Amph What was the last book you bought?

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

  1. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    At nice annual used sale for under $20 I bought:

    Limit by Frank Schatzing
    Godlike Machines edited by Jonathan Strahan
    Merrick, The Vampire Armand, and Christ The Lord all by Anne Rice
    Cryponomicon by Neal Stephenson
    Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
    Kaz The Minotaur from Dragonlance
    The Dragon DelaSangre by Alan Troop
    And a couple of Choose Your Own Adventure books from an apparently rebooted series.
  2. Bail B. Baobab Jedi Grand Master

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    Goodwill finds:

    - Two Lives of Charlemagne by Einhard and Notker the Stammerer, translated by Lewis Thorpe
    - Star Wars Episode I La Menace Fantôme par Terry Brooks - sur une idée et un scénario de George Lucas, traduit par Jean-Marc Toussaint, Thierry Arson et Jean-Claude Mallé
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  3. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    I just picked these up today...

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  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    How the left...lollmao.

    Anyway.

    Just bought The Adversary by Erin M. Evans.
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  5. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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  6. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Well let's see.

    Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2
    Reave The Just And Other tales, Stephen R. Donaldson
    Living Greyhawk Gazetteer
    An RPG supplement from R. Talsorian Games from 1992 for a series of novels by Georeg Alec Effinger called When Gravity Fails.
    The Power Of Faerun
    D&D Tome And Blood

    I am such a nerd.
  7. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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  8. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin by Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony. Just came in the mail about half an hour ago.
  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The corner store up the street has a rack of used books they sell for charity. When I went for the papers this morning I found that someone had offloaded a bunch of Warhammer and Warhammer 40k books. Most I'd either read (40K) or didn't interest me (not much into the regular Warhammer books). But three stood out - Brothers of the Snake by Dan Abnett (hardcover, 40K); Scourge of the Heretic by Sandy Mitchell (paper, 40K), and Witch Hunter by C.L.Werner {Warhammer, paper). I got the last one as I like the 40K Inquisitor stories and this sounds similar. All 3 books came to about £3.
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  10. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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  11. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Pathfinder tales: The Redemption Engine by James Sutter and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss.
  13. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Audition by some Broadway guy whose name I can't remember or pronounce
    Histories, by Herodotus - a Penguin Classics edition.
  14. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
  15. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    I picked up the first, third, and fourth "Harry Potter" novels, in hardcover. They all appear to be first American editions as well. :)
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  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    The first one is called Philosopher's Stone not Sorcerer's Stone just so ya know ;)
  17. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    hold up

    Legolas Skywalker spewing out some unearthed info about the Harry Potter books in here
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  18. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    I know all about the history surrounding the first book's title. J.K. Rowling said she only let it slide because she had no way of fighting it, while still being published. As a result, the first film had to have some scenes shot more than once, when the Stone was referenced by its full name.
  19. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Yes. Sorcerer's Stone=[face_shame_on_you] I only put up with TSS because I have the unabridged scholastic audiobooks for the first six books, which are all excellent.
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  20. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    It does puzzle me that someone in Britain actually thought Americans couldn't understand philosophy...
  21. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Oh, you can blame Scholastic, in the United States, for that one.
  22. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    The Long Goodbye by Chandler
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    A new copy of Cicero: A Study in the Origins of Republican Philosophy.
  24. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I didn't buy it but my latest acquisition was "Arguing With Idiots" by Glen Beck.


    I actually burned it.
  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Amazon UK order came on Sunday which contained, among other things, OxCrimes, editted by Mark Ellingham and Peter Florence. It's a fairly hefty paperback crime anthology (just under 500 pages with 27 stories). The introduction is by Ian Rankin. It's the third in an anthology series to benefit Oxfam. (OxTales and OxTravels are the others.). I've read a few of the stories so far and what I've read is pretty good. Neil Gaiman's Sherlock Holmes story is my favorite so far.
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