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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 10:55   #1
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Here we go for another year... let us know how your book buying embargos fail here!
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 11:18   #2
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let us know how your book buying embargos fail here!
Sure thing:
  • The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing
  • The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay, Michael Chabon
  • Gentlmen Of The Road, Michael Chabon
  • Then We Came To The End, Joshua Ferris
  • A True Story Based On Lies, Jennifer Clement
  • The Invention Of Morel, Adolfo Bioy Casares*
* Pretty much because, on reading the back, I found it was the inspiration for Robbe-Grillet in writing my favourite film, Last Year In Marienbad.
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I'll be interested to know what you make of The Invention of Morel, Stewart. Scott Pack gave it last year, I gave it and Quink gave it .
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 12:11   #4
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I'll be interested to know what you make of The Invention of Morel, Stewart. Scott Pack gave it last year, I gave it and Quink gave it .
Quite a mix of opinion. I'll be sure to award it either a or a , and whoever reads it next can get what's left.
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I'll be interested to know what you make of The Invention of Morel, Stewart. Scott Pack gave it last year, I gave it and Quink gave it .
That's on my Keep An Eye Out For list as well.
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Book buying embargoes? Ha!

I think I lasted a few hours longer than Stewart though. I made a purchase from Greenmetropolis last night .... with an inkling that I may know who sold it to me ....... The book

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Just been to Waterstones in Kettering, where I was served by none other than our very own Kumquat. Bought Mr Pip, The Welsh Girl and Douglas Coupland's Jpod in a three fer two stylee.

Then I went into Smiths to buy some paper and found myself buying On Chesil Beach for £3.50 which was rather bargainous, I thought.
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Oh, and how is kumquat? She hasn't been around here much or on her blog (and I can't believe she is still currently reading Fire in the Blood).

Went into Smith's to buy some paper ... and got some free words on it. Excellent.
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She seems very well. Busy, so not long to chat, but I am sure there will be other chances seeing as she runs my nearest bookshop!

Does this qualify as the Smallest Big Day Out Eva?
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Do library books count against one's book purchasing embargoes? I like to think I do my part to help my local library justify their existence.
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