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Subject: Pimp Your Shelf Here - With a twist
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:58 PM ET
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Ok, last month we pimped and gave a sob story. Why our books were lonely and need to new homes.

This month, lets skip the sob and do a twist of why our book are so great.  You guys made me almost pee with your sob stories, now lets try it with why your bookshelf is so cool! Why its the best shelf on the block.


Subject: Crazy characters having crazy food parties and laughing at the people
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:17 PM ET
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All righty. I guess I will try this first. I have never tried anything like this before...so here it goes... My bookshelf is totally the best shelf on the block for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that there are all kinds of cool creatures floating around on my bookshelf. I mean I have three little pigs, an unjustly accused wolf, a donkey who has turned into a stone, abc's who can climb trees, a giant cuddly snake, a goldilocks who hangs out at some rabbits house, a goofy dog... When you get all these creatures together they by themselves can have a great time. The pigs and the dog are great at entertaining and the others are just generally happy fellas. Now that alone makes my bookshelf pretty neat, but what makes it the coolest one on the block is that they get together every day to have yummy food parties. There are enough cookbooks to keep them happy until the end of time. The three little pigs are famous for their breads and the three hares from goldilocks and the three hares make a carrots stew to die for! :0) And when they get bored cooking and throwing parties they can always look at the textbooks and laugh at all the silly things that people in the real world have to learn.  Man If only I could live on the shelf...that would be awesome. I am really hungry right now in fact...I am kinda jeoulous because I have never been invited to any of those food parties. HMMMM? :0)

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:21 PM ET
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My bookshelf is Drop Dead GorgeousAll I Need Is You to come and take a look.  It doesn't matter if there are Blue Skies or it's Bittersweet Rain

outsideyou would be Courting Disaster if you missed out on my shelf.  I Cross My Heart that you will be pleased with the variety you find there. It

would be Cruel and Unusual punishment if you passed it by.  You're Hot On The Trail of finding jus the right book on my shelf. 

Give yourself The Gift of reading a good book.  It could be A Moment Of Truth for you.  So click that ORDER THIS BOOK button now and don't

waste a Split Second because the book you've been looking for could be gone.  I'm Straight Talking when I say my bookshelf is one of a kind and

not to be missed. 

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:32 PM ET
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Amber and Daphne - very creative!!! :)
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:35 PM ET
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My shelf has over 250 of the most eclectic books you'd find anywhere!!

Do you want murder and mayhem....I've got it!!  What about a little romance or maybe a LOT of romance...got that, too!!  Need to loose weight..got it!! Looking for a way to gain weight...WOW ...cookbooks that will make your mouth water just reading them!! Houseplants need a little TLC.... books to help you out there or maybe you have beautiful flowers but don't know how to arrange them....check my shelf. Don't have time to sit and read a book but you're in the car traveling or on a long commute to work...how about an audio book.?..got them, too!! Do you need to be uplifted spiritually? Check my shelf!! I've even got a whole list of unpostables on my profile page that I'll gladly send 1 free with every order. Good books that need a loving home even though they may not be 'perfect'.

The only thing I don't have are children's and young adult books and no Sci-Fi, although there are 3 audio books of that genre. You'll have to look elsewhere for them, but I do have a little of everything else so PLEASE check my shelf. I promise to always mail your books in a timely manner and will PM you if I can't meet your special request or requirements.

I love to read and look forward to rainy days and winter so I can indulge myself and curl up with a good book. I'd love to share with you!!


Subject: Ok I will give it a try since I see others are doing the in thing here
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 12:52 AM ET
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My Book shelf has over 382 books that are dueling for a new home. We have Runaway Tweetsie: A Red Bird Legend that is for our littlest members who love the stories of trains and famous railways in North Carolina. Then we have A wolf called Motka which is geared for our older youngest fans who love a story of a man who dared to live and interact with the wolves. Then we can jump on board for a little spin tingling adventure with our favorite Edge brother by Cherry Adair who are wizards and TFLAC operators. Just got to love them military men. Then we have lots of Blaze, Tempetations, and Desires for the women who love their men HOT, HOT, and Hotter. Then we have almost all of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters and her Tall, Dark and Dangerous men who make our world a little bit safer

Then we have Lone Rider  for the ladies who love the bad boys on motorcycles  and the trucker in Deadly Sexy who ride in to safe the damsel in distress. Then we have our true life history stories or we will say our real life stories about slavery written by Edward Ball on his research of his family who owned slaves and who in his search for his kinfolk in Slaves in the Family which is on the National Bestseller list and also is a National Book Award winner. Also in the company of some more great reads are They Cage the Animals at Night is Jennings Michael Burch childhood growing up in foster care and being instititions from the age of 8 years old.

Then we have our vampires and our shapeshifters and our wizard's and demons, and of course our Faeries also, and our man who is Jane's Warlord who jumped back 300 years into the past to save her from Jack the Ripper from the future.We have our fav's from Christine Feehan of course, then we have our Buffy the Vampire Slayer books. We have our dragons of course in The Hunting of the Last Dragon, and a Dragon in the Family. We cannot do withour our very own The Knight and the Seer,

Our shelf is lined with books on roses, building our own log home, to Bonsai care, with our cat's and our dogs care also. We have our children books and of course we have to have something for our young adult readers who are not into the chick lit stories, who just loves a good scary ghost haunting story to occupy their days or nights.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 4:10 AM ET
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My shelf is THE MOST UNIQUE because the books are INVISIBLE!!  That's right! Every single book is see-through! 

How do you read them, you ask?  Well, you press them INTO YOUR HEAD.  You put the book right on top, push real hard, and POOF!  All the information is now in your brain.  Sounds fascinating, doesn't it?!?   Well it is fascinating and AMAZING, too!    Be the first to have one of these Incredible Invisible Books!  With any buddied credit, I will send an Incredible Invisible Book, and for the first 50 orders, I will include my fancy-schmancy, hand-made Incredible Invisible Bookmark!  That's right - a free Incredible Invisible Bookmark to the first 50 people!   You must act fast, supplies are limited!

(Offer does not include shipping and handling.  Offer valid in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.  Void where prohibited.  Sense of humor and appreciation of the absurd required.  All orders are final - no returns accepted.)

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Subject: A Dream???
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 8:06 AM ET
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When IRESISTABLE FORCES  came over me and IT'S NOT A PRETTY SIGHT  when you have to get SWITCHED  to another chef. Next thing I knew it was THIS N THAT all over the place. I decided I was going to need THREE WEEKS IN PARIS . I then looked out the kitchen window and saw that THE RED PONY was there waiting to bring me to THE RANCH I thought finally SIGNS OF LIFE IN THE USA .Then I thought this is to much I will just go sit on the sofa and listen to the  SONG OF SOLOMON . When all of a sudden VISITORS: STRANGE INVADERS took me up in a WHIRLWIND and took me to THE LONG ROAD HOME . Next thing I knew I was woke up by a knock at the front door. I got up off the sofa to realize It was all just a messed up dream. Thats when I knew THE MOMENT I SAW YOU that LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE .

Please come order some books I am open to any deals just send me a pm....Love

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Date Posted: 8/29/2008 8:45 AM ET
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I love these threads! 3 more booksI've ordered I didn't even know about!

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 8:53 AM ET
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In the not-too-distant future, Animals in Winter will look forward to Backyard Adventures for Outdoor Explorers.

Meanwhile, Cooking for Nitwits can often lead to a Dinner Time    Exclusive with a healthy dessert item from Frannie's Fruits

The Gator Girls appear to be Happy All the Time on their way back to school even though they think It's Too Noisy!  with  Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. 

Kiss Me, Kill Me so you can enjoy Living Single near the Mississippi Bridge, enjoying a life of No Fighting, No Biting.

  Owen can make his Patio Roofs and Gazebos  the fanciest in the neighborhood by consulting Quick Guide:  Trim:  Step-by-Step Installation Techniques, in the process earning The Red Badge of Courage by continuing to work through Stormy Weather

There will be no Trace of depressing silence Under the Tuscan Sun when Violin Playtime and Wee Sing around the Campfire provide the perfect setting for Yoga Therapy.

(Check my shelf for more info on the above books.  Order any one and take another from my shelf free.)

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:18 AM ET
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You guys are great!!

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:34 AM ET
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Why should you check out my shelf? Because my shelf is where all the hottest chicks, both from here and across the pond, live! Strong, driven, independent! More are moving in all the time. Why not take one home?

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Subject: FORGOT....lol
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 10:09 AM ET
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I forgot to put my opening to mine just realized when I came back to the post hours later...lol

I was going to open with

My shelf is the best on the block because it's like adream...Anyway enjoying everyones post..Love

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 1:33 PM ET
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I wish I was as creative as you guys are with this. *lol* Its a great break from work.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Bumping this back up

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 11:38 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/30/2008 1:14 PM ET
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It may very well be an Act of Treason if you guys don't stop in to check out Another Roadside Attraction:  My Paradise of a bookshelf!  My books are in A Case of Need and would love to get Close to You!  Be on The Cutting Edge, whether you are The Collector of books or would just like to cross The Divide and Hazard a Headlong plunge into trying something new.

Peeking at my bookshelf will be our secret.  We need not tell The Husband or the Powers That Be of your Transgressions or the Mischief you're up to! Truthfully, your Pulse is racing at the thought of being an Insider and ordering more books, no?  My books are The Real Deal and Resistance is futile....you will Simply Love the selections you'll find! Take A Walk to Remember and stroll through The Secret Garden of my bookshelf. The Unbidden Truth is that you will Remember Me and my books... Join The Sweet Life.... after all, Fortune Favors the Brave... visit my shelf before the book you want is Gone!

LOL, that was fun!  Thanks for the very creative idea, Daphne!


Date Posted: 8/30/2008 3:51 PM ET
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Take One Last Look at the books on my shelf.  They were all Born To Be Bad.  Come on ladies it's Now or Never.  After reading all of these posts we realize it's Killer Competiton.  Gypsy Lover is here and so is The Grail King and also A.K.A. Goddess.  Step Into Darkness, Into The Storm or in your Desert Places and read some Dark Matter.  There is a Ghost of a Chance that you will see The Man Behind The Mask.

I know I am not so good at this, but seriously folks, come check out my shelf.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 6:09 PM ET
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I love d this wonderful idea At First Sight. What an ingenius way to come to The Rescue of lonely books and maybe avoid The Long  Road Home for some of them..  The Horse Whisperer said don't wait for High Noon  to make your Commitments.  No need to take Desperate Measures or go down a Blind Alley. This is no Charade.

As I look out my window in Explorations everything appears Sun Kissed  but we are nearing  Summer's End .  Pandora's Clock is ticking. We will soon go From Fields of Gold, a  Kaleidascope  of fall colors and a Hunter's Moon  to Winter Rain, Silent Snow  and a Ghost Moon.

 Is the Midnight Rider, Looking for Peyton Place? Or maybe Love in Another Town. Or does he have Deception On His Mind?

The Outlaw in Paradise is One Tough Cookie.  He will Protect and Defend  his  Palomino  horse. Sometimes he gets into Hot Ice

 Wonder if The People of the River  know where The Stone Monkey  is? Is the Stalker getting closer? Or is it at a Stalemate?

Nighttime is My Time . Are You Afraid of the Dark?  Daddy's Girl looks for the Blessings of Daybreak to end her Dark Torment.

  If  the Thorns of Truth don't  take you To The Edge  , The Whitelands Affair will.   You will wish you could be Trading Places with The Jolly Mon  on a Summer Island  and listening to the Lake News.

This highlights some of the books on my shelf. My books live in a smoke free home.



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Date Posted: 8/30/2008 7:44 PM ET
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it was After Dark :on dec. 24th.... when i had an Accident ::.....and .....The Almighty , you know  who i am talking about...The Big Bazoohley  told me that he had gone to The Body Farm    and that he found The Bobbsey Twins alone with  The Boyfriend of Cupid and Diana . I couldnt believe what he said.... he actually saw them on The Celestial Bed  it was a ..Christmas Legends To Remember ::....they were like teenagers... just Crazy in Love :: with vivid imaginations and Creative Thoughts....... as they were getting frisky ..... in the trees they heard a groul and out came Cujo ::  the mad dog attacked them. it was almost  Death By Sheer Torture :: they almost died ..all because of the twins Deception :: with the   Dream Lover ::..Was he really Everything ? now the twins are Expecting!      and since twins sometimes have twins... there will now be Four Blondes  more in The House :: at first it was just  Illusions :: why did he have to Kiss the Girls    as if they were The Last Girls ::from Salem's Lot :: it was supposed to be a  Silent Night ::but Sins of the Blood :took over... He was Staking His Claim the girls were as sweet as  Sugar Cane :: and they were his for The Taking :: He knew that it was because of  The Talisman :: he wore around his neck... No female could resist him...It was a  Timeless Passion :: it was Too Late to Say Goodbye  those Two Little Girls in Blue :will be his :Whipping Star :: Until the Day They Die ::it will be his  Bedroom Secrets   that become hisGrave Secrets

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 7:54 PM ET
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(to the tune of the OSCAR MEYER B-O-L-O-G-N-A song)

Oh, my bookshelf is the greatest

One you'll ever see

It's stocked with every genre

Including mystery.

Oh, it's the greatest bookshelf

That you can find on here

An order from my bookshelf will

come from G-R-A-N-N-Y Jill.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 7:58 PM ET
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OMG....GrannyJilll i love your post....awesome..........  you are some smartie.... love it....

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 10:16 PM ET
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Who in their right mind could pass up my shelf?  100 Years in Yosemite (a little history), Call of the Wild (a little adventure), Finding Fish (a little bit of tragedy and triumph), Journey to Ixtlan (a little bit of drugs and mysticism), the Virgin Blue (a little bit of historical fiction mystery), Going Baboony (a little bit of the Kratt Brothers), the Red Tent (a little bit of the Bible), Midwives (a little bit of court drama)...

My Shelf has a little bit of everything! You've just got to see it for yourself.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 11:33 PM ET
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Come inspect my KOOB-FLEHS!!

It be SMALL....but it be MIGHTY!!!

Date Posted: 8/31/2008 2:44 AM ET
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I went to see my psychic today.  I asked her "Shelia, do you think my bookshelf is the coolest of them all?"  She looked in her crystal ball and said,

"Beware of  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, they are Dangerous Girls.  If you do not believe in ghosts Go Ask Alice she will tell you about The Haunting of Josie.  Stay away from the color blue, Blue is for Nightmares.  Mind what you say about you friends Franny and Zooey try not to be a Gossip Girl.  Your phone may have Dead Connection or have a lot of static. The through the static you will here the Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister .  Do not worry you are just picking up feed back from the truckers on the highway."  I wonder what it all means.