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  1. #16
    Uh, Moderator
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    Apr 2000
    NSW, Australia
    Recently ordered:
    The Last Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
    Fast Ships, Black Sails - Ann and Jeff Vandermeer (ed)
    The Living Dead - John Joseph Adams (ed)
    The Affinity Bridge - George Mann (I got this based on Suicul's rec)
    Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
    Scarlet Traces - Ian Edington
    Dark Tower: The Long Road Home - Peter David
    Birmingham, 35 Miles - James Braziel (Pretty sure this is post apocalytpic SF)
    Storm Front - Jim Butcher (This si the book club's February selection)

    And non-genre, non-fiction:
    Mind Hacks - Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
    Paranoia: The 21st Century Fear - Daniel Freeman, James Freeman

  2. #17
    Damn fool idealist DailyRich's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Most recent haul, thanks to cashing in some Barnes and Noble gift cards I got for Christmas:

    Inda - Sherwood Smith
    An Unexpected Apprentice - Jody Lynn Nye
    Gotrek and Felix: The First Omnibus - William King

    And not fantasy:
    The Dragon's Nine Sons - Chris Roberson
    Killing Floor - Lee Child
    The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War - David Halberstam

  3. #18
    A couple months ago I finally finished (finished as it can be) my comprehensive fantasy to-buy list and ended up with nearly 700 books on it. Figuring I had to start somewhere, I started by asking everyone for books for Christmas, and received...

    The Blade Itself - Abercrombie
    Before They Are Hanged - Abercrombie
    Last Argument of Kings - Abercrombie
    Prisoner of the Iron Tower - Ash
    Children of the Serpent Gate - Ash
    Flesh and Spirit - Berg
    Kushiel's Scion - Carey
    Kushiel's Justice - Carey
    Hidden Truth - Cook, D.
    First Truth - Cook, D.
    Phantom - Goodkind
    Confessor - Goodkind
    A Sword From Red Ice - Jones
    The Gold Falcon - Kerr
    The Spirit Stone - Kerr
    Natural Ordermage - Modesitt Jr.
    Road of the Patriarch - Salvatore

    Not a bad haul by any means, but given the large number of books on my list I did not feel that it made a big enough dent. So I went to my local Half Price Books and went crazy. I bought...

    Guardians of the Keep - Berg
    The Soul Weaver - Berg
    Duaghter of Ancients - Berg
    The First Betrayal - Bray
    Beguilement - Bujold
    Corsair - Bunch
    Godslayer - Carey
    The Paladin - Cherryh
    The Decoy Princess - Cook, D.
    The Wayfarer Redemption - Douglass
    The Gilded Chain - Duncan
    Medalon - Fallon
    The Runelords - Farland
    The Ladies of Mandrigyn - Hambly
    Shaman's Crossing - Hobb
    Forest Mage - Hobb
    Fool's Errand - Hobb
    Golden Fool - Hobb
    Fool's Fate - Hobb
    The Lions of Al-Rassan - Kay
    Tigana - Kay
    The Briar King - Keyes
    The Glasswright's Progress - Klasky
    Fires of the Faithful - Kritzer
    The Eyes of God - Marco
    The Thief's Gamble - McKenna
    The Riddle Master of Hed - McKillip
    Legacies - Modesitt Jr.
    Beneath Vaunted Hills - Russell
    Gatherer of Clouds - Russell
    The First Book of Swords - Saberhagen
    The Lure of the Basilisk - Watt-Evans
    Hunter's Oath - West (Sagara)
    The Lost Prince - Zimmer

    God, I love that store.
    Last edited by Obtuse; April 3rd, 2009 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Bacon

  4. #19
    Mod Lady Moderator Eldanuumea's Avatar
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    Dec 2002
    Somewhere in Terre d'Ange
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    Obtuse, I HATE you! What is this store? Is it a big chain? Could there be one anywhere in Mississippi?

    I am so glad to see The Wayfarer Redemption on your list. The six books in that series are incredible......I reread them every year or so.

    My latest buys are Ysabel (Kay), the last five Sookie Stackhouse books (Charlaine Harris), the latest Merry Gentry Book (Hamilton), The Twisted Citadel (Douglass), Hero of Ages (Sanderson), and Anathem (Stephenson.

  5. #20
    Don't hate me too much, this haul is atypical and likely a one time thing.

    Half Price Books is a chain of large, used book stores with pretty good selections and great prices. I live not too far from you, in Texas, so it's conceivable that there are some in MS. I was born and raised in MS, however, and never saw one. Of course I've been gone from MS for 16 yrs, so...

  6. #21
    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.

  7. #22
    Uh, Moderator
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    NSW, Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by Obtuse View Post
    A couple months ago I finally finished (finished as it can be) my comprehensive fantasy to-buy list and ended up with nearly 700 books on it.
    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...

  8. #23
    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.

  9. #24
    Omnibus Prime Moderator PeterWilliam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obtuse View Post
    At any rate, that's a lot of books, Eventine. I'd be scared too.
    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.

  10. #25
    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.

  11. #26
    The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
    The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow

    Randy M.

  12. #27
    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.

  13. #28
    Analyze That
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    Jan 2008
    Now off an island
    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.

  14. #29
    Sith Lord DarthV's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Fredericton, NB,Canada
    Latest fantasy buys:

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

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

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