Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New books

Have you seen the Bill Murray film, The Man Who Knew Too Little? In it, he says, "you guys can't be making a dime on this." Well, that's how I feel about Book Depository. They will send me books way across the Atlantic with no shipping charge. I'm in real trouble now.






13 comments:

  1. I love TBD! They are *dangerous* no shipping and no minimum purchase. I ordered House at Riverton last week alond with The Needle in the Blood.

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  2. We both were taken with the BooksPlease review, weren't we? :<)
    What is The Needle in the Blood??

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  3. Oooh, oooh, oooh! I want that Kate Morton book! I saw it over at BooksPlease, too. I so need to go visit TBD. Thanks, I think. ;)

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  4. It is the best place, Les! There are so many British books I love that never seem to make it to stores over here, so I am way thrilled.

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  5. OK, let me add myself to the group. I ordered House at Riverton also from Book Depository. I also read the review on BooksPlease. We should have coordinated and mailed the book to each other! Ha! Seriously, Book Depository could be way addicting. I also ordered Beneath the Bleeding which is by Val McDermid (Wire in the Blood).

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  6. I think Miss BooksPlease has a lot to answer for. :<)

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  7. Gosh, I had no idea! I hope everyone enjoys The House at Riverton as much as I did - I'll feel so bad if you don't.

    I also have Needle in the Blood, but not read it yet. It's a novel about the women who sewed the Bayeux Tapestry and people over here have raved about it.

    Wire in the Blood is chilling, don't you think? Sometimes I can't watch it (the Robson Green TV series that is) and I don't think I could read it.

    By the way there is a Mr BooksPlease and I've been trying to persuade him to write about Huck Finn, which he enjoyed, but he's waiting for me to read it as well, or so he says.

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  8. Oh, my goodness! I did not know that this "no charge for shipping from the UK" was even possible. I've never even used The Book Depository. Now I must go investigate further...

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  9. The book about Alan Titchmarsh must be interesting. I always looked his "Gardeners world" on BBC. Is he also known in the US?
    Barbara

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  10. Remembering St. Ives looks like a beautiful little book. I come from that area of Cornwall so will have to look that up sometime. I have Needle in the Blood to read too, but not The House at Riverton. Yet.

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  11. BooksPlease, I'm not able to watch Wire in the Blood either. I look forward to a posting from the Mister. :<) I'm not a big Huck Finn fan so I eagerly await his (and your) thoughts.

    Jill, you are truly in trouble monetarily.:<)

    Oh, yes, Barbara, Mr. Titchmarsh is known in the US. I loved Groundforce, and I own the first autobiography he wrote called Trowel and Error. I listened to it on audiotape and loved it so much I wanted to buy it. He is a truly kind, gentle soul and I look forward to Nobbut A Lad.

    Cath, I read about the St Ives book at (I think) Mary's Library blog. It is just what I love and I'm so excited to read it. Lucky, lucky you to have grown up there. My husband and I went to Cornwall on our honeymoon and stayed at Lamorna Cove. Beautiful country.

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  12. I think the BooksPlease review put me over the edge! I have also jotted down Harriet Devine's blog regarding this book. The Needle in the Blood is a historical novel about the Bayeux tapestry. Dovegreyreader and Elain at Random jottings loved it.

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  13. Nan, you are quite the book enabler! I roamed around TBD and found/ordered a book of Yeats poetry edited by Seamus Heaney--a combo that I just couldn't resist! I'll post at Owl's Feathers when it arrives.

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