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What's your latest book purchase?

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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 19 16:27 -
There's a thread for DVDs, so why not books? :)

A couple days ago I ordered The Most of P.G. Wodehouse. Still waiting for it to arrive.

I've never read any of his writing, but I've seen Wodehouse referenced a whole lot so I'm curious. The reviews of the book on Amazon make it sound pretty hilarious.

What's your latest purchase(s)?
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 19 16:51 -
Super Cannes, by J G Ballard. I'm going through something of a Ballard phase at the moment.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 19 18:05 -
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
Philip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Robert A. Heinlein - Starship Troopers
Stephen King - Songs of Susannah

All at once I might add.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 20 2:50 -
The End by Lemony Snicket.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 20 18:45 -
Pary of One: A Loner's Manifesto by Anneli S. Rufus

I haven't touched it yet. I'm being tormented by a couple other books I just can't seem to make it through.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 20 23:48 -
Not really a purchase, more of a "Just stole it from me mother" Im about to start reading Wilbur Smiths "QUEST" from his series about ancient Egypt. I expect it to be absolutely brilliant after reading Warlock which is the book before this one (this is part 3 of the series but i forget what the first book is called, iv never read it!)

Also reading on and off, but off at the moment - "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins which is pretty good as there are a lot of things to think about in there, for and against religion. I always find this an interesting topic, once i finish this book il probably buy more.

"Who Built the Moon" Is another odd book im kind of reading, although i got side tracked with another book and have had trouble going back. This one my dad bought, which basically gives quite a logical suggestion that the earths Moon may be artificial, as the mathematics of it are far to precise to be accidental, it doesn't get a mention in any ancient astrology, and many other reasons which fill the pages convincing you the moon is a farce. When reading it i think to myself "If there was ever hard proof, these guys would get a nobel prize for being there first"

Lastly, im constantly rereading The Dark Tower Series, at the moment im reading Wolves of the Calla, but again im side tracked by Quest! I imagine i will read Quest, Finish The God Delusion, wrap up Who Built the Moon and then finish up WOTC and continue with the DT until another tangent arises.


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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 0:44 -
I just got "1001 Places to See Before You Die" ... I figure if I can't get to them all, I might as well learn a little.
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 9:24 -
Been on a bit of a book buying spree last couple of weeks. I also use a book-swapping website (RISI) which is great for getting free books (though of course you have to pay postage). I'm on a bit of a science fiction tip at the moment & most of my recently acquired pile reflects this.

Mainly have started to collect the Aliens & Predator novel series & have managed to pick up some omnibus editions for free (swaps) or cheap off ebay or amazon.

Full list of recently acquired books..

Aliens v Predator Omnibus Vol 1 (Prey & Hunters Planet)
Aliens Omnibus Vol 1 ( Earth Hive & Nightmare Asylum)
Aliens Omnibus Vol 2 (The Female War & Genocide)
Aliens Omnibus Vol 3 (Alien Harvest & Rogue)
Beautiful Monsters: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to the Alien and Predator Movies by David McIntree
Newton's Wake & The Cassini Division both by Ken MacLeod
Gridlinked by Neal Asher
Peace Kills by P.J. O'Rourke
Crossfire by Andy McNab

Just got to find time to read them now!



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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 21 9:47 -
I found a book exchange shop just down the road from me recently and it's very hard not to go a bit nuts in there. Been having little book buying sprees.

Host & Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
The Magician - Michael Scott
Communion - Whitley Strieber
The Wounded Land - Stephen Donaldson
The Memory Cathedral - Jack Dann
The Cursed - Michael Panckridge
Gulliver's Travels
Spartan - Valerio Massimo Manfredi
The Heroes of Asgard - A & E Keary

I also have been getting books in the mail for free from a site I joined.

Got The Painted Man by Peter V Brett from them and just put in a request for two others
The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
Evening Is The Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan

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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 25 6:25 -
forge of god by greg bear!!!
quite interesting!!
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Posted : 5 years, 10 months ago at Jun 25 14:44 -
Herion Diaries: A Year In the Life of a Shattered Rockstar
Nikki Sixx
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jun 30 9:40 -
dean koontz:
watchers
mr, murder
lightning
eyes of darkness
winter moon
strangers
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 1 23:11 -
Have added another couple of books to my Aliens & Predator novel series that I'm collecting.

Just got the first two Predator novels Concrete Jungle & Cold War.
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 3 22:45 -
The Rough Guide to Cult Movies, Second Edition
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 3 23:18 -
maxiumum ride 4
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Jul 4 8:20 -
I just check out books at the library I never buy books
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 5 1:56 -
A couple urban fantasy anthologies, with stories by authors like Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, etc.
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 5 17:15 -
01. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
02. Dune by Frank Herbert
03. Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne
04. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
05. 1984 by George Orwell
06. I Robot by Issac Asimov
07. The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Sep 27 18:01 -
A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar

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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Dec 24 17:26 -
The Devil Colony by James Rollins
Sherlock Holmes: Back in London by Philip J. Carraher
Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn

And, these I've read, but, as a collector, I've been going back and purchasing the hard-cover editions:
The Return of the Shadow by J.R.R. Tolkien
Trason of Isengard by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Peoples of Middle-Earth by J.R. R. Tolkien
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo by J.R. R. Tolkien
Sandstorm by James Rollins
Black Order by James Rollins
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley (ok, so this one's paperback)
Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy by Roger Macbride Allen
Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Dec 27 13:53 -
The Last Werewolf, by Glen Duncan
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 3 7:28 -
Use a gift card to buy We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. Can't wait to read it. I have to finish an Ace Double novel called "The Blind Worm" from 1970. Very odd book indeed!
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 18 18:49 -
The Lab, by Jack Heath
Jimmy Coates: Killer, by Joe Craig
Fledgling: Jason Steed, by Mark A. Cooper
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Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 21 1:40 -
found 4 hardcover Nancy Drew books for a buck and 3 Marvelman hardback collections for 10.
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Posted : 2 years ago at Mar 30 19:43 -
The Maze Runner Trilogy and the Game of Thrones books
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Posted : 2 years ago at Apr 9 12:22 -
Bought a few recently:

The Herion Diaries: A Year In the Life of a Shattered Rockstar by Nikki Sixx
Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut
Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
The entire Chronicles of Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas Sniegoski
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Posted : 2 years ago at Apr 10 19:06 -
Survive (Essential skills and tactics to get you out of anywhere alive) by Les stroud

The Self-Suggiciency Handbook by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

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Posted : 1 year, 11 months ago at May 6 13:13 -
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 9 4:32 -
Kind of gone on a book buying spree..

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Black Wings by Christina Henry
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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 13 17:17 -
Oh wow well I haven't posted in this in a while but I have been getting books left and right mostly from thrift stores. Let's see, from the last several months, since I moved to Seattle this is going backwards up until a point:

Donald Duck Lost in the Andes, a collection of Carl Barks was given to me last night as a birthday gift

Miss Fury by Tarpe Mills, collected by Trinn Robbins, great comic strip

Victory Through Airpower by Major Alexander P. de Seversky, Disney made a fully animated film about this and Churchill showed it to FDR

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, fully illustrated hardcover

George Burns in his Own Words

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Portable Nietzsche

Bob Dylan's The Time's They are a Changing songbook/sheet music collection

Stars On the Set: Stolen Moments a photo book of off camera moments in Hollywood

Eat IT Cook Book illustrated by R Crumb

The Golden Age of Television

A Treasury of Folk Songs

Wizard of Id: Every Man is Innocent Until Proven Broke

Slaughter-House Five By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Murder's Nest by Charlotte Armstrong

Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

The Jeeves Omnibus by P.G. Wodehouse

The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis

The Academy Awards a Pictorial History

The Illustrated Mark Twain

Sunday Nights at Seven The Jack Benny Story

William Shakespeare The Complete Works Leather Bound

Sin City

The Strongman: A Pictorial Biography autographed by Silent Screen star Joe Bonomo

The Superman Guide to Life: Living the Super Hero Lifestyle

Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane in Lois Lane's Guide to Life: Bring Out the Super Hero in Your Man

Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede by Bradley Denton

The Great Movie Stars - The Golden Years

The 'Nam Volume 1

The Metaphysical Handbook

Little Lulu Volume 18: The Expert

Golden Age of B Movies

A New Pictorial History of the Talkies

Hollywood Bedlam: Classic Screwball Comedies

Godland Vol. 1

The Programme Vol 1

Courtney Crummin Vol 1

Mutant, Texas: Tales Of Sheriff Ida Red

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Doctor Who : The Dave Gibbons Collection

The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groenig

The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry







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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 15 19:42 -
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, short stories selected by David Sedaris
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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 18 7:09 -
The tipping point. It's a interesting book about how things like videos and ideas go viral.
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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 21 10:19 -
Tim Burton - An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker

by Ken Hanke
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 27 20:51 -
"London" by Edward Rutherford
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Sep 29 18:06 -
"Half Asleep In Frog Pajamas" by Tom Robbins

It should make for a nice break from all the fantasy novels I have been reading.
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 8 8:54 -
Seven Wonders, by Adam Christopher

I've been pretty into superhero books the last couple years, but I never really could get into the comics.
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Posted : 1 year, 5 months ago at Nov 21 14:39 -
My latest book is "White Slavery". White people are slaves during the Civil War and Blacks are their masters. [Link removed - login to see] Very Funny...to Black People.
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Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago at Nov 22 23:02 -
I bought "Catch 22" 5 days ago and just finished it

It's certianly the masterpiece it's made out to be, perhaps more
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Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 16 5:11 -
I bought America Again by Steven Colbert for a Christmas present :]
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Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago at Dec 20 22:37 -
Richard Matheson's "Steel and Other Stories". Matheson ("I Am Legend", "Twilight Zone", "The Incredible Shrinking Man", "What Dreams May Come") is one of my favorite fantasy/horror writers and writers in general.