January 15th, 2009, 08:29 PM
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
January 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Damn fool idealist
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
January 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
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.
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January 15th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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.
January 15th, 2009, 11:53 PM
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...
January 16th, 2009, 12:05 AM
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.
January 16th, 2009, 03:37 AM
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...
Originally Posted by Obtuse
January 16th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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.
January 16th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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.
Originally Posted by Obtuse
January 16th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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.
January 20th, 2009, 11:44 AM
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
January 20th, 2009, 05:52 PM
sultan of smug
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.
January 21st, 2009, 08:49 PM
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.
January 26th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Latest fantasy buys:
A Sword from Red Ice - J.V. Jones
Tracing the Shadow - Sarah Ash
The Sharing Knife vol 3 - Lois M Bujold
January 27th, 2009, 02:13 PM
The Terror: A Novel-Dan Simmons
Breath and Bone-Carol Berg
Bone Song-John Meaney
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