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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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Cause of Death | Cornwell, Patricia | Signed First Edition Book Cornwell, Patricia | Cause of Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Putnam  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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R is for Ricochet | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | R is for Ricochet | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Putnam  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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Scarecrow, The | Connelly, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Connelly, Michael | Scarecrow, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 NY: Little, Brown and Co.  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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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, 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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Chasing the Dime | Connelly, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Connelly, Michael | Chasing the Dime | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  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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Seven Up | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Seven Up | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, author signed special bookplate on the title page.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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N is for Noose | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | N is for Noose | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1995 NY: Henry Holt  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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U is for Undertow | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | U is for Undertow | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2009 NY: Penguin  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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U is for Undertow | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | U is for Undertow | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2009 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, near-fine (small spot on FFEP bleeds to first couple of pages) 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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Darkness More Than Night, A | Connelly, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Connelly, Michael | Darkness More Than Night, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  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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King's Justice, The | Donaldson, Stephen R. | Signed First Edition Book Donaldson, Stephen R. | King's Justice, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2015 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fatal Voyage | Reichs, Kathy | Signed First Edition Book Reichs, Kathy | Fatal Voyage | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Scribner  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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Seven Up | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Seven Up | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: St. Martin's  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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Hold Tight by Harlan Coben | Signed Advance Reading Copy Coben, Harlan | Hold Tight | Signed Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC Book.  April 2008 NY: Penguin Advance uncopyedited manuscript book, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2009 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket,signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, 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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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, 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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O is for Outlaw | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | O is for Outlaw | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Henry Holt  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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All Night Long | Krentz, Jayne Ann | Signed First Edition Book Krentz, Jayne Ann | All Night Long | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2006 NY: Penguin  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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Devoted in Death | Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Signed First Edition Book Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Devoted in Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2015  NY: Putnam    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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Apprentice in Death | Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Signed First Edition Book Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Apprentice in Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2016 NY: Putnam    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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Secrets in Death | Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Signed First Edition Book Robb, J.D (Roberts, Nora) | Secrets in Death | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2017 NY: Putnam    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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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, 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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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, 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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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.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Troublemaker | Evanovich, Janet | Signed First Edition Book Evanovich, Janet | Troublemaker | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2010 OR: Dark Horse   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial boards (no jacket as issued), signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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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, 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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M is for Malice | Grafton, Sue | Signed First Edition Book Grafton, Sue | M is for Malice | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Henry Holt  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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