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Subject: That volcano could have unforeseen consequences
Date Posted: 4/16/2010 10:05 AM ET
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*drums fingers on table in irritation*

Do you realize with air travel interrupted due to the ash coming from the volcano it could conceivably delay any books we're waiting upon from the UK? I don't think I can stand it if this goes on for long

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 10:08 AM ET
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OH S$#T!  I didn't even think of that.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:47 PM ET
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Letty, my thoughts exactly. Egad if May comes late I am going to die.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:14 PM ET
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I sent a book to England this morning and had the same thought.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:32 PM ET
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Geez, Misfit -- one would think that there's a book being released in May that you've been waiting (ever so patiently) for??!!!

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:37 PM ET
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Whew!  Glad I don't have anything coming from the UK! 

I think someone should use this opportunity to research and find us some HF set in Iceland.  Now there's a challenge for someone! 

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:47 PM ET
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no worries, ladies--I have an 'exchange daughter'--my family's term for a female exchange student who's lived with us for a year and is now off doing her own thing---living in London, she can drive stuff to Paris and get it out---she'd love the excuse!

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:51 PM ET
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Patiently Deb? Impatiently is a better word.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 1:59 PM ET
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At least a more accurate one! LOL

I've never ordered from bookdepository, but I've been contemplating it recently.  I guess I'll wait and see.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 7:33 PM ET
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Shelley:  One of Dorothy Dunnett's "Niccolo" books take place in Iceland during a similar volcanic eruption.  The book is called To Lie With Lions.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 9:58 AM ET
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Shoot!  I never even considered consequences like that.  I'm waiting on a bookdepository order too.  One of the Mammoth books-either Regency or Irish, can't remember which.....

For anyone considering bookdepository-they offer good deals and free shipping-and are super nice and prompt to respond to any questions. 

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 10:22 AM ET
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I think it's really rude of any countries to leave active volcanos on the path from any bookstore to the U.S. It's really inconsiderate of them. I can tell you that there are no active volcanos between my house and the BooksAMillion. See, my town knows how to plan right!

We should start a petition or somethin'!

Down with volcanos!

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 11:23 AM ET
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living in London, she can drive stuff to Paris and get it out

LOL, Colleen! Does she have one of those car/boat convertible thingies.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 11:34 AM ET
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Just found this on the Royal Mail website,

Start date: 15th April
End date: Ongoing

The closure of airspace over Great Britain and parts of Northern Europe is expected to result in minimal export despatches by air today - Friday 16th April. Royal Mail has implemented plans to despatch mail to most European destinations by road.

Airlines are currently accepting mail from Royal Mail for 'Rest of the World' destinations, in expectation of being able to fly as soon as our airports re-open. Temporary delays to International parcels, small packages and Express Mail Service items are likely.

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 2:21 PM ET
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Genie--the Chunnel, baby, the Chunnel!  But the cloud has spread, so who knows....

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 2:26 PM ET
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My niece is in Rome for her semester away, and was supposed to come home Sunday,  She doesn't know if she'll be getting out or not. 

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 2:33 PM ET
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One of the London papers has been printing travel horror stories and they do not sound like fun, especially if you're stuck in a foreign place with no friends/family to aid you. Great photos here, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/7606679/Iceland-volcano-the-latest-spectacular-pictures-of-the-volcanic-eruption.html

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 3:34 PM ET
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the Chunnel! 

Yeah, that's so cool. I wonder how long it would take to go from London to Paris.

Answered my own question. 2 hours and 15 minutes. Wow. That's faster than getting from Philadelphia to San Francisco by plane. It's just 15 minutes longer than my commute from Lancaster County, PA to Philadelphia!

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 5:11 PM ET
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I went to bookdepository to check the status of an order I put in a short while ago.  They've suspended servie to North America due to the air traffic problems.  My order was dispatched prior to the suspension, but it warns me to expect delays.

It's all Chadwick books.  Sigh.

Date Posted: 4/20/2010 5:14 PM ET
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Thanks for the up-date Sharla, sighs too!