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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Aceo » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

Just bought these 2 a few days ago:

Superior Saturday - Garth Nix (Keys To The Kingdom series)
Very very good read, finished it in one sitting and generally lives up to expectations from the previous books.

Villain.net - Andy Briggs
Fairly good read, different style to what i'm used to.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby NuclearWinter » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:10 am UTC

Just bought these earlier today:

The Age of Reason - Sartre
The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
Choke - Palahniuk
Cryptonomicon - Stephenson

I need to start buying used since this came out to almost $70 but I'm going on vacation for two weeks.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Masuri » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:18 am UTC

From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris

Very good - the newest book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. This one was much less light and sweet than the others and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby damigeinc » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:40 pm UTC

I just bought...

Me of Little Faith - Lewis Black
Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk

2 completely different genre of books but you will have that hehe.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:40 pm UTC

Anybody here remember the "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" trilogy? It's out in hardback as one book now. I bought it over this past weekend for only $10.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby crp » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:01 am UTC

I just bought The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is a great read on why American people and our 'diets' are bad and misunderstood

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Eruantale » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:18 pm UTC

Half Price Books=love

All this for $25:
-Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
-Two of Hegel's (forgetting which at the moment)
-Four beautiful hardcover books :
--The Heart of Hawthorne's Journals
--The Divine Comedy
--Plato: Selected Dialogues (just because it was pretty, but I might read it again)
--Poetry: William Blake to Edgar Allan Poe
-A new LotR set WITHOUT Peter Jackson characters on covers (my old set destroyed and partly missing)
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby ishikiri » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:00 pm UTC

The Great Gatsby to see what all the fuss is about. Plus I've been meaning to read it since I saw the film. No complaints so far.

Hit Man: Technical Manual for Independent Contractors - Rex Feral.
Exactley what it says on the tin - an assassins manual. It was taken out of print in 1983 after a murder victims relatives sued Paladin Press (publisher) when it came out that instructions from the book were followed in his murder (a triple homicide). There have been several murders using the techniques outlined in this book since. I couldn't not have it.

The Stars' Tennis Balls - Steven Fry
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer (been reading these since they came out)
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
Enemy Within (Hitman) - dunno who wrote it. It was cheap and I was on a spree.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Narsil » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:54 pm UTC

Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon

Looking forward to this one, working my way through Against the Day right now.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby ndansmith » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

Powell's!

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ulysses
The Sound and the Fury
A Wizard of Earth Sea
The Hitchhiker's guide . . .
Fevre Dream
Catch-22
Atlas Shrugged
Dune

etc. :-)

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Upsilon » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:58 pm UTC

I finally found "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" in a store so I bought it. I've been looking for it ever since I finished the Hitchhiker's Guide series a few months ago, and no store ever had it.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby quintopia » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:36 am UTC

I bought these at Powell's in Portland last month:

Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy (already read)
Illuminatus! Trilogy (read)
Litany of the Long Sun
The Man in the High Castle
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Rainbow's End
Pretender

These have I received from BookMooch in the last month:
The Time Ships
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries)
The Namesake: A Novel
A Clockwork Orange
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics Trade Paper)
Camp Concentration: A Novel (Vintage)
Antarctica
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Footfall
Timescape
Mars
Eternal Light
Eon: A Novel
Earth
Triton
I Will Fear No Evil
Those Who Hunt the Night
The White Plague
I Am Legend
Jumping Off the Planet
Ringworld (read)
Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, Book 1) (the only book in the series I haven't read)
The Postman (Bantam Classics)
Daybreak - 2250 A.D. (almost done reading)
Slan: A Novel
Night
Animal Farm (Signet Classics)
A Matter For Men (The War Against the Chtorr, Book 1)
Rama II: The Sequel to Rendezvous with Rama
The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)
Childhood's End (to read next)
Footfall
Beachhead
Kiln People (The Kiln Books)
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld Saga, Book 1)
The House of the Scorpion

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Anybody here remember the "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" trilogy? It's out in hardback as one book now. I bought it over this past weekend for only $10.


I own(ed) these and have them listed in my BookMooch inventory (separate paperbacks). I already shipped the first to someone, but the other two are as yet unclaimed. You may have them for only the price of listing 20 of your own books at bookmooch and shipping one of them (which is to say <$3 if you live in the U.S.).

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Decker » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:06 pm UTC

Sandman Volume Seven and Pyramids by Terry Pratchette. Finished the first one, actively working on the second.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby 1hitcombo » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:36 pm UTC

Dune - Frank Herbert
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
Complications - Atul Gawande

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby dracharys » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:22 am UTC

1hitcombo wrote:Dune - Frank Herbert

Snap!

Also:
Robin Hobb - Renegade's Magic
Terry Brooks - The Elves of Cintra
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Decker » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:59 pm UTC

dracharys wrote:Terry Brooks - The Elves of Cintra

Would you let me know if this is any good?
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby dracharys » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:14 am UTC

Decker wrote:
dracharys wrote:Terry Brooks - The Elves of Cintra

Would you let me know if this is any good?

Turns out I've already read it, I took it out of the library but got it confused with the first book and bought it anyway. From what I can remember though I enjoyed it, if you liked Armageddon's Children or the Word and the Void trilogy I think you'd like it (although it's not quite as good as the Word and the Void). The story's gaining momentum and I was surprised a few times, the only problem I had with it was when he switched from one P.O.V. to another, most of it works but there were one or two times where the timing seemed a bit off.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby wubrgamer » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:19 am UTC

I don't really buy books anymore

but I just checked out http://www.amazon.com/Going-Home-Jesus- ... 28&sr=11-1

good stuff

I love my local library!

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Narsil » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:15 am UTC

Weaveworld- Clive Barker

It was $3.99. I figured "eh, why not", as every literary diet needs some fluff.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby namaize » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:00 pm UTC

I just picked up The Lives of Christopher Chant and Witch Week (both by Diana Wynne Jones) and Dragon of the Lost Sea (Lawrence Yep) for $.50 at a thrift store ^^ Actually, it was 6/$1.00, but I was with a friend who got Artemis Fowl/Book of Three for her little brother and a Pippi Longstockings book for herself.

Kids' books ftw.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Grapebaby » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:29 pm UTC

The last three books I bought:
Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

I finished Borges two days ago, and absolutely loved it. I started GEB yesterday, and it seems like it's going to be my Everest.

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Postby Kendo_Bunny » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:11 pm UTC

Yesterday, I got $30 worth of used books, though one isn't for me, because I already have a copy.

-The Herb Book (for a friend- it's an absolutely excellent book on basic herbalism, ranging from remedies, to cosmetic uses, to natural dyes, to the superstitions and legends surrounding various plants)
-The Pilgrim's Progress (for school- required reading, even though I read it first when I was 7 :lol: )
-Robin Hood
-A Wrinkle in Time
-101 Dalmatians
-Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
-The Prisoner of Zenda
-Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Short Stories, volumes 1 and 2
-Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby TheAmazingRando » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:49 pm UTC

Grapebaby wrote:The last three books I bought:
Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

I finished Borges two days ago, and absolutely loved it. I started GEB yesterday, and it seems like it's going to be my Everest.
GEB is amazing, Hofstadter's cleverness knows no bounds. Even if you don't agree with his conclusions, you can't leave the book without an impression of his impeccable genius.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby SlesterPanechy » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:29 pm UTC

My local heffers now has a second hand section. I picked up Tristram Shandy and W H Auden for under £3. Tristram Shandy is one difficult book to get through.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Adalwolf » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:15 am UTC

Over the past 2 months I've bought quite a few Osprey military history books, star wars novels, as well as a few too many comic books, again, all star wars.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Alder » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:36 am UTC

We don't have any proper second-hand bookshops locally, to my everlasting disappointment. :(

However, there are many general second-hand shops run by charities, most of which have sections for books (and one that just does books, but it's too 'new', not like a privately owned one).

Anyway, picked up beautiful Jane Austen hardbacks for a couple of pounds each at the weekend in one of the charity shops. Lovely condition and still with dust-jackets. There're also accidentally scented, since I stuck them in a bag with a load of bath stuff...now they smell delicious when you read them, which is weird, but appropriate.... :D
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby HarleyQuinn » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:45 am UTC

The last 3 books I've bought are

Cathy's Book- Stewart|Weisman|Brigg
Forbidden Knowledge (101 Things Not Everyone Should Know How To Do)- Powell, Micheal
Cathy's Key- Stewart|Weisman|Brigg

Obviously, the third book a sequel to the first.
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Postby Kendo_Bunny » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:42 pm UTC

Book Fair yesterday :D

New books:
Scouts in Bondage (great crazy book titles)
Twisted: A Look at the Wacky Side of Life
The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
Evelina (school reading)
Reviving Ophelia (also school reading)
A detox kit (stress detox, not 'Try fasting'. This is an aromatherapy kit basically)
Clear Your Space (more aromatherapy- I like aromatherapy baths)
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space
Restoration Literature
Complete Book of Walking (figured I'd get into shape while at school)
Early Modern Women's Writing
And one book that's a secret :P

All of that for $50. It was beautiful. Plus, I got two required school books and two books that will be extremely helpful for my classes and none of them cost more than $3.75.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby parkaboy » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:09 pm UTC

Well, I didn't buy these books so much as find them in a box on the side of the road and adopted them...

The City of Gold and Lead - John Christopher
1984
Hard Times
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Outsiders
The Red Badge of Courage
The Call of the Wild

basically all the stuff I read my freshman year of high school ad should have owned by now anyway but for some reason didn't.

I just purchased 2 Discworld Novels; Guards, Guards! and Soul Music. Previously I had bough The Color of Magic and Wyrd Sisters. Outside of Discworld, I just acquired Spook Country by William Gibson, but haven't read much of it yet due to being immersed in The Kite Runner.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Mimi » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

From Half Price Books:

Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
Caves of Steel
The Resteraunt at the End of the Universe

Cost me 14$, which seems like too much for really used books.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby ishikiri » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:34 am UTC

I went on a bit of a bender on Friday.

Moab is my washpot
The hippopotamus
The Liar
By Stephen Fry after reading The Stars Tennis Balls (highly recomended, known as Revenge: A Novel in the US)

Green Dolphin County by Elizabeth Goudge, recomended in the "Books that no-one seems to have read thread.

American Psycho By Brett Easton Ellis. Presently reading and loving. I've been meaning to read it for a while since I love the film.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. Since I'm buying Stephen Fry I might as well read into one of his greatest acting parts (He played Jeeves with Hugh Laurie playing Bertie Wooster. Look it up on Youtube, its the reason most UK folks can't take House entirely seriously when Bertie Wooster is a serious doctor).

I also bought more Punisher Trades (Marvel Max run by Garth Ennis) as I think (for now) that they are some of the best comic books I've read, especially #5 The Slavers.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Snicklefrits » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:10 am UTC

I bought Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison at the thrift store a little while ago and have since finished it. I don't want to give anything away... but there's a little bit of a super natural element to the writing that I like. It was my first Morrison book, but maybe I'll check out a few others.

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:43 pm UTC

About a week ago I purchased Lewis Carroll - The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works, Deluxe Edition. I bought it through one of the booksellers for only $10, plus $4 S&H. It's leather-bound, has a few pages that are crinkled, but they're mostly title pages and the cover page, so it doesn't really matter. It contains both Alice books, as well as a few poems, a couple of essays, and a hand-written chapter from Alice in Wonderland. The main problem I'm having with reading this is trying to forget the damn movies. Half the time I'm hearing the lines in my head, but they don't quite match up. It's still a good read.
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Postby GyRo567 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:03 am UTC

I just found a book called Zombie Haiku while wearing the haiku refrigerator shirt from Threadless. I of course bought it right then.

Upon bringing it on campus earlier today to read between classes, I discovered that it has a quality of conversation topicality, and it also tends to be involuntarily borrowed by fellow students wishing to read it instead of listening to lectures. Being too distracted by such lectures to care about its whereabouts, I let this continue, but now I want to start a documented chain.

I've written my name at the top of an "I've read this book:" list and will distribute it to anyone willing to take it tomorrow. If I get it back, I'll edit in the success of this venture.

By the way, the book is amusing, but it's social presence is far more interesting. That is not an insulting comment in this case.

EDIT: Nobody wants to write their name on anything. Most people want to read about ten haikus and hand it back. Some people won't read any at all. One person read half the book again. One person took it home. I hope I get it back. At least I finished it when people weren't borrowing it. Zombies At My Neighbors.
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Postby Pebbles » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:27 am UTC

I just picked up 3 of the new cheap penguin books. Nice retro covers. Not to mention the stores 20% discount on them. $7.95 each. Ive paid worse.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathon Safran Foer
Notes from Underground and The Double - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Should be good stuff.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Nath » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:19 pm UTC

Pebbles wrote:Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Very nearly picked this up yesterday at a second hand bookshop. Instead, I went with Stranger in a Strange Land and Robots and Empire.

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Re: Books you just bought

Postby spi » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:24 pm UTC

I just bought The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which came out yesterday.

Also recently read Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi and Uglies by Scott Westerfield
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Jessica » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:47 pm UTC

I'm waiting for How Loathsome to arrive in the mail.

I'm gonna have to get the graveyard book aren't I... :\
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Ramses IV » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:50 am UTC

I just bought a huge stack at a local book sale for two dollars. It was two dollars for however many you could fit in a box. Needless to say, I went a little overboard. I'm not going to go through the trouble of listing every author, as that'd take me forever, but I will tell you the titles. I may accidentaly leave a few out, as I've already stored most of them. I might forget about a few.

1. Contempt of Court
2. Murmurs of Earth
3. Quaker Spirituality
4. The Coin Makers
5. A History of Political Theory 4th Edition
6. Iris
7. High Stakes, No Prisoners
8. Human (and Anti-Human) Values in Children’s Books
9. Aol.com
10. A Wizard in a Feud
11. Speeding the Net
12. Blackboard Tyranny
13. The Pleasures of Book Collecting
14. High Tech Heretic
15. One for Sorrow
16. Two for Joy
17. In the Company of Giants
18. The Real Dragon
19. How Do You Spell God?
20. The Great Rights
21. Man’s Right to Be Human
22. This is My God
23. The Amplified New Testament
24. Kingdoms in Conflict
25. On Population
26. Masque
27. Zeitgeist
28. Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court
29. How the Great Religions Began
30. The Future of Ideas
31. Walking on the Boundaries of Change
32. The Classrooms of Miss Ellen Frankfort

I also recieved a short comic book for my birthday, The Last Christmas. And my father gave me a strange book he found at a secondhand store called How to Dissect. And at the college book sale I was at a month or so ago I bought two books,Cultural Anthropology and The Child in Question.
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Re: Books you just bought

Postby Anemia » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:24 am UTC

spi wrote:I just bought The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which came out yesterday.
Oooh I saw it in the bookshop last week i think, it seems pretty good, would you recommend it?
But i bought "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft instead. :)


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