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05 June 2007 @ 11:34 pm
Book Swapping List  
I just joined book_swapping and while posting this list thought it would be a good idea to x-post here. Also, over the next few days I'll be going thru my house to do some summer cleaning. Anything good I find, I'll be sure to post to see if anyone would like it. I tend to buy things and then never use them. :D

As of today (June 5th, 2007), this is my list. Swaps are for keeps. I'll try and get my loan list out sometime this week. If you see something you like and do not have anything on my wish list, please feel free to link to your list and I may come across something I didn't know I wanted. :)


The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (Hardcover, excellent condititon)
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Hardcover, excellent condition)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Hardcover, great condition. Missing dust cover, has a few stains.)
Jane Austen 'Three Complete Novels' by Jane Austen Novels include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma. (Hardcover, good condition. Has some stains on back.)
The Third Sister by Julia Barrett (Paperback, good condition)
The Other Boylen Girl by Philippa Gregory (paperback, great condition)
Excessively Diverted by Juliette Shaprio (Paperback, excellent condition)
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll (Paperback, excellent condition)
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Paperback, good condition)
Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer (paperback, excellent condition)
The Queen of Subtleties: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Suzannah Dunn (paperback, excellent condition)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (paperback, great condition)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (paperback, great condition)

Cliffs Notes
Jane Austen's Emma
John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe's Faust
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground
Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms




Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie
What's A Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie

x-posted to book_swapping.
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varyalanis_svaryalanis_s on June 6th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
I wish I had any of the books on your wish list. But I can't even say I read any of them.
I would like to ask your opinion on your P&P sequels, if I may. I have read Darcy's story and found it rather dissapointing, even though it was a nice read. But what did you think of 'Excessively Diverted' and 'Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife'? And what about 'The Third Sister', I believe that was a continuation of Sense and Sensibility?

Varyalanis. (obviously also a Jane Austen fan *wink*)
naive_girl: Flower 'pink'naive_girl on June 7th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
If there's a book(s) you like, I'd be happy to ship them out to you without a swap and free of charge. The list is a combination of books I didn't like or that I have a copy in hardcover. Right now they're just collecting dust. :)

I was disappointed with Darcy's Story as well. It lacked details and felt really rushed. If you's like to read a story that from his POV, I'd highly suggest Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: A Novel in Three Parts. There are three books that make up the story. It's well written, has great original characters and is really an entertaining read. Form what I remember Excessively Diverted was ok, but kind of read like a fanfic. There were times that the characters seemed OOC and the writing style was something to get used to. It's ok for a one time read. I wasn't able to get thru Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife and I tried to many times. I don't know what it was, but it just didn't work for me. AS for The Third Sister, yes it's a sequel to Sense and Sensibility, but for the life of me can not remember if I liked it or not. It's been a long time since I read the book and just happened to find it the other day in a random box, lol.

Again, let me know if you'd like any and I'd be happy to ship them out tomorrow as I'm going to the post office in the afternoon. :)
(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you very much for the offer. I really appreciate it, but I live in the Netherlands and couldn't let you ship your books overseas for me. I will check out you recommendation though! From what you told me, it's a must-read for any Austen fan. ;)
I will stake out for the other sequels here (though I'll probably bail on Mr. Darcy takes a wife). I just hate it that book shops here have such a tiny collection of English novels *sigh*.
Thanks a lot for your response and offer!

naive_girl: Spike 'rough'naive_girl on June 7th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
If you chnage your mind and would like The Third Sister and Excessively Diverted, just let me know. They don't weigh that much and it wouldn't be all that much to ship. Like I said, I don't mind. :)
(Anonymous) on June 9th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Would you? That's so nice of you. Could you mail me at varyalanis@yahoo.com, then I can give you my address and such.

Thanks so much!