Conrad

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 10 17:19:17 EDT 2005


--- Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 20:56:28 -0600, Robyn Starkey
> wrote:
> 
> >FINALLY! I managed to get hold of a copy. I must be
> the absolute last 
> >person on the list to manage it.
> 
> No, that would be me.  Funny thing, Amazon sent me a
> message saying that the
> other two items in the order were being delayed, but
> not Conrad--and yet it
> hasn't shipped yet.  My account even says it will be
> shipped separately...on
> April 6.
> 
> But that's all right, because I have other things I
> must read:
> 
> _Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell_ (halfway through)
> _The Witch in the Well_ (finally)
> _The Fairy Godmother_ (for reading group on
> Thursday, which I am hosting)
> and if I can get it, _Venus in Copper_ because I am
> hooked on the Falco
> series after only two books.  Whoever runs the
> library database, in his or
> her infinite wisdom, has left the entry for _Venus
> in Copper_ despite its
> having zero available copies.  This number is
> actually recorded on the
> record that you find when you search for it.  I am
> told they do this so that
> when they replace the book, they don't have to
> re-enter the entire record,
> but do we really need to be taunted about books we
> can't get?
> 
> >Love the shiny cover and small size of 
> >the book. Am planning not to get out of bed
> tommorow until I have read 
> >the whole thing. I can justify this because I have
> 50 essays coming in 
> >on Monday, so I need to have finished reading it
> before I start my marking.
> >
> This is an excellent and perfectly reasonable
> justification.  Pity I don't
> have any like it.
> 
> Melissa Proffitt
> (quite grouchy today)

I was able to pick up my copy from the local bookshop
(they ordered it in for me) on Thursday. I've now
finished it and am back to the book I was reading
before it arrived. Here there are two editions
available - a largish paperback at $A20 and another
for $A30 (hardcover ??)

Jon

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