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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Mar 07, 2016 06:17PM) (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
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message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Results Not Excuses by Paul "Aroe" Barlow


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Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments the book whisperer got her fix today at Salvos and Vinnies:

Dead Europe $3
The Diggers Rest Hotel $4 so now I only need the middle one Blackwattle Creek to complete my series
Dog Boy $3
Afterwards $2 and
The Preacher $2


message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather | 350 comments I've pre-ordered Jane Steele can't wait as I loved the Timothy Wilde series.


message 5: by Carolyn (last edited Mar 08, 2016 11:07PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7970 comments Recent gifts from the Sydney meet-up:
Three in Death by J.D. Robb and The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett from Marianne and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh from Julie and my mystery book Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer by Antonia Murphy (also from Marianne)


message 6: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments I went out the door with 16 books (14 for the get together plus my current read and a spare as my current read was about to run out) and came back with nine books.
thanks to Phrynne for A Few of the Girls

thanks to Carolyn for The Rest of Us Just Live Here

thanks to Jools for Trigger Mortis and The Whites which was my Mystery Swap book

thanks to Brenda for Hidden Bodies and Missing, Presumed

and thanks to the library on the way home for Codex Born

another excellent book day!


Jülie ☼♄  | 6275 comments I scored well today also...

Rush Oh!, my mystery swap from Carolyn.
Gilead, also from Carolyn from my wish list ;)

Cicada from Brenda, also from my wish list :)

And a huge package from Marianne, from my wish list :))
Shy: A Memoir
Past the Shallows
How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel (love the cover!)
Ghost Girls
Mortgaged Goods

Feels like Christmas! :D


message 8: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Mar 08, 2016 11:57PM) (new)

Phrynne | 11350 comments Mod
I came away with Amnesia by Peter Carey thanks Brenda
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo thanks Carolyn
And my mystery book A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon also thanks to Brenda.
I'm a happy camper:)


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
I came home with more than I took as well!

My mystery book is Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín thanks Phrynne (very excited about this one!)
Village Vets by Anthony Bennett thanks Carolyn
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks and The Washerwoman's Dream: The Extraordinary Life of Winifred Steger 1882-1981 by Hilarie Lindsay thanks Jools

and from Marianne
Memory in Death and Origin in Death by J.D. Robb
A Dreadful Daughter's Spells by Leah Broadby
Paydirt by Garry Disher
Forbidden Fruit and Trick or Treat by Kerry Greenwood

What a great bookish day! Thanks everyone!


message 10: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 3151 comments Everyone you've done very well! I have a few to list as I just bought a new laptop. Will list later as someone should be asleep..


message 11: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments in the mail today from Boomerang:
The Perfect Girl


message 12: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7970 comments I received two books from BookDepository yesterday with two bookmarks from a new series to colour in. What a good idea! One is of a gorgeous dragon.

Incidentally the books were The Nightmare Place by Steve Mosby and The House of Frozen Dreams by Seré Prince Halverson


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Nice Carolyn!


message 14: by Mike (new)

Mike Cullen | 24 comments I recently bought a Kindle edition of Wuthering Heights. I've never read it, but so many of my friends rave about it being their favourite book I thought, "Why not give it a go." The Kindle edition I bought was a dollar or something, so it was worth the gamble.


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Mike wrote: "I recently bought a Kindle edition of Wuthering Heights. I've never read it, but so many of my friends rave about it being their favourite book I thought, "Why not give it a go." The Kindle edition..."

Wuthering Heights is a definite classic Mike :)


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Mike Cullen | 24 comments There are so many classics I've not read yet Brenda. I feel like a very naughty reader indeed. I went on a Kindle buying spree recently and bought Little Women, Pride and Prejudice and Animal Farm. I thought I should at least attempt to read them. Although I vaguely remember hating Animal Farm when I had to read it in Year 8.


message 17: by Jülie ☼♄  (last edited Mar 12, 2016 03:43AM) (new)

Jülie ☼♄  | 6275 comments Carolyn wrote: "I received two books from BookDepository yesterday with two bookmarks from a new series to colour in. What a good idea! One is of a gorgeous

I like the sound of The House of Frozen Dreams Carolyn.


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Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum (carpelibrum) | 792 comments Carolyn wrote: "I received two books from BookDepository yesterday with two bookmarks from a new series to colour in. What a good idea!..."

Oh, I love bookmarks! I'm so jealous and happy for you at the same time ;-)


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Mike wrote: "There are so many classics I've not read yet Brenda. I feel like a very naughty reader indeed. I went on a Kindle buying spree recently and bought Little Women, Pride and Prejudice and Animal Farm...."

I'm a bit the same Mike, but really, life's too short and you read what you like and enjoy. I too remember disliking Animal Farm when I was at school, but also the same with Little Women and Pride and Prejudice - some people love them and read them over and over.


message 20: by Mike (new)

Mike Cullen | 24 comments Brenda wrote: "Mike wrote: "There are so many classics I've not read yet Brenda. I feel like a very naughty reader indeed. I went on a Kindle buying spree recently and bought Little Women, Pride and Prejudice and..."

Never hurts to try again, and see if your tastes have matured lol. Although to be honest, I'm usually found in the pages of an Epic Fantasy novel so I'm not sure the classics are right for me.


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message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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Mike wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Mike wrote: "There are so many classics I've not read yet Brenda. I feel like a very naughty reader indeed. I went on a Kindle buying spree recently and bought Little Women, Pride an..."

Definitely very different to Fantasy!


message 23: by Mike (new)

Mike Cullen | 24 comments Brenda wrote: "Mike wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Mike wrote: "There are so many classics I've not read yet Brenda. I feel like a very naughty reader indeed. I went on a Kindle buying spree recently and bought Little Wo..."

I imagine they will be. If a dragon or Magician turns up in Wuthering Heights I'll be stunned lol.


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

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LOL!!! It's a rewrite Mike! ;)


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Suzanne | 3151 comments Mike wrote: "I recently bought a Kindle edition of Wuthering Heights. I've never read it, but so many of my friends rave about it being their favourite book I thought, "Why not give it a go." The Kindle edition..."

It's definitely worth a read. I just finished the audio. Hope you like it:)


message 26: by Marianne (last edited Mar 14, 2016 10:53PM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments the book whisperer has been out and about again today:

Salvos Sue Grafton's X $6 and
Speaking in Bones Kathy Reichs $4
(both on my wishlist)

and Vinnies (and this is Carolyn's fault, stand up and take the blame for enticing me into yet another series!)
Play To Kill $3.50
Two Evils $3 but marked down to $2 because of a little bit of water damage in the last pages


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
I picked up Rosalee Station by Mandy Magro from a second hand book shop this morning:)


message 28: by Suzanne (last edited Mar 15, 2016 04:17AM) (new)

Suzanne | 3151 comments Terribly behind in updating my new books, but if I don't do it now I'm going to lose track. I think it's happening already!

Brand new:
After You $32 due to book voucher. Strange to 'spend' that kind of money. A bit disturbing really!
A Fortunate Life $20, the same reason
Nora Webster withdrawn 20c, so excited as it was on my list
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History $2 Vinnies Old Bar yesterday
The Redbreast $2 Vinnies
The Street Lawyer 50c Vinnies

Most of these on my tbr. Need to stop doing this really as I'm not reading due to studies..


message 29: by Margot (new)

Margot (jutta1) | 213 comments Received a proof copy of Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben from Penguin.
It is signed by the author and is a numbered (71/100) limited edition proof.
Has anyone come across limited edition proofs before?


message 30: by Veronica ⭐️ (new)

Veronica ⭐️ | 2249 comments Wow Margot! Jealous about that one.


message 31: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
Margot wrote: "Received a proof copy of Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben from Penguin.
It is signed by the author and is a numbered (71/100) limited edition proof.
Has anyone come acros..."


Ditto Veronica! What a coup!!!


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Margot wrote: "Received a proof copy of Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben from Penguin.
It is signed by the author and is a numbered (71/100) limited edition proof.
Has anyone come acros..."

Haven't with books....I have with vinyl toys though..Artists often sell them off n number/sign them to sometimes recoup a bit of money plus collectors get something special.


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
I have just received notification from The Reading Room that I will receive an ARC of Castle of Dreams by Elise McCune - my first from them in a very long time! Yay!


message 34: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10592 comments Congratulation Brenda. Not that you need anymore books. :P


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
LOL! No but that's never stopped me;)


message 36: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe | 5845 comments Brenda wrote: "I have just received notification from The Reading Room that I will receive an ARC of Castle of Dreams by Elise McCune - my first from them in a very long time! Yay!"
Good for you, Brenda. I missed out on that one but am getting The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, so that will be good I hope.


message 37: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
Oh good one Dale! I'd only requested that one as well...


message 38: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe | 5845 comments Brenda wrote: "Oh good one Dale! I'd only requested that one as well..."

Maybe another get together day we will be able to swap?


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
:)


message 40: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7970 comments Marianne wrote: "the book whisperer has been out and about again today:

Salvos Sue Grafton's X $6 and
Speaking in Bones Kathy Reichs $4
(both on my wis..."



Whoa Marianne! I'll share the blame with Phrynne as I 've only read the first one in the series while Phrynne has read quite a few more :)

(BTW I have #1 available in paperback if you can wait for the next swap meet)


message 41: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments Carolyn wrote: "Marianne wrote: "the book whisperer has been out and about again today:

Salvos Sue Grafton's X $6 and
Speaking in Bones Kathy Reichs $4..."


Lol, good oh! I can wait, put my name on it. I am sure to have something for you my then......
and maybe we can do a swap when you get to the 5th and 6th book in the series...


message 42: by Marianne (last edited Mar 18, 2016 12:58AM) (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments Dale wrote: "Brenda wrote: "I have just received notification from The Reading Room that I will receive an ARC of Castle of Dreams by Elise McCune - my first from them in a ver..."

I had requested both but got neither, so I'm happy someone here got them!


message 43: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe | 5845 comments Thanks Marianne.


message 44: by Carolyn (last edited Mar 18, 2016 12:55AM) (new)

Carolyn | 7970 comments Marianne wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Marianne wrote: "the book whisperer has been out and about again today:

Salvos Sue Grafton's X $6 and
Speaking in Bones ..."


Live Bait, #2 in the series is on it's way to me from BD so I should also have that available if you don't find another copy in the meantime :)


message 45: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments Yep, I don't have that yet, so I will just concentrate on 3 and 4 in my charity shop trawls, between us we will get the lot and swap them.


message 47: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8163 comments Kiera wrote: "Ok. I haven't posted for a long while, so this is going to be epic! Lol. Here we go!:
Get Bunny LoveGet Bunny Love by Kathleen Long
LoveLove by Beth Boyd..."


sooo many downloads, Keira. Will you ever get to read them all?


message 48: by K (last edited Mar 18, 2016 06:57PM) (new)

K | 1140 comments Marianne wrote: "Kiera wrote: "Ok. I haven't posted for a long while, so this is going to be epic! Lol. Here we go!:
Get Bunny LoveGet Bunny Love by Kathleen Long
Love[bookcover:..."


Of course I will! I have faith in myself. :)


message 49: by Carolyn (last edited Mar 18, 2016 10:14PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7970 comments This morning from Netgalley (read now): The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale and The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Geen. Also requested one or two ....

And from Amazon: The Travelers by Chris Pavone and The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.

I definitely acquire books faster than I can read them so I'm in good company here :)


message 50: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69426 comments Mod
Kiera if you left the cover pics off, it'd be a smaller post:) Just as many books, but less space used;) Well done on those!


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