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  • c marvel
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    I will add part of my decision to not order was not being familiar with the author or her books. The price for one of these two S/L books is more than what I want to spend (And I have the CD credit). ~Cap

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post

    Wow! It sounds like you had a sour experience Ron. I was tempted, but I am going to pass on ordering either book. Thanks for your input. ~Cap
    I wouldn't go that far, but it's always disappointing when you wait years for something to arrive, and when it finally does it's not up to snuff. My experience wasn't unique, though...I remember there were a number of folks (though how many, I don't know...probably not many, in the scheme of things) who had to exchange their copies for a replacement. The slipcase was just too tight and the seam between cloth and leather too fragile, so when the book was inserted into the slipcase it kind of wore on the seam and abraded the cloth and/or pulled it back a bit. It also has a simplistic, modernist design that I'm sure some like but is not really my thing. Again, though, who knows...I may like what I see this time around and grab both books (but not through pre-order).

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    Wow! It sounds like you had a sour experience Ron. I was tempted, but I am going to pass on ordering either book. Thanks for your input. ~Cap

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Just curious if anyone took advantage of today's email offer from Cemetery Dance. I am quite tempted to order the book. ~Cap
    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    Last edited by RonClinton; 12-17-2020, 09:05 PM.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Just coming here to hint at that. Cool books, that I've read, but don't think I need a special edition of them. I thought they were good but they didn't really grab me in the way many other novels do.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I believe the public offering just went out.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Oh, Okay. I am not in the club. Thanks for the reply.


    I believe the public offering just went out.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Oh, Okay. I am not in the club. Thanks for the reply.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    It was a CDCC offer. If you are in the CDCC and did not receive an email Tuesday I would check spam and if not there email Mindy or Brian.

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    When the weather man says expect 6-10 inches of snow and you wake up to over 3 feet of the fluffy white stuff. First time in 20 years that's snow storm has made me miss a day of work.
    I was expecting to see snow when I woke up today. Thought we might get snow this morning in daylight or this afternoon. So far, lots of rain, none of the white stuff yet. ~Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I don't think I received anything from them a few days ago. Unless it's a secret what was the offer?


    It was a CDCC offer. If you are in the CDCC and did not receive an email Tuesday I would check spam and if not there email Mindy or Brian.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I don't think I received anything from them a few days ago. Unless it's a secret what was the offer?

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I did without hesitation.

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  • bookworm 1
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    When the weather man says expect 6-10 inches of snow and you wake up to over 3 feet of the fluffy white stuff. First time in 20 years that's snow storm has made me miss a day of work.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Just curious if anyone took advantage of today's email offer from Cemetery Dance. I am quite tempted to order the book. ~Cap
    I did without hesitation.

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  • c marvel
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    Just curious if anyone took advantage of today's email offer from Cemetery Dance. I am quite tempted to order the book. ~Cap

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    That is what I am thinking as well. The shelter didn't think she would get much bigger but my guess is that they are wrong.
    Everyone I know whose shelter pup turned into Clifford the Big Red Dog was told "Oh, it won't get much bigger than a Yorkie, really!"

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  • Ben Staad
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    That is what I am thinking as well. The shelter didn't think she would get much bigger but my guess is that they are wrong.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Looks like she has some big paws to grow into

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