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Last book(s) you bought?

#1 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 05 Oct 2010 21:39

So.. next to an NP there is the last CD's you bought..

Here next to the NR we should have the last books you bought..

For me there are four books that i bought when i was in London:

Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera
Frank and Brian Herbert - Man Of Two Worlds
Conn Iggulden - Lords Of The Bow
Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen) - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The last one can only be awesome, because zombies ARE awesome! So guess what i'll be reading next ;)
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#2 Post by Alija Vila » 05 Oct 2010 21:57

George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones

Still haven't started reading, busy with Dune and other things at this moment.

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#3 Post by Cerbere » 06 Oct 2010 01:15

George R.R. Martin- A Feast for Crows

I actually haven't bought a book in a long time though.

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#4 Post by Desert_Storm » 06 Oct 2010 14:01

Alija Vila wrote:George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones

Still haven't started reading, busy with Dune and other things at this moment.
Now I don't really get that. You didn't even begin to read game of thrones and yet have a ASOIAF avatar) :?:
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#5 Post by Alija Vila » 06 Oct 2010 14:31

Desert_Storm wrote:
Alija Vila wrote:George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones

Still haven't started reading, busy with Dune and other things at this moment.
Now I don't really get that. You didn't even begin to read game of thrones and yet have a ASOIAF avatar) :?:
Hehe, I already explained this once...
It's because of a Card Game called A Game of Thrones CCG, I play with House Greyjoy

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Again, I probably should not have done that anyway.
And the game itself is quite outdated, now players use A Game of Thrones LCG...

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#6 Post by Pure Steel » 22 Oct 2010 14:10

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:So.. next to an NP there is the last CD's you bought..

Here next to the NR we should have the last books you bought..

For me there are four books that i bought when i was in London:

Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera
Frank and Brian Herbert - Man Of Two Worlds
Conn Iggulden - Lords Of The Bow
Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen) - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The last one can only be awesome, because zombies ARE awesome! So guess what i'll be reading next ;)
The phntom of the opera is GREAT and also Pride and prejudice zombie is a good book (but definitely is not a masterpiece).
I'll wait for your feedback about "Man of Two Worlds" as soon as you finish it, I've read all Dune saga but never tried to read anything wrote by the Brian Herbert so I'm pretty curious.

Here is my last purchase:
- Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy
- Valerio Evangelisti, Black Flag
- Agota Kristof, Trilogy

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#7 Post by Medea » 22 Oct 2010 15:12

Though I actually didn't buy it but rather got it as a present.. but book 12 of the wheel of time...

Took quite some time to get it as I first started reading the series from the library, so in dutch, and I usually don't switch languages.. then I started buying the books cause the library didnt have them from the 7th book and further, so I bought a certain edition and it only came in the stores last september.. but I almost finished it and it's GREAT! :-)

In the near future I will buy (only have to click order, but have to wait for my pay check):

A few books from Tess Gerritsen (body double, the mephisto club, the bone garden)
And again some manga (though technically those arent real books :wink:)

Not many fantasy books here as my boyfriend's got a huge collection which I still need to read :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by Pure Steel » 09 Nov 2010 15:38

Bought other three books:

- Walking in Pimlico by Ann Featherstone
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) By Suzanne Collins
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#9 Post by Desert_Storm » 23 Nov 2010 18:09

a bunch of music theory books,
and the pillars of the earth, for my next train ride to zürich :D
Did anybody read it? Is it good? I expect some kind of mix between Song of Ice and Fire without magic and Noah Gordon's Physician, judging from some reviews...
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#10 Post by spamel » 23 Nov 2010 18:26

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart, which is one of the greatest reads I've ever had! An excellent story, I will be investigating more of his stuff.
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#11 Post by Asheka » 29 Dec 2010 11:42

Robin Hobb's Dragon Keeper. Just love its universe.
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#12 Post by Frozen within » 30 Dec 2010 12:33

Eye of the world, the first book out of the Wheel of Time saga, by Robert Jordan. I haven't read enough yet to know if it like it or not, but already I feel the story building and thoughts about it keep entering my mind. I just hope that's a good thing.
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#14 Post by TraneDeracs » 30 Dec 2010 21:35

I was blessed with being given the last two Song of Ice and Fire novels for Christmas, so the last one I bought was "A Clash of Kings". Still haven't finished the first one yet, but I'll be pleasantly surprised given the depth of the series so far.

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#15 Post by MarchOfTime » 31 Dec 2010 07:04

The first two hunger games books (Hunger Games and the aforementioned Catching Fire)
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#16 Post by jennifer » 31 Dec 2010 07:41

Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it and Song of Ice and Fire Book 5

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#17 Post by t.a.j. » 31 Dec 2010 08:48

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#18 Post by Drex » 31 Dec 2010 16:21

I got Sin City: Family Values and The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born for Christmas. And I just ordered Thor Visionaries, vol. 1 from amazon a couple days ago.

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#19 Post by Alija Vila » 01 Jan 2011 14:23

Alija Vila wrote:George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
I have bought the rest of the books in A Song of Ice and Fire series by now.

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#20 Post by jouzinka » 01 Jan 2011 14:45

Currently in the process of buying what I still miss from History of Middle-Earth to have the complete edition. 8)

Otherwise: Ken Follet - The Pillars of the Earth. :)
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#21 Post by Led Guardian » 03 Jan 2011 04:16

jouzinka wrote:Currently in the process of buying what I still miss from History of Middle-Earth to have the complete edition. 8)
Just got the last one as a gift. :) I'm only on volume 7 though. I just read one periodically.
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#22 Post by jouzinka » 03 Jan 2011 23:43

Led Guardian wrote:Just got the last one as a gift. :) I'm only on volume 7 though. I just read one periodically.
Which one would that be? :mrgreen:

I got The Book of Lost Tales I. from my brother last Christmas in Czech. I read The Cottage of Lost Play and The Music of the Ainur and re-confirmed (for about an umpteenth time) that reading translated Tolkien is about as much pleasure as licking an ice cream through a window glass. :roll: So I put it aside and then just didn't pick up a book for quite some time. Now reading The Silmarillion. :mrgreen:
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#23 Post by Valkyrja » 04 Jan 2011 07:25

I just got a nook for Christmas, so I'm resisting the urge to buy everything imaginable. XD
I did get the new Cracked.com book (You Might be a Zombie), and a digital copy of the Silmarillion (my old one was falling apart :( ). I also got the free "nook sample" of LotR, which ends about halfway through Fellowship. I'll probably get that next time I read through it :P

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#24 Post by spamel » 07 Jan 2011 11:13

Bought Michael Crichton's (RIP) Eaters of the Dead (illustrated version) and before that a book called Hudson Bay that is 101 years old. It is about the fur trade era and how folk lived in a frozen land. before that was the graphic novel of the hobbit!
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#25 Post by jouzinka » 07 Jan 2011 12:22

spamel wrote:... before that was the graphic novel of the hobbit!
You may consider me officially jealous.

I got my bro Silmarillion illustrated by Ted Nasmith as a Christmas gift. :cry: All I ever get of Tolkien are the paperback editions, because the hardcover ones are so expensive they wouldn't pay off for import as nobody would probably buy them. The only illustrated one I ever managed to get my hands on is Children of Húrin.

No matter. I'll draw the illustrations myself... in a time. Hopefully. 8)
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#26 Post by spamel » 07 Jan 2011 16:25

jouzinka wrote:
spamel wrote:... before that was the graphic novel of the hobbit!
You may consider me officially jealous.

I got my bro Silmarillion illustrated by Ted Nasmith as a Christmas gift. :cry: All I ever get of Tolkien are the paperback editions, because the hardcover ones are so expensive they wouldn't pay off for import as nobody would probably buy them. The only illustrated one I ever managed to get my hands on is Children of Húrin.

No matter. I'll draw the illustrations myself... in a time. Hopefully. 8)
I think it cost me 6 quid in a second hand book shop in a little village called New Mills. It is an awesome bookshop, I got Bridge of Birds from there too and the book shop owner is gonna lend me another book that is impossible to find for less than a few hundred quid!

I'll keep an eye out for another illustrated Hobbit, if I find one for cheap I'll let you know! You get first refusal, it is awesome by the way! :D
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#27 Post by spamel » 07 Jan 2011 16:34

In fact, check out book-finder.com, there are quite a few on there. ISBN 0261102664
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#28 Post by jouzinka » 07 Jan 2011 17:24

spamel wrote:In fact, check out book-finder.com, there are quite a few on there. ISBN 0261102664
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#29 Post by Led Guardian » 09 Jan 2011 18:58

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#30 Post by t.a.j. » 10 Jan 2011 11:36

Led Guardian wrote:By Steven Erikson: The Bonehunters, Reaper's Gale, Toll the Hounds, and Dust of Dreams

Did you like them?
I got Deadhouse Gates and got tired of it after about 150 pages.
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#31 Post by Led Guardian » 10 Jan 2011 23:37

t.a.j. wrote:
Led Guardian wrote:By Steven Erikson: The Bonehunters, Reaper's Gale, Toll the Hounds, and Dust of Dreams

Did you like them?
I got Deadhouse Gates and got tired of it after about 150 pages.
I am enjoying them. I could understand someone not liking the style, and indeed it bothers me sometimes just how many characters there are. But the series gets better after the first two books. I'm on the 5th, and I'd say so far the 3rd (Memories of Ice) was the best, much better than Deadhouse Gates.
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#32 Post by Cerbere » 15 Jan 2011 02:46

Dark Tower 2-4
Stealer of Souls- Michael Moorcock
His Majesty's Dragon- Naomi Novik

And I didn't buy it, but a friend lent me The Call of Cthulhu RPG

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#33 Post by Joost » 23 Jan 2011 01:01

Today I bought The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by André Comte-Sponville. Of course, I started reading immediately, and I have to say I like it so far!
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But the truth is slowly dawning -- things are getting out of hand,
We all pursue our shattered dreams along the roads to our own ruin --
Watch our empires sink and wash away like castles made of sand.
And so cast off the lies that are your lives and find the truth within.
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#34 Post by Insanity » 25 Jan 2011 19:52

I bought and read (during the past 3 1/2 months):
Mark Twain - A Tramp Abroad
Don DeLillo - White Noise
Walter Abish - How German is it
Anzaldúa - Borderlands/La Frontera
Fuentes - The Old Gringo
Limón - The River Flows North


I also bought, but havn't read yet:
Kerouac - On the Road
Nabokov - Lolita

Those I'll read on my semester break. :)

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#35 Post by Desert_Storm » 02 Feb 2011 14:46

ASOIAF 4 just arrived. It's normal sized again and thus makes ASOIAF 3 look even more stupid in my bookshelf :roll:
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#36 Post by Palantyre » 05 Feb 2011 12:23

I just bought, largely on a whim after having read the blurbs in the back cover, The Blade Itself by Joe Abercombie. It's the first part in a fantasy trilogy called The First Law. I read most of it in one sitting overnight, then I went to buy groceries and read the rest when I got back. Seriously damn good book. Recommended for anyone who likes gritty fantasy with interesting characters and dark humor.
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#37 Post by Grim » 03 May 2011 08:08

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky two books with collection of their works
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Jules Verne- Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen
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