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Subject: Five years!
Date Posted: 8/10/2010 2:28 PM ET
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I just realized when posting in another forum that today is my five-year anniversary of being a PBS member! Since this is my favorite forum, I wanted to celebrate here. Being a member has been a wonderful experience, and even though I haven't actually saved the $6,750.00 that PBS says I've saved in these five years, my book-handling habits have changed a LOT in that time. There have been many, many changes over the years and it's been fun watching PBS grow and change and especially getting to know some fellow mystery freaks . You know who you are! wink Have learned about a LOT of new-to-me authors, too, by listening to the chatter in the forums, this one especially.

::happy dance, happy dance, happy dance::  laugh

Okay, that was fun, but I want to celebrate by having a book giveaway. Later today I'll edit this post with details about that, so stay tuned...right now, it's lunch time! Time to grab my book and relax for awhile. smiley

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 2:49 PM ET
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Congratulations, Cheryl!!!!          yes

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 6:08 PM ET
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Congratulations!  You must have been one of the very first!

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 7:32 PM ET
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Congratulations! PBS is the best!

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 8:07 PM ET
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Congratulations, Cheryl! 

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 9:03 PM ET
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Wow, congrats on the big 5! That's excellent, and I for one enjoy your posts/insights in this forum.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 10:28 PM ET
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Congrats!  I really enjoy your posts and book reviews. That is why I have very big TBR pile. smiley

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 11:27 PM ET
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Congratulations!

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 4:17 PM ET
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Cheryl - Happy Anniversary

Your post made me look up my 'date' and it has been five years for me too.  It doesn't seem that long - unitl I look at my TBR pile!

I usually don't post - just scan the  forums for new reads - but I do think this is one of the best sites around.

 

Darlene

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 4:29 PM ET
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Thanks, peeps!

Okay, my free book drawing will be this....I've got hardcover copies of Holly Blues by Susan Wittig Albert (the latest in China Bayles series) and Stone's Fall by Iain Pears, a standalone historical mystery/fiction book. They are both wishlisted. I'm going to send them both together to one person...if you are interested, post here in this thread and on Saturday I'll put all the names listed in a hat and draw a winner, then will announce the winner here and PM you to get your address so I can send them along.

Thanks everyone for making my PBS experience so great!

ETA: Darlene, it's been a wild ride, hasn't it? belated happy anniversary to you also!

Cheryl



Last Edited on: 8/11/10 4:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 4:47 PM ET
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Happy Anniversary!!!!

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 7:17 PM ET
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If we are supposed to post again...okay - here it is!! :-)

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 7:37 PM ET
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Posting again - I'm only interested in Stone's Fall though!

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 8:18 PM ET
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Well I am so all over this!  I love books drawings!!  Congratulations, Cheryl!  And thanks for all you do to support this wonderful club!  :D  I've "only" been a member for 3+ years but I have definitely seen my TBR pile, my wish list and my "authors to check out" list grow by leaps and bounds. 

Sharon

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 8:56 PM ET
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Congrats Cheryl!!!

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 9:11 PM ET
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Many more years of  Paperback Swapping!

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 2:31 AM ET
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Happy anniversary to you ! Only been two years for me but it seems much longer, cannot imagine my life without this site and all my new friends anymore

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 7:10 PM ET
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Happy Anniversary!  Ive been at PBS for over 2 years and I love it!   I have a Family Member that joined PBS also and she loves it also.

My Son likes the books that I can get thru the site. 

I like discussing books with other "book lovers"   smiley

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 8/13/2010 11:48 PM ET
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CONGRATS CHERYL,

 

WHEN I AM AWAY FROM HOME, WORK, COMPUTER, ETC; I CANNOT WAIT TO GO ONLINE AND SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH MY BUDS AT PBS. HAPPY TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY PBS GEEK!!!

THANKS CHERYL AND OTHERS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS. MY AUTHOR LISTS HAVE GREATLY CHANGED AND SO MUCH IMPROVED IMO.

MARY

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 12:44 AM ET
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Cheryl, add me to the book drawing, too!  And congrats on your 5 years, I also look forward to your posts.   Everyone is correct, you are a great asset to this forum!

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 2:56 PM ET
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Cheryl,

Jumping on board to say Happy Anniversary.  I've received lots of good suggestions for authors and series from you.

Hope I'm not too late for the drawing.

Susan

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 8:40 PM ET
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Happy Swapiversary Cheryl! I thank you for all the recs of foreign mystery series.

Sheila

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2010 11:41 PM ET
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And the winner is..........

 

Carol G. (brat1)

 

Carol, please PM me with your address and I'll mail your books on Monday! Thanks again everyone for the good wishes.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 3:58 PM ET
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Yay Me!!!  Thanks Cheryl!  (you're right, I hadn't checked back in this particular thread)  I haven't read either author yet, I have An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears and have heard it was really good (in fact, someone here at pbs said it was in their top 10 books of all time).  I was thinking about collecting the China Bayles series after everyone started posting how much they enjoyed the series.....so thank you for both of them!

Date Posted: 8/16/2010 10:29 PM ET
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Sorry I am late to this but...CONGRATULATIONS!!  I love anniversaries like this.smiley

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