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What books did you buy recently?

Post Number:#1 by StephenKingman
» 05 Sep 2010, 04:56

Ok, we need a thread like this as its a different category to What you are currently reading and rating your last book.

This book is for any purchases you have made recently in the book world, including any interesting facts about the book, price bargains and Special Editions.

I will get the ball rolling:

Yesterday, i treated myself to The Kite Runner by Hosseini, i have heard so much praise about this book that i decided to add it to my TBR list. I also have A Thousand Splendid Suns to read as well. In addition i bought On The Road by Jack Kerouac, its one of the "50 Books to Read Before You Die" so as long as im alive, i want to cross it off my list!

Any you, what have you bought?
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Post Number:#2 by Acheron
» 05 Sep 2010, 06:26

HEY THERE THIS IS DIFFICULT FOR ME AS I BUY SEVERAL BOOKS A DAY THE MOST RECENT ARE: SHAYLA BLACK THE DOOMSDAY BRETHREN NOVELS - THE SERIES IS DEFINATELY WORTH READING IF YOU LIKE PARANORMAL READING, WITCHES WARLOCKS AND BATTLES BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, ALSO ROMANCE PLAYS A LARGE PART.
ALSO DEBORAH COOKE THE DRAGONFIRE NOVELS, THESE TOO ARE PARANORMAL WITH ROMANCE BETWEEN THE DRAGONS AND HUMAN FEMALES.

I FIND AMAZON IS A GREAT PLACE TO BUY BOOKS I FIND THEM TO BE CHEAPER THAN A LOT OF PLACES WITH A LARGE SELECTION AND QUICK DELIVERY.

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Post Number:#3 by Mairin
» 05 Sep 2010, 09:27

Let's see: The Canterbury Tales, The History of the Vikings, A Brief History of Time, Sod Walls, The Road, Devils. That is my most recent list of purchases.
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Post Number:#4 by StephenKingman
» 05 Sep 2010, 10:12

Mairin wrote: A Brief History of Time


Excellent book, i would really recommend it.
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Post Number:#5 by Mairin
» 05 Sep 2010, 10:13

Yea I ended up finishing it fairly quickly. It was just so well written that I was able to read it quickly and understand what he was explaining.
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Post Number:#6 by Fran
» 05 Sep 2010, 12:16

'No and Me' by Delphine de Vigan ... heard it recommended somewhere & how could anyone resist that title?
'Room' by Emma Donoghue .... Booker nomination so have to be able to be opinionated about it!
'The Infinities' by John Banville ... because I love his writings
'The Einstein Girl' by Philip Sington .... because I liked the cover (I really am incredibly shallow)
'Ethan Frome & Other Stories' by Edith Wharton because I like her stuff
'The Greek & Roman Myths' by Philip Matyszak because I am interested in mythology & you just have to feel this book ... Blue & Gold cover it just begged me to take it home & cherish it.
'Broadcast Talks' by C S Lewis .... I've been in love with him since childhood and I got it cheap in The Winding Stair bookshop in Dublin ... are you familiar with that shop Stephenkingman?
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Post Number:#7 by BookReviewer
» 05 Sep 2010, 12:43

Seems like everyone here reads "kitty" books.
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Post Number:#8 by PetarD
» 05 Sep 2010, 14:04

The last book I bought was W. Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", and the once before that being "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. I'm expecting "The Once and Future King" by Terence H. White.
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Post Number:#9 by Mairin
» 05 Sep 2010, 14:25

BookReviewer wrote:Seems like everyone here reads "kitty" books.


I guess I'm confused as to what exactly you mean by "kitty books". Would you care to explain?
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Post Number:#10 by Fran
» 05 Sep 2010, 14:32

Mairin wrote:
BookReviewer wrote:Seems like everyone here reads "kitty" books.


I guess I'm confused as to what exactly you mean by "kitty books". Would you care to explain?


Means nothing to me either
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Post Number:#11 by StephenKingman
» 05 Sep 2010, 15:23

I would imagine kitty books mean chick lit or books which deal with strong emotion? But thats just a guess, could be wrong....
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Post Number:#12 by laci_baby
» 05 Sep 2010, 19:02

Well what the hockey sticks does he know (or she)? Ignore it.
Nice thread by the by StephenKingman, exactly what we needed.

Im kind of in a Holocaust book fascination right now.
Okay, i bought I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson, Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, and Auschwitz: a New History by Laurence Rees.
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Post Number:#13 by Stinkin' Fascist
» 05 Sep 2010, 20:52

I would imagine kitty books mean chick lit or books which deal with strong emotion? But thats just a guess, could be wrong....


Actually, it makes most sense to me that they intended to say "kiddy" or "kiddie" books.
Seems like an insult in a sense to me... But since no one knows for sure, I refrain comments.

Right before I left for the airport I bought Kim Harrison's Black Magic Sanction. The 8th in her The Hollows series.
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Post Number:#14 by Tonya
» 05 Sep 2010, 22:16

the pact,the first cases by J.D. Robb
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Post Number:#15 by Gannon
» 06 Sep 2010, 00:57

I just purchased a first edition signed copy of "Ghostwritten" by David Mitchell. I am just getting into David Mitchell. Very impressed with what I have read so far. :)
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