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Just bought it, I can't wait to start reading!...

2011-04-04T13:45:23.902-06:00

Just bought it, I can't wait to start reading!



Well, I'm convinced.

2010-02-08T00:09:18.304-07:00

Well, I'm convinced.



That's seriously good writing.

2010-02-07T11:36:30.667-07:00

That's seriously good writing.



Wow--I want to read the rest RIGHT NOW!

2010-02-05T16:21:04.601-07:00

Wow--I want to read the rest RIGHT NOW!



And in addition to buying a copy from your local ...

2010-02-03T21:30:16.685-07:00

And in addition to buying a copy from your local bookseller or non-Amazon online source, how about logging into your local library and placing a hold on this fine title? And if they don't have it, request that they buy a copy - 'cause they will!



Powell's rocks. We should all be buying from t...

2010-02-03T20:35:22.242-07:00

Powell's rocks. We should all be buying from them anyway, or another indie.



Oh, Kristin, how you make my To Read list groweth ...

2010-02-03T12:54:08.657-07:00

Oh, Kristin, how you make my To Read list groweth and groweth...



sounds wonderful! And i only buy from amazon when ...

2010-02-03T12:12:42.625-07:00

sounds wonderful!
And i only buy from amazon when i have no other choice



I have a Kindle. I love it. I'm very sad that ...

2010-02-03T09:59:26.607-07:00

I have a Kindle. I love it. I'm very sad that I won't be using it to read anything new until Amazon puts those Macmillan links back up.

I'm also not at all sure our next eReader will be a Kindle, and we are in the market for another one.



Holy crap! I'd never heard of this book befor...

2010-02-03T09:48:40.908-07:00

Holy crap! I'd never heard of this book before, but now I have to know what happens :). I can absolutely see why you jumped on this one!

Also, thanks for linking Powells :). As a pacific northwest girl, I am a die hard Powells Fan. Great customer service, wonderful recommendations--an all around great store!



Very nice, though it felt a bit heavy-handed. As ...

2010-02-03T09:39:13.435-07:00

Very nice, though it felt a bit heavy-handed.

As far as Powell's goes, pretty awesome bookstores. If you're ever in Portland, should definitely check it out.



Don't many readers skip prologues?? I'm g...

2010-02-03T08:55:29.777-07:00

Don't many readers skip prologues?? I'm glad I don't - I wouldn't want to miss that one!

Thanks for the tip on Powell's. Like Lisa, I switched my book buying from Amazon long ago, but now I'm taking the rest of my business with me, too.

I especially like the Amazonians participating in the Macmillan boycott who say, "There's nothing from Macmillan I want to buy now, anyhow." As in Macmillan "lost" a sale they never had in the first place.



I haven't read a first page this good in a lon...

2010-02-03T07:39:49.390-07:00

I haven't read a first page this good in a long time. LONG TIME. I'm not even a big YA reader, but this got me. I also liked how the writer wasn't shy; she wasn't trying to be politically correct, i.e. even though the character is in 8th grade, she unabashedly mentions "made oral," "lesbian sex" etc. The lesbian sex thing especially--not PC, but exactly what an adolescent would say. My god, I'm mesmerized by Kori!



Very interesting. Especialy for a prolouge. I will...

2010-02-03T07:12:18.338-07:00

Very interesting. Especialy for a prolouge. I will definately be picking this one up.



Brilliant, simply brilliant. She hooked me and you...

2010-02-03T06:40:14.691-07:00

Brilliant, simply brilliant. She hooked me and you hooked me. I'm heading to Powell's now and will tweet this to Twitterville. As always, best to you and your talented authors.



Very intrigued! I loved it, and I would love to ha...

2010-02-03T06:07:17.371-07:00

Very intrigued! I loved it, and I would love to have more! So I vote no Amazon as well, and will be purchasing it from Powell's! Thanks for the sneak peak!



I have just placed my order! If anyone else wants ...

2010-02-03T04:48:33.638-07:00

I have just placed my order! If anyone else wants a UK alternative, The Book Depository is excellent. They accept paypal (while Amazon don't) and also offer free shipping - worldwide. :)

Here's the link to UNDONE:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780802720757/Undone



Yeah! Amazon can suck on the nubs of Kori's ca...

2010-02-03T04:05:37.061-07:00

Yeah! Amazon can suck on the nubs of Kori's cast out cigarettes!



Isn't this Amazon tantrum interesting? When a...

2010-02-03T03:14:59.373-07:00

Isn't this Amazon tantrum interesting? When a business pitches a fit about getting more money, my psych nurse brain says,"Hmm...this sounds like a control issue."

Amazon needs to learn that control is an illusion (delusion?) and that on a good day, we're doing well to be in control of ourselves. We can never control others (without being abusive, and even that is not a certainty).

I got a real passive-aggressive vibe from Amazon's statement on Sunday, a call to arms almost to their already boycott-happy squeaky wheels, along with what seemed to be a "other publishers, you'd better not agree with this and ask for the same thing, or look what will happen" vibe.

Or maybe I need a nice long vacation away from psychiatry. ;) It is unfathomable to me that people would really balk at the structured pricing for new releases of e-books. It's five bucks, at most. My priorities are skewed where books are concerned. They are priceless treasures IMO.



the Mayans predicted 2012 as the year of apocalyps...

2010-02-03T01:04:11.798-07:00

the Mayans predicted 2012 as the year of apocalypse. They never forsaw 2010 for publishers.



Wow. :D

2010-02-02T23:41:56.737-07:00

Wow. :D



How frustrating (understatement) on the Amazon-Mac...

2010-02-02T22:32:31.361-07:00

How frustrating (understatement) on the Amazon-Macmillan issues. Loved the first page of Undone, great voice. And is it bad I never knew about this Powell's place? Definitely spreading the word. Thanks!



Breathtaking. I applaud your linkage to a differen...

2010-02-02T22:11:47.226-07:00

Breathtaking. I applaud your linkage to a different site, other than Amazon!! I did the same with my Tuesday Review and linked to Barnes and Noble (I don't know many of the smaller ones). So, thanks for giving me another place to shop!



The book sounds great, and yes, buy from Powell...

2010-02-02T22:08:25.388-07:00

The book sounds great, and yes, buy from Powell's-- an incredible bookstore right here in Portland! I am so lucky to have such a great independent place to shop :-)
And I think I'll be going by there tomorrow, so now I know what to look for!



I don't know what's going on with Amazon b...

2010-02-02T21:31:40.893-07:00

I don't know what's going on with Amazon but will say I've always liked Powell's and support independents as a matter of principal.

I am "hooked" by this prologue, which does a great job of setting up the narrative, but that's what a prologue is supposed to do...no?


Now I'm not saying...