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Subject: What's the latest book you've gotten in the mail?
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 7:07 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/22/2008 7:16 PM ET
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The latest book I've received is Valley of the Dolls!  I have always wanted to read it because of it's reputation as the "mother" of all trash novels.  But I was nervous to read it, too, because I was certain it was really going to be bad.  But, surprise!, it's highly readable and actually quite a page turner.  So, yes, it's trashy, and yes it's "bad"--but in a good way!  It's very enjoyable---a hoot and a half!

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 7:34 PM ET
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The last book from here was The Tea Rose.  But the last book received in the mail from anywhere was Pillars of the Earth.  I got it on ebay for $7.50 including shipping.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 7:52 PM ET
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The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 8:13 PM ET
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I just Want My Pants Back  by David Rosen, The Badgers by Brian Jacques.

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Date Posted: 8/22/2008 8:33 PM ET
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The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - They say it's girlish, but I can't call myself a serious fantasy reader without at least giving it a try...

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 8:55 PM ET
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I got Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner and Stiff by  Mary Roach yesterday.

 

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 9:44 PM ET
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Today I received: Through Painted Deserts: Light God & Beauty on the Open Road, Round Ireland with a Fridge and The Professor and The Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.  3 in one day - woohoo for me!!

 
Date Posted: 8/22/2008 9:45 PM ET
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Miss Melville Regrets.

I decided to try these after reading the thread about female slueths.



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Date Posted: 8/22/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I got three today: Ambrose Bierce and the One-Eyed Jacks and Ambrose Bierce and the Trey of Pearls, both by Oakley Hall, and Ordeal By Hunger by George R. Stewart.

The new home page set-up has yielded many many new books for me to try, it's really been great to be able to browse so easily.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 11:04 PM ET
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I got 2 books from the same person - PS I Love You by Barbara Conklin, and Andy Andie by Malle Valik.  Both were books that I had as a teen and were part of the collection my mom gave away when I was off in college. 

 

Very excited to read PS I Love You and see if I still love it as much as I did then.

 

Andy Andie I had kind of forgotten about until I saw it in the same shelf with PS I Love You.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 11:21 PM ET
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The Year of Fog :: Michelle Richmond

Am I the only one who receives a book, looks at the cover, and immediately moves it to the head of her "To Be Read" list? I do this all the time. There's some poor book at the bottom of my pile saying "BUT I WAS HERE FIRST!".  :-)

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:13 AM ET
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the Mabinogion.  I got it today right before work.  It's a good thing I read most of it 2 years ago, or I don't think I would have had the willpower to put it down and say, 'No...Must...Wait...Til...Later'  I know that once I pick it up, that'll be it for awhile.  I love mythology!

Subject: Last Book Received
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 12:50 AM ET
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I received The Last Judgement by Iain Pears.  Great art history mystery series set in Europe.

 

Subject: Last Book Received
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 1:55 AM ET
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Brain Trust by Christopher Golden & Blood And Fog by Nancy Holder

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 8:49 AM ET
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Make Him Look Good:  Alicia Valdez Rodriguez

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 9:39 AM ET
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Just got Tipping the Velvet two days ago from PBS; stopped by the UBS on my way home yesterday and got Scandalmonger, Pilgrim, The Satanic Verses, The Boleyn Inheritance, and an extra copy of PIllars of the Earth to send to my godson in Kuwait.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 4:52 PM ET
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My mom sent me an autographed copy of Lucille Clifton's poetry book, 'Mercy'. We saw her read last month, so this was particularly special to me.  

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 4:55 PM ET
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I received 3 books today.

The Devil Wears Prada

Clan Of the Cave Bear

Scarlett

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 6:02 PM ET
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I received 3 books today also. Tribute, A Nice Class of Corpse and Miss Melville Rides a Tiger.

Daphne, I loved Clan of the Cave Bear. Read all of them many years ago when they first came out.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 3:53 AM ET
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I just got The Shack today and I am so excited.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 1:01 PM ET
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I received Shoofly Pie: A Bug Man Novel last week. I have a few other things to read first, but am looking forward to reading it! :)

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:12 PM ET
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The Journey by Billy Graham and Dear G Spot by Zane.  I requested them for a couple of folk in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The one that I'm excited about though, was one I received for me last week:  The Divine Comedies by Tom Holt.  I'm really looking forward to reading it!

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:17 PM ET
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The Great Awakening:  Reviving Faith & Politics in the Post Religious Right America by Jim Wallis

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:17 PM ET
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The Great Awakening:  Reviving Faith & Politics in the Post Religious Right America by Jim Wallis

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