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Subject: old romance books the 80's and newer
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
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I have just put a bunch of romance books in.Some are old in years but they look like new.have kept them nice. Take a look and see if they are for you.a good author never goes out of style  Should i put in more or are they to old  ?     fugal reader  Donna F.    



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Date Posted: 7/23/2008 9:03 AM ET
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Donna,

I just reviewed your bookshelf--How do you define "old romance" books?

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:38 PM ET
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I love "old" romance novels - but when I say old I mean pre-1970 - authors like Elizabeth Goudge, Norah Lofts, Elizabeth Cadell - cozy British romances and gothic romances.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:38 PM ET
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I took a look at your shelf. You actually have a few of my reminder list books. But I usually only order those on a deal.

A lot of the series romances and readily available books (like Nora Roberts) tend to only go in deals.  At least that's been my experience.  If you like to read these types of books-I'd recommend being a boxer.  It's only $10/year which helps supports PBS.  It's also easier to trade some of the more common, less ordered books there than for credits.  I was able to trade several very common books and series romances through Box deals. 

I'd offer to do one with you but all my books are in storage right now.  We're shacking up with the in-laws while making a cross country military move.