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    I just got back from a booksellers' convention and am overloaded with new books. I didn't actually buy any of them, since they're mostly Advance Reader Copies, but I came home with about 50 books, including upcoming releases by Wally Lamb, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Oscar Hijuelos and Katherine Neville's The Fire, which is the sequel to The Eight. I actually went to an event and heard her speak and got the book signed! There are too many titles to post, but I'm feeling a bit greedy and overwhelmed...I did actually leave some books, if you can believe it! I'll post about the various titles as I read them. Now I'm definitely going to have to get another bookcase.
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    Oooh, I'm so jealous. What is the new Dennis Lehane title? Is it a Patrick Mckenzie novel or another stand alone novel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3212184;
    I just got back from a booksellers' convention and am overloaded with new books. I didn't actually buy any of them, since they're mostly Advance Reader Copies, but I came home with about 50 books, including upcoming releases by Wally Lamb, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Oscar Hijuelos and Katherine Neville's The Fire, which is the sequel to The Eight. I actually went to an event and heard her speak and got the book signed! There are too many titles to post, but I'm feeling a bit greedy and overwhelmed...I did actually leave some books, if you can believe it! I'll post about the various titles as I read them. Now I'm definitely going to have to get another bookcase.
    I'm soooo jealous! What is your job title and how can I qualify?
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    Critical, I'm jealous too. I can't wait to read The Fire. I really enjoyed The Eight.

    I just talked to a friend that was in D.C. not long ago during the big national book fair on the mall. She said it was fabulous and she got a free tote and could have filled it up about 100 times over. I was jealous of her as well.

    My dream would be to have an endless supply of books. Well to have the money to buy an endless supply. I actually have this fantasy where I go into Barnes and Noble and fill up a shopping cart until the books are falling out of it and then going back and doing it again and again.
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    Add me to the list of green-eyed monsters!
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    That sounds great, Crit. I got an advance reader's copy of "The Fire" too, and it was great. I loved "The Eight," and I think I still like the Eight more (I found The Fire to have more .... ambiguity, in some ways, and a little less historical detail, and I don't think either comment is a spoiler) but I think fans of the Eight will like it. I probably should reread it to appreciate it more, I raced through it.
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    A Passion for Blue and White by Carolyne Roehm

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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3212184;
    I just got back from a booksellers' convention and am overloaded with new books. I didn't actually buy any of them, since they're mostly Advance Reader Copies, but I came home with about 50 books, including upcoming releases by Wally Lamb, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Oscar Hijuelos and Katherine Neville's The Fire, which is the sequel to The Eight. I actually went to an event and heard her speak and got the book signed! There are too many titles to post, but I'm feeling a bit greedy and overwhelmed...I did actually leave some books, if you can believe it! I'll post about the various titles as I read them. Now I'm definitely going to have to get another bookcase.
    Did you just say "sequel to The Eight"? Music to my ears, baby!

    /Got TWO new bookcases the other month

    PS: brunette trixie, the new Dennis Lehane is a standalone set in post-WW1 Boston. I'm reading it right now, and so far I'm loving it. It's more of a sprawling epic than his previous work and includes cameos from people like Babe Ruth and J Edgar Hoover. Great writing from Lehane, and plenty of it - The Given Day clocks in at over 700 pages. I prefer his standalones to the McKenzie/Gennaro ones (although I like them too) so I'm very happy right now.
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    I bought 2 books from Amazon with my $25 Amazon credit card rewards bonus and only paid 17 cents. They will both be Christmas presents. One is Stroke of Insight (featured on Oprah's show) about a brain scientist who had a stroke and then wrote about it from her point of view. That's for my bro-in-law who's a neurosurgeon. And A Year of Living Biblically for my very religious, but formerly funny brother. Hope he finds the humor in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3234835;
    I bought 2 books from Amazon with my $25 Amazon credit card rewards bonus and only paid 17 cents. They will both be Christmas presents. One is Stroke of Insight (featured on Oprah's show) about a brain scientist who had a stroke and then wrote about it from her point of view. That's for my bro-in-law who's a neurosurgeon. And A Year of Living Biblically for my very religious, but formerly funny brother. Hope he finds the humor in it.
    Well we do, even if he doesn't

    I just bought the Gemma Halliday series: Spying in High Heels, Killer in High Heels, Alibi in High Heels, and Mayhem in High Heels, (chick lit - somewhat like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, but not nearly as funny) gifts for my niece.
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