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THE FORTUNE COOKIE
« on: May 12, 2008, 12:19:10 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes had good fortunes, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently eating their fortune cookies and they all got the same fortune - "You will soon be going home."
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 12:19:48 AM »

And the word of the day is: CAVIL!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 12:21:01 AM »

I'll start off the intials with the first ones that come to mind:  Bugs Bunny.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 12:21:12 AM »

Our very own Brent Barrett.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 12:21:28 AM »

Our very own Buddy Bregman.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 12:21:42 AM »

Barbara Barrie.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 12:21:52 AM »

Brenda Blethyn.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 12:22:05 AM »

Barry Bostwick.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 12:22:19 AM »

Billy Budd.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008, 12:22:29 AM »

Your turn.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 12:23:15 AM »

Here it is:

Book list

MYSTERIES, NOVELS, SHORT STORIES
All books first editions in jacket in excellent condition (most are “as new”)  All books are $5 (plus postage)

Paper Phoenix – Mickey Friedman – mystery
Riptide – Mickey Friedman - mystery
The Cold Heart of Capricorn – Martha C. Lawrence – mystery/signed
Shock Radio – Leigh Clark – signed
The Night Remembers – Ed Gorman – mystery  SOLD
Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love (short stories) - Rumer and Jon Godden
The Creatures’ Choir – Carmen Bernos De Gasztold (translated by Rumer Godden)
Now You See Her, Now You Don’t – Whitney Otto (author of How To Make An American  Quilt)
The Music Room – Dennis McFarland
Box Nine – Jack O’Connell
Giovanni’s Gift – Bradford Morrow/signed
Black and Blue – Anna Quindlen
Perilous Friends – Carole Epstein – mystery
What Girls Learn – Karin Cook
Gojiro – Mark Jacobson
The Ultimate Rush – Joe Quirk – thriller/signed
Tenderloin – Bock and Harnick/Weidman and Abbott – musical play
Batman: The Ultimate Evil – Andrew Vachss (illustrated boards as issued, with wraparound band) SOLD
Blue Belle – Andrew Vachss – mystery/signed
Flood – Andrew Vachss – mystery/author’s first book SOLD
Created By – Richard Christian Matheson
Death Of A Healing Woman – Alana Martin – mystery SOLD
Living Doll – Jane Bradley
Sights Unseen – Kaye Gibbons (author of Ellen Foster)
Charms For The Easy Life – Kaye Gibbons
On The Occasion Of My Last Afternoon – Kaye Gibbons – uncorrected manuscript for limited distribution
Immaculate In Black – E.J. McGill – mystery/inscribed/author’s first book
Triple Play – Elizabeth Gunn – mystery/signed
Bright Angel Time – Martha McPhee
Strangers In The Night – Peg Tyre – thriller
Matters Of Chance – Jeanette Haien – inscribed to BK
The Truth Machine – James Halperin
Snow In August – Pete Hamill
Another You – Ann Beattie
Zia Summer – Rudolfo Anaya – mystery
The Lighthouse At The End Of The World – Stephen Marlowe
Windy City – Hugh Holton – mystery/author’s first book
Flawless – Adam Barrow – thriller/signed
Exchange Alley – Michael Walsh/signed
Perfect Witness – Barry Siegel – legal thriller/inscribed to BK SOLD
Gone, But Not Forgotten – Phillip Margolin – thriller
Mister Sandman – Barbara Gowdy
Buck Naked – Joyce Burditt – mystery/signed/author’s first book SOLD
Breakheart Hill – Thomas H. Cook
Harmony In Flesh And Black – Nicholas Kilmer – mystery
Inside Daisy Clover – Gavin Lambert – very pretty copy/slight spine fade
Nightwing – Martin Cruz Smith – chiller – proof copy in wraps with Dear Bookseller note on the cover
Engineered For Murder – Aileen Schumacher – mystery/signed SOLD
The Nursery – Judi Culbertson – mystery
First Avenue – Lowen Clausen/signed
Thicker Than Water – Kathryn Harrison/author’s first book
The River Beyond The World – Janet Peery
The Dead Hollywood Moms Society – Lindsay Maragotta – mystery/signed SOLD
SWF Seeks Same – John Lutz – thriller
Fixed In His Folly – David J. Walker – mystery/signed
Don’t Erase Me (stories) – Carolyn Ferrell
Just Desserts – G.A. McKevett – mystery SOLD
The Deep End Of The Ocean – Jacquelyn Mitchard
Fire Horse – Bill Shoemaker – mystery
Fast Forward – Judy Mercer – thriller SOLD

PLAYS, SCREENPLAYS, MUSICALS

All books first editions hardcovers in jacket (unless noted) in excellent condition.  All books in this category are $10.00 plus postage

The Boys In The Band – Mart Crowley (small scuff on dust jacket) SOLD
Promises, Promises – Neil Simon/Bacharach and David – second printing, gorgeous copy SOLD
The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe – Jane Wagner (Lily Tomlin show)
Tom Jones – John Osborne – true UK first of the screenplay – small tear to dust jacket
The Entertainer – John Osborne – true first English edition
The Lady From Dubuque – Edward Albee – slight fading to spine, otherwise excellent

OTHER BOOKS AT OTHER PRICES

These are things that are more valuable, but still at incredibly stupid low prices just for the likes of you dear readers.  Books are in excellent condition, first editions.

No Way To Treat A Lady – Harry Longbaugh – paperback original, basis for the film.  Harry Longbaugh was the real name of The Sundance Kid and the pseudonym for William Goldman, who would write Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid several years after this novel.  Very rare.  The book has a slight spine lean (typical for paperbacks, but is otherwise in very nice shape with no tears to the cover.  Price: $10 SOLD

The Underground Man – Ross Macdonald – A Lew Archer novel – though one of his last books and not that hard to find, it IS hard to find in pristine condition.  This copy is spectacular, basically unread and new, with a completely unfaded and beautiful top stain and a completely unfaded spine.  You won’t find a better copy, and it’s a really good book by a great writer.  Price: $20.00

The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde – the first Thursday Next novel in its true UK first edition.  This book became a rarity the day it was published – very few copies of the UK first and was immediately fetching high prices – it’s since tapered off a bit, but routinely sells for over $100.  My ridiculously low price for this as new copy?  $ 30.00

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling - first US edition – even though the print run was fairly large for the first edition, it was nothing like the millions of copies of the first edition for the subsequent books.  Price: $20

Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire – J.K. Rowling – first UK GIFT edition – these are notoriously hard to find in first edition – it’s got all the proper points and mistakes that were subsequently fixed.  Price: $35

Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire – J.K. Rowling – first UK edition – went into subsequent printings in the UK very quickly and all its mistakes were corrected.  This is the true UK first with all errors present and not an easy book to find. Price: $40

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 12:25:58 AM »

I looked up all these books on the ABE, and very few of them sell for under their original cover price, and most sell over that, some considerably so.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 12:26:32 AM »

Bruce Boxleitner.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 12:27:07 AM »

We didn't do BB already, did we?  I know Mark and I did it in the car, but I can't remember if we did it here - I don't think we did.  Let me know asap and I'll switch it out.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008, 12:27:20 AM »

Brigitte Bardot.
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2008, 12:27:27 AM »

I'll stop now.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2008, 12:27:58 AM »

Welcome eight GUESTS.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008, 12:49:10 AM »

No one here but us chickens.
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2008, 12:49:51 AM »

Re book list - if you are interested in any titles, just drop me a line at kritzerland at aol dot com and I'll confirm availability and tell you what to do from there.
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2008, 12:52:41 AM »

I did a little search and it doesn't look like we did BB.

Oh, and Ben Blue.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2008, 12:53:00 AM »

Oh, and Ben Brantely.
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2008, 12:53:30 AM »

I mean, if there are nothing but WUSSBURGERS, I can just do ALL the BBs.  But I shan't.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2008, 01:17:51 AM »

Some of us wussbergers were sleeping, but were just awakened by the sound of a hurling cat. They sound have an alarm clock with that sound...it's a sure fire thing to get me hopping out of bed!
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2008, 01:18:42 AM »

But since bk has already taken the BB's I would have thought of (other than my brother, Brad Baker) I shall return to bed.
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2008, 01:22:52 AM »

OK, well, I can think of a few, but unlike *some* people, I will only post one since there's no one else here to play along:

Bunny Berrigan
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 01:38:38 AM »

Singer Beverly Bremers (Don't Say You Don't Remember)
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 01:39:06 AM »

Hello DR Amy (Edi)
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 01:39:35 AM »

Billy Bragg
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008, 02:10:04 AM »

And the word of the day is: CAVIL!
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