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The Flying Library

POSTED BY: PHOENIXROSE
UPDATED: Thursday, August 30, 2007 09:18
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Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:31 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


So this kind of got started in the pub thread by FlyVote, who's been sending me the novels of the Dresden Files and having me send them along after I'm done. Mavourneen and MsG got in on it, too, sending out some of their favorite books for fellow Browncoats to read. I thought it might be handy to have a thread devoted to offering favorite books and kind of having a waiting list, etc. Addresses should obviously be sent through PM or direct email.
So, here are some of my favorite books that I'd be happy to send to anyone who wants to read them:


Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

The Black Jewels Series (my favorite series ever; it includes the original Black Jewels Trilogy, a companion novel, and a collection of short stories)

The Tir Alainn Trilogy (same author as the Black Jewels and almost as good)

The Seer and the Sword
The Healer's Keep
The Light of the Oracle
(these are shameless plugs because my mom wrote them, but I happen to think they're very good, too)

The Sword of Truth series (which is massive, so I'm not sure I can afford to send it out right away)

The Abhorson Trilogy

The Dark Materials Trilogy (Golden Compass et all)

The Color of Distance and Through Alien Eyes
Storyteller
(Amy Thompson is one of my favorite sci-fi writers, and not as well known as she deserves)


My email is browncoatrose at yahoo


Hey Jimi, I never got a PM of your addy to send you Finding Serenity.

I think that's all for me. Any takers? Other givers?


Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Monday, June 25, 2007 3:50 AM

FLYVOTE


Contributions to the Browncoat Flying Library:


"Outgoing" books with FlyVote as the source: (No need to return, they give their lives to the BFL. Please add your screen name on the inside cover and then pass them on! Someday I'd like to see a digitized list of the screen names.)


Finding Serenity
- Sent to PhoenixRose

Storm Front (Dresden series)
Fool Moon (Dresden series)
Grave Peril (Dresden series)
Summer Knight (Dresden series)
Death Masks (Dresden series)
Blood Rites (Dresden series)
Dead Beat (Dresden series)
Proven Guilty (Dresden series)
White Knight (Dresden series)
- Sent to PhoenixRose

(Eep! Tough to wait for more Dresden.)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Sent to Magdalena



"Incoming" books:


Kim Harrison books from Mavourneen
Dead Witch Walking
The Good, The Bad, and The Undead
- Sent to PhoenixRose

Kim Harrison books from Mavourneen
Every Which Way But Dead
- Reading

Kim Harrison books from Mavourneen
A Fistful of Charms
For A Few Demons More
- Waiting to be read
- Destination: PhoenixRose

With Nails (Richard Grant) from MSG
- Waiting to be read




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Monday, June 25, 2007 3:58 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


All Dresden books sent to me are either in or on their way to the land of OZ.
(In other words, Nic has 'em.)


Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Monday, June 25, 2007 4:05 AM

SWEETSERENDIPITY


The Kim Harrison books are really good! Doesn't hurt that I know the author!

Really good idea BTW. Wish I could afford to participate, but I'm broker than Mal and Co.

Deb



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Monday, June 25, 2007 4:33 AM

DEEPGIRL187


Quote:

Originally posted by sweetserendipity:
Really good idea BTW. Wish I could afford to participate, but I'm broker than Mal and Co.



Amen, sweetserendipity. But you guys are really shiny to do something like this. When I actually have the money, I have some books I know you guys would enjoy.

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"Right! Because teenage pranks are fun when you're about to die!"

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Monday, June 25, 2007 4:47 AM

FLYVOTE


I'll keep my list at the top edited to reflect the current state of my link of the chain.

I owe a big *hug* to Mavourneen for turning me on to Dresden. She insisted that I would enjoy the books. Based on her recommendation I bought "Storm Front". After reading it I purchased the remainder (up to #9) of the Dresden books.

The "BFL" is my way of sharing. I've read mainly "hard scifi" up to this point, and the Dresden series is my first foray into the realm of magic.



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Monday, June 25, 2007 5:18 AM

MAVOURNEEN


You are most welcome, Fly.
And for the record, the publishing categorization for books like this is "Urban Fantasy."

I also have the Weather Watcher series to add to the library (Once I find book 2, that is...)

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Monday, June 25, 2007 5:44 AM

FLYVOTE


Quote:

Originally posted by Mavourneen:
And for the record, the publishing categorization for books like this is "Urban Fantasy."

Oh, wudda you know. Ok, urban fantasy it is.

I have a pet peeve about everything being dumped in to "scifi". Some people think it is either fact or fiction scifi.



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Monday, June 25, 2007 9:23 AM

STINKINGROSE


Urban Fairytales anyone? I've got a lot of DeLint hanging around looking forlorn.
I think Terry Pratchett doesn't even have as much Pratchett as we do.
Stephen Brust
Lois McMaster Bujold
Barbara Hambly
Connie Willis (LOVE Connie!!)

um. the list goes on.

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Friday, June 29, 2007 4:26 AM

FLYVOTE


Bump!

"Proven Guilty" will be sent to you shortly, PR!



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Friday, June 29, 2007 6:47 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.





Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:59 PM

STINKINGROSE


So PR..
Could you please post your mother the author's nom de plume one more time?

Hey, shameless plugs for family is fine with me!

I lost track of the other thread you had it posted in.

I am out of book and always willing to try someone new.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 1:49 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
So PR..
Could you please post your mother the author's nom de plume one more time?


Gladly

Victoria Hanley

http://www.victoriahanley.com/


Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
A troll's hair is still pointy, even when it's wearing a hat.

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Monday, July 16, 2007 12:41 AM

MAGDALENA

"No power in the 'verse can stop me!"


Quote:

Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
All Dresden books sent to me are either in or on their way to the land of OZ.
(In other words, Nic has 'em.)



... and I have requested that Nico send them on to me, since I am in Australia as well and all it makes sense... but I would be happy to pass them on after I am done reading them!

And I will second my Mei Mei's recommendation of her mother's books - they are wonderful, written for a younger reader (and my 11-year-old neice is loving them too!) I enjoyed them thoroughly and am going to reread them!!

Thank you for starting this Flyvote and Rose, Mavourneen and MsG!!

P.S. I intend to read Terry Pratchett one day too, but I think that will be while I am in France next year! Most of my books are in storage at the moment, but in coming weeks and months I am going to be assessing what I keep and what I don't in order to reduce what i store so I will probably have some to contribute soon!

I do have a lot of Dickens novels... if anyone is interested in the classics...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 7:03 AM

FLYVOTE


Bump!

Don't forget the party: http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=30320


You know what the first rule of flyin' is? Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. And love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down… tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keels… makes her a home.

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 8:35 AM

MSG


Fly- ahem did you forget Withnails????


Rose I will email you...I'd love to try the black trilogy thing:)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:18 AM

FLYVOTE


Quote:

Originally posted by msg:
Fly- ahem did you forget Withnails????

I'll add With Nails to my list shortly.

Hell's Kitten emailed me to mention that although she would eventually like to read Dresden, she has a stack of books right now. So she doesn't want to be next right after Nicodemus. (She still wants to be in the loop, though.)

Nico - perhaps you could send the Dresden books to Magda. I think she has interest.

I thought that LA29 was also interested in Dresden. Or did you send your Dresden set to LA29?


You know what the first rule of flyin' is? Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. And love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down… tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keels… makes her a home.

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