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Subject: August - Available Books
Date Posted: 8/2/2010 7:35 PM ET
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I have a few ARCs if anyone is interested.

Amandine, A Novel by Marlena de Blasi - 9780345507341

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber - 9780670022014

Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain - 9780399156366

1 credit each or 3 for 2.  Please PM me.  =)

Shannon



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Date Posted: 8/5/2010 10:08 AM ET
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I have a few (not all H/F) -

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Fearful-Symmetry-Audrey-Niffenegger/book/1439169012/

The Thieves of Manhatttan by Adam Langer - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Thieves-Manhattan-Novel-Adam-Langer/book/1400068916/

The Girl who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Girl-Who-Fell-Heidi-W-Durrow/book/1565126807/

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Remarkable-Creatures-Tracy-Chevalier/book/0525951458/

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Jane-Bites-Back-Michael-Thomas-Ford/book/0345513657/

Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson (1st in series) -  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Veil-Lies-Medieval-Jeri-Westerson/book/0312580126/

Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson (2nd in series) - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Serpent-Thorns-Medieval-Jeri-Westerson/book/0312534981/

A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Song-Arbonne-Guy-Gavriel-Kay/book/0451458974/

Room by Emma Donoghue - ARC (one credit or free with an order from my shelf) - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Room-Novel-Emma-Donoghue/book/0316098337/

The Color of lightning by Paulette Jiles - ARC ( one credit or free with an order) - http://www.paperbackswap.com/Color-Lightning-Paulette-Jiles/book/0061690449/

 

If you are looking for good fantasy for the challenge, I also have the 1st and 2nd books in Jack Whyte's Camulod series posted to my shelf. Book one is "The Skystone" and book two is "The Singing Sword".

 

I have an old, damaged, OOP book that someone may be interested in -  "The Devil is Loose" by Graham Shelby. It's a mass market paperback that has a cleaved spine; pages are still attached though. I've been saving this one because I know I saw it on someone's wishlist, but I can't find it now. I'll give first dibs to anyone with it wishlisted. Of course, I may be wrong and no one had it wishlisted. (The heat is baking my brain this summer)



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Date Posted: 8/5/2010 10:48 AM ET
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If you haven't read Graham Shelby, I really enjoyed his books.  It's been years since I read him, but I remember liking "Devil" and also "The Oath and the Sword" which is a Matilda/Stephen novel, IIRC.

Date Posted: 8/6/2010 7:52 AM ET
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I have a hardcover The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner. This is a great story, portraying Catherine in an entirely different light - not as an evil queen. The ISBN is 9780345501868. There are more than 60 people wishing for this book.

Please put it on your WL and PM me if interested.

Genie

Taken.



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Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:46 AM ET
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Have the hard back edition of Cup of Ghosts & soft cover of The Poison Maiden - both by Paul Doherty. Would love these to go together, but not a requirement. Let me know ... Kelly

The Cup of Ghosts
Author: Paul Doherty
ISBN-13: 9780755328734 - ISBN-10: 0755328736

 

The Poison Maiden
Author: Paul Doherty
ISBN-13: 9780755328772 - ISBN-10: 0755328779

After one SNAFU, which has now been explained & said explanation graciously accepted by one of our very own, the books will be shortly on their way to another of us. If SHE wishes to reveal herself, the others of us who are interested can then bombard her with requests to be next in line ...



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Date Posted: 8/9/2010 10:19 AM ET
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Kelly - I PM'd you! wink

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 2:55 PM ET
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IT'S OFFICIAL:

I have too many books.  I'm old (I'll be 54 in December) and I don't have the kind of lifespan necessary to read books again.  (Exceptions include SKP, Connie Willis and Morgan Llywelyn).  (Oh, wait, and Rosemary Sutcliff).  (Arianna Franklin might be in this list too...maybe.)

Anyway, I've added a bunch of books to my shelf, which is a real mixture of stuff, many in unread condition.  But I also want to offer here three books that do not have ISBN numbers, and being lazy, this is where I'm putting them up for grabs first.  All three books are old, book club editions, exhibit some foxing, have worn dust jackets, and are wonderful reads.  Send me a PM if you are interested.

Green Darkness, by Anya Seton

The Child from the Sea, by Elizabeth Goudge

(And, still,) Shield of Three Lions, by Pamela Kaufman.

ETA:  These books are also available:

The Road to Avalon, by Joan Wolf (HC with DJ, 1st ed. some foxing)  0-453-00607-8

The Edge of Light, by Joan Wolf (HC with DJ, ex-library but no stickers, 1st ed.) 0-453-00738-4

Born of the Sun, by Joan Wolf (MMPB, some yellowing of pages) 0-451-40225-1

In the Shadow of the Crown, by Jean Plaidy (trade pb, worn cover, some humidity wrinkling of pages, so I say unpostable) 0-609-81019-7

Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear (trade pb, torn front cover, lower right hand corner, due to a bad cat, again upostable) 0-14-200433-2

The Wives of Henry VIII, by Antonia Fraser (trade pb, torn front cover, lower right hand corner, sound familiar? Unpostable) 0-679-73001-X



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Date Posted: 8/9/2010 3:59 PM ET
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Ahem, consider me revealed. I'll try to read them fast and repost. smiley

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 4:11 PM ET
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Ahem, consider me revealed.

 

It was YOU...*dramatically points a finger at Genie*  I should have known...

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 4:24 PM ET
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Yeah and I was the member who whined graciously accepted the explanation! wink Or did it happen to you too Vicky????

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 4:35 PM ET
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Jeanne...I believe we must both have graciously accepted the explanation!  surprise

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 6:10 PM ET
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I just saw that

A Murderous Procession (Mistress of the Art of Death, Bk 4) :: Ariana Franklin

is available in the PBS marketplace!  That's pretty quick for a book that's only been out four months.  It's $5.79 + 1 credit.  I have been sitting at #1 on the WL for a month now and keep expecting it to be offered to my WL any day now, but if I was farther down the WL, I would definitely take advantage of this deal.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 6:36 PM ET
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Wow -- can't wait to hear Genie's explanation of SNAFU. Be glad it was Jeanne and Vicky -- some of us may not have been so gracious.wink

(And yeah, after reading Kelly's review which, as always, makes one think that life will be significantly less enjoyable if one doesn't read these books, I want to be put on the list -- never mind that I have no shelf space, no floor space, and over 300 books on my TBR stacks. Aaagghh....)

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:07 PM ET
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I gotta say - I will grab any of the Doherty books that come my way because they are that good!!!

Let's see, Vicky thinks that she is getting old at- WHAT- a mere 54??? Try being my age and looking at the TBR pile! Deb, you, on the other hand are hopeless. Better put those books in your will like I intend to do!! I don't care how old/young you are!!!wink



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Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:13 PM ET
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Wouldn't you just know it? Whenever I look at your bookshelf, Vicky, I think that I'm looking at MINE! We have way too much reading in common! lol!

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:22 PM ET
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You girls! cheeky Sometimes I find myself distracted by other things and AWOL from this forum for awhile; but, when I eventually get around to dropping back in, I always wonder why I ever stayed away for so long. You gals can sure brighten a day and bring on a chuckle! 

And, Deb, thanks for your kind words, but right back at ya, Kid ... I think you string together some of the most compelling sentences of all of us ... and we are ALL a talented group of word-stringer-togetherers. Er, previous wording not to be used as a prime example!

So, to the SNAFU ... as you all know Linda & I share this account, but it is in my name and uses my email address. So, Mom checks the PM status & I rely on the email notifications from PBS to keep me informed of new PMs that may need my attention. 

After I posted the two Doherty books as being available, I went on to other computer-related business. Within about a half hour, I had email notification of a personal message from Vicky that she wanted the books. I happily clicked over to PMs, clicked on Vicky's PM & replied that the books were all hers!

THEN, about a half hour later, I called Mom to share some other news & also to let her know that the two Doherty books had already been grabbed up by Librarian-Vicky-from-West-Virginia. Linda said, "But, wait. I thought Genie-from-Philadelphia had already requested them." (or words to that affect.)

"NO WAY!" said I. I didn't get email notification of a PM from Genie!"

"Well, I think so; you better check," sagely advised Linda (isn't it just too cool how Moms always have the right advice?!?)

So, off to the Personal Message Log &, sure enough, there was a PM from Genie a mere few minutes before Vicky's. Well, what is one to do, except the right thing? So, a new PM to Vicky with apologies & a fair amount of virtual egg on my face, I confessed that I had no idea what I was doing, this whole technology thing is just too much and I would be better off with a Big Chief tablet, a No. 2 pencil & a rotary dial telephone. That I was oh, so sorry and how could I possibly make this up to her? (or words to that affect.)

THEN a new PM to Genie announcing that SHE is the recipient of the two Doherty books.

QUICK response from Vicky being her generous, understanding, gracious, lovely, sophisticated, & classy self - telling me not to worry, she will extract her IOU in a future manner of her choosing and that it was probably all good karma anyway as she will be 54 in December & has way too many books already teetering on her TBR stacks, which get sideways glances from her DH on a near daily basis. (or words to that affect.)

NOW enter Jeanne-pronounced-Jean-from-Arizona who admitted that she read the 2nd book (Poison Maiden) OUT OF ORDER (really, can you imagine?!?!) and that she has not YET even read Cup of Ghosts, so would I please send both books on to her - allowing as she might as well reread Poison Maiden - but, of course, only if the books were still available.

SO, FIRST of all, a quick lecture about reading mystery series out of order, then I had to break the news that the books were already spoken for.

AND NOW, Genie-from-Philadelphia ... the baton and books are passed to you! They are wonderful. 

Kelly

BTW: I have not yet received any notification from PBS that I have a new Personal Message from Genie-from-Philadelphia.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 7:43 PM ET
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Okay Kelly, now, BREATHE! We'll get it all sorted out! After all we are friends here - right? right?cheeky

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 8:12 PM ET
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Wow! I feel special.

cooldevil

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 8:17 PM ET
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You know, chocolate goes a long way toward healing the wounds.  I'm just sayin'....

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 8:41 PM ET
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Kelly, that was the funniest thing I've read all day!  Thanks for the smile!

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 2:35 PM ET
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Kelly -- thanks so much for an explanation that not only satisfied our nosiness curiosity but was also highly entertaining.

Wow! I feel special. Oh, Genie, you are, you are!

After all we are friends here - right? right?  Which is why Kelly was entirely justified in lecturing you about reading the second book first -- friends do not let friends read series out of order!! Really, Jeanne, how could you?!

You know, chocolate goes a long way toward healing the wounds.  I'm just sayin'....  Hey, if you're sending chocolate, feel free to send some my way...

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 3:08 PM ET
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Well, Deb, it's like I wrote to Kelly:"When I get those Doherty books, I read them." If I waited to get the whole series in order, I'd be long gone before I could start!sad

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 6:29 PM ET
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I have a girlfriend who is more like you are, Jeanne. Does not feel the need to read books in order. She reads for the enjoyment of the book she is reading at that time and simply doesn't care about any back story or fine details, etc., etc. In fact I think she secretly thinks I'm a little silly for insisting that series be read in order.

And I think she was secretly a little irritated with me because I wouldn't give her a couple of books I found at a UBS until I could get my hands on the first one of that particular series.

Ahh, well ...

Kelly



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Date Posted: 8/10/2010 8:00 PM ET
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Oh Kelly, If it even OCCURS to me that the book is part of a series, I will try to read them in order! In the case of The Poison Maiden, I didnt even know that it was part of a series or trilogy - thought it was a stand alone! lol! Usually, I do try to read them in order but if I can't, I don't have much problem catching up eventually. Your girlfriend must be like that too!wink

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Date Posted: 8/12/2010 9:16 AM ET
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Have a copy of Robert Goolrick's "A Reliable Wife"-isbn 9781565129771.   TAKEN



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