-the-top novel about a former hit man who is now a medical intern in the witness protection program. It's dark, frenetic, funny, and entertaining. Note that some (much?) of the language is vulgar and some scenes are graphic. The footnotes are hilarious. I didn't think I would like it when I read the first couple of pages, but I ended up loving it. Just suspend disbelief and enjoy the roller coaster ride.

Also, in the Hidden Gems forum, someone was looking for funny books -- here's the link to that thread: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=189226



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