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nightwolf
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February 18, 2010 - 10:48 pm
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Well, not sure how much response this will get but I want to ask, how do people who like to read keep track of new books coming out by their favorite authors? Do you mainly check out sites like Amazon, Waldenbooks or Barnes and Nobles? It's fairly easy to keep track of new movies, music or even video games, but I can never find any good sources for new books! It's funny, I like to read but only hear about good books until they are made into movies like what happened to The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and eventually The Lost Symobl! I like reading but have trouble keeping up with the new books that come out. If anyone can help, thanks, I'd appreciate it.

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February 18, 2010 - 10:58 pm
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Usually I go straight to the book stores where I can see everything for myself and talk to an associate. Thats just me though. I'm really needing to get a new book out by one of my favorite authors Juliet Marriler. Infact I'll probably go to Barnes and nobles later tonight or tomorrow.

Online book shopping is just not for me.

Barnes and nobles always emails me when a new book comes out from the authors I list to them.

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February 19, 2010 - 12:16 am
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I usually get lists of new books emailed to me. Amazon is good for checking whats out by a certain author even if you don't buy it online cuz it normally lists books available for pre-order. http://www.thriftbooks.com is absolutely amazing. Ex-library books for very cheap- I managed to get hold of two books that I can't find any more in England.

Nightwolf- I'm scary good at that. Picked up Kathy Reichs which got turned into Bones, and Jim Butcher which turned into The Dresden Files. Although that seems to be cancelled now. Terry Goodkind is another one that I've bought and read and that got turned into Legend of the Seeker. Its really odd.

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February 19, 2010 - 12:33 am
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Thanks for some of the suggestions! I'll have to update my amazon account to get notifications through e-mail.

Sandra, I go to bookstores as well, but they are mostly crap! Remember, you're in St. Paul, I'm in Grand Forks, North Dakota! Laugh We had a Barnes and Noble for awhile at UND, but it left because it wasn't getting enough business. Now all we're stuck with is mainly Waldenbooks or B Dalton.

Nix, that's pretty cool, that's kind of what I have trouble with. I mean I keep up with authors I like such as Erich von Daniken and others like those, but when you read one author in that field, you've pretty much have read them all. One thing I'll have to look for on amazon is the history section. History is one of my favorite things to read.

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February 19, 2010 - 4:10 am
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"nightwolf" wrote: Sandra, I go to bookstores as well, but they are mostly crap! Remember, you're in St. Paul, I'm in Grand Forks, North Dakota! Laugh

Ahh crap thats right. Laugh

Yeah in the inner cities here I have endless resources for books. Although when I lived up north there was this wonderful little book store I loved! You could trade in books for new ones, that was awesome! Saved me a ton of money, however there were of course times they did not have books I was looking for. With that kind of deal though, I couldn't pass up trading books for ones I had not read. Haven't found one of those in the cities yet. When I am looking for something specific, I only head over to Borders, Barnes and Noble, local Libraries etc.

For you I see online is the way to go. :mrgreen:

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February 19, 2010 - 6:05 am
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All I gotta say is... Library

... Anything Dean Koontz. :mrgreen:

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February 19, 2010 - 9:38 am
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I would love to read books, the problem is I get migrains too easy from it...

Truth doesn´t control you, you control it...

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February 21, 2010 - 7:40 am
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I would love to read books, the problem is I get migrains too easy from it...

Maybe you need glasses Dark, I used to get terrible headaches reading, and it was eye strain.

It could be other things as well, hows the health care where you live... are MRI'a and scans of sorts ,fairly easy to obtain?
(so wanted to use a green question mark,but stopped myself) 😎 😕 Laugh

Anyhow, hope reading my posts don't give you a headache,they can get long and rambling...so hopefully you just skip over them ,if they do.

Laugh 🙁 😐 😀 😀 😉 😉 😉

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February 21, 2010 - 9:28 am
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What if I get a headache from reading your posts? Your jokes don't make me laugh either.

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I have glasses so it's not that.
As everything else is wrong with my body, this is not a surprise.

Truth doesn´t control you, you control it...

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