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    Harlan Coben is one of my faves, as well.
    Haven't read Live Wire yet.
    Please do post a review after you read it, Lucynda.
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    Re: Your latest book purchases

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    I recently bought Game of Thrones and i can't WAIT to read the rest of them! It starts out slow but before you know it you're completely hooked!
    Kao, I am almost halfway through GoT, then I have book two on standby. I am loving this book, the characters are vivid and the stories are captivating!
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    It's time for another post from me swearing I don't work for bookcloseouts.com! I just love the site so much! They're running a big warehouse clearance sale and thousands of titles are only $1.99:
    BookCloseOuts.com - *Promotions

    This site sells remaindered books and excess inventory, which means that some of them have a black mark on the edges. I don't happen to care about that - I like getting a great deal! Now I just have to stay away from the site, so I don't end up spending money on more books!
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    Funny how some things don't change. I just placed an order for a bunch of books that that site ^^^^ last week. I should go shopping for another hole in my head. I need that as much as I need more books

    On that note, has anyone else signed up for Muse Monthly?

    Basically, it's a monthly subscription box and each month they send you a new novel and a tin of loose leaf tea that is "curated" to complement the book. It seems like this service was made for me! I just signed up, so I haven't received my first box, but I'm really excited to receive it! I'll report back when I do
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    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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    Rent Books | Audio Book CDs - Unlimited Book Rental Services

    I used to belong to Booksfree when I was still reading paperbacks. It is a rental site with easy shipping and return. I notice they also offer audio books now as well. I had to stop when my ink allergy got too heavy and ebooks started becoming more prolific.
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    I would never be able to do a rental service. I'd totally waste my money. Same reason I rarely check out books from the library - I have trouble reading on-demand. I almost always end up paying late fees because I either forget to renew/return the book OR I'm not finished reading it. A lot of times, before I just stopped borrowing, I'd end up taking the book back without reading it!

    It's sort of like how I have a Netflix sub for streaming and 1 DVD at home. I get my money's worth with the streaming service, so it makes up for the fact that I get maybe one DVD per month.

    My mom has a friend who has an allergy to soy, so she can't read the newspaper - it's printed with soy-based ink. I can't imagine how hard that would be.
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    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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    I agree that having to read on schedule is difficult ....so I buy my books. Just got an e mail that my Amazon shipment is coming today. Getting "The Girl on the Train" in soft cover!!

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    I just purchased City of Mirrors, the last book in Justin Cronin's trilogy. I'm going to check out Muse Monthly, that is so me! Thank you for sharing, Critical.

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    I don't know how long this coupon will last, but the one in this link got me 10% off my first month: Muse Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016 | My Subscription Addiction

    There's not really any benefit to paying for a longer subscription - you don't get a price break or anything - so I just went with a monthly subscription. I'll try it for a few months and then, if I really like it, I'll pay for 6 months at once.

    Just FYI, I think the deadline to order the August box is later this week. I happened to have ordered The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton from bookoutlet.com (previously bookcloseouts) last week, so it's a funny coincidence that the August book is her new one, The Muse!
    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov

    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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    Re: Your latest book purchases

    WooHOO! Got a big bunch of books! My order from bookoutlet.com arrived!

    I got 14 titles, including fluffy stuff like How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles and Paris in the Belle Epoque, which is actually a box of 3D cards with images of Belle Epoque (my favorite time period in history!) Paris and a stereoscopic viewer. Oh, and Courtney Robertson's I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends (already finished it!) and Shannon Hale's Austenland because I loved the movie. I also got Paul Auster's Invisible and Sharon Kay Penman's A King's Ransom, the sequel to Lionheart, which was about Richard's last years. Two about Paris: How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan Dejean and In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe.

    I also bought a few gifts for friends. The prices are so good, I couldn't help myself! It's a great place to buy books for my book club. I always buy the books for everyone, so I often buy direct from publishers, but bookoutlet has great deals. One of our titles was only $2.99 this time! That's for a new paperback.
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    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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