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Subject: Your Best PBS Find....
Date Posted: 4/18/2010 1:36 PM ET
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I was just checking to see if I could find a particular OOP author while wishing I'd get lucky enough to find a copy this time and that made me wonder what others consider their best lucky find here.

Mine would have to be C.J. Sansom's first book, "The Last Queen". Of course, now that it has been reissued, finding a copy here wouldn't be such a huge deal, but when I snagged it here, it was wishlisted and selling used for 30-60 bucks. I found it just sitting there available, waiting on me to request it! The member who had it posted it as a book without an ISBN and I was a little leery of that until I got it and found that someone had pulled off a sticker which removed the ISBN from the back of the book. This member must not have know that the ISBN is also on the copyright page. ;-)

It had to be great book karma that led me to that available book because I was also first in line on the wishlist! If posted correctly, the book would have been mine anyway! Cool, huh?!

At the time, that was a very lucky find! I still look through my list of saved searches for the many OOP authors I am always on the look out for and I get lucky there pretty often.

So, what is your most lucky find?

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 1:46 PM ET
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My best find was The Killing of Richard the Third by Robert Farrington. I had had my eye out for this book for several years. Then one day, while doing my usual OOP searches, I found it had been posted along with Richard Lion Hart by James Brundage.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 6:24 PM ET
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My best find was Legacy by Susan Kay.  For whatever reason the person posted it without an ISBN and spelled the author's last name as "Key".  I can't remember how I came across it but boy was I glad I did!!

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 6:58 PM ET
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The book I just finished reading, The Fogotten Garden by Kate Morton.  Plan to turn back to the beginning and read it again. 

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 7:30 PM ET
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Oh, I forgot about "Legacy". I also found a no-ISBN copy here. Another lucky find!

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 7:39 PM ET
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I found a couple of my Lawrence Schoonover books here on PBS. Others, I had to order from some other sites, but one of the books I got from PBS looks like it is being sold for $80.00 on one of the other book sites. These are some that I just can't part with yet, but the day may come...

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 8:10 PM ET
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My best PBS find is you all!:)

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 7:21 AM ET
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Jerelyn's right...a group of people to whom one can confess one's sins* and reveal one's quirks* and no one bats an eye?  Priceless!


*Sins: Books are stacked everywhere, I mean everywhere in my home and I order more.  All the time.

*Quirks: It is possible to fall in love with characters in the novels I read.  Oh, and I sort of like to have most if not an entire series at hand before I begin reading the first book. (This could also be a sin; not sure.)

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 10:15 AM ET
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Aye, aye, Letty and Vicky. It really is nice to know I'm not the only one to fall in love with fictional characters and people dead for centuries.

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 12:46 PM ET
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Ditto Letty and Vicky.  Over a year ago I did get a hardcover edition of Dorothy Dunnett's The Unicorn Hunt from a PBS member.  The book was in near pristine condition and Ms Dunnett is my favorite author so I consider that my best "treasure" so far.

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 2:48 PM ET
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My best PBS find is 12 Harvard Classic HB books which I plan to enjoy for many years.  The cost was shipping only but since I participate in the classic reading challenge I think these will be well used.  I don't know what the new ones cost and I don't care since these are so special.  I rarely keep books once I read them but these will take awhile!