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I imagine that a number of us may find ourselves in long lines or queues in a bricks and mortar bookstores this weekend.

 

Inspired by kind and bewildered comments on this thread, I'd like to very diffidently suggest that while waiting for Deathly Hallows, booklovers could do a favour for their author friends and favourite authors without actually buying a strange book.

 

Treat the line like a supermarket checkout, and leaf through a book you wouldn't normally pick up, as a way of beguiling the shining hour. Though you have no intention of being seduced into exceeding your budget, the book in your hands will be seen by more people than if it stayed spine-out on the shelf. Moreover, if you leave it lying about, its cover will be seen long after you leave (ditto if you put it back on its shelf, but leave the cover face out).

 

Best wishes,

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Hello, everyone! I'm new here, but I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you. I love to read and am in the process of getting my B.A. in Humanities, with my major concentration in English Literature. After that, I may enter a MLIS program to become a librarian.

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Hello, everyone! I'm new here, but I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you. I love to read and am in the process of getting my B.A. in Humanities, with my major concentration in English Literature. After that, I may enter a MLIS program to become a librarian.

Hi Fae, welcome - I'm one of the BGO resident librarians, there are a few of us here, so if you have any questions about it we'll be happy to help (although we all have a UK perspective which is different in places to the US one!).

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Fae and nj29au, welcome to BGO. i hope you soon feel at home here, and enjoy participating in the various threads. I look forward to 'meeting' you in many of the forums.

 

nj29au and Hekaterine, we have had several threads on Deaver's books, and after a disastrous crash that occurred earlier this year, those posts that were salvaged were gathered together here in one thread

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Welcome, Holly Golightly, Fulcrum and bee2zed, very glad to have you year. I see you have settled in already since I saw your names in the different threads. Just one remark to this post: I read the first one since I was a member in a book club that decided to read it. And that was that. No more HP for me, thank you very much.

 

Hi Momo,

 

It seems you have read one more than me. I think I'd pick up and read a Barbara Cartland novel before a HP book, and I really can't explain why, but they just hold no appeal for me whatsoever.

 

Cheers ...

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Ooo, no please not Barbara Cartland. Anyone but Barbara Cartland. Even Danielle Steele and she can't write grammatically correct English. There really is no excuse for her. I used to read her books as a teenager and, looking back, I'm appalled that anyone (especially a woman) would write a book where

 

a) the hero would beat the heroine and

B) she would then fall in love with him.

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Read Georgette Heyer instead, IMHO. At least the heroines weren't all alike in age and appearance.

 

I'm sure the 1960's had a different view of heroines. If you can borrow the DVD of Casino Royale (the Daniel Craig movie) from your lending library, check out the companion DVD, which has an interesting feature on Bond girls over the years. It is interesting to see how the heroines and villainesses of the movies were made to reflect the popular image of womanhood in each decade.

 

Best,

Rowena Cherry

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Hi, I'm a 16 year old guy, and I recently moved to Oklahoma from Colorado. I've been reading for as long as I can remember, my mom being a literature teacher helped out a lot with that. Some of my favorite writers are Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Twain. I like Stephen King and Dean Koontz a lot too. :D

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Hi, NewWorldVulture, welcome to BGO. I hope you don't mind me calling you NWV from now on, as I'm a very slow two-finger typist :rolleyes:

 

I know you will find plenty of people who share your reading tastes, so enjoy exploring the forums, and join in any of the threads that interest you. Feel free to start new ones, if you can't find one on a subject you are keen to discuss.

 

Tell your mom that she would be welcome here, too ;):D

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Ooo, no please not Barbara Cartland. Anyone but Barbara Cartland. ...

 

a) the hero would beat the heroine and

B) she would then fall in love with him.

 

Okay, Hek, maybe not Barbara Cartland, but definitely Georgette Heyer, who has already been mentioned.

 

And actually, re points a) and B), doesn't that - sadly - happen quite frequently anyway?

 

Cheers ... :o

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Okay, Hek, maybe not Barbara Cartland, but definitely Georgette Heyer, who has already been mentioned.

 

You have a problem with Georgette Heyer?

 

Also known as Jane Austen On Rollerblades :D

 

Who is known for the depth and accuracy of her historical research, and whose books are recommended for romance, Byronic sex, comedy and narrative style.

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You have a problem with Georgette Heyer?

 

Also known as Jane Austen On Rollerblades :D

 

Who is known for the depth and accuracy of her historical research, and whose books are recommended for romance, Byronic sex, comedy and narrative style.

 

Adored them when I was a teenager (about 700 years ago, when they were contemporary fiction - ho ho), and am often tempted to dip my toe again. I know I enjoyed them so much, and they do give a real feel for history. If I could just do something about this reading pile ....

 

Cheers

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Hey up,

 

just discovered the site through an add on My Space...I'm currently reading for a degree in English at Teesside University and I am looking forward to discussing literature and eagerly await recommendations for further reading!

 

Currently getting my nose into:

 

Angela Carter - Nights at the Circus

Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

 

and I really enjoy a broad spectrum of reading, such as Charles Dickens, Julia Darling, Hanif Kureishi, Virginia Woolf, Maxine Hong Kingston, George Orwell, Jane Austen, Graeme Swift, Kate Atkinson, Will Self, Djuna Barnes, Ian McEwan, and so on!

 

Nice to make your online acquaintance ya'all!

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Hi... I'm 29 almost 30 from the Isle of Man, a 'stayover' as they like to describe us people who are not manx but stay longer than 'comeovers'.

 

I love a good book and keep running out of recommendations so this place seems ideal for those situations. I love Harry Mulisch's 'The Discovery of Heaven', Jack Kerouac's 'Darma Bums' and am currently reading Marquez's 'Love in the Time of Cholera'.

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I love a good book and keep running out of recommendations so this place seems ideal for those situations.
Oh, you've come to the right place for recommendations! :D

 

Welcome to BGO. Schroedinger's Cat. Enjoy exploring the forums, add your thoughts to any thread that catches your fancy, and if there's no thread to discuss whatever is on your mind, feel free to start one.

I look forward to your contributions.

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Oops! I seem to have missed out no1_foxymama and NottyImp in my welcomings, so, Welcome, each of you, to BGO.

Enjoy wandering around all the forums - there's plenty to explore - and if you see any threads you'd like to join, just jump right in. Feel free to start a new thread, too, if there's not already one for the book/subject you want to discuss.

 

no1_fm, there is a thread already started for Nights At The Circus it would be good to have your thoughts when you have finished reading it.

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