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Member: wifilibrarian

Book tastes

Really keen on some good science fiction, near or far future or contemporary. Something entertaining. I've struggled this year finding books I really enjoyed. Indie or undiscovered books would be great, if you know of some you've enjoyed.

Don't get this!

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Country

New Zealand


Santa: Select books from Amazon.com Kindle

Store: Amazon.com Kindle (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $15.00 USD

drweb's picks so far.

ISBN/ASINLinkTitlePrice
B00INIXQGQhttps://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Alex-Benedict-Novel-ebook/dp/B00INIXQGQ/Coming Home7.99
B000QCS914https://www.amazon.com/Red-Mars-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B000QCS914/Red Mars4.99

Secret Santa

wifilibrarian's Secret Santa is drweb. Help drweb pick the right book.

Comments/suggestions

drweb: Hope you like these, happy holidays from Las Vegas, NV.

Hope you like McDevitt, I like his books, read them all.

If you like the Mars one, there are 2 more in his trilogy you can enjoy!

My son has been to NZ, but alas, I have not. Enjoy your reading, and keep in touch... DrWeb (Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:47:59 -0500)

lorannen: Removed Red Mars (B000QCS914)—wifilibrarian already has this one. (Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:28:12 -0500)

jburlinson: A Case of Conscience, by James Blish. ASIN: B01N63YQEX. 6.15. Hugo award winner. (Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:39:20 -0500)

Cfraser: Altered carbon by Richard Morgan (5.51) (B002U3CBZM)

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (5.70) (B00QQPK5TO) same author as red Mars that had to be removed (Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:51:48 -0500)

EllsieFind: The Postman by David Brin (6.99) or The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper (6.99) (Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:45:06 -0500)

karenb: Seconding The Gate to Women's Country by Tepper (B002SXIEXC) (Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:43:38 -0500)

libraryperilous: Yes, the Tepper. Good call, Leslie! (Wed, 19 Dec 2018 12:27:55 -0500)

lorannen: Replaced Red Mars with A Case of Conscience (B01N63YQEX) suggested by jburlinson.

Done. (Wed, 19 Dec 2018 21:46:26 -0500)

drweb: Well, you guys took care of everything. I never got any notice or email that you removed RED MARS, and substituted something else. What is wrong with the system?

The books I got were not something I'd ever read --not a single one of them fit what I sought.

So, it is fine, but I hate that you picked a book for my Santa person, and that I got books I have no interest in.

Thanks,

DrWeb (Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:55:50 -0500)

karenb: DrWeb, Lorannen checks all the orders just before placing them, and then asks for suggested replacement in real time by posting on the SantaThing talk thread. The time stamps show that Lorannen realized that your Santee already had RED MARS around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18th, and picked the replacement book from the three suggestions posted by 8:00 p.m. that night. That's usually how quickly she works. It takes her several days of nonstop work to finish placing all the orders; there isn't really time to contact the original Secret Santa. Just so you know. (Tue, 25 Dec 2018 04:12:17 -0500)

karenb: DrWeb, Lorannen checks all the orders just before placing them, and then asks for suggested replacement in real time by posting on the SantaThing talk thread. The time stamps show that Lorannen realized that your Santee already had RED MARS around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18th, and picked the replacement book from the three suggestions posted by 8:00 p.m. that night. That's usually how quickly she works. It takes her several days of nonstop work to finish placing all the orders; there isn't really time to contact the original Secret Santa. Just so you know. (Fri, 28 Dec 2018 23:35:48 -0500)

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