Shannon Stacey

My book is broken

I don’t remember having this happen to me before. I was reading along, looked to the top of the next page and BAM! I had no idea what the hell happened. Read it again. Actually, I read it three more times before the page numbers caught my eye.


Okay. I flipped through the pages to see if 247 through 278 and 23 through 54 had gotten switched, because that would be no biggy. But…alas, 247 through 278 were also where they were supposed to be, and 23 through 54 are simply AWOL.

Even if I make the trek back to the big city, I think this was the only copy. If I were a more aggressive person I’d email the publisher a scan of the pages and cajole them into sending me a digital copy, but I’m not. It’ll simply sit here on my desk with the receipt tucked in it until we head back to Borders.

It’s a damn good book so far, too. :gaah:

8 comments to “My book is broken”

  1. netti
      · October 17th, 2008 at 10:15 am · Link

    ohh, hate it when that happens. That happened with a Dean Koontz that I’d picked up before. I did contact the publisher, however, and they sent me a new copy. Easy Peasy :)

  2. Rhonda
      · October 17th, 2008 at 10:31 am · Link

    First time for me, two weeks ago. 30 odd pages, including major plot point, missing. Of course it didn’t happen until page 320, next page was 353. It was horrible, I went on a crazy hunt since I’d read 320 pgs already and found a normal copy at the library so I could finish the book. I’m still pretty pissy about the whole thing, in case you can’t tell, lol :gaah:

  3. Holly
      · October 17th, 2008 at 10:41 am · Link

    I’m so sorry. And that one has gone out of print, too. I don’t even have a spare copy to send you.

  4. Bev Stephans
      · October 17th, 2008 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Holly, you could scan the missing pages and e-mail them to Shannon!

  5. Shannon
      · October 17th, 2008 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Wait! Problem solved!

    My library has a copy, so I’m going to pop down and grab it. I’ll read the missing pages in that one, then finish my shiny copy.


    Autumn is the perfect time for a spooky love story, so I’m a happy camper.

  6. Kelly
      · October 19th, 2008 at 10:50 am · Link

    I’m glad you were able to track down another copy of this book to read.


    After combing all the local bookstores online (and by phone just incase the computer was wrong) I have finally ordered a copy online of this book. I need another book like I need Dunkin Donuts next door but after reading your blog I was intrigued enough to look up the book. THEN when I realized I couldn’t just pop over to one of the 6 bookstores within a short driving distance of home…it became an obsession, I had to have that book.

    Now while I’m waiting for this book to come in I’ll get back to my mountain of books to read. Thanks for the heads up on this book… :lol:

  7. Shannon
      · October 19th, 2008 at 11:02 am · Link

    I hope you like it! I haven’t had the chance to dig back into it yet, now that I have the right pages, because I’m packing up my books for the remodel…


    …but it was getting spooky and I can’t wait to pick it back up.

  8. Kelly
      · October 19th, 2008 at 4:06 pm · Link

    I’m happy for your remodeling but sad you are having to put up your books…I hope you can get back to it soon.

    I guess it’s cause of the season but I’m really looking forward to reading and getting spooked…thanks for the heads up on this book… :thumb:

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