Amph What was the last book you bought?

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

  1. ShrunkenJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Latest book I bought? Hmmm, probably CJ Cherryh's 'Regenesis' (sequel to Cyteen). Still my current author-obsession. Read/borrowed a lot more since then, though, most recently Stephen J. Gould's 'Dinosaur in a Haystack'. Hey, if you're going to be into sci-fi you've got to know your sci. :-B

    I'll admit I occasionally leave my books face-down for short periods of time to mark my place (but only a few minutes, not hours - then I'll find a scrap of paper or something!). But dog-earring, never. That just rubs me completely the wrong way. [face_shame_on_you] Got to love your books, I have been known to clasp one to my chest and give it a kiss on occasion I admit. [face_love]
  2. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, wow, I thought I was the only one who did that. :p This is one of the reasons I can't get into e-books; I have to touch and smell a book, and physically turn the pages, to really feel like I'm actually reading. Otherwise, it just isn't a book. [face_love]
  3. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Absolutely the same sensation I got. I love to just hold my books to my chest and breathe in the words. It's remarkable what effects books have on some people. [face_love]
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Don't think I've actually kissed a book, but I was treating Gathering Storm like my precious before I'd even got to read it yet (i.e., as I took it out of the box) :p
  5. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Diamond Age which takes place in te same universe as Snow Crash but later on.
  6. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I picked two up in Waterstone's 'Buy 1 get 1 free' sale yesterday. First one was Imperium by Robert Harris. Second was The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer. The latter looks pretty interesting. Instead of a dry history of fourteenth century England it's written as a handbook to that period. If you're at all interested in medieval England it might be worth picking up.
  7. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  8. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    Last books I bought were Robin Waterfield's "Xenophon's Retreat" and "Why Socrates Died", by the last science fiction or fantasy book I bought was Paul McAuley's "The Quiet War". Good reviews made me buy it, but I regret doing so. In my opinion it's not the bright new thing it's made up to be.
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  10. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    Bought "Bitter Angels"(2009) by C. L. Anderson, "Blindsight"(2006) by Peter Watts and "Lord of Silence"(2009) by Mark Chadbourn.
  11. son_of_skywalker03 Force Ghost

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    The most recent book I bought was Fate of the Jedi: Abyss. Unless Star Wars books don't count. In which case it would have to be Book III of The Dark Tower series, The Waste Lands.
  12. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    I broke down and picked up Michael Crichton's new (and last :( :_| ) novel Pirate Latitudes yesterday. After I asked everyone I knew whether they're getting it for me for Christmas. (See the "All I want for Christmas" thread. :p )
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I saw that at the bookstore yesterday. I'll wait for the paperback though.
  14. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    I buy way too many books from Amazon now. It's the first time in my life I'm more than comfortable financially and that means I've probably gone a little out of control over the last 6 months. [face_blush]
  15. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Hey, at least they're cheaper through Amazon :p
  16. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Especially if your order is eligible for free shipping.
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Indeed. And nearly all of my orders are free shipping, unless its from Amazon marketplace.
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Took advantage of coupons/gift card today, and picked up Hero of Ages (so as soon as I finish Olympos, I'll be starting Mistborn), as well as a couple of Codex Alara books (Furies of Calderon and Cursor's Fury, the latter of which was one of those hardbacks-for-cheaper-than-paperback-price), Rebellion 3, and two paperbacks to replace hardbacks in my collection - Millenium Falcon and Ender in Exile, both of which I've naturally read before. Also ordered the new Darth Bane book online :)
  19. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    You still haven't read the new Bane? Shame, shame, shame. [face_shame_on_you]
  20. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    It came out in that too-close-to-Christmas timeframe that I don't buy new books that there's even a chance of receiving for Christmas. Otherwise I'd already have read it.
  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I've only just read the new Bane myself. My copy came from Amazon UK right before Christmas so it was my Christmas read.
  22. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Ah, that makes sense. All right, I forgive you both. :p
  23. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    I bought Kate Mosse's The Winter Ghosts as a Christmas gift.
  24. Gamer_4_life Jedi Youngling

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    Not brought any book for the past couple of month. The last book I read was Blackout, by Connie Willis (Spectra), chaotic place. Scores of time-traveling historians are being sent into the past, to destinations including the American Civil War and the attack on the World Trade Center.
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Picked up L.E. Modesitt, Jr's Imager, the first in a new series and which just came out in paperback. Very much looking forward to reading it :)