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What was the last book you bought? (2014)

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    Went to the recycling shop. Bought 2nd hand copies of: a Wordsworth ed. of Plato's Republic; Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age; and a Dutch version of Haynes' Bike Book.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    Ballard's Extreme Metaphores and Hello America.

    Wanna get home and get stuck into them.....

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Picked up three science fiction books that caught my eye at one of my favorite thrift stores today:

    The Smoke Ring by Larry Niven
    Serpent's Reach by C.J. Cherryh
    Merchanter's Luck by C.J. Cherryh

    1980's hardbacks that I'll be reading in the near future.

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  • Melnibonean
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    The Waiting by Joe Hart.

    A nice story with interesting twists and turns and an ending that isn't formulaic for a mystery/horror story. Genuinely creepy in places (and that's from the point of view of a jaded reader).

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    As I mentioned elsewhere, just bought a copy of Eduardo Paolozzi at New Worlds. However, In the acknowledgements, author David Brittain, mentions Colin Greenland's, The Entropy Exhibition. I vaguely remember attending a couple of classes, or lectures, given by Greenland, back when I was at NELP, in the Eighties. The Entropy Exhibition was Greenland's Phd thesis, all about New Worlds under Mike's editorship. I'd forgotten all about it. I got a Sony e-Reader for my birthday, so I found a digital copy at eBooks.com.

    Got plenty of good reading to do this year!

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  • David Mosley
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    Originally posted by David Mosley View Post
    The last physical books I bought were The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, both for my daughter (off the back of her love of the BBC Sherlock series).
    I've ordered two more of the Sherlock BBC Books - The Sign of Four & The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - this morning from the BBC Shop in their sales. It's only a 50p saving on the Shop's normal prices (£4.99) but that's actually cheaper than the behemoth Amazon's regular prices (£5.24);* I thought I was going to get stiffed on postage but the BBC Shop has free postage on all UK orders so although delivery takes a few days longer than Amazon Prime next day shipping as I'm in no rush to get them it's a good deal all round - particularly for my daughter.

    *Assuming you don't do a Search and hit the copies being sold for £430!

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  • Pebble
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    I have been reading Mark Ursell's Book Illustration, which I got from Dorking library. It was a great read and some great ideas. So I have bought a copy and waiting for it to turn up next week.

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  • Rothgo
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    OK, maybe you didn't buy them in 2014 David, but somebody has to get this year's thread going; it might as well be you!

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  • David Mosley
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    What was the last book you bought? (2014)

    The last physical books I bought were The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, both for my daughter (off the back of her love of the BBC Sherlock series).

    I also bought myself digital copies of V For Vendetta and The Dark Knight Returns (from Comixology), Watchmen, The Complete DR & Quinch and The Complete Judge Dredd Case Files Vol 6 (from Amazon Kindle) and The Complete Halo Jones, The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks and The Complete VCs Vol 1 (from 2000AD Online) in their respective festive period sales.
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