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Reviewer Nikki "As an avid reader, I absolutely LOVE to share my thoughts and ponders with fellow readers. Reviewing books is one of the best ways I can encourage others to read, especially books that one may or may not have considered spending time with. I make it a point to open to page one in each book with an open mind and try to capture the essence of the book when writing reviews, which, to me, leaves a bigger impression with a reader than the initial storyline. Whether you are looking for a book as a gift to a dedicated reader, or as a gift to yourself, my goal is that in writing reviews, you'll have a bigger glimpse of a particular book than by just reading the inside flap of the dust jacket.

As a novice book collector, I came to VJbooks in search of signed first edition, first printings of some of my favorite authors. To me, owning a collectible piece of literature is like owning a treasure. It can be quite an addicting hobby that always starts with "just" one book. John and Virginia have been extremely helpful and have gone out of their way to show their dedication, not only to their customers, but to their love of books as well. I do correspond with a few authors, and all have wonderful things to say about VJbooks.

As I am always cycling through authors, if you have any recommendations, I am open to reading those as well! Some of my all-time favorite books were novels that I only read because they were recommended by someone else!

Nikki was born in South Korea, has lived all over the world, and currently resides in Houston, Texas with her beloved husband and three young children. She is a full time mom, professional quilter and designer, as well as a former accountant. As a devoted reader, she delves into several books a week, when time allows, and chooses to share her thoughts with other readers as a way of communicating and encouraging others to enter a new world by simply opening a book.

Check out some of Nikki's reviewed books below!

The Green Mile
First Edition

The Green Mile by Stephen King

Utopia
Signed First Edition

Utopia by Lincoln Child

Prey
Signed First Edition

Prey by Michael Crichton

Cemetary Dance
Signed First Edition

Cemetary Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Tyrannosaur Canyon
Signed First Edition

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Green Mile, The | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Green Mile, The | First Edition Copy

1996 NY: Scribner   First thus, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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VJ Books Price $35.99
Da Vinci Code, The | Brown, Dan | Signed First Edition Book Brown, Dan | Da Vinci Code, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2003 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (crease to flap) dust jacket, signed by the author. Skitoma pg. 243.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $299.99
Da Vinci Code, The | Brown, Dan | Signed First Edition Book Brown, Dan | Da Vinci Code, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2003 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Skitoma pg. 243.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Book of the Dead | Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Double-Signed 1st Edition Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Book of the Dead | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Warner Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Sharkman | Alten, Steve | Signed First Edition Book Alten, Steve | Sharkman | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2014 NY:  Taylor Trade     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $36.99
Insomnia | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Insomnia | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $59.99
Da Vinci Code, The | Brown, Dan | Signed First Edition Book Brown, Dan | Da Vinci Code, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2003 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.Skitoma pg. 243. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $899.99
Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child | Double Signed First Edition Book Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Cemetery Dance | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 NY: Grand Central Publishing  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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VJ Books Price $39.99 --> What is the value of Double Signed books?
Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath | Signed Advance Reading Copy Book Konrath, J.A. | Bloody Mary | Signed Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC Book. 2005 NY: Hyperion Advance reading copy, near fine in near fine pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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VJ Books Price $15.99
Cherry Bomb | Konrath, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Konrath, J.A. | Cherry Bomb | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2009 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
Book of the Dead | Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Double-Signed 1st Edition Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Book of the Dead | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Warner Books  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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VJ Books Price $49.99 --> What is the value of Double Signed books?
Bloody Mary | Konrath, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Konrath, J.A. | Bloody Mary | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2005 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
Cemetery Dance | Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Double-Signed 1st Edition Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Cemetery Dance | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 NY: Grand Central Publishing  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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VJ Books Price $29.99 --> What is the value of Double Signed books?
Book of the Dead | Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Double-Signed 1st Edition Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln | Book of the Dead | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Warner Books  First edition, first printing, near-fine (bump to spine top) in near-fine dust jacket, signed by both authors. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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VJ Books Price $15.99 --> What is the value of Double Signed books?
Velocity | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Velocity | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2005 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $49.99
Atlantis Found | Cussler, Clive | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book Cussler, Clive | Atlantis Found | Signed & Lettered Limited Edition Book

2005 OR: Norwood Press. Limited Lettered Edition, hand signed by Clive Cussler. Lettered editions are lettered A-ZZ and come in a fully marbled slip-case with custom boards and end papers, stamped in platinum.  (Lettered editions are by subscription with future placement guaranteed).

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VJ Books Price $299.99
Atlantis Found | Cussler, Clive | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book Cussler, Clive | Atlantis Found | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

2005 OR: Norwood Press  Limited Numbered Edition, hand signed by Clive Cussler. Numbered editions are numbered 1-98, have custom 3/4 marbled boards in a matching slip-case and are stamped in gold.

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VJ Books Price $179.99
Cold Case | White, Stephen | Signed First Edition Book White, Stephen | Cold Case | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
Critical Conditions | White, Stephen | Signed First Edition Book White, Stephen | Critical Conditions | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: Viking  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
Utopia | Child, Lincoln | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lincoln | Utopia | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  Signed 2002 NY: Doubleday  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
State of Fear | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | State of Fear | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $99.99
Life Expectancy | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Life Expectancy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $25.99
Prey | Crichton, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Crichton, Michael | Prey | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $129.99
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The | First Edition Copy

1999 NY: Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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VJ Books Price $36.99
Life Expectancy | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Life Expectancy | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $49.99
Beverly Hills | Booth, Pat | Signed First Edition Book Booth, Pat | Beverly Hills | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1989 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $19.99
Prey | Crichton, Michael | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Crichton, Michael | Prey | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2002 NY: Knopf  Advance reading copy, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author on bookplate on FFEP

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VJ Books Price $199.99 --> Learn about BOOKPLATE signed books
Velocity | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition UK Book Koontz, Dean | Velocity | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 2005 LON: HarperCollins  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $69.99
Fuzzy Navel | Konrath, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Konrath, J.A. | Fuzzy Navel | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2008 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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VJ Books Price $39.99
Airframe | Crichton, Michael | Book - Advance Reading Copy Crichton, Michael | Airframe | Book - Advance Reading Copy

1996 NY: Knopf   Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps.

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VJ Books Price $149.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?