Books to read while waiting for YoG (was: Re: Re Brust, censorship and Millie)

otheng otheng at
Mon Jun 26 07:19:40 EDT 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at>
To: <dwj at>
> OOoh, good point.  Those would be nice.  Read _Frederica_ FINALLY as the
library took forever to get it in.

I find the easiest thing to do with Heyer is to look in charity shops and on
the sort of stall in markets that specialises in Mills and Boon, Silhouette
etc. I can often get them (or my daughter can - I have pretty much the set
now) for under a quid.

 I also am waiting for a few books on hold, but I don't think they'll get
here on time.  Ditto _Spindle's End_, which I had to order from Amazon
because our Barnes & Noble didn't have it  in stock (!!!).  And before
anyone yells at me for not supporting the> independent little booksellers,
let me say that I *would* if there were any  within twenty miles of my
house.  I think I've mentioned before that retailers seem to think the only
kind of businesses that will succeed in this part of Salt Lake are warehouse
grocery stores and car repair shops.

Ah, I see you may not have the same sort of markets and charity shops we
have in Warwickshire.<g>

> While we're on the subject, I read a book recently that was very good.
> a YA title and it's not fantasy, but has elements I think some of you may
> like.  The title is _Locked Inside_ and it's by Nancy Werlin.  It's about
> girl who is the daughter of a very famous and wealthy singer/evangelist
> (sort of) who died several years before the story begins.  The girl
> struggles with living up to this image--EVERYONE knew who her mother
> was--and spends a lot of time playing an online roleplaying game where
> anonymous.  The central theme of the book is how she learns to become
> herself and not just her mother's daughter, but I can't say more than
> What I like about it, aside from the character dynamics and the
> parent-sibling 'rivalry', is that the author obviously knows what it's
> to be part of an online community.  I've read a number of books in which
> roleplaying (either pencil-and-paper or computerized) is a main plot
> element, and very few of them match up to my own experiences with
> roleplaying.  That this book *does* is kind of ironic, because the
> game sections are very short--and yet I never felt disappointed by that,
> because the rest of the book was equally interesting.  Ordered this one
> Amazon, too.

My list from Amazon is just out of control.....


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