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Subject: I'm in love with a new author!
Date Posted: 1/15/2013 6:42 PM ET
Member Since: 10/20/2012
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I am so engrossed with "Archeron" by Sherrilyn Kenyon that I can't seem to pick up my other book by Ken Follett.  Today I completed both of the series by Orson Scott Card by ordering the ones I couldn't get here - I'm not harping (I'm excited!) - from http://www.hpb.com.  I put them altogether on my new book shelf in order.

What a great feeling!  These two sites work in tandem beautifully.  I am not a notional reader.  I read what others have recommended in the two areas I love.  If I truly like the first book, I want the whole series!  Well, I wanted more Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I couldn't find any of her early books on PBS.  So, I went over to HPB, and they had the first 13 for 99 cents each (plus shipping).  No problem.   I put them on my wish list - but only for three months.  We'll see if I get any.

If you ever decide to use them, the best paperbacks (new!) came to me from 5KBooks in AZ.

Maysied, Judye

 

 

Subject: Archeron
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 1:04 PM ET
Member Since: 8/4/2012
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I am always looking for new authors and will definitely check out Orson Scott Card. I find that getting hooked into a "series" can sometimes be frustrating if you can't find a certain book in the series. But, then again that's half the fun of paperswap. Thanks for the heads-up.

Lena Houston

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
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I am in love with Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series. Just finished Wanderlust and ready to start Doubleblind. I have all the rest too, so no wait time! I refuse ever to start a series 'til I have all the installments in hand. Ive been burned before and I'm one to lose interest/forget since I would read so many in between. Good thing there is a great selection out there (thanks PBS!) and once i have all the books I can read one series in total while I'm lining up/collecting the books for quite a few others.
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 3:33 PM ET
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I LOVED Orson Scott Card's "Alvin Maker" series, probably one of the top 2-3 series of anything, ever. But most of his books are not like that at all.

Plus he writes some stand-alone "contemporary fantasy" that's very good.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you do not already know much about many of his books, don't judge him just by the first book you happen to read. HIs range is remarkable.