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Old 01-21-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Playing Hard to Get Pays Off. Good Cook book club

I belong to that Good Cook book club (similar to Lit. Guild, Book o' the Month, etc.)

Haven't ordered a cookbook from them in awhile, so I just yesterday received my second offer to 'renew' membership and am offered 4 books for a buck apiece (probably plus shipping, but still).

I may have to take them up on this.

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Old 01-23-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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Mud, I do this all the time with GC club; buy my first 4 with the membership, and a 5th at half-price, then I only have to buy 1 or 2 more (can't remember which it is). Then I cancel the membership, and lo and behold, they're back a few months later with a whole string of new books at #1 apiece! And yes, it's plus shipping.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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thanks. Now two can play this game! I sent off for Paula Deen's first book, two from Ina Garten (Barefoot in Paris and the family style one), and another one on blueberries (HH's fave fruit).
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:35 AM   #4
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'bug, the dollar cookbooks are spell checked by undergrads, then by 5 year olds... beware...
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:41 AM   #5
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Bucky, these are all top o' the line, major-league cookbooks. BUt you are right, some of the mass-produced generic books are a hoot to read!

Mudbug, I've gotten all my big 'reference' books from GC - The Professional Pasty Chef, Professional Chef, Escouffier; most of the time the bigger ones 'count as 2 books' on the original form. But, hey, paying $2 for a $75-$100 book? Any time!
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:56 PM   #6
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I'm with you, marm. Except for that incredible deal I got on Julia's first book in an antique store in New Orleans.

speaking as the editor that I am, bucky, spellcheck is just a waste of software IMO.
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