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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. murphyz

    murphyz New Member

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    words! I devour them, yet still I hunger.
    I recently got The House of Leaves. That's it :) ... for now :D

    Regards
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  3. Stewart

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    I bought The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne by, er, Michel de Montaigne. :cool:
     
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    that's almost as good as the chomsky reader by noam chomsky. ;)
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    My purchases this week include:

    House of Leaves- Mark Danielwski
    Gateways- F.Paul Wilson
    Eragon- Christopher Paolini
    Catcher in the Rye- J.D.Salinger
    Bookman's Promise- John Dunning
    To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
    The Space Machine- Christopher Priest

    RaVeN
     
  6. hobitten

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    Yesterday I bought the newest Elizabeth George crimenovel in paperback :) (FINALLY reached these Danish shores! :rolleyes: ).

    Oh, and I ordered the illustrated edition of LotR. Illustrated by Alan Lee, that is. :eek: :eek:

    (I do think, I need therapy. I am much too hooked on this Middle Earth :eek: ).

    Hobitten - off to the movies: Lost in Translation.

    See ya.
     
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    I bought 3 on Saturday (WH Smiths are / were doing a 3 for the price of 2 offer)

    I bought:

    Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code
    Douglas Adams - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (The Trilogy of Four)
    Kathy Reichs - Bare Bones

    Will be popping back in tomorrow after work to see if the offer is still on and will endeavour to buy the Pratchett books I am missing from my collection.

    I did pick up Life of Pi, ummed and ahhed for a while, and put it back.
     
  8. Martin

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    Four?! What happened to the fifth one?

    And RaVeN, good choice on the House of Leaves buy!

    Cheers, Martin :D
     
  9. RaVeN

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    Between your review and the few websites I visited, this one was too irresistible to pass up.
    I also tried to get Complicity by Ian Banks but was outbid in an auction while I was at work. :mad:
    I want to check out Dead Air and Wasp Factory as well but that(from listening in on forum conversations) sounded like the one that I was most used to reading and would give me a taste of his style before I delve into the others.

    RaVeN
     
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    I've been to 2 whole bookstores in the past 2 weeks, without purchasing ANYTHING!

    I'm making progress, really I am.
     
  11. Martin

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    I have the same thing, I walked past Waterstones (in Amsterdam) four times, the day before yesterday, and I didn't even go in!

    *pats self on back*

    And to think it was actually open for two out of those four times!

    Cheers, Martin :D
     
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    I don't know how you do it Ashlea. I almost feel obligated to buy something when I walk into a book store. I just ...can't...resist. I even have that guilt feeling afterwards(what did you buy that for? You've got enough at home to last you for months) But I end up doing it all over again a few days later.

    HELP!!!
    RaVeN
     
  13. Ashlea

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    It helps that they were not top notch book stores.
     
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    Today I went out for something to clean silver with. And came home with two books and a big bag of chocolate. Completely forgot to look for the silver stuff. I'll have to go out again tomorrow. And probably come home with more books. Oh woe.

    Anyhoo, bought Natural History by Justina Robson, and Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance. But I'm still slogging my way through Otherland, so I'll probably never get to read them.
     
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    Today, I went to Borders today and didn't buy anything! What a relived! BUT I have told my parents there are plenty good books, You know what! They will go there tomorrow. I have no worried to borrow their books! :lol
     
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    words! I devour them, yet still I hunger.
    You got the right idea!

    Regards
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    I'm a bit like that chap in the fast show who'd be sent out for specific things by his wife and come home with completely random items. Except I always come back with books. I have to try again today.
     
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    See y'all proud cus you went past book shops and didn't buy anything and I do that for months at a time. It's called being a student and broke. Unfortuanately some of us have to use the library.
     
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    I can, sometimes, walk out of the bookstore without buying anything - but then I usually make up for this by spending anywhere between £50 & £100 the next time I go in.

    I like books

    Mxx
     
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    I can go in and not buy anything, mostly because of the overwhelming guilt that I oughtn't be buying anything at that particular moment....but I'm always presented with tons of new books that I want to read.
     

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