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What are you reading? March 2014

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri March 14th, 2014, 11:30 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I saw her Monday night, what a lovely talk she gave and the stories she told. At the beginning she acknowledged two of her FB fans who traveled very far to come and see her. One from Alaska and the other from Vancouver (which I assume was Vancouver B.C., since her next stop was Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA is a short hop on the other side of the Columbia River.[/quote]

Alaska! That's impressive. At Sharon's New Jersey talk, there were people from Maryland...and I thought driving several hours from Maryland to New Jersey was impressive! My drive was only about 15 minutes!
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Post by Vanessa » Sat March 15th, 2014, 12:12 am

Never Say Goodbye by Susan Lewis, a Netgalley.
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Post by Misfit » Sat March 15th, 2014, 1:57 am

[quote=""Susan""]Alaska! That's impressive. At Sharon's New Jersey talk, there were people from Maryland...and I thought driving several hours from Maryland to New Jersey was impressive! My drive was only about 15 minutes![/quote]

My drive was fairly short. Considering the time of day, but going ho.e only to double back and fight even more traffic wasn't practical a l. I had a couple of hours to burn once I got there. Too bad the two things I could have crossed off the to do list didn't have viable options. No decent grocery store, nor a quick lube. Oh well, I got to see Sharon.
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Post by Susan » Sat March 15th, 2014, 12:44 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]My drive was fairly short. Considering the time of day, but going ho.e only to double back and fight even more traffic wasn't practical a l. I had a couple of hours to burn once I got there. Too bad the two things I could have crossed off the to do list didn't have viable options. No decent grocery store, nor a quick lube. Oh well, I got to see Sharon.[/quote]

And seeing Sharon is what counts! I was planning on reading A King's Ransom next, but my husband very nicely brought home JK Rowling's A Casual Vacancy from the library yesterday. He had read it when it first came out and I couldn't read it then because he had to return it as there was a huge waiting list. The Kindle price at the time was exorbitant, and it has not been available in my library's eLibrary. And so I never read it and he saw it just sitting there on the shelf, so I am reading it!
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Post by Misfit » Sat March 15th, 2014, 1:35 pm

[quote=""Susan""]And seeing Sharon is what counts! I was planning on reading A King's Ransom next, but my husband very nicely brought home JK Rowling's A Casual Vacancy from the library yesterday. He had read it when it first came out and I couldn't read it then because he had to return it as there was a huge waiting list. The Kindle price at the time was exorbitant, and it has not been available in my library's eLibrary. And so I never read it and he saw it just sitting there on the shelf, so I am reading it![/quote]

Does your library go through Overdrive? I finally figured out how to suggest purchases. Oh boy, that's trouble with a capital T. I am whittling away at the dead tree pile as they are picking up what I've requested.
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Post by fljustice » Sat March 15th, 2014, 2:58 pm

Decided to whittle away at my physical TBR shelf and picked out a mass paperback copy of The Silver Pigs, the first of the Falco series by Lindsey Davis. I've read a few of these books (out of order) and enjoy them for light fare. As a side note, my TBR shelf is shorter than I've ever remembered. My digital TBR list, on the otherhand.... :o
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Post by Susan » Sat March 15th, 2014, 5:09 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Does your library go through Overdrive? I finally figured out how to suggest purchases. Oh boy, that's trouble with a capital T. I am whittling away at the dead tree pile as they are picking up what I've requested.[/quote]

Yes, they use Overdrive. I read Cuckoo's Calling through the eLibrary. It's weird they have that and not Casual Vacancy. How do you request purchases?
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Post by Misfit » Sat March 15th, 2014, 5:21 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Yes, they use Overdrive. I read Cuckoo's Calling through the eLibrary. It's weird they have that and not Casual Vacancy. How do you request purchases?[/quote]

Search for a specific author, say Sharon Penman. Pull up all your library's options for Sharon. Scroll down to where it asks you to look for additional titles. Find any? Click on that book and look for the suggest purchase link and follow through. You can also opt to have an email sent and/or place a hold if they do pick it up. Got me in first position on he new Deanna Raybourn book, and Kearsley's Splendor Falls.
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Post by Berengaria » Sat March 15th, 2014, 5:40 pm

I am now reading the splendid King's Ransom plus Suzannah Dunn's The May Bride. Dunn's book is a very good read! :)
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Post by emr » Sat March 15th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Finished The Man From Berlin by Luke McCallin. Interesting. I want to see how the series goes on.
Now reading Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach. Scifi in the style of Linnea Sinclair. Clearly inspired by Firefly. Not bad so far.

Btw bookdepository finally figured out that the currency conversions were giving different prices at their two webs and fixed it :( It has juggled all the books on my wishlist grrrr What a mess
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