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Subject: I have the worst luck ever!
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 1:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2007
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So I get Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona in the mail today and opened it up in my driveway before I rolled out to the store.  It was in perfect condition which made me really happy.  Then when I got home I took the package w/the book and my stuff from the store out of the car and promptly dropped the open package w/the book in a big ol' puddle of mud.  Now the book has mud splatters on the top which I can get out w/sandpaper but I can do nothing about the water spots on the pages.  Oh, and when I opened it to see how bad the water splatters on the pages  were I noticed the copy sent to me was signed by the author.  WHY ME?!!!??!!

Someone please tell me they've read it and its a  total dud.  I wouldn't feel so bad about throwing a horrible book in the mud frown

 

Date Posted: 3/3/2012 2:08 PM ET
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Oh no, Holly !!! So irritating & maddening! My sympathies ...

Feel better, Dear! 

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Date Posted: 3/3/2012 2:10 PM ET
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Argh! I had a book once in my gym bag and I hadn't closed the water bottle tightly. Thankfully is was a dud, but still I hate damaging books good or bad.

Date Posted: 3/3/2012 4:46 PM ET
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Oh Holly, :( that is terrible!

Date Posted: 3/3/2012 7:37 PM ET
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Oh no Holly that's awful! 

Date Posted: 3/3/2012 9:00 PM ET
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I know how you feel. I once dropped a first edition in the bathtub. Not signed, thank gawd. But still ...

I think Linda & Kelly have the cure.

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
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Oh, bummer! 

Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 3/5/2012 9:25 PM ET
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Oh Holly yikes! I haven't read it but I will swear an oath that is the worst book ever written! (did that help?)