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Subject: Idea???? About Authors...
Date Posted: 3/13/2008 4:20 PM ET
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I think it would be great to start a author highlite thread each week or once a month with a different author. And everyone can add the books they have read by this author and it would help get some moved off our shelf and find new ones to search for to start reading. I have found several new authors in the love and romance forum.  Just from reading all the fun games of guess who.

Well it is just an idea so think it over.

Date Posted: 3/13/2008 7:01 PM ET
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Occasionally someone will do this just to start up a conversation. I would love to hear about new to me authors just as long as no spoilers were included of course.

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 5:03 AM ET
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no way! I'm already broke just from the non-specific t hreads LOL!  :-) If we highlight one I'll be buying everything they've ever written..sigh...

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 6:30 AM ET
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I think that's a good idea. Just when you think you've exhausted the authors from a certain niche someone might mention a name new to you and you can't believe you haven't read anything by them. Just recently I accidently came across the name Maggie Osborne- historical western- and I'm so glad I found her!

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 12:07 PM ET
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Sure why not!

Date Posted: 3/14/2008 5:55 PM ET
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Susanna: that's why I stopped reading the guess the book game threads for a while.  My TBR pile and my RL were getting out of control. 

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 9:06 PM ET
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Great idea. 

Date Posted: 3/15/2008 9:06 PM ET
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sorry, hit send reply twice.  Better get a book and go to bed!



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Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:47 PM ET
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This sounds like a great idea!

I will be watching this post for the First Author....

Melissa

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 9:29 AM ET
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I've been thinking for a while now that it would be great to have a specific author/book discussion thread going all the time.  More detailed than what we do with the "what are you reading?" thing, and everyone discussing the authors and books they really love or have just discovered.  I'd love to see alternating viewpoints on books I loved or hated - sort of like dueling reviews; Siskel & Ebert type stuff.  Who gives it thumbs up & who gives it thumbs down and why.  I think that would be way cool... and probably put all of us in the poor house from ordering books.:P

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:42 AM ET
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Good idea Kim. I unfortunately haven't read that many authors so I wouldn't be giving much towards the conversations but I forsee my TBR pile growing by leaps and bounds. Although, being a member of PBS it already does. So, what is bigger then leaps and bounds? That would be my TBR pile.