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Reader Rewards MarilynMarilyn says: "I'm a 5th generation Texan, born and raised in rural Central Texas back in the day of no satellite, cable, or internet. I spent most of my time outdoors, caring for our large menagerie of animals, working in the fields, and exploring the creek and surrounding woods collecting rocks and other artifacts.

My indoor-time was spent reading library books and playing the piano. Since I never could sit still while watching television or sports, I learned to knit, crochet, quilt, and sew at an early age.

Before we kids were able to read, Mom would read stories to my 2 sisters and me. We were fortunate that the Taylor library opened at that time. Every week My Mom drove 20 miles to the library where we each checked out 5 books per week. The library started in a trailer. When the limestone building was completed 8 years later, the librarian put our picture and story in the local newspaper to promote the new permanent library.

I started accumulating books soon after I moved to College Station for grad school. Now my house is overflowing with books. I buy fiction and non-fiction, all genres. As I discover an author I like, I try to collect the author's work. Most of the books I own are used books. I must make room for more books!

I started collecting signed modern first editions a couple of years ago. When traveling, I buy regional signed first editions when I can find them, and I always pack books to read on trips.

My fabric, yarn, and sewing collections rival my book accumulation. I create art quilts and enjoy restoring old quilts.

I was a Customer Service Supervisor for the USPS and retired March 2010 after 25 years of service. My husband and I reside in College Station TX. In addition to reading, I enjoy traveling, art, and antiques. I still play the piano, but now it requires electricity. I am a second generation lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

I still love animals, the outdoors, and the land. I may spend more time away from the farm, but I will always be a country girl.

I've never had a local source for signed first editions. I was delighted to find VJ Books when browsing the Internet. VJ Books is my go-to source for signed first editions. VJ Books is the Best! Happy Reading!"

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Seecond Chair
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Janet Evanovich
Seven Up
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Lisa Scottoline
Vendetta Defense
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John Lescroart
The First Law
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Signed John Lescroart First Law

Jeff Abbott
Fear
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Signed Jeff Abbott Fear

Sue Grafton
U is for Undertow
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Lean Mean Thirteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Lean Mean Thirteen | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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To the Nines | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | To the Nines | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Ten Big Ones | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Ten Big Ones | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: St. Martin's Press. First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Finger Lickin' Fifteen | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Finger Lickin' Fifteen | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2009 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Metro Girl | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Metro Girl | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Kill Clause, The | Hurwitz, Gregg | Signed First Edition Book Hurwitz, Gregg | Kill Clause, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Divided in Death | Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Signed First Edition Book Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Divided in Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Hold Tight | Coben, Harlan | Signed First Edition Book Coben, Harlan | Hold Tight | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2008 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Bone Garden, The | Gerritsen, Tess | Signed First Edition Book Gerritsen, Tess | Bone Garden, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Random House   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Honeymoon | Patterson, James | Signed First Edition Book Patterson, James | Honeymoon | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Little, Brown & Co. & Company  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate.

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Second Chair, The | Lescroart, John | Signed First Edition Book Lescroart, John | Second Chair, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Hide | Gardner, Lisa | Signed First Edition Book Gardner, Lisa | Hide | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Bantam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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First Law, The | Lescroart, John | Signed First Edition Book Lescroart, John | First Law, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Killer Dreams | Johansen, Iris | Signed First Edition Book Johansen, Iris | Killer Dreams | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Bantam Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Devil's Corner | Scottoline, Lisa | Signed First Edition Book Scottoline, Lisa | Devil's Corner | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Twelve Sharp | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, Fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Blindside | Coulter, Catherine | Signed First Edition Book Coulter, Catherine | Blindside | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Vendetta Defense, The | Scottoline, Lisa | Signed First Edition Book Scottoline, Lisa | Vendetta Defense, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Hemlock Bay | Coulter, Catherine | Signed First Edition Book Coulter, Catherine | Hemlock Bay | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Dirty Blonde | Scottoline, Lisa | Signed First Edition Book Scottoline, Lisa | Dirty Blonde | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Serpent's Tooth | Kellerman, Faye | Signed First Edition Book Kellerman, Faye | Serpent's Tooth | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: MacMillan  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Eleven on Top | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Eleven on Top | Signed First Edition Copy

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Plum Lovin' | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Plum Lovin' | Signed First Edition Copy

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Plum Lucky | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Plum Lucky | Signed First Edition Copy

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Trust Me | Abbott, Jeff | Signed First Edition Book Abbott, Jeff | Trust Me | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  July 2009 NY: Dutton Adult  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

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Obsession | Kellerman, Jonathan | Signed First Edition Book Kellerman, Jonathan | Obsession | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2007 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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No One to Trust | Johansen, Iris | Signed First Edition Book Johansen, Iris | No One to Trust | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Bantam Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Eleventh Hour | Coulter, Catherine | Signed First Edition Book Coulter, Catherine | Eleventh Hour | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Courting Trouble | Scottoline, Lisa | Signed First Edition Book Scottoline, Lisa | Courting Trouble | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: HarperCollins   First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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I is for Innocent | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | I is for Innocent | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1992 NY: Henry Holt  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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