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Subject: Series Holdouts
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 1:39 PM ET
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I am trying to complete three series so I can read them in order:

The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll, the third in her Dark Queen trilogy

Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman, the second in her Welsh trilogy

Joanna by Roberta Gellis, the third in her six title Roselynde Chronicles series.

 

Each of these is an older series and I have been able to ferret out very old and yellowed MMPB volumes of them in my travels or on PBS--but I have been looking for them for months. I've found Joanna online but with postage, it's an outrageous $13 to order. Anyone have any ideas on where to find them or any unpostables of these titles? I do make the rounds of my local used bookstores but have not come upon these three....

 

TIA,

Colleen

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 5:37 PM ET
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Colleen,

 

I have a TPB copy of Falls the Shadow that I would be more than happy to let you borrow. I read the first book in the trilogy and just haven't felt like finishing the other two yet. If you are interested, let me know.

 

As for the other two books, if you have a BookMooch account, make sure to add them to your WL over there. I seem to have better luck getting harder to find books from there. Also, check out www.betterworld.com. They regularly have HTF books for cheap.

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 5:54 PM ET
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I'm not on bookmooch, but I'll check it and the other site out....tks

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 6:09 PM ET
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You're welcome Colleen.

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 7:00 PM ET
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Colleen,

If you have a non-smoking household, I'll lend you any or all of the 3. Just PM your address.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 7:28 PM ET
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How sweet Genie! If she does have a non-smoking house, then maybe it would be better if you loaned her Falls the Shadow, that way she would only have to remember to return the books to one person, and it would save someone money on postage! Let me know how this turns out!

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:30 AM ET
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No problem. I'll let you know, Jennifer.

Any buddy (just ask) with a non-smoking household may borrow from me anytime.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:43 AM ET
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Gene: That is so sweet of you.

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 1:22 PM ET
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Genie--I'm a buddy? I'm flattered! I do have a non-smoking household, but I broke down this morning and ordered The Silver Rose for $1.98 off of an amazon partner, and Joanna for $3.49 from somewhere else---I'd not found prices that low online before.  So, I think I'll still borrow Falls the Shadow from Jennifer if that's ok..we'd PM'd about it already.

 

I have been a fan of historical fiction all my life--my (dear departed) mother and I used to share our books--she had a Phd in history and was always noting to me the historical discrepancies, but I've been hooked for a looooonnng time, 'cuz I ain't no spring chicken! I love this forum and PBS in general!

 

Colleen

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 1:29 PM ET
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Colleen: Were did you find Joanna for $3.99 that is a good price?



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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:27 PM ET
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Sure, Colleen. Feel free to ask anytime. I'll send you a buddy invitation.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 10:01 AM ET
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do you guys use www.cheapestbookprice.com? it appears to be a meta-search engine that when you put in your title or ISBN goes out and searches all the known used book sites on the web, I use it all the time because once I decide I want to read something I usually don't have the patience to wait a year on my WL for it...it found an amazon partner seller (usually a used book dealer who's paid a fee to amazon to have their site searched when someone searches amazon.com)--owlsbooks.com is the actual seller to me of Joanna. Problem is usually the shipping, $3.99 seems to be the norm, but I ordered some other titles from owlsbooks.com too, so I 'amortized' it over a couple of titles and didn't feel so 'robbed' paying it....

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 2:57 PM ET
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Colleen,

I haven't tried CBP. I like bookfinder.com because it includes the shipping price when it does the price comparison. Not every seller charges so much, but you have to hunt around.

Genie

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 3:01 PM ET
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Gene I also use Bookfinder.com also http://www.bookfinder.com/ I just found Joanna at Abe books but the seller is Sea Shell books in Fla. I paid $3.99 with S&H Inculded. I  just checked the order it looks like the S&H was free.

 



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Date Posted: 7/4/2008 4:42 PM ET
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I am adding bookfinder.com to my favorites right now--thanks, Genie and Anne!

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 4:46 PM ET
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You welcome Colleen. I have found a lot of good deals with bookfinder.com. I like the fact that it shows you all the info price and  S&H.

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 7:44 PM ET
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I paid $3.99 with S&H Inculded. I  just checked the order it looks like the S&H was free.

AbeBooks has an entire section devoted to free shipping. But it pays to run a comparison search with Bookfinder.com anyway b/c sometimes sellers mark up the books that go into the "free" shipping section.

Also, don't forget about Deal Locker where you can find all the current coupons available for books and bookstores.

Date Posted: 7/5/2008 8:02 PM ET
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Thanks for the info Genie