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Member: Yells

Book tastes

I am open to just about anything. I read a lot but 99% of what I have read or own is logged here. I have a rather extensive wish list as well so feel free to borrow ideas from there. I love literature from around the world - I live in Canada and tend to read a lot of Canadian/US stuff so fiction from other places is always welcome.

Don't get this!

I don't really like romance books (unless it is secondary to the story like the Outlander series) and I am not religious at all. I prefer fiction but also like non-fiction like memoirs and biography.

Other notes

Because of the mail strike going on here, can I change my preference to kindle books from Amazon.ca?



Santa: Select books from Amazon.ca

Store: Amazon.ca (http://www.amazon.ca)

Amount to spend: $50.00 USD

pmarshall's picks so far.

0375706399The book on the bookshelf11.87
9781565129320Between here and April14.47
0552148997Night watch12.43
978-0425143216The Novice’s Tale8.99

Secret Santa

Yells's Secret Santa is pmarshall. Help pmarshall pick the right book.


pmarshall: Merry Christmas Yell

I hope you enjoy the books I have chosen, books because it was not possible to purchase Kindles. I used your wish list as my guide. If you are like me books get added to the wish list and then newer titles come along that we buy. We share over 500 titles so many authors I thought of you have. I did tuck in the first title in a historical mystery series that I enjoyed, the main character is a nun but it is not religious. If you like it you have a good series in front of you, if not so be it. It is difficult to spend someone else’s money, especially to use it all., just know that I tried hard.

Happy New Year

Penny Marshall (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:22:31 -0500)

kristilabrie: Authors for the titles listed:

1. The Book on the Bookshelf, Henry Petroski

2. Between Here and April, Deborah Copaken Kogan

3. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett

4. The Novice’s Tale, Margaret Frazer (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:43:46 -0500)

lorannen: Removed The Book on the Bookshelf (0375706399), Night Watch (9780552148993), and Between Here & April (9781565129320) due to availability. (Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:12:07 -0500)

Cfraser: Some of my favourite books I have read recently

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson (17.06) (978-1788160766) - won an Australian Book prize last year, and I was pleasantly surprised reading it (literary fiction)

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (15.54) (978-0735211186) literary fiction, dark themes

The vegetarian by Han Kang is on their wishlist (14.85) (978-1846276033)

(Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:29:55 -0500)

Capybara_99: Go Went Gone - Jenny Erpenbeck. German author. Very well-received novel involving refugee crisis in Europe. 0811225941. CDN 19.40. (Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:24:23 -0500)

Peace2: Are we picking from Amazon.ca or kindle, based on Yells' other notes comment?

My suggestions are picked from Amazon.ca. the first two suggestions are set in other parts of the world

Book of Lies by Mary Horlock 978-1443405201 (based on Wishlist)

The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell 978-0141028415 (incorporates My Family and other animals and two sequels based on the first being on Yells' wishlist)

There seem to be a number of Terry Pratchett's listed on the wishlist but only The colour of magic in the collection (Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:16:43 -0500)

jburlinson: These are all kindle books:

The Ides of March, by Thornton Wilder. CDN$ 7.49. ASIN: B00G2A7XXO

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition, by Fernando Pessoa. CDN$ 18.39. ASIN: B06Y3NWTJ9

Death in Sicily: The First Three Novels in the Inspector Montalbano Series, by Andrea Camilleri. CDN$ 21.99. ASIN: B00SI02CI2

The Book of Ebenezer le Page, by G.B. Edwards, CDN$ 9.99. ASIN: B006XWYE10

(Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:32:42 -0500)

lorannen: I'm really sorry I wasn't able to get more of Santa's original picks—they're all marked as "Usually ships in 1 to 2 months" at the moment, not a delay we can deal with for SantaThing, sadly. Amazon.ca also doesn't allow for gifting of individual Kindle books. If your Kindle is registered on Amazon.com, we could do Kindle editions, but I didn't see your note about this until I was already placing your order.

I replaced those I had to remove with: Guards! Guards! from Yells's wishlist. Night Watch (one of Santa's picks) is later in the City Watch sub-series, which Guards! Guards! starts. I highly recommend them both, but Guards! Guards! is the one to start with, there. My Absolute Darling (9780735211186) suggested by Cfraser, and The Vegetarian (9781846276033).


(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:06:31 -0500)

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