I've just bought.... (Fantasy, version VI)

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  1. Obtuse

    Obtuse ‪Ominous, I'm In Us

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    I've just done a bit of Googling and sadly, there are no Half Price Books stores in MS. The chain has a presence in a scattering of states across the country, but it looks like the closest to you may be in my neck of the woods; Houston.

    BTW, Sorry for the double post, but I can't seem to edit my previous post. I get a HTTP 500 error when trying to save an update.
     
  2. Eventine

    Eventine Uh, Staff Member

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    I added up the cost of all the available books on my wishlist at book depository the other day and worked out it would cost me about eight grand (Australian). With the150 or so unavailable books on top of that I got scared...
     
  3. Obtuse

    Obtuse ‪Ominous, I'm In Us

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    I don't really even want to think about the money, but I did just do quick calculation and determined that if I was able to get all the books still on my list at the same prices I bought the above for, it would cost me around $2500 (US). Of course, I don't expect to be able to find all of the books used.

    Also, I fully expect to remove a lot of the books on my list without reading them. Many are from authors I never read before and I'm sure I'll find that I don't care for many of them.

    At any rate, that's a lot of books, Eventine. I'd be scared too.
     
  4. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    Yes, but seeing them all in one place (bookshelf or stacks, take your pick) is it's own reward. I look at them all and smile, in a disturbing fashion, I'm told.
     
  5. Obtuse

    Obtuse ‪Ominous, I'm In Us

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    Very true. After getting the above haul home, I had to reorganize my bookshelf so they would all fit. Afterwards, I gazed upon what I had done and saw that it was good.
     
  6. Randy M.

    Randy M. Registered User

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    The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
    The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow


    Randy M.
     
  7. tragic

    tragic sultan of smug

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    Just picked up Clash of Kings and the first chunk of Storm of Swords. won't be reading them for a week or two though, most likely.
     
  8. molybdenum

    molybdenum Analyze That

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    I just ordered the first 2 books of Keyes Kingdom of Thorn and Bone quartet, mostly based on Rob B's stellar review.

    I am interested though in whose style Keyes is similar to. I know he was mentioned in Rob's Hero of Ages (Sanderson) review, but I'm not sure if that's because it is similar or just up-and-coming authors who follow their timetables for their series.

    C'mon, I'm looking for more reasons to get excited about these books.:D
     
  9. DarthV

    DarthV Sith Lord

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    Latest fantasy buys:

    A Sword from Red Ice - J.V. Jones
    Tracing the Shadow - Sarah Ash
    The Sharing Knife vol 3 - Lois M Bujold
     
  10. sbp

    sbp Registered User

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    The Terror: A Novel-Dan Simmons
    Breath and Bone-Carol Berg
    Bone Song-John Meaney
     
  11. yonkge

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    Aha,
    I also just bought
    Bone Song - Meaney
    and Shadowfall - Clemens

    Just need to finish reading Kavalier and Clay
     
  12. Toma

    Toma The yoyo of the universe!

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    Just ordered
    Peter S Beagle - The Line Between
    Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

    Ordered the last solely for the Beagle story in it, but hoping for some other decent ones.
     
  13. mellis107

    mellis107 New Member

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    Terry Brooks:
    The Elfstones Of Shannara
    The Wishsong Of Shannara
    The Scions Of Shannara

    Stephen King:
    Eyes Of The Dragon

    Jim Butcher:
    Storm Front
    Fool Moon
     
  14. ezchaos

    ezchaos Next to Arch Stanton

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    I haven't ordered anything from the SFBC in ages. They appear to be desperate, what with all the spams I've been getting about free shipping, and buy 2 get one free specials. So, I felt it was time to order:

    Drood by Dan Simmons
    The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan
    Lamentation by Ken Scholes
     
  15. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    The Legacy of Gird - Elizabeth Moon
    The Singing - Alison Croggon
    The Rai Kirah series - Carol Berg
     
  16. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    The Book of Morgaine - C.J. Cherryh
    The Dreaming Tree - C.J. Cherryh
     
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  17. Randy M.

    Randy M. Registered User

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    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, vols. 1 &2, by Gordon Dahlquist



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  18. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    The Coldfire Trilogy, by C.S. Friedman.
     
  19. Mithfânion

    Mithfânion Lord of the Wild Hunt

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    Twelve-Jasper Kent
    Judging Eye-Bakker
    Lamentation-Scholes
    Mortal Coils-Nylund
    Drood-Simmons
    Cloven hooves-Lindholm
    The Separation-Priest
    The Whale Road-Robert Low
    Domino Men-Jonathan Barnes
    Book of Lost Tales part 2-JRR Tolkien
    Let the Right one in-Lindkvist
    Goon: Chinatown
     
  20. PeterWilliam

    PeterWilliam Omnibus Prime

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    Flesh and Spirit - Carol Berg
    Breath and Bone - Carol Berg