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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

New books added: Macmillan trial run

DONE - thanks to Darth Pedant, who also reports she's only had to re-size the audio covers so far.

 

Here it is - the first trial run of new Macmillan books!

 

Note:  I'm guessing at the image URL base - it's worked for each one I've tried, but I haven't tried many (3-4?), and I'm guessing at some point part of the URL is going to change (the 1000H bit - why have that unless you're organising stuff?).

 

I have the whole spring 2019 catalog ready to go - about 700+ titles/editions - but I'm just doing this small run for now, to make sure it all goes smoothly and images are accessible, etc.

 

Batch #1:

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Batch #2:

9781250143150 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250143150.jpg

9781250297600 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250297600.jpg

9781250319470 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250319470.jpg

9781250220899 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250220899.jpg

9781250124821 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250124821.jpg

9781250090720 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250090720.jpg

9781250192479 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250192479.jpg

9781250295170 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250295170.jpg

9781250122445 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250122445.jpg

9781250295194 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250295194.jpg

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Batch #3:

9781250089571 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250089571.jpg

9781250081476 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250081476.jpg

9781250183217 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250183217.jpg

9781250147462 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250147462.jpg

9781250164254 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250164254.jpg

9781250070524 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250070524.jpg

9781250207906 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250207906.jpg

9781250219886 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9781250219886.jpg

9780374276027 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9780374276027.jpg

9780374217433 https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/macmillan_us_frontbookcovers_1000H/9780374217433.jpg

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Adding books to BookLikes: Questions for my fabulous co-conspirators

1.  If I had access to, say, Macmillan's catalog, but NOT the summaries or the covers, would you find it worth the effort?

 

2.  If I was able to post the links for the covers, but those links provided covers that EXCEED the maximum acceptable size for BL, would it be worth it?  Re-sizing introduces a whole other layer of complexity to the process - too much?  (Macmillan being the hypothetical - their cover images are usually too big and I can't see a "re-size on the fly" option.)

 

Please let me know - I think I can probably expand on the publishers I can add in, but both the constraints above will be factors for all of them (though some publisher's image sizes might not be an issue); I'd like to know your thoughts before I commit to writing another program for these.

 

Cheers!



The inmates might be running the asylum if ...

 

I distinctly remember a time when I had the upper hand, and my cats knew categorically that countertops were off-limits.  True, this isn't a countertop, and Easter-cat would probably argue the 5-second rule - she only touches the counter for mere seconds as she's flying up to the range hood - but this feels like a violation of the spirit of the law, if not the letter.  

 

But damn, she's adorable.

 

And damn, but I'm a SUCKER!  ;-)



New books added: Large Print for June

DONE - Thanks to BrokenTune for the assist!  :)

 

Last batch for this weekend, and a small one (in large print. ha.)

 

Batch #1:

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New books added: Berkley/NAL for June

DONE - Thanks to BrokenTune for picking these up!  :)

 

Fair Warning:  I got a little click happy when closing tabs after submitting, and I think one book might not have gone through, but I have no chance of figuring out which one it was.  Apologies to whomever it is that runs across it if it's missing.  Let me know in the comments and I'll try to get it fixed.  :)

 

Batch #1 DONE by BrokenTune - thanks!:

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Batch #2 DONE by BrokenTune:

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New books added: Knopf / Doubleday / Random House

DONE - True team effort went into this one!  :)

 

HUGE thanks to Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! for doing all of batches 1, 2 and 3 and most of #4. WhiskeyintheJar Romance knocked off almost all the rest of the batches, while Jennifer's Books met her from the bottom of the last batch.  

 

It's our first cold, massively rainy day of autumn and I have the average energy level of the theoretical offspring of a sloth and a slug.  But my near coma is BookLikes gain, as I'm churning through both the Penguin/Random House June releases and my staggering backlog of NewScientist magazines.

 

Easter is also winning:  I'd take a picture but the picture would just be a blurry shot of her pink nose, which has been in my face all morning, as she staked her claim by sprawling across my chest and neck at 8am.

 

 

Batch #1 - DONE - thanks to Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:

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Batch #2 - DONE - thanks to Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:

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Batch #3 - DONE - thanks to Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:

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Batch #4 - DONE - thanks to Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:

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Batch #5 DONE  WhiskeyintheJar Romance:

9781524744106 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781524744106
9781524744380 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781524744380
9781524744397 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781524744397
9781594634734 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781594634734

9780241303993 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780241303993
9780399183478 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780399183478
9780399562327 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780399562327
9780399562877 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780399562877
9780399563843 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780399563843
9780399576751 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780399576751
9780451490568 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780451490568
9780451490582 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780451490582
9780525428770 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780525428770
9780525503750 https://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9780525503750

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Batch #6 DONE  WhiskeyintheJar Romance:

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Batch #x14 DONE  WhiskeyintheJar Romance and Jennifer's Books :

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New books added: Misc. PRH imprints for June

DONE - Thanks to Jennifer's Books, for churning through this whole not-insignificant list!!  

 

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New books added: Penguin Audio for June

The first 9 batches are completed thanks to Lillelara and WhiskeyintheJar, but there are still 5 batches at the bottom needing covers, if anyone would like to kick in.  (And more are on the way.)

 

Batch #1 is DONE thanks to Lillelara!

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Batch #2 is DONE thanks to Lillelara!

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Batch #3 is DONE thanks to Lillelara!:

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Batch #4 is DONE thanks to Lillelara!:

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Batch #5 is DONE thanks to WhiskeyintheJar!:

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Batch #6 is DONE thanks to WhiskeyintheJar!::

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Batch #7 is DONE thanks to WhiskeyintheJar!::

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Batch #8 is DONE thanks to WhiskeyintheJar!::

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New books added but nothing to do.

Last weekend I did a data dump of Recorded Books for audiobooks by a handful of publishers I can't access any other way.  I've been working on them all week, but none of the output I got had any cover images available.  I don't know if that's because they truly don't exist yet, or because Recorded Books just hasn't uploaded them; likely a mix of both.  And they don't export out the summaries, so that's missing, along with audio duration (seriously, how does an audiobook site not include total minutes???).

 

So long story short, there are about 490 new audiobooks (publication through June 30) in the database from publishers like TOR and Simon and Schuster - Macmillan, I think?, but it's not worth the aggravation to y'all to post the isbns since I have no idea if, or where, covers exist for them.  

 

But I'll be posting the "regular" new books added posts - at least a few - later today and this weekend.  :)



MbD's Snakes and Ladders - Game Over.

 With my completion of Space Opera, I have officially finished my Snakes & Ladders game.

 

This was fun - the game itself is perfectly suited to adaptation for a reading game, and Moonlight Reader's prompts were great.  Sadly, I myself didn't do the game the justice it deserved as RL has been one long snake for me, and I've been shamefully distracted all year.  Hopefully, this game will come around again sometime when I can really get into it, and if that day comes, I sort of hope to get a snake or two so I can explore a few more of the prompts.

 

Thanks again to Moonlight Reader for her fabulous imagination and dedication to bringing us all a good time (not to mention help us rediscover childhood classics).

 


Spaces:

1. Author is a woman - To Catch a Witch (2 dice; '7')

2. Genre: mystery

3. Set in the twentieth century

4. Published in 2019

5. Published in 2018

6. Title has a color word in it

7. Author's last name begins with the letters A, B, C, or D. - A Brush with Death / Ali Carter  (2 dice, '7') 

8. Author's last name begins with the letters E, F, G, or H.

9. Author's last name begins with the letters H, I, J, or K

10. Author's last name begins with the letters L, M, N or O

11. Author's last name begins with the letters P, Q, R, or S

12. Author's last name begins with the letters T, U, V, W, X, Y, or Z

13. Author is a man

14. Author is dead  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Book 1)  (2 dice, '6')

15. Genre: romance

16. Genre: fantasy

17. Genre: horror

18. Set in a school

19. Set in the UK

20. Set in a country that is not your country of residence The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (ladder, no roll, straight to #70)

21. Set in Europe

22. Set in Asia

23. Set in Australia/Oceania

24. Set in Africa

25. Snake - go back to 5

26. Part of a series that is more than 5 books long

27. Set during WWI or WWII

28. Written between 1900 and 1999

29. Someone travels by plane

30. Someone travels by train

31. Road trip

32. Genre: thriller

33. Set in North America

34. Snake - go back to 1

35. Has been adapted as a movie

36. Set in Central or South America

37. Has won an award

38. Newest release by a favorite author

39. A reread

40. Characters involved in the entertainment industry

41. Characters involved in politics

42. Characters involved in sports/sports industry

43. Characters involved in the law

44. Characters involved in cooking/baking

43. Characters involved in medicine

44. Characters involved in science/technology

45. A book that has been on your tbr for more than one year

46. A book that has been on your tbr for more than two years

47. Snake - go back to 19

48. A book you acquired in February, 2019.

49. Recommended by a friend

50. Has a domestic animal on the cover

51. Has a wild animal on the cover

52. Has a tree or flower on the cover

53. Has something that can be used as a weapon on the cover

54. Is more than 400 pages long

55. Is more than 500 pages long

56. Was published more than 100 years ago

57. Was published more than 50 years ago

58. Was published more than 25 years ago

59. Was published more than 10 years ago

60. Was published last year

61. Cover is more than 50% red

62. Cover is more than 50% green

63. Cover is more than 50% blue

64. Cover is more than 50% yellow

65. Snake - go back to 52

66. Part of a series that is more than 10 books long

67. Set in a city with a population of greater than 5 million people (link)

68. Something related to weddings on the cover

69. Something related to travel on the cover

70. Something related to fall/autumn on the cover Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Gallery: Eleven spooky stories for young people (2 dice, '6')

71. Involves the beach/ocean/lake 

72. Involves the mountains/forests 

73. Categorized as YA

74. Categorized as Middle Grade

75. Set in a fantasy world  Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (2 dice, '7')

76. Set in a world with magic

77. Has a "food" word in the title

78. Set in a small town (fictional or real)

79. Main character is a woman

80. Main character is a man

81. Ghost story

82. Genre: urban fantasy  Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers  (2 dice, '7')

83. Genre: cozy mystery

84. Genre: police procedural

85. Written by an author who has published more than 10 books

86. Author's debut book

87. Snake - go back to 57

88. Comic/graphic novel

89. Published between 2000 and 2017 Agnes and the Hitman (2 dice, '7')

90. A new-to-you author

91. Snake - go back to 61

92. Reread of a childhood favorite

93. Author's first/last initial same as yours (real or BL handle)

94. Non-fiction

95. Memoir

96. From your favorite genre Death Comes to Bath, (2 dice, '10')

97. Title starts with any of the letters in SNAKE

98. Title starts with any of the letters in LADDERS

99. Snake - go back to 69

100. Let BL pick it for you: post 4 choices and read the one that gets the most votes!  - Space Opera

 

 

RULES OF THE GAME:

 

Everyone starts on 1. There are two alternative ways to move forward.

 

1. Read a book that fits the description on the space number as listed below and you can roll two dice to move forward more quickly.

 

2. However, if you can't find a book to fit the square, don't worry about it. You can read any book, and roll one dice on random.org.  This is to ensure that if a reader cannot find a book to fill the square, no one gets bogged down and can't move on.

 

All books must be at least 200 pages long. Short stories count, so long as you read enough of them from a collection to equal 200 pages. 

 

You do not need to hit space 100 with an exact roll. In order to win, you must complete space 100 as written.

 

ADDITIONS TO THE RULES

See comments to the post for further explanations or to ask questions

 

When you start on square 1, you need to read a book before you can roll. If your book fills the square, you get to roll two dice. If your book doesn't not fit the square, roll one dice only.

 

With respect to the ladder squares: You must read a book in order to climb the ladder. Once you finish the book for the ladder square, climb the ladder to the ending square. If you read a book that fits the ending square, roll two dice to move on, otherwise, roll one dice.

 

For audiobook substitutions, either check the print book to determine if it is more than 200 pages long, or any audiobook that is a minimum of 5 hours & 30 minutes qualifies.

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Space Opera

Space Opera - Catherynne M. Valente

I hemmed and hawed over whether to give this 4 or 4.5 stars.  While generally, 4 stars is sort of my default for 'this was good', in this case, several pertinent facts should be kept in mind:

 

- I don't like space related books.  

 

- I don't like fantasy books that involve names I can't pronounce without physically hurting myself.

 

- I am not a fan of Eurovision.

 

Given all this, my 4 stars is a downright declaration of adoration.

 

(For the record, I didn't go with 4.5 stars because the story sagged a bit mid-way and I thought the deus ex machina at the end was both predictable and disappointing because she went there.)

 

Valente wrote a truly exceptional book.  I loved the writing, though the run-on sentences took a while to get used to; MT got his fair share of dark looks whenever he spoke to me while I was reading this, as it often meant I had to go back to the beginning of the paragraph/sentence and start over again.  But her biting satire, her anger tinged humor and her way of calling humanity out while holding it up was almost miraculous for the balancing act involved.  

 

I'd recommend this to almost anybody, though some might find Valente's refreshing honesty and brutal truth confronting.  

 

Speaking of brutal truths, I'll leave you with Goguenar Gorecannon's 11th General Unkillable Fact (you were right BT, it is sadly too long to put on a t-shirt):

 

You can't stop people being assholes.  They do love it so.  The best you can hope for is that some people, sometimes, will turn out to be somewhat less than the absolute worst. When they manage to trip and fall over that incredibly low bar, they'll make you want to end it all.  But when they leap over it, they'll make you believe this whole mess really was created for a reason...



Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life - Liz Kalaugher, Matin Durrani

Well, I finished it, and I got lousy about doing status updates, but it's all Chapter 3s fault:  the bit about cats drinking water had me wanting to post an Easter-cat video of her drinking from the tap/faucet in slow motion.  But apparently BookLikes doesn't like embedding any video that isn't YouTube and I don't want to create a freaking YouTube account just so I can post a video of Easter-cat showing the physicists how it's done.  So I had a minor hissy fit and sulked for the remaining three chapters.

 

Be thankful I didn't take my suspicions about the time it takes mammals to urinate any further, is all I'm saying.

 

I found the section about elephants in chapter 4 both interesting and tense - thumbs down to the authors for trying to inject suspense in the narrative at the expense of a baby elephant.  TOTAL SPOILER ALERT:  he's fine - happy ending.  Take that Durrani and Kalaugher.  The parts about the bats and the snakes I sort of knew already, although the level of detail built on the basic, working knowledge I had on both.  

 

Chapter 5 found me mostly feeling sorry for the eels.  The whole tone of that section felt very old-school, let's torture them for Science! - I don't think that's the attitude of the authors themselves, but by the end of it, yeah, I mostly just felt really bad for the eels.  Though I love the bit about Miguel Wattson at the Tennessee Aquarium (which is brilliantly done, by the way - genius - and I highly recommend taking the time to visit if you're ever in Chattanooga).  The section about the bees detecting electrical fields around flowers was something I'd read elsewhere recently, but I loved the information about the Loggerheads. The authors focused on the East Coast of Florida, but my West Coast home (far superior side of the state, in my opinion) beaches are also popular and busy nesting spots for these majestic creatures and it's the normal way of things to see roped off squares of beach during the nesting season.  Seeing the females come up the beach is an awesome experience.

 

Chapter 6 had me at the start, but then started losing me in all the descriptions of mathematical equations and formulas.  It rallied briefly with the triggerfish, because they're both awesome and native to Australia, which means, unlike the red garter snakes in Canada, I have an outside chance of seeing a small fish shoot bugs out of the air in the wild.  Just imagine if I stumbled across a whole school of them on a particularly buggy morning; it'd be like mother nature's own Bellagio!

 

The final question about whether animals really know they're using physics was answered, I think, perfectly.  Most humans don't know they're using physics every day; Beckham just bends it and doesn't think about how.  But I do take exception to the backwards way they approach animal intelligence.  We don't know how intelligent animals are, but our default answer is the obvious confirmation biased one.  Given the state of the planet, I'm not at all sure the bees and ants don't have it all going on over us. They've both managed to colonise the planet without burning it down, after all.

 

Mostly, I enjoyed the book; I liked the angle they authors took to bring physics to the everyday world, and make the reader consider just how much we're all beholden to the laws of the universe.  The humor mostly fell flat for me, but I appreciated the effort.



Reading progress update: I've read 225 out of 304 pages.

Space Opera - Catherynne M. Valente

"Now, this personification of mediocrity would like to ask–humbly–what barbarity her betters are discussing?"

 

"This!" Oort threw up his hands. "Everything! All of it! You must know it is.  It's pure savagery."

 

[...]

 

... does not wish to presume she has the right to disagree with such a wise and discerning mind, but may I ask—have you got any lions left?"

 

"P-pardon?" Oort stuttered.

 

"It is unsurprising that this supremely useless melted ice cube failed to make herself understood. Her speech must be as an infection of ear mites to you. On your planet. Have you got any lions left?"

 

Oort and Decibel glanced at each other. "Well, no, not... overly," Oort admitted. "No. They went extinct a few years back."

 

"Please forgive the arrogance of a being who cannot even dream of becoming a hat rack for the use of those as exalted as yourselves, but strictly speaking, they didn't go extinct, you made them extinct. Because they were carnivores. Because they were carnivores and they didn't look like you or think like you or talk like you, and they were a danger to you and yours, or at least they were years and years ago, because you're made of the sort of thing they like to eat."

 

"I suppose, but . . ."

 

"Even knowing that I am a discarded Popsicle stick on the sidewalk of intellectual discourse and thus wholly incapable of higher-order thinking, I beg you to tolerate the shrill and childlike whine of my asking: How about rhinoceroses? Dodos? Giraffes? Those are herbivores, so they presented no danger to the continuation of your species, but you wiped them out all the same. To a one. And then there are the more immediately pertinent examples of the Lakota, the Cree, the Aboriginal Tasmanians. Now, please tell this execrable excuse for a sentient being who is not worthy to receive your diseased secondhand blankets, before you cut the throat of the last lion or rhinoceros or dodo or Mayan farmer, did you let them sing a song? Did you let them lay down a beat? Did you let them dance for their lives? Did you let them try to prove to you that there was more in them than just a longing to eat and breed and lie in the sun and die with a full belly?"

 

Oort thought he was going to be sick. "N-no."

 

"Mmm," said Nessuno Uuf. The moons of Litost shone in through the sky bar windows, illuminating the beautiful bone knives of her face. "Barbaric. Of course, what can someone like me know?" 

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 163 out of 304 pages.

Space Opera - Catherynne M. Valente

How much do I love Valente's explanation of wormholes (and what they have to do with cows)?  A lot.

 

At just before the halfway mark, I think I might have hit the draggy bit BrokenTune mentioned, though it's not horribly draggy; I can't imagine how you'd make an 11 day trip through space any more exciting and still have all the players survive until performance day.  The chapter as told from the cat's POV, however, while definitely not exciting (you're just getting the snippets Capo hears between napping), is particularly brilliant when you think about it.  Valente found a perfect way to impart information needed for character development without boring the reader into stasis. 

 

In this bit, I think my favorite part is Goguenar Gorecannon's General Unkillable Facts.

 

First General Fact:  Life is beautiful and life is stupid. [...] You can only ever fix one of these at a time, and wouldn't it be nice if anyone could agree on which one was the bigger problem?

 

I want this on a t-shirt.  I'd wear this t-shirt all. the. time.  

 

and her Second Unkillable Fact:

For everything that exists, somewhere in the universe, there is a creature that eats it, breaths it, f*cks it, wears it, secretes, perspires, exhales or excretes it.

 

Valente certainly has a way of putting things into perspective, doesn't she?



New books added - HarperCollins and William Morrow

DONE - As BT said in a comment, Elentarri is on fire and did these too!  Thanks!

 

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New books added - misc. HarperCollins imprints

DONE - Huge thanks to Elentarri for blazing through these.  :)

 

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