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    I would love to join this but I am having trouble working out how to show book spines with details on them in just collage/mixed media.
    I have a cross-stitch pattern for books on a shelf but I would never be able to fit names and authors on the books. Not too many books are shown spine on so I can't even collage pictures I have found.

    I have just been made a liar (ain't Google amazing?!?) As long as the book is not too obscure all I have to do is Google 'Book spine (name of book)' and I get images to choose from.

    Sign me up to Group 3 - collage/mixed media.

    My list:
    any of the Pern/dragon books by Anne McCaffrey
    The Crystal singer trilogy by Anne McCaffrey
    any of the Camel Club books by David Baldacci
    Dune by Frank Herbert (NONE by his son)
    Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
    any of the series of 'Miss Peregrine's peculiar children' by Ransom Riggs
    any of the Dwarves series by Markus Heitz
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    any book by Agatha Christie
    any of the Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb

    better stop here or there will be no room left for anyone else
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    Anne McCaffrey... I need to reread those. Such good books.

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    ChronicReader - have you read the extensions of her series written by her son? He has kept very true to the original style and ideas.
    I have to admit that I have 2 shelves (2 books deep) of Anne McCaffrey novels. I also enjoy her others series - the Powers That Be (or Petaybee), Acorna, the Brain ships, Doona (I always wanted to be part cat), etc.
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    This swap sounds absolutely amazing! Please sign me up for Group 3 and Group 4 if there is room left. I will get out my booklist in a little bit. I love seeing everyone's favorite books
    "And though she be but little, she is fierce" ~ Shakespeare

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    It was not easy narrowing down my booklist, but here are some of my faves:

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury
    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Nancy Drew #1 by Carolyn Keene
    Hardy Boys #1 by Frank W. Dixon
    Great Expectrations by Charles Dickens
    Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
    Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
    Beowulf
    A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare
    "And though she be but little, she is fierce" ~ Shakespeare

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    Great list, kkporcupine! Before I had even heard of the classic "Great Expectations ", I saw a miniature diorama behind glass which just fascinated me. It was the scene of Miss Haversham seated at a long table beautifully set including a wedding cake. This bride did not look happy, and she appeared elderly. I was just so intrigued I had to find and read the book! (I forgot to include it on my list, but it certainly was memorable!)
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    I haven't read his books, I will have to look into them.

    Kkporcupibe, I love so many of the books on your list.....

    This swap has me wanting to reread a bunch of books I haven't read in a while... If only I had the time.

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    I added my booklist for Group 2 to my first original post, page 2 of this thread! Thank you...hope I'm not too late for posting it!!!
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    Please add me to Group 3! Love this idea, although I don't know how my execution will be--lol! I have to put at least 5 books on each card, yes?
    I hope people post pics!
    On my bookshelf would be:
    Little, Big by John Crowley
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Long Dark Teatime of the Soul by Douglas Adams
    any and all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series--link to titles https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/...reading-order/
    Alice in Wonderland
    Lord of the Rings Trilology
    The Hours by Michael Cunningham
    Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    That should keep your busy!
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    HELP !

    I have either got the wrong end of the stick, or bitten off more than I can chew.

    I drew a stack of books, but it is almost impossible to fit names and authors on the spine in such a tiny format. I looked up each book to check colour etc, but there are many different versions. Am I overthinking this?

    I think the next one will be just a straight row, perspective was a nightmare

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    I am utterly infatuated with every book list here. Now that's eye candy!
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    You are right, Ann, it's the perspective that makes the titles difficult to do in this small space. In fact, it's a challenging perspective in every way, I think it looks great, I'm pretty impressed.
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    Nice card Ann!

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    I can recognise the titles as mine, Ann. You did a great job!

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    Kimmie, was "They Loved to Laugh" about a family in on the Baltic Sea? Latvia? It's very fuzzy, but I swear I read that title years ago...
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    Sign me up for Group 3 please:

    The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B - J. P. Donleavy
    The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
    Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington
    Slumdog Millionaire - Vikas Swarup
    Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
    Origins - Neil deGrassse Tyson
    Future Babble - Dan Gardner
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    And we are full! Welcome BluSkyeHare and JoyceG! I am busily doing some pro-d for work, so I have to check in and run :S

    I will read the rest of your posts later!! Happy Friday!

    I am moving this to the Active Thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Kimmie, was "They Loved to Laugh" about a family in on the Baltic Sea? Latvia? It's very fuzzy, but I swear I read that title years ago...
    It's setting is a Quaker Settlement during colonial times where an affluent, orphaned young lady, Kat, comes to live with a large Quaker family with many rowdy sons. It's just such a sweet, charming read! Back in the day during school after lunch, our teacher lowered the lights and read aloud to the class this book a few chapters per day....and I NEVER forgot it. I found a reprint of it on ebay last year because I had to have it! lol
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    My book list is in post #25 of this thread for Group 2; so, smallgirl, if you need to link my list to the sign up page, that's where you'll find it! Thanks!!
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