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Subject: Wishlist Books You Couldn't Wait For?
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 6:37 PM ET
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Most of my wishlist books, though I *really* want them I'm fine with waiting since I have so many books to read anyway. Some, however, I just wanted so badly and was so far down on the list (or it was the type of book that just rarely gets listed) I caved and just bought. Has anyone else done this with a wishlist book? So far I have with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (loving comics as well I have a feeling this will be a keeper, so I didn't mind buying it) and Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union (I got a buy 2 get 1 free deal with that, so I splurged!)  I also saw a copy of The Kite Runner at a local used bookshop, so I had to grab that. Also, did any you buy end up on your keeper shelf, or were you generous and listed it afterwards? :)

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 7:29 PM ET
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I caved and went out and bought Water for Elephants.  I heard such wonderful things about it, that I paid full price, which I never usually do.  I have 2 books to read ahead of it, but I am planning on listing it afterwards

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 7:33 PM ET
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I just purchased A Thousand Splendid Suns and  The time Traveler's wife.  I'm going on vacation and will be riding in the car FOREVER, so i decided to splurge.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 7:36 PM ET
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I bought Water for Elephants, Nineteen Minutes and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 7:44 PM ET
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I went ahead and bought Spook Country since Barnes & Nobles had an awesome coupon.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 8:47 PM ET
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Wow - too many to list.  She Got Up off The Couch... by Haven Kimmel, Grizzly  Maze by Timothy Treadwell,  are a couple that come to mind.  Both are on my keeper pile.  I actually bought Grizzle Maze twice and posted one copy.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 8:53 PM ET
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I bought a lot....A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Good Guy, The 6th Target, Lean Mean Thirteen, Act of Treason,  High Noon, Bungalow 2, The Overlook.  I already posted all of them except ATSS because my hubby is reading it. I will then post it.   I don't keep any on my Keeper Shelf anymore; I have more than I need now!!    Carol, if The Yiddish Policemans Union is not a "keeper" for you  I would love you to post  to my WL! 



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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 8:56 PM ET
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A wishlist book that I ended up splurging on was Jack Whyte's Knights of the Black and White. I'd been eyeing it the entire time it was a hardcover novel and finally gave it when it hit paperback. As expected, it was really good, so it's on my keeper shelf!

Now the real splurge is that the sequel (it's part of a trilogy) is coming out on hardcover next month, and I'm actually contemplating buying it. Now that will be a splurge!



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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 9:41 PM ET
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I caved in and bought "Water for Elephants" also! I was just soooooo far down on the list and knew many people who were talking about it.
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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:16 PM ET
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 A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Road I really want. I did buy myself  Water for Elephants it's a fantastic book, I left my copy with my mum in England.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 10:42 PM ET
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I splurged on:

Eat, Pray, Love  by Elizabeth Gilbert 

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

Evening by Susan Minot

 it was a buy 2 get 1 free at Borders. I'm a sucker for a bargain.


Last read- Black and White by Dani Shapiro

Current Read-- No Regrets and Other True Cases by Ann Rule

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Date Posted: 8/10/2007 11:13 PM ET
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I caved for The Vanishing by Bentley Little. I had put it on reserve at B & N before it came out.

I will do the same for Sarah Rayne's Death Chamber, as well when it comes out in February 2008.

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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:30 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:43 AM ET
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I don't normally buy books, but I had to pre-order the last Harry Potter book.  I just couldn't stand for everyone to read it before me.

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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 12:59 PM ET
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I broke down and ordered Eldest by Christopher Paolini, Shadowplay by Tad Williams, Red by Ted Dekker, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and just the other day I bought Glossed and Found by India Ink and What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie.  Mind you, these are all new books.  I buy used books all the time, regardless if they're for me to read or just for posting on here.  :)  Oh, and to answer your question, the majority of the books I bought for myself I will post here once I'm done.

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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 4:04 PM ET
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I have bought a few books in the Erin McCarthy "Vegas Vampires" series, "Visions of Heat" by Nalini Singh, and "Undead and Uneasy" by MJD.  Luckily, I have a friend who has all the Harry Potter books except for book 7.  I am just starting HP book 1 so I have a ways to go before I get to book 7.

I do usually post most of the books I buy to read but it can take awhile for me to get through them as I have a huge TBR pile and yet still want and buy more books! ;-) 


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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 5:36 PM ET
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Hmmm.... I bought Suite Francaise, a couple of Philippa Gregory books, A Cup of Tea to name a few for $4 at a local used  bookstore.

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Date Posted: 8/12/2007 9:06 PM ET
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I bought David Rosenfelt's Play Dead. I rush through all of his other books and just didn't want to wait for a paperback. I saw this book with a dog on the cover and had to see what it was about, since it was HB I looked at his other books and bought the one they had on the shelf. The character has a dog in every book and is mentioned quite often. I sent the author an email and he responded. He does Golden retriever rescue so I felt my money spent is going to his rescues.;-) I have never ever bought a hardback book unless it was on a bargain table or used book sale. I let him know how special he should feel.

My husband always asks for new release books for Christmas and birthdays but this weekend he bought the new Bourne book.


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Date Posted: 8/12/2007 11:33 PM ET
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I bought Eats, Shoots and Leaves and the kid version of that book too. I thought it would be good to have for my classroom. Plus I'll be able to put the purchase in on my tax stuff (just my way to justify buying it). Now I'm debating about buying Faithful Elephants because I have a B&N coupon. I'm not far on the list, but I just feel like I've had it listed forever and I'm just not going to get it otherwise (or I could buy my hubby another CD version of one of the HP books - he's read all the books, but he likes to listen to them when we go on trips...which one is coming up)!

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:00 PM ET
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I just had to buy the last two books (Shelter Mountain and Whispering Rock) in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. I was so far up on the wishlist that I just couldn't wait. I also couldn't wait for the Shirley Damsgaard Abby & Ophelia mysteries, I went out and bought 3 of them! Needless to say I read them fast, and posted them!

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:08 PM ET
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All the Maddy Hunter books, Laura Durham, The Abbey Cooper Books, Death by pantyose, and just ordered the new one by Harley Jane Kozak.

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:16 PM ET
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I splurged on 2 books in the Dresden Files series, Dead Beat and Blood Rites; I'm reading Blood Rites at the present. I've got 3rd Tles of the Otori book, Brilliance of the Moon, on my wish list, but I don't think I can wait--I'll probably be buying it soon.


Vicki C.

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Date Posted: 8/13/2007 10:34 PM ET
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Vicki, I also loved the Tales of the Otori series.  Did you know there is going to be a fourth book, a "prequel" of sorts?  It's on my wishlist.  :)

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Date Posted: 8/14/2007 7:27 AM ET
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I went ahead recently and purchased Russ Parson's How to Pick a Peach  and Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach. As yet to see whether or not they'll end up on my shelf any time soon. They have to make the rounds at home first!

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Date Posted: 8/14/2007 9:11 AM ET
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I went ahead last night and got Bitter is the New Black and the sequel Bright Lights, Big Ass.  I just needed a good laugh and couldn't wait any longer!

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