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Subject: If you aren't going to live that long...
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 3:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/20/2012
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I am not going to live long enough to get "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card on PBS.  I see it as the #1 book in Fantasy on many lists.  I have had it on my wish list for about 3 months here.  I have managed to completely  finish another series of Card's here, but I had to resort to searching elsewhere for a copy of "Ender's Game."  Don't get me wrong.  I love this place and always look here first.  But there is a new book-place that you might use on rare occasion, one that is out of the Dallas, Texas area.

They have beautifully networked with many national used book vendors and have a site very much like this one.  They ship from the site that you choose.  One of their partners is Goodwill.   You buy the books, not trade.  I found "Ender's Game" for 99 cents in very good shape and went on to finish out the holes in my collection. This place has a LOT of Orson Scott Card in stock.  The shipping is $3.99 for the first item and $2.19 for addional items.  I am only suggesting that you use this place as a back-up plan.  http://www.hpbmarketplace.com.  I know the people who run it, and they are excellent in character.  When our local library had a sprinkler malfunction, this regional bookstore donated 498,000 books to restock and plump out the contents.  They also regularly donate to Paperbacks for Troops (I got them started on that) and many, many other local libraries, nursery schools, my nursing home and even public schools.  I am not a advertising for them, merely pointing out an alternative if you are unable to get the book you want.  It's definitely worth a look-see.  If you are in the Texas area, they have store fronts too.  I hope the management here doesn't delete this post because it's meant to be helpful, not competitive.



Date Posted: 1/10/2013 11:57 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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Hey. No need to  be defensive.  I buy tons of books from Amazon and other vendors.  But I use the Amazon link from here to help the website.   

If there are over 100 wishers and not at least 5 a week posted and I want to read it bad enough, I buy it.  It is totally ok to talk about what you are finding good to read. 

I think that being frustrated with waiting for wish lists to move here is common enough.  There are plenty of chats about that.

Date Posted: 1/12/2013 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2009
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I use all kinds of places to get my books.  I mostly do thrift and used book stores around here.  I do sometimes buy one brand new from B&N or Hasting's, though.  I also use the library.  A lot!  

Last Edited on: 1/12/13 9:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 4:39 PM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2005
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Thanks for the suggestion, Maysied.  I use this place whenever I can, but I get books from a lot of different places, and will add this site to my bookmarks!  I hope you have a chance to read all of the Ender series.  I really enjoyed it.

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 2/2/2013 10:32 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2009
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I am on their email list. A good friend who is a fellow avid reader told me about it. Her son lives in DFW. When she visis him, she spends hours in one of their stores. Good suggestion!!!!