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#1 Calibandar

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Couldn't find an old thread that hadn't been closed, so here's a new one.

Recent acquisitions:

Some kind of Fairy Tale-Graham Joyce
Canada- Richard Ford
The Cove-Ron Rash
Dog Stars- Peter Heller
Crackpot Palace- Ford
Trolls-Froud ( new artbook)
The Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey
Wind through the Keyhole-King
The Croning-Laird Barron ( horror)
Visitants: Stories of Fallen Angels and Heavenly Hosts

#2 wolverine

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

Got a gift certificate to amazon and just purchased:

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel
Blade of Tyshalle by Stover
A Betrayal in Winter by Abraham
Warriors Anthology by GRRM and Dozois
The Grass Crown by McCullough
Best Served Cold by Abercrombie
Legend by Gemmell (still have never read any Gemmell)
Tales of the Dying Earth by Vance
Here be Dragons by Penman

#3 Ebenstone

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

I'll join in:

Tower of Midnight-Jordan
The Belgariad, Vol. 1-Eddings
The Drowned Cities-Bacigalupi
Thone of Glass-Sarah Maas
Scourge of the Betrayer-Jeff Salyards
The Hammer and the Blade-Paul S. Kemp

Plodding though Jordan for right now.

#4 cseresz.reborn

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

-30% (Not a big deal, but to me it is!)

Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1943–1944 (The Complete Diary)
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1945
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1946
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1947
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1948
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1949
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1950-51
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1952-53
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1954-56
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1957-58
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1959–1960

Strabo: Geographica (Hungarian edition) - used, it was cca. $10 /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

#5 cseresz.reborn

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:43 AM

A Game of Thrones (this is my fourth or fifth copy)

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:48 AM

On stranger tides by Tim Powers
The three novels( The Shadow of the Wind, TheAngel's Game, The Prisoner of Heaven) by Zafon

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

recently...

physical copies

1. the reality dysfunction- hamilton
2. pump 6 and other stories- paolo b.
3. caliban's war- corey

kindle

1. archetype- our boardmate simon steele
2. lies and red seas- lynch

comics

1. saga 1-4 bkv
2. prophet 21-26
3. ignition city- wellis

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Neuropath
Honor: A history
The Beckham Experiment

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

I wish some people could get me an amazon gift card so I can go buy a few books

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

I wish some people could get me an amazon gift card so I can go buy a few books


I've always wanted to read that, please let me know what you think? And I second your statement. Amazon gift cards would be most welcome here.

The book I most recently bought was The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory. I had a huge buying spree this month so I'm trying not to buy any more books until I've read my huge pile. This will be a challenge /lol.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

#11 wolverine

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:32 PM

-30% (Not a big deal, but to me it is!)

Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1943–1944 (The Complete Diary)
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1945
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1946
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1947
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1948
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1949
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1950-51
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1952-53
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1954-56
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1957-58
Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1959–1960

Strabo: Geographica (Hungarian edition) - used, it was cca. $10 /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />


I don't know what this post means.

#12 Jolene Brown

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

-30% (Not a big deal, but to me it is!) Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1943–1944 (The Complete Diary) Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1945 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1946 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1947 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1948 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1949 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1950-51 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1952-53 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1954-56 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1957-58 Márai Sándor: A teljes napló 1959–1960 Strabo: Geographica (Hungarian edition) - used, it was cca. $10 /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

I don't know what this post means.


He bought some books in Hungarian!

Edited by Jolene Brown, 29 August 2012 - 08:54 PM.


#13 Marcus Cicero

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:57 AM

Made a trip to my local used bookstore last night and bought:

Underworld by Don Delillo
Startide Rising by David Brin.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

I've always wanted to read that, please let me know what you think? And I second your statement. Amazon gift cards would be most welcome here.

The book I most recently bought was The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory. I had a huge buying spree this month so I'm trying not to buy any more books until I've read my huge pile. This will be a challenge /lol.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />


I'll try and remember. It might be awhile till I read it though being that I have to read a bunch of stuff for school.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:52 AM

Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals
Goethe: Italian Journey

#16 Bearbert Dondarrion

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding
The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern
Books two and three of the Baroque Cycle+Cryptonomicon
Books two and three of the Engineer Trilogy
Prince of Thrones by Mark lawrance
Anons Gates by Tim Powers

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

Went to Chicago. The Dealer's room was like an opium den. I also attended a seminar on Canadian genre writers, since my lack of knowledge of Canadian SciFi and Fantasy writers is shameful.

So, Canadian books I bought on the weekend:

Three Robert J. Sawyer books, his trilogy: Wake, Watch and Wonder.

The last two in the annual Canadian SciFi short story compendium: Tesseracts Sixteen, Parnassus Unbound, and Tesseracts Fifteen, A Case of Quite Curious Tales

The publisher of Tesseracts, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, also added an Australian to their lists, and several people said his books were great reads, so since he was right there at the stand I bought K. A. Bedford'sTime Machines Repaired While-U-Wait and Paradox Resolution, with personalized signatures from the author as a bonus.

Since Leigh Bardugo was there, I went searching for a copy of Shadow and Bone, but none was to be had in the Dealer room. But I went up to chat to her anyway (and btw, she's drop dead gorgeous and a lovely person to boot) and she told me she just happened to have one extra copy of the book with her which I promptly bought and she signed for me.

GRRM must have has a sore wrist, because every dealer came to him with every single copy they had of his books, so I bought signed paperback copies of ACOK, ASOS, and AFFC, there were no GOT copies available. And also Songs of Love and Death and Suicide Kings. And since Ron Donachie (Ser Rodrik Cassel) was there, I got his signature too, which made sense in the ASOIAF books, but not the other two, but what the hell, eh?

And just before Chicago, I bought The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen which I am reading now and Wayne Johnston's (Canadian author of The Colony of Unrequited Dreams) A World Elsewhere, which I am also reading at the same time, and is just great so far.

ETA: Oh, I missed one book, A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham. I meant to get him to sign it, but I went to a seminar and just missed the signing. I bought it on the recommendation of Ser Scot Ellison, as a good starting point, since I have not read any of his books.

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Edited by Fragile Bird, 05 September 2012 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

I've just bought:
Doktor Glas, a novel by the Swedish author Hjalmar Söderberg. It was published in 1905, and tells the story of a physician in 19th century Sweden who deals with moral and love issues.
Naiv. Super, by the Norweigan writer Erlend Loe.
Vägen (The Road), by the American novelist Cormac McCarthy.
Kallocain, Karin Boye. It's a classic Swedish dystopian novel, published in 1940.
Heaven's Needle, by the American writer Liane Merciel.
Eric, by the English super-novelist, Sir Terry Pratchett.
Crime and Punishment, by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was originally published in 1866.
Slaktare små, by the Swedish fantasy-novelist Erik Granström. Slaktare means butcher, and små means small/little/tiny.
Udda verklighet, by the Swedish novelist Nene Ormes. The title literally means "Odd reality".
Fred så gyllene, by the Swedish author Stefan Hagel, i.e. me /thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />. (It's my debut, and the title can be translated to "Peace so Golden". By the way, this is only a sample. The real stuff is actually published quite soon, on September 21th.)

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:16 PM

Bought Chandler's The Lady In The Lake today to get me through the jury duty waiting game, on the strength of Elder Sister's recommendation.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely are also great, if you like The Lady in the Lake, Ini.