[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wishlist Requests

  • From: Lisa Cushman <crysania@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:10:00 -0800


Can I proof some of the Amrmstrong books?


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> On Feb 21, 2014, at 1:02 PM, Courtney Stover <liamskitten@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm intending to use the new book request form to put these on the
> wishlist, but I thought I'd put them out here first.
> Request 1:
> Title: Omens
> Author: Kelley Armstrong
> Publisher: Dutton (an impring of Penguine
> ISBN-10: 0525953043
> ISBN-13: 978-0525953043
> Back Cover Description: Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has
> the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago
> family, she has an Ivy League education,
> pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome
> young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.
> But Olivia's world is shattered when she learns that she's adopted.
> Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers
> serving a life sentence.
> When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted
> family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the
> Larsens.
> Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and
> cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia
> and her efforts
> to uncover her birth parents' past.
> Aided by her mother's former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on
> the Larsens' last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove
> their innocence.
> But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds
> herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her
> childhood, gifts that
> make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable
> to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new
> home, and powers
> lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.
> Request 2:
> Title: Wild Justice Nadia Stafford Number 3
> Author: Kelley Armstrong
> Publisher: Plume (also an impring of Penguine)
> ISBN-10: 0452298814
> ISBN-13: 978-0452298811
> As for the synopsis, because it is book 3 in a series, I don't want to
> give one, due to it being extraordinarily spoilery.  I will say
> however that Bookshare has both book 1 and book 2 of the series, and
> that Nadia is one of the most well-written and complex hit-women I've
> come across.
> Request 3:
> Title: Hild
> Author: Nicola Griffith
> Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (They seem to be their own
> publishing house, and as I recall, they have an agreement with
> Bookshare, but it doesn't seem as though they're supplying this one,
> as it's been out since November.)
> ISBN-10: 0374280878
> ISBN-13: 978-0374280871
> Back Cover Description:  brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel
> about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: HildIn
> seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms
> are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming
> ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is
> the king's youngest
> niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority.
> She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of
> the Middle Ages:
> Saint Hilda of Whitby.
> But now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child, a will
> of adamant, and a way of seeing the world--of studying nature, of
> matching cause with
> effect, of observing her surroundings closely and predicting what will
> happen next--that can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around
> her.Her uncle,
> Edwin of Northumbria, plots to become overking of the Angles,
> ruthlessly using every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief.
> Hild establishes a place
> for herself at his side as the king's seer. And she is
> indispensable--unless she should ever lead the king astray. The stakes
> are life and death: for Hild,
> for her family, for her loved ones, and for the increasing numbers who
> seek the protection of the strange girl who can read the world and see
> the future.Hild
> is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism
> of the early Middle Ages--all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked
> by Nicola Griffith's
> luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant,
> Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing
> life.
> This one may be a bit tricky; since it hasn't been out very long, it
> may not be available in many libraries, and the Amazon prices, even
> for used, seem to be such that buying it used wouldn't gain one a
> discount as it usually would.  Also, there is a pronunciation guide
> and glossary which it may be rather difficult/impossible to scan.
> Unfortunately, I can't proofread at the moment, but if no one can
> obtain these from there library, I would be willing to purchase them
> from Amazon (particularly the first two which have dropped
> significantly in price if they're purchased used) from Amazon and send
> them to any scanner willing to take them on to be put on the checkout
> list for anyone willing to proof.  From the state of the list when I
> checked this morning, it's getting terrifyingly thin.
> Warmly,
> Courtney
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