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Subject: Contemporary books?
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Do any of you have any newer release contemporary books on your wishlist? I know this isn't the proper forum for this, but I have a stack of wishlisted books that I'd like to read and get our of here. I also have about 20 ARC's that need to go. One of my goals for this year is to read more of my contemporary fiction and get it posted for others to read.

Would any of you be interested in seeing a list of what I have? If there were books that are wanted, I'd read and post them first. I'll still have to fit in some hist fiction too, but any chosen books would be moved to the top of my TBR.

Forgot to add - My hubby is a smoker so my books will smell of smoke.

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Date Posted: 1/5/2008 10:33 AM ET
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Valli -

I mix it up.  I just went through a spurt of mysteries (Soho Press has some fabulous titles in their catalog) and now I'm back to Plaidy.   Just started the French Revolution Series.

I'll probably read one or two historical novels before heading back into my contemporary world again -- or not.  I'm leaving a week from yesterday for a trip to Florida/cruise, so I might just take some small, contemporary, MMPB to read and leave on the ship. :)

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:02 AM ET
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What kind of contemp fiction do you have Valli?  I have some on my wl.  I also have some on my tbr.  I got a few read and out the door towards the end of the year.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:45 AM ET
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I would be interested in seeing what you have too.  I try to mix things up a lot, or I get bored...

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 1:17 PM ET
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Anyone want me to bump these contemps up to the head of my tbr to post?

The Alexandria Link--Steve Berry http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345485762-The+Alexandria+Link

The Art of Seeing--Cammie McGovern http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780743228367-The+Art+of+Seeing+A+Novel

Death of a Bore--M.C. Beaton http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780446617192-Death+of+a+Bore+Hamish+Macbeth+Mysteries

Death of a Dreamer--M.C. Beaton http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780446618137-Death+of+a+Dreamer+Hamish+MacBeth

The Last Song of Dusk http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345485007-The+Last+Song+of+Dusk+A+Novel

Mapping the Edge--Sarah Dunant http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780375758614-Mapping+the+Edge

middlesex-Jeffrey Eugenides http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780312422158-Middlesex

Veil of Roses--Laura Fitzgerald http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780553383881-Veil+of+Roses

This is an abbreviated list!  Got lots others.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 1:25 PM ET
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Marci, I don't have hardly any books from your wishlist. I do have a few Plaidy's you want and I'll remember you when I'm ready to post them.

Michelle: I found two books for you and just pm'ed you.

Melissa: I found two books for you too and I'm going to pm you right now.

I'm going to go pull about ten books and post a list in just a few minute's. I'll have a nice little stack of books that need to be read which will keep me from standing in front of the shelves trying to choose a book to start! Yay!

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Okay, here are a few - These are all trade sized paperbacks.



3. The Emperor's Children - Claire Messud, ISBN 9780307276667


5. The Accidental Mother (ARC)-  Rowan Coleman, ISBN 1416532706

6. Waiting to Surface (ARC) - Emily Listfield, ISBN 9781416537830

7. The Uses of Enchantment (ARC) - Heidi Julavits, ISBN 0385513232

Just pm if interested.

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Date Posted: 1/29/2008 9:37 AM ET
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Does anyone need I Am Legend by Richard Matheson? I have a paperback copy that I can post to a wishlist if anyone wants it. Just pm me.

Date Posted: 1/29/2008 5:08 PM ET
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I do read a lot of contemporary books as well. Great list.

Date Posted: 1/29/2008 8:07 PM ET
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Definitely interested. Would love to see the list.