Amph What was the last book you bought?

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

  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    If you like zombies, you'll probably like it. I'm not particularly high on the book myself, though.

    It's also too short :(
  2. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
  3. Havac Former Moderator

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2005
    star 7
    Bought A Game of Thrones; looking forward to reading it when I have enough time to finish Jericho Moon first. (:mad: to school)
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    Picked up more books today, like I didn't have enough waiting for me to read 8-}

    L.E. Modesitt: The Lord-Protector's Daughter (Corean Chronicles book 7)
    Brandon Sanderson: Elantris, Mistborn, and Well of Ascension.
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Yes!! :D By the way, the Mistborn trilogy is better (though Elantris is good too).
  6. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    I bought every copy that Books-A-Million had on the shelves of books by Sanderson.

    ... that was one copy each of three books, but it sounds funnier to say it that way :p
  7. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    [face_laugh] [face_laugh] I really need to check that out sometime :D
  8. scichik Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2005
    star 1
    Brisingr - and am anxiously waiting for the next one!
  9. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    New copies to replace my existing ones of:
    Dune, by Frank Herbert
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Why'd you replace your old ones?
  11. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    They were falling apart...my copy of Dune was over 30 years old, and I needed to return it to my dad anyways.:p
  12. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    I had to do that with LotR not so long ago.. very well-read copies, they were.
  13. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    [face_laugh] Yeah, I might have to replace HP 8-}
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    [face_laugh]

    That's a different thing entirely - the first Harry Potter came out decades after my old copy of LotR was printed. For HP to already need replacing... wow :p
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    I read them a lot. I mean, not as much as Icepaw :p, but a lot, and those hardcover copies aren't very good.
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    You must read them a lot :p
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Yeah, or at least, I did. Some of them are kinda fragile now :p
  18. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    Oh gods, the Harry Potter hardcovers aren't well bound at all...

    I do have several 30-50 year old books in my collection though. I'm currently reading a 35 year old Laurel Leaf Edition of Dracula.
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    I prefer new additions. I tend to lug books around in my purse, so older books scare me because I don't want to hurt them.
  20. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    It pains me to see people reading books with the front cover folded around behind the book... its like the spine is crying out in pain.

    That's my contribution to the "take care of books" bit :p
  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    Oh, I hate that. Or leaving books upside down as a place marker. Get a bookmark! Or barring that, do what I do and use whatever's handy (my ID, my sheets, my sister's homework . . .).
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    Yes, please use a bookmark! I have an entire shoebox full of bookmarks (and at times, have been using the vast majority of them) :p
  23. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    Better to simply remember where you were, in my opinion. I haven't used a bookmark in years. I usually flip straight to the place where I stopped and continue on.

    As for taking care of books, I feel deeply for them. I value books more than most people (and by that, I mean books to me are more important than most of the people I meet). I'm a complete bibliophile, and I literally dance around holding my books like in Read Or Die or something.:p
  24. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 12, 2000
    star 7
    I read too many books and too fast to always remember exactly where I am, though if a bookmark falls out, I can usually find the right page quick enough. Its harder when its something I've read several times before, because then its not "is it familiar" but "did I get this far this time through?" :p
  25. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 20, 2002
    star 9
    [face_laugh]

    Zap, I tend to do the same thing - I just remember where I am :D