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Book Spawn

Postby tarascon » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:30 pm UTC

Post the last book(s) you've bought.



I just bought 7 Types of Ambiguity by William Empson.
I'm a happy lad. I've been trying to get this book into my mitts for years! Places like Barnes & Noble--what am I saying? there are no other places--could never order it.
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Re: Book Spawn

Postby Tyndmyr » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:57 pm UTC

Sword and Fan. L5R RPG book, just recently saw a reprint, which made me happy, because paying double price on amazon is kinda rough.

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Re: Book Spawn

Postby tarascon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:36 pm UTC

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Re: Book Spawn

Postby no-genius » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:59 pm UTC

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville. Looking to fill the Iain M. Banks (his book of poems is pretty good, but I'm not as interested in the Ken Macleod half of it) -sized hole in my bookshelves.

Also got The Wind-Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalup, for later.
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Re: Book Spawn

Postby tarascon » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:43 pm UTC

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
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Re: Book Spawn

Postby Kewangji » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:01 pm UTC

"Winged: new writing on bees." I also preordered Overqualifieder by Joey Comeau even though it was only doable through Amazon.
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Re: Book Spawn

Postby no-genius » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:06 am UTC

Paper Aeroplane by Simon Armitage. I now slightly regret getting Collected Poems, but there's not too much overlap.

I have Labyrinths, Fictions and The Aleph, so I'm obviously not too worried about this.
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Re: Book Spawn

Postby tarascon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:59 pm UTC

So... I live in a college town east of Los Angeles and every Sunday morning there's a street market which sells fruit, vegetables, knickknacks and a used book stall.
I just bought:

1. Situation: Documents of Contemporary Art, ed. C. Doherty
2. William Tyndale: A Biography by D. Daniel
3. Trozas by B. Traven
4. The Cheese and the Worms by C. Ginzberg

Not a bad haul for $3

https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content ... -and-worms
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