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Subject: An Illness?
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 11:42 AM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2008
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I was all excited to see an ARC available of Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt. I placed an order, asking for the ARC along with it, waited on pins and needles to see if I was "the winner"...I WAS! Huzzah!

I have the book in hardback already, #3 of my TBR stack. Sigh...Debbie

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 12:46 PM ET
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It's an excellent book - better I think if you read in order, but can be read as a stand alone.

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 4:32 PM ET
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Well, Deborah, we just keep spreading the disease....oh, well, whatcha' gonna do?  At least you know that is one book that won't get by you!

Date Posted: 7/10/2009 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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Several months ago I spent several days reorganizing my books on my bookshelves and in boxes, alphabetically and with labels.  I also created a file folder with a sheet of paper for each one of the series that I am reading or seriously want to read, with notations of which books I own and which I have read.  DESPITE THIS, I have ordered two books in the last 3 months that I already had!!  I couldn't believe it, I give up!

Oh well, if I hadn't done the organizing it probably would have been way more than two.  By the way, I'm currently reading Forty Words for Sorrow and really like it so far.


Date Posted: 7/11/2009 1:00 AM ET
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I just bought a book at the thrift store today and realized I already had it.  Now I have 2: 1 in hardback and 1 in mmp.   At least I can post them both at the same time. 

A couple of months ago I bought a bunch of cozies at a discount store.  I didn't go threw the bag for a few days and then discoved I had bought 2 of the same book at the same store at the same time.

Last Edited on: 7/11/09 1:01 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 1:08 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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LOL! I used to do stuff like that...but now I keep a book journal listing what I've already read and if I'm not sure, I will check before I buy. I also have a listing in a program called Book Bag on my Palm Pilot that lists all the books I have and have read so I can tote that with me out to bookstores and stuff. I haven't had a problem ordering doubles since then.

That said, I need badly to go through my bookshelves (which are double and triple stacked!) and make sure I've got everything listed...I got lax for awhile when we moved so I have a feeling some books haven't been entered. Argh!