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Member: Kristelh

Book tastes

Literary fiction (1001 Books, Booker, ToB), Science Ficiton, Fantasy. Some horror, some nonfiction but not my usual taste.

Don't get this!

Romance, memoirs, comedians, too much sexual content or vulgarity

Other notes

Just started looking at Virago


United States

Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $50 USD

cbl_tn's picks so far.

9781781258972https://www.bookdepository.com/Washington-Black-Esi-Edugyan/9781781258972Washington Black14.43
9780765319517https://www.bookdepository.com/Tooth-Claw-Jo-Walton/9780765319517Tooth and Claw14.22
9781844088560https://www.bookdepository.com/this-House-Brede-Rumer-Godden/9781844088560In This House of Brede11.73
9781844080427https://www.bookdepository.com/House-On-Strand-Daphne-du-Maurier/9781844080427The House on the Strand7.84

Secret Santa

Kristelh's Secret Santa is cbl_tn. Help cbl_tn pick the right book.


xenophon: She has a volume of Trollope’s Palliser series - perhaps the first volume of his Baresetshire series - actually the first two volumes are usually combined (Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:36:28 -0500)

cbl_tn: Merry Christmas! I selected a book from the 2019 Tournament of Books longlist that's also on your wishlist, a couple of Virago Modern Classics, and a fantasy retelling of Trollope's Framley Parsonage. I think xenophon's recommendation of Trollope's Barsetshire series is spot on for you, but I was hesitant to select a book in the public domain when they're so easy to download to an ereader. The du Maurier seems like a good fit for your interest in science fiction and fantasy. I'm taking a chance on the Godden, an author I haven't read who is highly regarded by readers I trust. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:36:02 -0500)

cbl_tn: Dear Elves,

The price seems to be fluctuating on the selections and as of today it's now well over budget. If that's still the case when the order is placed, please remove In This House of Brede and replace it with one of the following:

The Orchid House 9780993108624 https://www.bookdepository.com/Orchid-House-Phyllis-Shand-Allfrey/9780993108624

Golden Hill 9780571225200 https://www.bookdepository.com/Golden-Hill-Francis-Spufford/9780571225200

The Essex Serpent 9781781255452 https://www.bookdepository.com/Essex-Serpent-Sarah-Perry/9781781255452

Reservoir 13 9780008204891 https://www.bookdepository.com/Reservoir-13-Jon-McGregor/9780008204891

(Sat, 08 Dec 2018 12:35:02 -0500)

lorannen: Removed In This House of Brede (9781844088560) due to budget. As rquested by Santa, I replaced that with The Orchid House (9780993108624).

Done. (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:29:20 -0500)

cbl_tn: I’m sorry the Rumer Godden didn’t work out. The Orchid House is also a Virago Modern Classic. I read it a few years ago and it’s stuck with me, unlike so many other books I’ve read and mostly forgotten. I hope you enjoy it!

Merry Christmas! (Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:51:40 -0500)

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