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Subject: Great discoveries upon cleaning my bookshelf!
Date Posted: 2/4/2009 12:27 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2006
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A new year's resolution I had was to read some of the books sitting idle on my shelf. (I've been actively reading all the new books I got from PBS while letting these I acquired before my membership just sit.) I had many nice surprises...I was wondering if any of you had a similar experience with books that have been in your house and for whatever reason, you passed by and then when you finally read them, you were shamed that you waited so long to enjoy them.

Some of my dusty delights were:

The Blue Moon Circus

Running North (A true Adventure Of The Yukon Quest)

Last Orders

I'll post others if anyone's interested!

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 8:08 PM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2008
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A friend's family sent me a box of her books when she passed away. I didn't read them for a long time, since I was sad but when I finally read the first of them I wished I'd read it sooner. The book is O Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor. Myabe it's partly because I know it's a book my pal would have loved, but I really enjoyed it! Now, I'm hoping to find the other books by that author! Debbie

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 10:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2007
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I cleaned up my bookshelf yesterday, and alphabetized it, and found one of my own WL books.  I thought that was hilarious, wishing on a book I had on my shelf.

 

Date Posted: 2/5/2009 9:59 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2008
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Did the same thing...was sorting through boxes of stored books and found two that I had ordered (and received) from PBS!



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Date Posted: 2/6/2009 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Thanks Kim for telling us about your "dusty delights"! Just put one of them on my wishlist. The Blue Moon Circus sounds great!

Date Posted: 2/8/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2005
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Went through a couple of shelves last night..............found and started "Flight of the Blackbird", so far it is a good read!