Amph What was the last book you bought?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Ditto...after 6 long yrs I have it.
  2. emilsson Chosen One

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    Today I found A dance with dragons at half price at the local Waterstones :D.
  3. kristy Jedi Youngling

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    I've bought HBO brilliant show Game of Thrones series book. I love this show and have planned to go ready the stuffs and story, after finish it's season 1 And now continue read with it.


  4. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Hey RJ read this and bask in the afterglow:

    I BOUGHT MAGIC OF RECLUSE TODAY
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Woohoo! Now go read it and tell us what you think :D
  6. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Storm of Swords. I've already finished Game of Throne and I'm 100 pages into Clash of Kings.

    I also bought A Brief History of:

    The Tudor Age
    The Holy Grail
    The Samurai
    Hitmen and Assassinations
    Robin Hood
    King Arthur

    They were only $6.00 each. Sue me. :p

    I also bought 1635: The Dreeson Incident. The Ring of Fire is a fun Alt-Hist series.

    As you may have guessed, I read voraciously. When I go to the book store, I tend to do a lot of damage.
  7. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Soooo pretty! Those all look like fun :D

    Is anyone planning to do some damage at Borders? (Or has anyone?)
  8. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Having been through the closure of my local Books Etc store back in 2009, I recommend going early to any Borders closures. By the time I got to mine the shelves were pretty empty of the types of books I'd want to buy (mystery, sci-fi). I picked up a few things at reduced prices but not much.
  9. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    There are several in my area that closed earlier. I went to one on spring break and spent rather more than I'd planned :D I went to the last remaining one here a couple days ago, and I did find a lot of stuff I liked, but it's only at 20% off. And since I was mostly in the historical nonfiction section, 20% off is still more than I wanted to spend 8-} I'm hoping they'll get some better deals out.
  10. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, same here, except that I didn't pick up anything, because the sci-fi/fantasy and thriller sections were basically cleaned out.

    My Barnes & Noble closed a year ago, and now Borders is gone, so I don't know what I'm going to do. I know I can order books online, but it's not the same. Browsing for books is a tactile experience. It's part of the magic. It's partly the reason I've been so reluctant to move to ebooks. But there's a used bookstore not far from here, so I guess it's time to give that a try.
  11. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    I dont have a Borders around me. I dont even think Ive ever been in one before lol. Now we had a Waldens and BAM a few yrs ago and then Waldens went and closed. If BAM closed that would shut down book sales in Lake Charles and oh would that suck....
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I agree that there is something like about browsing for books. Not the same as going to look for a specific one.

    However, there is one site I particularly like: bookcloseouts.com. It's very much a browsing experience, and the books are ridiculously cheap, especially when they're having a sale. Someone posted a thread here in SFFBC years ago about it, and I tried it and loved it. It's pretty fun.
  13. ImpKnight Jedi Grand Master

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    Starting on my quest to replace all my Brandon Sanderson MMPB with hardcovers(and not paying through the nose). I bought Warbreaker for $4.50 new on a bargain shelf.

    Also Spellwright hardcover for $5.50.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Bought the two Warhammer 40k Space Wolf Omnibuses at the local bookstore this morning. I enjoyed the Horus Heresy book Prospero Burns which featured them and I wanted to read more stories about them. This fills the bill nicely!
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Ok, a bit late, but still.. :D
  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    If you like Working for the Devil I recommend getting the others in the Dante Valentine series. I really liked them. Just be aware the author has books outside of the series though. I haven't read any of those.

    Postman brought FOTJ: Ascension from Amazon UK yesterday so I consider that the last book I bought.
  19. ImpKnight Jedi Grand Master

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    The First Law Trilogy.
  20. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    I couldnt take it...I broke down and bought the new HC Dresden: Ghost Story even though all other 12 of mine are in PB. Im so hooked Id never be able to wait a yr for it to release in PB...
  21. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Emperor of Maladies by Siddartha Mukhurejee-I've seen Mukhurejee interviewed several times and it sounds like a fascinating read.

    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett-I studies Hammett a little in school and rather enjoyed him

    Death or Victory by Ron Snow-I am something of a Canadian history buff
  22. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  23. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    You should read Goliath sometime. Think HAL 9000 wrapped in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Its a fun read.
  24. Krusty_the_Clone Jedi Master

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    The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
  25. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I'll try to remember Goliath but I have two book series I am going to read and they are both 5 books long right now.

    Speak of the devil, I just bought book 2 in the Dante Valetine series, Dead Man Rising. I am still just a few chapters into the first book.