Tuesday, May 5, 2009

~Paperback Swap~ Wish List Frustrations





For those of us that have Paperbackswap.com accounts, we are all too familiar with waiting for books that are on our wish lists. I took a good look at mine tonight, and saw that I have been waiting over 2 years for some books. TWO YEARS. Amazing. The reason that I haven't gone ahead and bought these books is because I have been #1 in line for all of them for quite some time. Arrrggggg!


So! I thought it would be (kind of) fun for others to share their Wish List Frustrations with me (and also because I am nosey!). :) Here are three from my wish list.







Warm Springs~Traces of A Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven~Susan Richards Shreve
Added to Wish List 7/8/07

Book Description:
Just after her eleventh birthday in 1950 and at the height of the frightening childhood polio epidemic, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. It was a place famously founded by FDR, “a perfect setting in time and place and strangeness for a hospital of crippled children.” There the young Shreve meets Joey Buckley, paralyzed from the waist down and determined to leave Warm Springs able to play football. The dual shocks of first love and separation from her fiercely protective mother propel Shreve careening between bad girl rebellion to over-achieving saint. This indelible portrait of the psychic fallout of childhood illness ends—like Tobias Wolff’s Old School—with a shocking collision between adolescent drive and genteel institution.





Torn From The Inside Out ~ Josephine Thompson
Added to wish list 1/18/07


Book Description:
Torn From the Inside Out is a literary narrative domestic violence memoir; powerful literary symbolisms and metaphors, well developed characterizations and powerful emotional impact.Torn is the story of Sara Niles.
Given away to her aged and wise Uncle Robert and Aunt Molly at age 3 ½, Sara spent ten years on the ‘flower bed of Eden’ being lavished with love and attention until death took its toll and Sara married an abusive man named Thomas Niles when she was only 16. Niles invites us to enter into her lifelong odyssey by the words: 'Let the journey begin', and so it does as the reader enters into a formerly forbidden zone.
The story of Sara Niles is more than a story of one woman's journey into pain, it resounds with the voices of the many veterans of domestic war. Torn From the Inside Out celebrates a power greater than death itself, the power of the human spirit under fire.





The Girl In Times Square by Paullina Simons
Added to wish list 9/21/07


Description: A stunning and powerful contemporary love story from one of the best storytellers this century. Lily's life is turned upside down with the disappearance of her flat mate, incredible revelations about her family and a personal discovery, all of which will affect her forever!What if everything you believed about your life was a lie? Meet Lily Quinn. She is broke, struggling to finish college, pay her rent, find love. Adrift in bustling New York City, the most interesting things in Lily's life happen to the people around her. But Lily loves her aimless life ! until her best friend and roommate Amy disappears. That's when Spencer Patrick O'Malley, a cynical, past his prime NYPD detective with demons of his own, enters Lily's world. And a sudden financial windfall which should bring Lily joy instead becomes an ominous portent of the dark forces gathering around her. But fate isn't finished with Lily. She finds herself fighting for her life as Spencer's search for the missing Amy intensifies, leading Lily to question everything she knew about her friend and family. Startling revelations about the people she loves force her to confront truths that will leave her changed forever.From a master storyteller comes a new heart-wrenching, magnificent and unputdownable novel. This is the odyssey of two young women, Lily and Amy, roommates and friends on the verge of the rest of their lives.






What books are you waiting for? How long have you been waiting?

5 comments:

NotNessie said...

I don't do paperback swap largely because I've heard so many people say how frustrating it is =o)

I don't have any of those books or I would suggest a trade of some kind...

Missy said...

That is sweet of you! :)

When I first joined PBS in 2006, things moved along a little more quickly....

Jess said...

I don't do paperback swap either, but The Girl in Times Square sounds great. I hope you get your books soon!

Jo-Jo said...

I got as far as registering for paperback swap but I haven't actually used it yet. I usually find the paperbacks that I want from half.com pretty reasonable so if I have to buy one I usually get it from there.

Cathy said...

I've only been a PBS member since last August, so there's no way I could have the same frustrations. I might well have them in the future, but I have such a huge amount of TBR books that it shouldn't be a problem.

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