Hello, Can I proof some of the Amrmstrong books? Thanks Lisa Sent from my iPhone > 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 > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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