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Subject: Your next purchase...
Date Posted: 2/15/2011 11:57 AM ET
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What is the next book you are planning to buy? A book you just can't bother standing in the wishlist to get? A book you are planning to make a trip to the bookstore to buy or planning a visit to a website to order? Something you just can't wait on and you want it NOW!

 

Mine is the sequel to "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss..."The Wise Man's Fear". I am eagerly waiting on March 1st to arrive so I can buy this one. On the same day, I am also going to buy a copy of "Black Out" by Connie Willis. I have the 2nd book in this set, thanks to a kind person here!, and when I got it, I mistakenly thought it was the first one to read. So, I have this great book, but I can't read it until I get "Black Out" and the wishlist line is moving way too slowly.

I'm even preparing myself for this bookstore trip by re-reading Rothfuss's "Name of the Wind" and Willis's "Doomsday Book". March 1st, come on!!

 

What are you eagerly planning to buy next? I want to see which books are causing an impatient wait!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:20 PM ET
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Probably either The Irish Princess by Karen Harper which I will need soon for IRL book club, or Ken Follett's Fall of Giants, which I cannot wait to read.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:28 PM ET
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Well, see, that's the thing about not being able to afford to buy any books but from the resale shop--your next book is always a great big surprise!

Even when I was working there were only a few authors that I would actually buy outright--Phil Rickman & Christopher Fowler (mysteries) and Peter Breggin (psychology).

I have a copy of Blackout that I'm going to read for one of my challenges this year--it's a little outside of what I normally read but I think I'll like it.

Diane

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:48 PM ET
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I'm waiting on The Wise Man's Fear as well and I am also planning to re-read The Name of the Wind to refresh my memory.  I also ordered To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick. 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:51 PM ET
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Mine is the sequel to Maledicte by Lane Robins. If the library doesn't contact me soon, I'll be forced take desperate measures - like using my credit card. LOL!

You all have me interested in booting Name of the Wind up the TBR pile. But I think I may have to read the next book in the Kushiel series first. Addictive. Very addictive.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 12:54 PM ET
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Lady of the English EC, and Lionheart, SKP,  Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:00 PM ET
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Lady of the English EC, and Lionheart, SKP 

That would be it for me (unless one or the other falls in my lap another way), anything else coming up new I should have no problem from the library and I'm sure they'll get the Penman one anyway.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:09 PM ET
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Lady of the English EC, and Lionheart, SKP 

Here, too.  If George Martin ever finish A Dance With Dragons, that will be a pre-order, but I have no reason to think it will be anytime soon.  I'll get the latest in the Wheel of Time series once it goes to paperback, but I don't know when that will be.



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Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:12 PM ET
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Outlaw by our friend, Angus.

Why, you might ask. WELL...the other day, my WL request for Holy Warrior was granted (thanks, Valli). And then I say to myself, "Hey, I thought I put that on hold until I received the first one (Outlaw). So, where is Outlaw? I don't remember getting it. Did someone send it to me and I forgot to log it in on my super-duper spreadsheet? Possible -- but it's not in my transaction archive. Did I buy it and forget? Again, quite possible -- but if so, again I forgot to log it in AND it got sucked into the black hole that lurks in my house because it is not in any of the usual places. Hmmm -- oh, wait -- could it be that in one of my stupid phases, I inadvertently deleted it from my WL without realizing it? Dunno -- but that seems the most likely explanation. Yep -- stupidity -- seems to be the recurring answer for many of the things I do (or fail to do) lately. My new motto: stupid but lovable!

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:51 PM ET
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LOL, Deb! I was actually looking for Outlaw on your wishlist....

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:58 PM ET
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Well, I just bought 2 new ones with the groupon from B&N: The Lost Hours and Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives.  The next one I'm really interested in is Deliverence from Evil about the Salem witch trials. 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 1:59 PM ET
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I just used my Groupon coupon today and bought Shannon by Frank Delaney, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, a collection of children's fairy tales and another collection of children's classic books. I was going to buy The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, but I finally got the notification from my library that it was waiting for me. :)

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 4:21 PM ET
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I have no books that fall into the category of this thread! Right now, I can wait for EVERYTHING! The only two books that are calling to me won't be released for awhile: I Am God by Faletti and Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees. Between my bookshelves and my Kindle, my head is swimming with the books now available for me to read!! sigh - such a dilemma! heart

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 6:50 PM ET
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The next book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon!  Unforunately no title nor publishing date has yet been announced.

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 7:55 PM ET
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I luv your tagline, Peggy!

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Date Posted: 2/15/2011 9:01 PM ET
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Well I am goign to buying werewolve and vampire books by Kim Harrison and Patricia Briggs. I now i am lost cause.  I do want to get the Irish Princess and Madame Tousand by Michelle Moran.

Alice

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 11:45 PM ET
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Hey, Lovable (Linda taught me never to call anyone stoopid) ... is Outlaw the one we have and are supposed to be sending to you next? Is that why it's not holding a valuable place on your wishlist? Does any of that sound familiar?

Deb? Linda?

Mom has already read it & I can move it up on the list now that I know you have book two already in hand. Oh ... and a new idea! enlightened You can read Outlaw after I send it to you, then read Holy Warrior and then ... are you with me? ... send Holy Warrior to us!

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 7:47 AM ET
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What is this 'purchase' you speak of?

 

**Little dark horse frolicks in the pasture**

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 8:50 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/16/2011 11:58 AM ET
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LOL @ Vicky!! :-D

I wish I didn't know the meaning of "purchase". I really wish I'd never heard of BCO!

 

Ruth, I'd happily use my library more, instead of buying so many books, if they had more books I want to read. They do get all of the bestseller stuff, like the books you'd find at Walmart, and I do get the books of that type I want to read from them. That's about it though. They will ILL for me, but it's a poor library so I try to only use that for OOP books that are either impossible to find or too expensive for me to purchase. I do enjoy going there to browse the shelves though. I just enjoy the feeling of being in a library, just as much as I enjoy a book store.

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 1:19 PM ET
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I end up going to the library first before buying, simply because I can't bear to buy if I can rent or get it through PBS or gr.  Have so many books on my shelf that I plan to read that I can wait a bit if I need to do so.  

I do as well, and can usually wait until a book comes out (except for a Chadwick or Penman).  That said I am very very fortunate in my county's library they just buy everything and they have almost everything. If the book is in a different branch I place my hold and it comes to my branch for pickup. My branch is barely a block out of my way, walk in take the book off the shelf, scan my card and the book and I'm out the door. Like Valli I do try to avoid ILL's for cheapy paperbacks I can get via swap or the UBS so I don't waste the resources. They do have purchase request forms for new books so if you time it right (as for the new Michelle Moran book) I end up #1 on the list so I get the book first. I just spotted the new Margaret George book on order already so I got my name in and #4 out of 30 some books ordered so I'm good to go.

It's nice to get an occasional ARC and get a book early but my world will not fall apart if I have to wait.  

Date Posted: 2/17/2011 10:35 AM ET
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I use my library lots -- it's very conveniently located across from my daughter's high school -- so I'm there 3-4 times a week. The problem is that the lobby is filled with shelves of used books for 50 cents (hardbacks -- $1) -- so despite my good intentions of never buying books that I can borrow from the library, those used books just jump into my library bags -- I try to put them back, but they just keep jumping. It's really quite shameful how they fling themselves at me.

Hey, Lovable (Linda taught me never to call anyone stoopid) ... is Outlaw the one we have and are supposed to be sending to you next? Is that why it's not holding a valuable place on your wishlist? Does any of that sound familiar?...Deb? Linda?

Nope -- doesn't sound at all familiar -- but you're asking someone whose memory has devolved from a steel trap to a tin sieve. Anyway, it turns out that Valli is sending me Outlaw as well -- so no need for you to alter your book-reading order. I will be happy to send you Holy Warrior after I read it, but I'm hoping that you won't need it soon -- it may be awhile before I get to these books -- and my guess is that I will get my husband to read them as well (he's presently working on Dunnett's Niccolo series -- so if you're in a hurry....) And a big thanks to Jeanne who sent these books to Valli with orders to send them along to me. Very thoughtful and much appreciated!!

 

Date Posted: 2/17/2011 12:50 PM ET
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I pre-ordered To Defy A King with my Borders GC but other than that I don't think I will be buying any anytime soon. I finally got around to counting my TBR and it's over 600 surprise! I then mistakenly told my fiance this and I have a feeling he will use it against me if I try bringing home more books.

Oh and sidenote, about 350 of those books I acquired last year after I found this forum so I am holding you ladies responsible!

Date Posted: 2/17/2011 4:28 PM ET
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I finally got around to counting my TBR and it's over 600! I then mistakenly told my fiance this...

Oh, Aubree -- a word of advice from someone who also has a gazillion TBR books and who has been married for quite awhile: KEEP QUIET. Really -- there are just certain things that a spouse, or prospective spouse, does not need to know. I am not suggesting that you should be dishonest -- but you might want to learn to bring your books inside only when your SO is not at home, store your books in places that he will not look (e.g., in your closet, under the bed, in the back of the pantry, in your neighbor's house, in boxes marked "feminine sanitary supplies"), smile sweetly if/when he complains about your books, and keep him supplied with books that he likes. It also helps if either you pay the credit card bills or, if he pays them, you pay cash for books. On the other hand, if you're very lucky, he might be one of those spouses who are only too willing to buy or build you bookcases -- in that case, count your blessings (NOT your TBR).

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