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Here's a list of the books I've bought, gotten in trades, and received as gifts lately:
long list of books, again )
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I've been itching to go used book shopping and after a spring and summer of disappointment when it comes to the book selection at garage sales, I hit paydirt yesterday. I bought nine books, including 5 for $1 at a church sale. Here's my haul:
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
TTYL by Lauren Myracle
The Wrong Mr. Wright by Patricia Bray
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger- I had to toss my old copy of this before I moved and it nearly made me cry, but the book was so moldy that when I opened it, I got an instant sinus headache. Thankfully, my new copy is clean and pretty.
Tangled Up in You by Rachel Gibson
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg- finally, I've wanted to read this since the movie came out
Body Check, Fair Play, and The Penalty Box by Deirdre Martin- thanks to Rachel Gibson, I got into hockey romances

And I still haven't gone to the two used bookstores, but I have a doctor's appointment near one of them tomorrow, so maybe I can stop there on the way home. I'm also hoping to pick up Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara at Borders today.
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It's been a long time since I did a post about the books I've gotten, so here's the huge list:
books acquired since April )
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No shelf space doesn't mean no acquisitions (or in other words, there's always more room under the bed and there's an empty crawlspace upstairs).

Nightmare and Offspring by Steven Harper
plus a few books for my sweety since I didn't get him anything for his birthday due to the moving craziness

Bought at a garage sale:
all three of C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy books
The Prize in the Game by Jo Walton
Daughter of the Bright Moon by Lynn Abbey
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
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I finally got over to the local bookstore (well, one of two actually, I believe there is also a bookstore in the train station) and it's really cute and the owners are so nice. I bought Illusion by Paula Volsky there.

I also bought Judge by Karen Traviss as an ebook and I'm nearly done with it.

And I got Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik in a trade- and now I will go crazy until I can get the first book in the series.
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I'm still getting all of the Tor free ebooks, plus I downloaded some more Baen Free Library books and now that I have an iPod, I'm looking at podcasts of books. I also got the following in trades:
Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara
Elvenborn by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey
In Stone's Clasp by Christie Golden
The Fifth Elephant, Monstrous Regiment, and Jingo by Terry Pratchett
Field Guide to Eastern Birds by Roger Peterson

I also bought Under Sea's Shadow by Christie Golden, which is only available as an ebook.

And I won a copy of Grimspace by Ann Aguirre from Flight into Fantasy.

In getting acquainted with my new town, I found a used bookstore. Oh noes! I haven't been there yet, but I'm itching to go. ;-)
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The Ruby Dice by Catherine Asaro- when I found out that the e-book was only $6, I had to buy it and start it immediately.

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
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I was going to put the widget here to show my new books, but I forgot that I added a bunch of classics I have read, but don't "own." I gave all of my classics away that are in the public domain and I either read or listen to classics on my Palm or my iPod now.

So here are the books I've gotten recently:
Christmas gifts:
The Cipher by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Alpha by Catherine Asaro
The Life Laundry: How to De-Junk Your Life by Dawna Walter and Mark Franks
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Color of Magic, The Wee Free Men, Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Sourcery, Thud!, and Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
Burning Water, Joust, Alta, Sanctuary , Phoenix and Ashes, The Serpent's Shadow, and The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey
Dark Lord of Derkholm and Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

A Little Bit Wicked by Victoria Alexander
Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Blood Lines by Tanya Huff

Requested from trade sites:
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Prison of Souls by Mercedes Lackey

I had tons of trade credits from getting rid of a lot of books before I move (I've tossed 436 or so books in the past year and a half), so I went sort of crazy getting books and CDs recently. And even when I have a house, I still don't know where I'm going to put all the damned books!
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I bought Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 10 tonight and I read Vol. 9 Friday night. It was awesome as usual and I'm enjoying the manga so much more now that it has diverged from the anime storyline. We just finished watching the anime (I saw it before and thought my SO would like it so we watched it together. I put the movie on request at the library so we can see that soon). I also requested three more mangas on PaperBackSwap the other night. I'm reading Inuyasha Vol. 2 now, along with Elantris.
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Here are the various books I've gotten since July (I bought a few and got the rest in trades):
Down These Dark Spaceways edited by Mike Resnick
Dangerous Angels (the Weetzie Bat books), Violet & Claire, and I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block
Fire Angels by Jane Routley
Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson
The End of the Game (Jinian Footseer, Dervish Daughter, and Jinian Star-Eye) by Sheri S. Tepper
Dark Nadir by Lisanne Norman
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 9 by Hiromu Arakawa
Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
Sadar's Keep by Midori Snyder
Bridge of Valor by Anne Lesley Groell
Dreamer by Steven Harper
Fullmetal Alchemist Novel Vol. 2: The Abducted Alchemist by Makoto Inoue
The Compass Rose by Gail Dayton
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A Gathering of Gargoyles and The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce, so now I have the whole Darkangel Trilogy
It Must Be Love by Rachel Gibson

Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 8 by Hiromu Arakawa
Sunrise Alley by Catherine Asaro
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I had Barnes & Noble gift certificates, so I ordered these:
The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling
The Grand Tour by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
Dreamweaver's Dilemma by Lois McMaster Bujold

and I went crazy with my book trade credits and requested every Rachel Gibson book I didn't have, only one of the trades is currently in dispute because the person doesn't have the book she listed:
Daisy's Back in Town
Lola Carlyle Reveals All
Truly Madly Yours
Sex, Lies and Online Dating
(and I requested It Must Be Love, but that's the one the sender can't find)

flea market finds:
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

and library requests, since I didn't know where else to stick this:
Dragon's Fire by Anne & Todd McCaffrey: okay, so I've pretty much outgrown McCaffrey, but I still read the Pern books as soon as they come out. I thought the first book in this trilogy was cute, so I'll try the second one.
The Sharing Knife: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold: I know it won't be out until October, but I'm first in line for one of the copies so I will get it as soon as the library processes it and sends it to my library :D
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The Fresco by Sheri S. Tepper

Gifts from my secret pal:
Out of the Blue by Katherine Deauxville
The Rose and the Shield by Sara Bennett
Fallen Angel by Elizabeth Thornton
The Skypirate by Justine Davis
Lady Lure by Flora Speer
Tempting by Hope Tarr

Sweet Everlasting by Patricia Gaffney
The Dawn Star by Catherine Asaro
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Conquest: Unicorn & Dragon Volume II by Lynn Abbey. I have literally been looking for this book for twenty years. I read the first book in 1985 and I never even saw the sequel. I first found out it existed when my cousin let me borrow one of his Starlog magazines and there was an interview with Abbey in the book.

I'm doing another book purge because I hope to be moving next year. I've been skimming through my Nora Roberts Harlequin/Silhouettes lately. I skimmed Megan's Mate, Cordina's Crown Jewel, and Without a Trace and the only one I liked was Cordina's Crown Jewel, although that one wasn't a keeper.
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I bought The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold over the weekend. I've already read it, but I was waiting for the paperback to buy it. And here are the covers for her Sharing Knife books: I can't wait until 9/27 (or whenever the library gets Beguilement).

I also bought the two Bridgerton second epilogues that are out now by Julia Quinn. I read both of them last night and they were both fun.

And I got my copy of See Jane Score today.
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Because I loved See Jane Score so much, I had to run out and buy as many of Rachel Gibson's books as I could find. I found both of her other hockey romances, plus another book linked to one of the hockey books and an anthology with a Rachel Gibson story, along with stories by Stephanie Laurens and Victoria Alexander:
The Trouble with Valentine's Day
Simply Irresistible
True Confessions
Secrets of a Perfect Night

I also requested See Jane Score on PaperBack Swap. And I borrowed Sex, Lies, and Online Dating from the library. So my next several Wednesdays (when I go to my SO's mountain bike race, then I have 6 hours of VH1 Classic's The Alternative, all of which I read during) are all lined up with Rachel Gibson books. ;-) Plus, I can get all of her other books via interlibrary loan. I haven't gone this nuts over a romance author since I discovered Julia Quinn.

Oh, and I brought home a rather beat up copy of The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer from the library.
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23/50: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson. Wow, this is the first time in years that I have read a book this long in one day. It was a fun book, even though there were some errors about hockey in it. But I loved the characters and it featured one of my favorite romance plots: the ugly duckling getting the drop dead gorgeous guy. I don't read contemporary romance much, but I think that might change now because I plan to read more by Gibson- and she has another hockey romance. I loved that the misunderstanding between the two characters didn't take over the whole book and they got past it quickly with one nice conversation. The whole plot of the book didn't revolve around it and make me want to tear my hair out. And the fact that they pretty much hated each other from first site didn't take over the whole book either so they didn't fight all the way to the last page, then kiss and make up in two seconds flat, and go on to live happily ever after. Oh, and the book was very sexy and Luc was quite drool-worthy. And Twin Peaks was mentioned, so the book scored bonus points for that. ;-)

I got four books in the mail Tuesday:
Flight of the Raven by Jennifer Roberson- thus completing the Cheysuli series, so now I just need to read them- all eight books (plus there are three more forthcoming)
Return to Calloway Corners series:
Jericho by Sandra Canfield
Daniel by Tracy Hughes
Gabe by Penny Richards

I read the original Calloway Corners Harlequin Superromance mini series years ago when they were given to my mom. I loved them and I always hoped for more books in the series, but I never heard anything about this sequel series until last year. I've been reading a lot of wishlisted books on PBSwap lately and I've been trading them once I'm done reading them (none I have read so far were keepers), so I had a lot of spare credits. One person had all three of these books, so I jumped at the chance to get them.
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I went to the used bookstore, ostensibly to buy books as gifts, but really because I'm going through book buying withdrawal (even though I have gotten a few trade books lately). Here's what I bought:
The Terrorists of Irustan by Louise Marley
Tapestry by Karen Ranney
Changing Planes by Ursula K. Le Guin
(and Dark Fire by Christine Feehan because I knew it would be wishlisted on PBS and it was only a quarter, so I can get a credit for it to use for something I actually want)

Then I went to Borders to get Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 7

I also picked up See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson at the library because of this (NOT work safe). I was honestly a lot more interested in the book excerpt than the pictures of naked men, I mean it's a hockey romance!
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I had some spare credits at PaperbackSwap and the two Lyra books I still needed to get were available, so I got them:
Shadow Magic and The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede

And I forgot to mention the book I picked up at a flea market two weekends ago:
Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light by Tanya Huff
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Books bought at the bookstore:
Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
The Farsala Trilogy Book 1: Fall of a Kingdom by Hilari Bell

Given to me by my aunt (because she doesn't read much and her employer keeps giving her Nora Roberts books):
Montana Sky by Nora Roberts

Requested from PB Swap:
As You Desire by Connie Brockway because of recommendations and reviews from [ profile] romancenovels


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