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Subject: Need to know if I have to read in order...
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 12:57 PM ET
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I haven't read anything by Mary Balogh and today in the supermarket I picked up Simply Magic. I didn't know it was a series.Should I read the books before this one or can I read it alone? Thanks for your help.

Jessie

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 1:01 PM ET
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I think for SIMPLY PERFECT, you should read some previous books because a lots of previous characters appear which is one of the many things that piss me off about Balogh these days. I do know the Hero first appears in ONE NIGHT OF LOVE. I would also read the book from the SLIGHTLY series where Fredja is the heroine because she is the patroness of the school.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 1:28 PM ET
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Jessie, I'm reading Simply Magic too.  I did read most of the others first, and I think it does help, though this could be read alone.  It just feels comfortable knowing about the school and most of the other characters.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 1:50 PM ET
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 Thanks..I'll read it. I just hate reading out of order. Sadly I have no other books to read so  it's this or nothing.



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Date Posted: 4/16/2008 3:02 PM ET
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No other books to read??? This statement can only come from a person who hasn't been with PBS very long LOL. Don't worry Jessie...after a while you will find you have so many books to chose from you won't know which one to start with.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 3:15 PM ET
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lol I know.  I can't wait to have a TBR pile longer than 3 books.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 3:45 PM ET
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Be careful what you wish for! ;-)

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:11 PM ET
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*groan* Sometimes I really wish for the day of having only 2 or 3 in my tbr pile. Yet I buy and trade and keep buying and trading. lol Yes, do be careful what you wish for, Jesse.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 6:30 PM ET
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"I can't wait to have a TBR pile longer than 3 books."

Oh I remember those days! LOL  Now I can't even see the bottom of mine...its HUGE!

Sherri

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 6:38 PM ET
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I honestly cannot wait I rather have a pile of books waitng then have to drag my munchins out and go search for something at the bookstore. lol. (well I might complain when the pile gets too big and run out of rooom in our office  ha)