Amph All I want for Christmas is you . . . buying me books

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  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    What are some of the books on your holiday wish lists and why
  2. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I actually prefer to be suprised. Some of my favorite books have been unexpected presents.

    Me, I already bought Slaughterhouse-Five, Trainspotting and A Game Of Thrones to give to some friends. :)
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The last few years I've gotten an Amazon GC at Xmas time from my partner. I'm hoping for the same this year - it's the main way I can afford all the SW hardcovers!
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    SW Comics:
    Legacy 7
    Empire 4-6
    Rebellion 3

    Empire and Ecolitan - L.E. Modesitt, Jr
    Flash - L.E. Modesitt, Jr
    Codex Alera (series) - Jim Butcher
    The Ten Thousand - Paul Kearney
    Troy Game books 2-4 - Sara Douglass
    Ilium, Olympos - Dan Simmons

    Among others :p
  5. ImpKnight Jedi Grand Master

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    Mistborn- because I just finished The Gathering Storm

    Darth Bane #3- because I have the first 2

    Halo Evoltions- because I didn't know it was out and haven't bought it yet.

    Treasures of the Beatles- I like the Beatles
  6. Evil Incarnate Force Ghost

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    I'm looking for some fantasy books to give to some friends, but I don't want to give the same thing to all of them. I've already exhausted what I have read, so I need some good ones that I haven't yet.

    Evil.
  7. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    What kind of fantasy? Vampires/supernatural on earth, humor, political, stuff involving dragons, etc.?

    I'll say right now that if you're looking for funny, you can't go wrong with Robert Asprin's M.Y.T.H. series.
  8. Evil Incarnate Force Ghost

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    You know me, I like Jordan/Sanderson/Salvatore type stuff. :p Sci-Fi works as well, as I enjoy quite a few of those.

    Evil.
  9. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    I have Drew Karpyshyn's Dynasty of Evil on my wish list,
    not really anything beyond that. Why? Because I liked
    the first two novels in the series.
  10. xx_Anakin_xx Force Ghost

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    Dynasty of Evil and a running Gift Certificate to the Comic Book store. I have way too many comics on my current reading list and now add the just announced Return of Bruce Wayne in April to my ever growing list. They are murdering my pocketbook slowly, painfully but surely! :D
  11. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    I think the only thing out right now I would want is Warbreaker. Why? Because you can never have enough Sanderson.
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    PLanetary by warren ellis
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    QGR should appreciate this... my Christmas present from my girlfriend arrived today and she wanted me to go ahead and open it. What was it? Ilium and Olympos :D
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] Obviously a sign that you should read them :p
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Note that they were mentioned on my list above :p

    I'll be starting Ilium before long :)
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I love the title of this thread, by the way.

    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] Nat's right, it's a SIGN! :p

    Your girlfriend is very wise. You'll love 'em, I promise you that. :D

    Edit: I was so happy about your...uh...sign that I forgot to mention which books are on my list. :p

    Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)
    Siege of Eternity (Frederik Pohl)
    Far Shore of Time (Frederik Pohl)
    State of Fear (Michael Crichton)
    Pirate Latitudes [face_love] (Michael Crichton)
    Star Wars: Empire Vol. 1-9
    On Stranger Tides [face_love] (Tim Powers)
    Dark Forces collection
    Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)

    Excellent choice :D

    And thanks!! Christmas music rocks :D
  20. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Star Wars: Empire Vol. 1-9

    I thought there were only 7 volumes in Empire :confused:
  21. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Ah, RJ, you're so right. There were nine in The Clone Wars. I always mix them up. :oops:
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, CW is 9, then Dark Times, then Empire is 7 but the storyline goes smoothly from Empire 7 to Rebellion 1/

    For that matter, the CW-DT transition is likewise smooth (I think they're technically the same series? I don't keep up that closely)
  23. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    They're not the same series in that they don't center on the same characters, aka Quinlan Vos and company. But yeah, the transition between the two was extra smooth. Dark Times never comes out fast enough for me. It's really an awesome series, and so well executed.
  24. Havac Former Moderator

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    Yeah, they're technically the same series -- Republic's numbering is continued in Dark Times (Dark Times 1 is also Republic 84). Same thing with Empire and Rebellion -- Rebellion continues Empire's numbering.
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Havac: Yeah, that's what I thought. But since I only get TPBs (and omnibuses, though those are technically TPBs as well), I never really see those numbering systems.
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