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Subject: August: What Book Has Been On Your Shelf the Longest??
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:09 AM ET
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Mine is still The Painted House by John Grisham, posted 10/15/07 . Pretty soon its going to THE DUMP (There are over 1000 in inventory...surely there's someone out there that hasn't read it yet?!)...........

When you list your oldest book, list the date you posted it.  Also, this thread really does get results!  If your book gets ordered, update  with your next oldest book..


**Two-for-one on my Shelf, but Order THIS book and pick 2 books from my Shelf as a freebie! PM, please.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2007
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Mine is Mary,Mary by James Patterson.

It's the last of my original 10 books posted when I joined on 10-18-2007.

You can have it free if you order any other book off my shelf.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 11:09 AM ET
Member Since: 6/6/2007
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Rescue Mission (Step into Reading) :: Justine Korman, Ron Fontes
Posted: 6/20/2007 12:32 PM ET

Circles :: Marilyn Sachs
Posted: 6/20/2007 12:34 PM ET

The Runaway Kite :: Walt Disney
Posted: 6/20/2007 12:49 PM ET

Plus 16 more titles from June 2007.

I will do a 4 for 1 on all books posted in 2007. Audios for 1 credit.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 11:44 AM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2007
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Mine is Don't Erase Me Stories by Carolyn Ferrell.  I posted this my first day here on Aug. 26, 2007.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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I've got several non-fiction books (a couple are textbooks) that I posted the day I joined (which hasn't been that long--3/11/08). Here's the one at the top of the list:

Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda :: Maryann K. Cusimano

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
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There must be a million of these in the system, but....

Jurassic Park :: Michael Crichton (posted 4/18/2007)

The Hot Zone : A Terrifying True Story :: Richard Preston (posted 4/20/2007)

You can have them both for 1 credit, or each free with another book from my shelf.  :)

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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Once Upon a Time : A True Tale of Memory by Harry Mclean --

on my bookshelf since  8/15/07 --- the day I joined PBS.


2 for 1 on all books on my bookshelf until 8/31.

Free unpostables with any order from my bookshelf. - see my profile

ARC free with any order from my bookshelf - see my profile

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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:06 PM ET
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I've got about 20 books that were all posted on January 12th but the one posted first of all of those was The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:15 PM ET
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Mine is Blooming All over by Judith Arnold     Posted 7/5/07 .       If you order this book I will throw in two more of your choice free.


Bagels with a shmear of love . . .only at Bloom's.

There may be a bigger deli than Bloom's somewhere in the world, but there's certainly none better! That doesn't mean it's the only place Susie Bloom ever wants to dine, though. Writing The Bloom's Bulletin is a fun sideline, but Susie is keeping her options open . . .not just with the store, but also with tall, blond and handsome Casey, the ever-so-sexy Bloom's bagel master. Casey is pushing for marriage, but Susie has her qualms. Can a girl from Manhattan settle down with a guy from Queens?

Susie's cousin Rick is an aspiring filmmaker, with his own recipe for success. After persuading the family to fund a Bloom's infomercial, he taps Susie to be the leading lady. But while Susie is filming in New England and aspiring to win at Cannes, Casey quits Bloom's to open his own specialty bakery. Not only that, he appears to have another woman in his life. It's time for Susie to decide on her order. Does she want canaps in Cannes, or a bagel and lox right here in New York?

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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:15 PM ET
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Dictionary of Eponyms

Author: Martin H. Manser

ISBN-13: 9781853263736; ISBN-10: 1853263737; Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company; Publication Date: 1/1998; Pages: 224; Book Type: Paperback

My usual deal is three for one (excluding travel guides), but I will do a four for one deal for anyone taking this book.


Since Mary Anne asked, here is a definition of eponym.

1. the name of a real or legendary person that has been applied to a thing, institution, etc, as atlas.
2. the name of a person that is used to describe a time or period, as the Augustan Age.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:24 PM ET
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Candide, Zadig, and Selected Stories by Voltaire.  Sitting there since May 2006 :(

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2008
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I'm not sure if it's funny or sad, but 9 of my initial 10 are still available.

Angels and Demons :: Dan Brown
Posted: 2/25/2008 4:29 AM ET

The Da Vinci Code :: Dan Brown
Posted: 2/25/2008 4:21 AM ET

Daily Reflections for Lent 2007: Not by Bread Alone :: Sherri L. Vallee
Posted: 2/25/2008 4:31 AM ET

The Klingon Dictionary (Star Trek: All) :: Marc Okrand
Posted: 2/25/2008 3:28 AM ET

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, Bk 9) :: Agatha Christie
Posted: 2/25/2008 3:20 AM ET

Official Beckett Price Guide to Baseball Cards, 1997, 16th Edition (Official Beckett Price Guide to Baseball Cards, 16th ed., 1997) :: James Beckett
Posted: 2/25/2008 3:32 AM ET

Park's Quest :: Katherine Paterson
Posted: 2/25/2008 2:42 AM ET

Seasons of Life
Posted: 2/25/2008 3:50 AM ET

White Fang :: Jack London
Posted: 2/25/2008 3:24 AM ET

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 2:50 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2007
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Okay, just have to ask:  what is an eponym? 

For some reason I can't get my books to resort by date posted--they insist on remaining in alphabetical order by title.  Anyone have any idea what that's about?

From scanning quickly through my bookshelf, I think the book that's been on my shelf the longest is A Man of Many Talents by Deborah Simmons; I posted it March 26, 2007.  I'm a little surprised to discover that apparently all the books that I posted in the first month I was a member are gone.  OTOH, I still have several that were posted not too long after the Simmons book.


All paperbacks (except cookbooks) on my shelf are 4-for-1.

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Date Posted: 8/2/2008 7:21 AM ET
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Mine is "Maze of Worlds (House of Doors Series)" by Brian Lumley.

It was posted 8/17/06.....the last of my very first books posted here. :o)

Hugs! Juli



Subject: The longest one posted
Date Posted: 8/2/2008 8:49 AM ET
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The power seires: The Obsession Book 8

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 11:33 AM ET
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mine is: (i am willing to do a deal if you see something else you like)

Low Country :: Anne Rivers Siddons hardcover

Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a rich husband--and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons and cocktail parties. Caroline is the chatelaine of a magnificent home, hostess to her husband's wealthy friends and prospective clients, and the official "one-woman welcome wagon" for young, eager talent that her husband, Clay, imports to their corner of South Carolina to work for the family company--a vastly successful land-developing conglomerate.

If Caro drinks a little too much for Clay's liking, he knows the reason why, and he takes comfort in the fact that she can escape to the island in the Lowcountry that her beloved Granddaddy left her. Wild and seemingly timeless, the island is a place of incomparable, breathtaking beauty--and it is the one place where Caroline can lose herself and simply forget. Roaming the island is a band of wild ponies, whose freedom and spirit have captivated Caro since she was a child. When she learns that her husband must either develop the island or lose the company that he spent his whole life building, she is devastated. The Lowcountry is Caroline's heritage--the one constant she believed would never change. A resort would not only tame (and therefore destroy) the island she loves--but what will happen to the wild ponies?

Spurred to action and inspired with new purpose, Caroline must confront the part of herself that she has numbed with alcohol and careful avoidance, and she must reconsider her priorities--what is important that she would die for it? In fighting to save the island--her island--Caroline draws on an inner strength that forces her to reconsider her role in society, her marriage, and, ultimately, herself.

Low Country is a story of personal renewal and transformation--one woman's proper Old South upbringing and expectations colliding with the new South's runaway prosperity.
Date Posted: 8/2/2008 11:06 PM ET
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I have three, all from my original bookshelf when I originally joined on 4/30/06:

Balance of Power and No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson

The Expert by Lee Gruenfeld

Maybe I should donate them to The Book Thing with my unpostables when I go up there next weekend.


Date Posted: 8/2/2008 11:09 PM ET
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Since I closed down my list while away at school, my "oldest book" is only from May...

Demian :: Hermann Hesse
Posted: 5/25/2008 3:14 PM ET

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 12:22 AM ET
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The top three were posted on 4/26/08 which is when I joined:

When the Wind Blows by James Patterson

Whiteout by Ken Follett

Send No Flowers by Sandra Brown

If you want them or any others on my shelf just PM me with a deal.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2006
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I've got  Cress Delahanty :: Jessamyn West
Posted: 7/4/2007

I'm happy to send 3 books for 2 credits to anyone who orders it :)

Feminist Press (which published a recent edition of this book) says:
Published the same year as Catcher in the Rye, Cress Delahanty is also a comic novel of adolescence, but the scene is a citrus ranch in Southern California, the subject is change rather than stasis, and two very lively parents are part of the story. When the novel opens, Cress is twelve; when it closes, she is sixteen and a freshman at college. In between, like Holden Caulfield, Cress suspects that, to be a person, she needs to be somehow distinguishable, if not different from other people. In fact, at thirteen, she believes that she must have a “trademark” personality if she is to be “known” at school. And so she adopts “crazy” as her distinguishing feature, planning various kinds of behavior that make her notoriously comic, even to teachers and administrators. For a time she is pleased, but then at the end of year, when she wants to be elected freshman editor and gives a sober speech describing her writing talents and sense of responsibility, the whole assembly responds to her with laughter, thinking her seriousness is another joke. They elect her to be the Josh editor, an indignity she refuses, returning home in tears.

Through this segment and the rest of the novel, Cress's parents are present and engaged in discussing their daughter who resembles and even seems to be recapitulating not her mother's adolescence, but her father's. Cress's mother is horrified to discover that her daughter, like her husband, writes lists. The first of these for Cress denotes traits that might distinguish her as a special person at school. While her mother sometimes tells Cress she is behaving badly or irrationally, her father, who tells her that he too chose a “trademark” at thirteen that ultimately made him miserable, urges Cress to learn for herself. And she does learn for herself, here, and through a variety of encounters in the novel��"with boys a bit older than she, with girlfriends, with older women, with an older man (and his wife), and finally, with her dying grandfather.

Comedy is one of the novel's distinguishing features, from an episode with the irate parents of a very quiet young man whose front teeth Cress has accidentally knocked out, to an incident with a red straw hat covered with fruit and flowers she wears to entice the same young man, Edwin. He appears just as the hat falls to the bottom of a fish tank dying the water blood red, and causing the owner of the tank to shriek at her and allowing Edwin to say a word in her defense. More delicately comic are the responses of Cress's bewildered parents, and a few moments of tenderness��"with her grandfather after her grandmother's death, for example, and with him at his death. Unlike Catcher, Cress strikes many different chords through which one grasps not only the changing breadth of the young woman's character, but of her parents and others in the novel, particularly Edwin, the young man who reappears several times. This is a rare book, wise yet entirely entertaining, and brief so that, at its end, one longs for more episodes.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2007
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Mine is the Adventures of Tom Sawyer...... posted 9/27/2007.

It was required  in 9th(?) grade Language Arts...... I remember just making it to Barnes & Noble before closing the night before my son needed it for class (because he forgot to tell me sooner grrrrrr)

School is going to start soon - your child may need this one and you might not make it to B&N before they lock the doors ;)

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Subject: March 2007
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 3:39 PM ET
Member Since: 9/12/2006
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Melody by V.C Andrews since 3/2/2007.  My sister gave me the book and since I am not a fan,  I listed it thinking that I would get an easy point and a book that I did want. 

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:39 AM ET
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