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Subject: June: What Book Has Been on Your Shelf the Longest?
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 11:12 AM ET
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Mine is The Painted House by John Grisham, posted 10/15/07

When you list your oldest book, list the date you posted it.  Also, this thread really does get results!  If your book gets ordered, update  with your next oldest book..


Order this and pick any 1 book from my Shelf as a freebie. PM, please.


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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 11:42 AM ET
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Personal Injuries
Author: Scott Turow
Robbie Feaver (pronounced Favor) is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies, and a beautiful wife he loves--who is dying of an irreversible illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of the judges who decide Robbie's cases.

Robbie is apprehended, and, in exchange for leniency, agress to wear a wire tap as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie's charms. And she carries secrets of her own. As the law tightens its net, Robbie's and Evon's stories converge thrillingly and, ultimately, tragically. Turow shows us new sides to Kindle County, the world of greed and human failing he has made immortal in Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty, and The Laws of Our Fathers. He also shows us enduring love and quiet, enexpected heroism. Personal Injuries is Turow's most reverberant, most moving novel--a powerful drama of individuals trying to escape their character.
I am open to deals! :)
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Mine is A Capital Holiday :: Janet Dailey  Posted: 1/28/2008

Order this book from me and pick another one on my  book list for free. Just PM me with your freebie request...Thanks for looking

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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Mine is A Capital Holiday :: Janet Dailey
 Posted: 1/28/2008

Order this book from me and pick another one on my  book list for free. Just PM me with your freebie request...Thanks for looking

A smoke and pet free home

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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 12:48 PM ET
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I have 3:  you can have them all for 1 credit, just request the one and PM me to remind me of the other 2

take them please!!

Sam Walton the Inside Story of Americas
Vance H Trimble:  Posted 01/18/07

Stop Paddling Start Rocking the Boat: Business Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks
Lou Pritchett, Harpercollins:  Posted 01/18/07

Working Smart
Michael Le Boeuf:  Posted 01/18/07

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Subject: Sandra Brown - The Thrill of Victory
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 10:12 PM ET
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Sandra Brown - The Thrill of Victory

Been on my bookshelf since 2/17/07.  Order this and pick any 2 books from my bookshelf as freebies. PM, please.

Her life is on the line...  Stevie Corbett is in jeopardy of losing everything she's sacrificed and worked so hard for - her career, her future.  Her life.  She has just two weeks to make a monumental decision, but her fate rides on keeping the truth a secret.

It's Judd Mackie's job to uncover secrets.  And he's spent the last few years dogging Stevie, exposing her for the spoiled glamour girl he believes her to be.  Now he has the chance to scoop the story of the year and let the whole workld know the truth about Stevie.  All he has to do is betray her trust...


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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 10:51 PM ET
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The book that has been on my bookshelf the longest is Black Boy http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=cXNqSjhXUDlsUU09  (listed in November 2007).  On Amazon, the book has a 4.5 star rating average of 152 customers.  The author, Richard Wright, grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot.

Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.


Date Posted: 6/1/2008 10:51 PM ET
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My oldest book is a chilcren's book  posted 7/23/07

Quarantine At Alexander Abrahm's (Road to Avonlea) a fun book based on the Avonlea books by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Including the above book I have 14 books on my shelf that I posted in 2007.  I will do a 5 for 1 on any of them.

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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 11:09 PM ET
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Nightmare Inn :: T. S. Rue

Order this one and receive 1 free + choose 1 unpostable from the list in my profile making it a 3 for 1 deal.

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 1:50 AM ET
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Here's my oldest bookshelf listing, since 11/07:

Proper Wife (Historical) :: Julia Justiss

I liked it because it focused more on the hero's perspective which I find quite refreshing.

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 3:32 AM ET
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Resort isn't working for me right now.  I think my oldest is Candide, Zadig, and Other Stories by Francois Voltaire.

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 4:39 AM ET
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One Wicked Night ---Sari Robins  posted on 5/20/2007


One Wicked Night of Passion Can Change EVERYTHING

To escape her tyrannical father’s designs, Miss Lillian Kane gambles her reputation and transforms herself from insipid Miss Wallflower to Daring Sensation, dazzling Polite Society and the opportune attention of a notable marquis in the process. But when her kindly protector is wrongly accused of murder and dragged off to Newgate Prison, suddenly Lillian needs more than a pretty face and a plan. She needs Nicholas Redford, the one man in London who wants nothing to do with her.

Nick is not about to imperil his good name or that of his fledgling inquiry firm by helping a murderous scoundrel elude justice, no matter how enticing the man’s mistress. But the exquisite Miss Kane is not as she appears, the dashing investigator soon learns. And it is only after one wicked night of passion that Nick realizes that of all dark places where danger lurks, the most unsuspecting is his heart.


Order this one and get one free.

Happy Reading,


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Date Posted: 6/2/2008 1:08 PM ET
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My oldest is King Lear (Shakespeare) posted on July 13, 2006.........  I have a whole bunch of books coming up on the 2 yr mark though!  (joined in June 06, looks like all books posted that month are gone though)

Order & choose any paperback or children's  book free!

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 5:20 PM ET
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Boy, am I tired of seeing these on my bookshelf!  Posted 8/5/07.  Keep some little girl busy for at least the first day of summer vacation and take ALL SIX for one credit.

Diary of a Frantic Kid Sister:  Hila Colman

Stretching the Truth (Sweet ValleyTwins, # 13):  Francine Pascal

Keeping Secrets (Sweet Valley Twins, # 12):  Francine Pascal

Megan's Beat:  Lou Willett Stanek

Karen's Haircut (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Bk 8):  Ann M. Martin

Jessica and the Brat Attack (Sweet Valley Twins, Bk 29):  Francine Pascal

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:19 AM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2006
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 Here's the one that's been on my shelf the longest.  I have a small # of books posted, but I'm happy to send 3 books for 2 credits to anyone who orders this. 

The Temple :: Stephen Spender
Posted: 5/11/2007 4:41 PM ET

Book Description:

Stephen Spender's first novel, written in 1929 and forgotten for more than 60 years, tells the story of a young poet from Oxford who travels to Germany for a holiday in the years just after World War I.

�Beyond the wonderful insights ... there is a portrait of the world in the eye of the storm between two world wars. It is a novel of awakening �� awakening to sex, yes ... but also an awakening to the presence of evil in the world and to the possibilities of love and friendship.� �� The Bloomsbury Review

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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 8:08 AM ET
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I actually have 12 all posted on the same day 12/05/06.   This is the oldest of the 12

Silent Honor - Danielle Steel


In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history.

A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future--and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941.

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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 10:03 AM ET
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I have four books left that were listed the day I joined PBS.  I'll do 4 for 1 for them if anyone's interested.  Send me a PM, please.

Love's Tender Path by Birdie Etchison

Family Circle by Janet Lee Barton

Cassidy's Charm and Compassion's Charm by Diann Mills

All are Heartsong books.  :o)

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 10:19 AM ET
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Iced :: Jenny Siler  posted 5/8/2007

Order this one, pick a PB freebie and an unpostable....3/1!

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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 1:14 PM ET
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The one that has been on my shelf the longest is The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (paperback).  Its been there since 1/12/08. 

I actually have 23 other books that were posted the same day but this one is technically the one thats been there the longest since it was posted first :)

Subject: Book on My Shelf the Longest
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 1:38 PM ET
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The Neighbor from Outer Space by Maureen George (paperback) (posted 5/14/2007)

If you order this book, choose 2 other children books - or 1 adult book - as freebies.

PM your desire to take this deal.


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I have the following two Harlequins,  bothposted 9/7/2005.

The Sensation by Rebecca Flanders and Found:  One Father by Shannon Waverly.  


edited because I forgot to list the books!!  ;)

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Subject: Pendragon - Catherine Coulter
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2008
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It's time for a bit of cat racing, a sinister mystery, and a light touch of gothic menace. Add the signature Sherbrooke grit and wit and voila, you have PENDRAGON.

Here's to the next generation -- Tysen Sherbrooke now has four sons and Meggie, age nineteen. Her almost-cousin Jeremy Stanton-Greville -- Sophia Sherbrooke's brother, and the man Meggie has held in silent adoration since she was thirteen years old -- unknowingly breaks her guileless heart. She rallied with a hasty marriage to Thomas Malcombe, the earl of Lancaster, a brand new card in the Sherbrooke deck.

Thomas takes his bride to Pendragon, a castle on the southeastern coast of Ireland. A monstrous old place, filled with very eccentric folk, Pendragon nonetheless charms Meggie, until she discovers that she's there for a reason that could lead to disaster.

It's very good if you are intereste din the medieval/Old English time romances.

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