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Bought a bunch today,

The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller

The Awakened Mage by Karen Miller

Last Call by Tim Powers

Expiration Date by Tim Powers

Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers

The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne Valente

Also planning to buy Chris Wooding's The Fade and The Separation by Christopher Priest online.

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I had a $100 gift card to Borders left over from my birthday, so I took the opportunity to buy a few books. I still have $48 left! It's been a while since I've wandered aimlessly around a bookstore, and it was a lot of fun. I came away with:

To replace books I lent out and never got back:

Cannery Row - John Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck

Siddhartha - Herman Hesse

To read right now:

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (details in the November reading thread)

Eh...maybe. It's paperback and on a gift card, so not much harm done:

Winterbirth - Brian Ruckley

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A few weeks ago I bought The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Karen Miller's The Innocent Mage - which I'm reading right now, and liking so much that yesterday I bought The Awakened Mage.

I think I was able to convince a guy to buy The Blade Itself as well. He was already checking it out, so I extolled it's virtues and the fact that all three are coming out in 6 month intervals - he said he was convinced.

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Out stealing horses- Per petterson ( wonderful literary novel of about 250 pages).

The Long Ships- Frans Bengtsson ( Viking adventure tale).

Genghis: Birth of an Empire: Conn Iggulden ( Historical novel)

20th Century Ghosts- Joe Hill

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Just finished The Android's Dream by Scalzi....loved it! A nice funny Sci/Fi adventure.

Just bought:

The Old Man's War by John Scalzi (I think I will try all his stuff after Andriod's Dream)

Devices and Desires by K.J. Parker

The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

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I finally bought my very first (yes, in my 20 years of age I haven't read one single book by him) Terry Pratchett book in a used book store. I was looking for Small Gods, but they didn't have it, so I got Reaper Man which sounds hilarious and I love British humor :D

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I am currently waiting for Amazon to bring me:

Hidden Warrior and Oracle's Queen (Flewelling)

The Name of the Wind (Rothfuss)

Before They are Hanged (Abercrombie)

A Cavern of Black Ice (Jones)

I wish they would hurry up! I am almost done with The Bone Doll's Twin and I want to get right into Hidden Warrior.


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Signed firsts of the following:

-The Space Merchants by Pohl and Kornbluth

-Nifft The Lean by Michael Shea

-Replay by Ken Grimwood (Squee! I got one of my favorite books signed!)

I also bought to many other books to mention here, at WFC.

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Yesterday I picked up:

Dreamsongs Vol.I - GRRM

The Lady and the Unicorn - Chevalier

Slaughterhouse Five - Vonnegut

Ysabel - GG Kay

I have so many books on my TBR shelves, I don't know that I'll ever get caught up. I guess that is a good problem to have. Much better than free time and nothing to read! :)

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Daniel Abraham's Shadow in Summer turned in bookstores down here yesterday, so I nabbed me a copy.

I also noticed Elantris by Brandon Sanderson was in so I got that one too.

Thirdly, I picked up Scarlet (the sequel to Hood) Stephen Lawhead.

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Massive restraint. Only picked up three:

Dreamsongs Vol 1. by GRRM

In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Valente

Selling Out by Robson

I also picked up and read the last two pages of Confessor. The last page was a self-righteous speech on living your life. I also read the first sentence of the first book(something about a vine). That is all I care to read of The Sword of Truth.

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I just ordered:

Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness and Traitor's Moon - Flewellling

and Cryptonomicon - Stephenson

I just finished Flewelling's Tamir Trilogy. I loved it. It was one of those that I can't stop reading, but when I get to the end I am sad that it is over. Babygirl said, "Well, just read 'em again like you always do." Well, DUH. I guess I should have thought of that! :)

Instead, I am shifting gears and reading The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

Edit cause I can't type.

Edit again: UPS just delivered my books. w00t!

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