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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 17:48 
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So I found myself tagging along with the folks to Half Price books in Hamburg Centre in Lexington today because the sister needed a book for school, and after that, briefly, Barnes & Noble. Out of the four of us, two got one book each, one got nothing, and I got...eleven.

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The two Michael Crichton books came from Barnes & Noble, but the rest are from Half Price Books. Now you may count only ten there, and I said I got eleven. Well, a certain one of those books they had multiple copies of and I found particularly intriguing, so I bought two copies. One of those two copies is sitting in a box, and I am going to be shipping it to somebody on these very boards. Anywho...

I was really really amazed at the Farscape Roleplaying Game Guide. I just, really did not expect to find that ever. And not for less than $20 while being in near mint condition. I wouldn't have bothered looking at the RPG section at all except on the offhand chance of perhaps glimpsing a Serenity: The RPG guide that I could afford. Well, they didn't have that, but, but, but this. and it's far more detailed and comprehensive than I would have guessed! I'm accustomed to D&D Guides being broken up into different books, which may run anywhere from 60-120 pages. Obviously that's not universal, but it's what I see the most often around here. This guide is 320 pages and seems to encompass all the same facets, more or less. Looking at the forms and such used for character creation, and referencing the sections in the guide corresponding to each section, it looks like this is built on a Wizards of the Coast, D&D style system. All things considered: it's pretty frelling awesome.

Got me some classic Iron Man anthols, some classic Orwell and Huxley that i've read before but didn't have copies of, some Crichton novels I was missing, a really aaawesooome Doctor Who book about Daleks that covers basically everything you could possibly wonder about the Daleks, tracing them both in-canon from their predecessor races on Skaro and the Thousand Year War that rendered the planet barren and out-of-canon from 1963-now. I was flipping through it and was really amazed at some of the sections that I read actually managing to reasonably offer rationalisations of conflicting DW canon. Wow. and then there's American Gods, which I have to read because Gaiman. And finally something of a gamble in something I've never heard of with the one titled The Age of Steam: Dead Iron. It looks really awesome in a genre-nerd-wet-dream sort of way. It's the first work in an intended series by an author who has apparently written/is writing another low fantasy deconstruction series, and is about Steampunk Wild West Cowboys.

Now some things I didn't buy but were interesting for various reasons:

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An entire shelf of Jim Butcher/Dresden Files. Didn't buy any because my arms were already getting tired and they didn't have Storm Front, which I'd like to read first.

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OBJECTION! I AM RUNNING OUT OF MONEY!

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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 19:41 
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You really came away with an awesome selection there. I'd more than happily immerse myself in every single one of the ones you bought.

I have a selection of Michael Crichton books but I haven't read either of those two. I'll be very interested to see what you think of them. (Maybe you can post reviews of these books once you've read them.)

The two non-story ones (somehow 'non-fiction' doesn't sound right to describe books talking about fictional worlds :P) both sound really interesting. As someone who's been following Doctor Who since its inception in the 60s I'd naturally be very interested in the Dalek handbook, but I'm especially intrigued by the Farscape RP guide. I'd never imagined people were basing RPGs on Farscape, though I can see it would lend itself to such a thing quite easily. An idea for a future Mercury RP, perhaps?

I also didn't know there were Ace Attorney books. Are they manga? They look like manga rather than novels from their spines. Either way, I think I need to add those to my list of books I'm hoping to get at some point.

The Dresden Files are another series I need to try out at some point. Is it Mage or Anne who's heavily into them? Either way, they've sounded interesting enough to make me note them as another potential purchase (when I finish Game of Thrones and Temeraire).



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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 19:45 
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They're manga.

And Mage is a Dresden aficianado.



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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 21:39 
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Congratulations are in Order, I think — outbooking the whole Family must certainly feel good!


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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 22:13 
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It is, indeeed, difficult not to be a touch envious.


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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2012, 23:43 
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Congratulations are in Order, I think — outbooking the whole Family must certainly feel good!
You know it did. :zeth:
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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2012, 00:03 
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Zeth wrote:
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Congratulations are in Order, I think — outbooking the whole Family must certainly feel good!
You know it did. :zeth:
Mm, I really need to get on revamping that emoticon system.

I trust you to get to it eventually.



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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2012, 10:27 
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...David... >_>
They still haven't sent me any royalties.


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PostPosted: 24 Nov 2012, 14:32 
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 Post subject: Re: BookQuest
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2012, 15:38 
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They still haven't sent me any royalties.
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 Post subject: Re: BookQuest
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 12:10 
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I got some things, because.

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I went looking for Language Myths. By the by, that book is written by linguists, but not particularly for linguists. So if you want to just read some random cool things about language and impress your friends by sounding knowledgeable, or simply have a foot in the discussions between Klarth, Les, and myself, you should give it a read. It's short and pretty simply written; it was on the New York Times' Best Seller list for a while. Seems like a good coffee table book, except, you know, people actually read it.

Anyway, I found that copy of The Divine Comedy while looking for Language Myths and I had to have it. My favourite classical work of literature (the Inferno) and my favourite artist of his era, together and complete (I've only even seen about half of those Dore drawings from the Comedy). It could only be better if it were leatherbound and gilded.

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[Kinda complex thingy, so the contents are here.]

I actually ordered this weeks ago, and it just took so long to ship I forgot all about it. It was just after Christmas and Amazon had a boatload of nice stuff on sale. This normally sells for around 45$ but they had it for 25, and I had some leftover complementary funds from Amazon that paid 5 of that, and it had free shipping. Let me tell you, it is heavy, and I deeply look forward to scouring its pages. When exactly that will be though, is unknown.

In any case, since I had completely forgotten about it, when it arrived it was like receiving an awesome surprise from the UPS man. It was nice and well timed.



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 Post subject: Re: BookQuest
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 12:45 
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Nice! And that Hyrule book looks gorgeous just for its binding, even before you take the content into account.



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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2013, 13:34 
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Nice! And that Hyrule book looks gorgeous just for its binding, even before you take the content into account.
Indeed. Pretty much everything about it is beautiful.



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 Post subject: Re: BookQuest
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2013, 22:13 
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Zelda is a beautiful Series...

Also, more Congratulations and Envy and whatnot.



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PostPosted: 05 Feb 2013, 07:06 
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hnnnnngh this thread

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 Post subject: Re: BookQuest
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2013, 14:04 
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No, your life goal: usurp Zeth's library.
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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2013, 21:53 
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So are the rest of us allowed to post our book finds in this thread then, or what?


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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2013, 05:10 
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Yes! Do post them! I'm making an executive decision. (Yes, I know Ethan outranks me, but I want to know what books everyone else is finding.)



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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2013, 11:39 
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Yeah, please do. It's not a mesclusive thread by any means. I've been kinda surprised nobody else has yet. I mean I know a lot of people these boards simply like to have books even if they don't have time to read them and dream about being able to read them someday, like myself.



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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2013, 12:23 
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Oh I definitely fall into that category! I can very much relate to the book fool in Sebastian Brant's Das Narrenschiff - I love being surrounded by books, even if I never get around to reading many of them (though I always intend to one day). And that has reminded me that I picked up this book for next to nothing in some second hand book sale a while back, though I still haven't had a chance to read it or I'd have posted it in the 'What are you reading?' thread.

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Found these at Robie's in Berea yesterday.

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Oh, and there's my SHIELD truck also.


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Loki manages to retain his coolness in Lego form while Iron Man does not, I observe.



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I think he looks pretty cool from the front. His faceplate flips up.


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Anyway, bought these today and got to read Red vs Green and Director of SHIELD already. I'll be going back for more very soon.



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