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michellemoran
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Postby michellemoran » Sat November 8th, 2008, 4:57 am

Annis - I've never sat through an entire Weird Al video - but that was priceless!!!!!!!!! HA!
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Postby Erika Mailman » Sat November 8th, 2008, 7:16 am

I've been listening to the House At Riverton on DVD in my car... oh it is so good. I end up going extra blocks and circling around because I can't bear to park. The narrator is excellent...but her American accents are a little overbroad. Makes me giggle to think the world believes I sound like that!
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Postby annis » Sat November 8th, 2008, 8:16 am

Posted by michellemoran Annis - I've never sat through an entire Weird Al video - but that was priceless!!!!!!!!! HA!


That eBay song is brilliant, isn't it? A friend who knows I'm a sucker for an online auction sent it to me. I had a good laugh- I could absolutely relate to it!

I've just bought myself a book which is part of a pulp classics series reissued by Orion Books.
"The Conan Chronicles" by Robert E. Howard. High adventure with a fantasy twist, first published in the 1930s, so now I'm off on a nostalgia trip.

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Ellie
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Postby Ellie » Sat November 8th, 2008, 8:18 am

Our county library has a gigantic book sale (about 500,000-plus books) every November. I'm volunteering for unpacking and setup for the third year in a row, because volunteers get first dibs on the books they unpack! Actually, I usually find more books at the book sale than I do at the library itself, because the library is strong on current bestsellers and perennial favorites and weak on anything that's obscure, out of print, and/or academic.


I want....

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Postby annis » Sat November 8th, 2008, 8:20 am

Erika, I have this amusing vision of you circling the block in an endless holding pattern- hope you don't run out of fuel before the tape ends!

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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Sat November 8th, 2008, 8:27 am

Today:

"Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783," by Brendan Simms
"Tars: The Men Who Made Britain Rule the Waves," by Tim Clayton

Both non-fiction.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat November 8th, 2008, 11:35 am

"Erika Mailman" wrote:I've been listening to the House At Riverton on DVD in my car... oh it is so good. I end up going extra blocks and circling around because I can't bear to park. The narrator is excellent...but her American accents are a little overbroad. Makes me giggle to think the world believes I sound like that!



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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Sat November 8th, 2008, 11:38 am

"annis" wrote:Better watch out, spb, or you'll be another candidate for the "eBay" song :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqbaU


Ha. That was funny. Not seen that parody before. I used to buy quite a lot of books and CDs on ebay maybe 6, 7 years ago when that was really the only option for secondhand goods and had the bug a bit. These days, it's Amazon Marketplace for me mainly and I only buy what I really want.

"annis" wrote:Seroiusly, I'm jealous. I've just recently discovered Juliet Dymoke, when I picked up her book about Waltheof "Of the Earl of Rings" on, um, eBay--


Well, I'll let you know how I get on -- when I get round to them of course...

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat November 8th, 2008, 1:22 pm

"Lady Kippen" wrote:Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper (ARC)

Normally I would have waited until Karen Harper's book came to the store but February looks to be a great book month. So, I was thinking it may hurt my bank account less if I bought this one early.



I have this one pre-ordered, I love Harpers books she such a good author.

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nona
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Postby nona » Sat November 8th, 2008, 1:29 pm

I never get this lucky....all 25 locations for the Library system of Tulsa County are having their annual sale, each location has mini sales then the big she-bang is in November....today actually. So I've got bottled water, peppermints and a list of 40-50 authors (checked online catalog to see if they had any old prints that might be up for grab) and several hours to spend there.

We'll see what I might get....


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