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Subject: A Hidden Gem~~~~ All the Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen
Date Posted: 12/13/2007 6:19 PM ET
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Hi~~

I just finished this book and really enjoyed it.  It's her first novel and i will be anxiously awaiting the next one.  Just thought I would make the recomendation.

~~~~  jeannie

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 9:52 PM ET
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That book sounds strikingly familiar to me. I think it might have been written by a member here. Im not at all posotive but I do remember putting a book called All the Numbers on my WL because it was written by a member here.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 10:32 PM ET
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Oh, I loved that book.   And had to make sure my tissue box was near by!

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 6:17 PM ET
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ohhh!! i am #1 for it on the wishlist! post it post it LOL

 

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 7:21 PM ET
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FYI --- she is a member here at PBS :)

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 10:27 PM ET
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She's also a myspacer!

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 10:52 PM ET
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I thought so... now Im wondering why its not on my WL cause I know I havent read it yet.

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 11:28 PM ET
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It's in my TBR pile somewhere - I think I may need to move it to the top of the stack!

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 12/15/2007 3:31 PM ET
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What genre of book is it?

Date Posted: 12/26/2007 6:58 PM ET
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Well, I'm tempted to say the genre is something like "really fabulous book", but that's not a genre and it would seem sorta self-serving since I'm the author : ) Thanks for all the nice comments, though, I really appreciate it.  And the publisher classifies it as contemporary fiction or women's fiction (not chick-lit).  (FTI:  It's been favorably compared to books by Jackie Mitchard and also Judith Guest's Ordinary People.)

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 1:21 AM ET
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Hi Judy!  I'm #18 of fortysomething on the WL for this and I can't wait to read it.  :-)

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 9:01 AM ET
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LOL Judy!  It's on my very short TBR pile because it's a prize book for one of my swaps - out of like 20 books I offered, she picked All The Numbers as her prize :)

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 4:22 PM ET
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That's me that Rhonda's referring to!  WOW!  I can't believe an author is a member of PBS.  That is SO COOL!

I look forward to reading it . . . .  it's been on my WL for awhile now.

Date Posted: 1/1/2008 10:30 PM ET
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I read it awhile ago, and raved about it to everyone asking for something to read.  It's wonderfully written and very touching. I am lookig forward to Judy's next book.

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:52 AM ET
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I finished this book a few days ago and am still thinking about it!   It really hit me hard.  Hard enough that I (not seeing this thread) started another thread in Gems about it.   I wrote Judy Larsen telling her how great her book was and got a nice PM back from her.

I HIGHLY recommend this book.   When I finished with it I felt as if I had just been through an ordeal with a friend.    Books normally don't make me cry - this one did!

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:12 PM ET
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I know how you feel Cozi; I pmed the author (or did she pm me after a post on the board???) soon after I read the book, too.  It is definitely one that stays with you.



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Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:25 PM ET
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I have to agree with the raves on this one! I just finished reading it (along with a box of tissues), and posted it. Definately a must read!!

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 10:49 PM ET
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Sounds interesting. I have added it to my wishlist.

 

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 10:11 AM ET
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After reading everyone's rave reviews about this book, I pulled it down off my bookshelf and chose it to be the first book that I read for 2008.  I have less then 100 pages to go and could kick myself for letting this book sit for so long on the shelf.  It is an absolutely amazing read and truly all I can think about right now.  I've found myself sneaking away for five or ten minutes just to get a few pages in.  This is truly a book that will stay with you for a long time and I am so happy to have read it.  I will definitely be sharing this book with others :)



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Date Posted: 1/7/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Hey Emily... I have this book on my WL set to Auto Request...

:-D

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 8:31 PM ET
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The author is going to be discussing her book on shelfari's group: Mom's Who Read to Escape Their Weary Lives.... it is their February book of the month. link

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 12:28 PM ET
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This is a keeper for my shelves!!!!

JaneJ

Subject: How do authors feel about the wish list?
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 7:31 PM ET
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I read this whole thread and had to chuckle.While I'm sure that the author is very complimented by all the nice comments, I have a feeling she'd be even happier if some of the folks who are "wish listing" her book would go out and BUY it instead! That's how authors get paid for what they do.

Pat

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 4:08 PM ET
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LOL-true about buying the book, but if Judy is a member here she's swapping books too!  I'll have to look for All The Numbers, sounds like the kind of book I enjoy.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 5:59 PM ET
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Guess I ought to chime in here, huh?  See, here's the thing about buying v. swapping-- Now, I can only speak for myself, but I figure the more people who read my book--no matter how they come across it (libraries, swap sites, buying it)--the more people who can talk about it and recommend it and the more books that will eventually get sold.  I do swap some, but I also feel like these forums are also a place to share suggestions for new authors and books I wouldn't otherwise hear about.  Talking about books is so important and I love discovering new writers and then being able to tell others abotu thsoe great new finds.  I understand that books can get expensive and everyone's book budget is different.  I love the idea that the folks who hang out here are such voracious readers--and I hope that folks who swap for my first book (because let's face it, it can be risky to shell out $$ on a writer you don't know if you'll like or not), migth be inclined to buy my next one.

 

Judy

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