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    Default New Book Series "The A Circuit" by Georgina Bloomberg


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    Heh...sounds exactly like something I wrote for a class a year ago...

    http://chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=254815

    The title suggestion from that thread that I used was "The Circuit".
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    Haha - oh man. Well hey, maybe horses will be the next big thing instead of vampires. And then we can get some hot guys in breeches on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMutt View Post
    Haha - oh man. Well hey, maybe horses will be the next big thing instead of vampires. And then we can get some hot guys in breeches on TV.
    Yes to both!
    I've heard there's more to life than an FEI tent and hotel rooms, so I'm trying it.


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    Well, you'd best order it and make sure it wasn't plagiarized! You sent some copies out, yes?

    On another note, I'll go on record now saying THE COVER IS STUPID and WRONG. It's supposed to be the A circuit and a teenager is holding an in-hand horse with the lead shank snapped to what exactly? It's privately published so I'm looking forward to lots of typos. Oh yes, if it's available on Kindle, I'll read it Just so I can add it to a future Off Topic Day "Worst Books You've Read" thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    Well, you'd best order it and make sure it wasn't plagiarized! You sent some copies out, yes?

    On another note, I'll go on record now saying THE COVER IS STUPID and WRONG. It's supposed to be the A circuit and a teenager is holding an in-hand horse with the lead shank snapped to what exactly? It's privately published so I'm looking forward to lots of typos. Oh yes, if it's available on Kindle, I'll read it Just so I can add it to a future Off Topic Day "Worst Books You've Read" thread!
    Haha I noticed that too. And you know, I TOTALLY wear scarves to the barn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    Well, you'd best order it and make sure it wasn't plagiarized! You sent some copies out, yes?
    Worse, the thing was picked up by a publisher. Currently never to be released however, as it is lost in cover art copyright hell. They won't even let me have a copy.

    Strikingly similar synopsis and title, but neither are exactly the height of creativity, so I'm not that surprised or concerned. Should be a good, if trashy, read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMutt View Post
    Haha I noticed that too. And you know, I TOTALLY wear scarves to the barn.
    And full make up and draw on my inner bitch (which is actually quite close to the surface) so I can have a 'don't F with me' scowl on my face at all times. Even though pretty much no one is there at the barn when I ride anyway. But I wanna look good. You know? So, the right scarf, appropriately coiled around my neck is key to the 'look'. You laugh but in certain situations, i.e., broken leadrope, that scarf can come in handy. Why, it can even be used as a tourniquet. Beauty and fashion does have its functions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    Well, you'd best order it and make sure it wasn't plagiarized! You sent some copies out, yes?

    On another note, I'll go on record now saying THE COVER IS STUPID and WRONG. It's supposed to be the A circuit and a teenager is holding an in-hand horse with the lead shank snapped to what exactly? It's privately published so I'm looking forward to lots of typos. Oh yes, if it's available on Kindle, I'll read it Just so I can add it to a future Off Topic Day "Worst Books You've Read" thread!
    Do Bloomberg's own Bloomsbury publishing?
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    is it sad that i kind of want to read these?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMutt View Post
    Haha I noticed that too. And you know, I TOTALLY wear scarves to the barn.
    Lots of people do.
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    They may or may not own it, but it's basically a self publishing site from what I can tell. Like Lulu. My SO's brother used Lulu to self publish a book of architect-related cartoons. It came with the Lulu 'imprint' and name on the spine. It's the only self published book I've ever read without typos. That's because it contained only pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    They may or may not own it, but it's basically a self publishing site from what I can tell. Like Lulu. My SO's brother used Lulu to self publish a book of architect-related cartoons. It came with the Lulu 'imprint' and name on the spine. It's the only self published book I've ever read without typos. That's because it contained only pictures!
    I think you are wrong here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midge View Post
    Lots of people do.

    Totally sounds like an accident waiting to happen to me.....

    Although that is where natural selection comes in


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    Bloomsbury Publishing is the company that published Harry Potter I believe.

    Strangely, The A Circuit is not listed on their site in the Coming Soon section, nor does a search yield any results.
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    There is also Bloomsbury Publishing New York, and being Georgina Bloomberg, I guess I automatically assumed she'd use the NY company. Bloomsbury UK definitely publishes the Harry Potter books. The NY company is the one that appeared to be a self-publisher.

    In any case, if she got an editor, and a proofreader, then maybe it will be readable trash, instead of just trash
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    On another note, I'll go on record now saying THE COVER IS STUPID and WRONG. It's supposed to be the A circuit and a teenager is holding an in-hand horse with the lead shank snapped to what exactly?
    Oh my. Now that is just sad. The lead shank appears to be clipped to...the end of the cheek piece where the bit normally attaches? It's a pity, really, because the horse is actually VERY well done...a little research on the part of the artist would have gone a long way here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    There is also Bloomsbury Publishing New York, and being Georgina Bloomberg, I guess I automatically assumed she'd use the NY company. Bloomsbury UK definitely publishes the Harry Potter books. The NY company is the one that appeared to be a self-publisher.

    In any case, if she got an editor, and a proofreader, then maybe it will be readable trash, instead of just trash
    Bloomsbury USA is a subsidiary of Bloomsbury and is definitely not a self publisher. The book is on the opening page of Bloomsburykids.com.
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    She's gonna get slobbers on that white camisole. And love the heroin eyes makeup.


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    http://www.bloomsburykids.com/books/...circuit_pb_348

    Found it! Clearly researching ridiculous horse fiction is more interesting than my real-life academic publishing job, lol.

    And I shamelessly just sent in a request for my local library to purchase this...



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