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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 10th, 2011, 9:18 am

[quote=""Telynor""]I should do that. But the odds are small that it could actually happen as I am nearly always tempted by new stuff coming out... Sigh. It's insane. J muttered about my bibliomania the other night, and I came back with "It could be worse, I could smoke or drink" and he shut up.[/quote]

I have exactly the same conversation with my mother fairly regularly, and I point out exactly the same things, adding that I don't go out that much, don't even buy that many clothes, so I have to have one vice ;) Storage is the main problem though :rolleyes: but after seeing that gorgeous edition of When Christ.... I realise that Kindles will never replace books like that.
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Post by Elysium » Mon October 10th, 2011, 5:08 pm

The first 4 Game of Thrones books from sale

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Post by rebecca » Tue October 11th, 2011, 1:47 am

I am seriously jealous of Misfit :mad: :D ....Don't you just love rummaging in old books stores with their fusty, dusty smelling books? It is so sad to see so many second hand book stores closing due to online book sites, but it's progress and I have to admit I love Amazon! :D

Bec :)

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Post by Misfit » Tue October 11th, 2011, 2:04 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I am seriously jealous of Misfit :mad: :D ....Don't you just love rummaging in old books stores with their fusty, dusty smelling books? It is so sad to see so many second hand book stores closing due to online book sites, but it's progress and I have to admit I love Amazon! :D

Bec :) [/quote]

I know, but thankfully two of my three favorite used sellers are also online so they have that to fall back on. I'm too lazy to go back and double check, but if I didn't here's a video interview done by C Span a few years ago of the used seller we went to. You ladies should see the glass display shelves at the front counter. There was this Flashman book that looked verra verra old...
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Post by LoobyG » Tue October 11th, 2011, 2:51 pm

My lovely boyfriend treated me to 'Snuff' by Terry Pratchett, his new Discworld novel today at the supermarket! Prince Felix may have to go onto one side for a bit :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 12th, 2011, 5:41 pm

The book on Edward II, ok so I broke my no buying pledge but seriously, it was published on the day I was born, so it was destiny, lol! :) But otherwise no other book has cried "you must buy me now!"

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Post by lauragill » Wed October 12th, 2011, 6:43 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I am seriously jealous of Misfit :mad: :D ....Don't you just love rummaging in old books stores with their fusty, dusty smelling books? It is so sad to see so many second hand book stores closing due to online book sites, but it's progress and I have to admit I love Amazon! :D

Bec :) [/quote]

I LOVE secondhand bookstores. There's so much buried treasure to find.

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Post by Misfit » Wed October 12th, 2011, 7:15 pm

[quote=""lauragill""]I LOVE secondhand bookstores. There's so much buried treasure to find.[/quote]

I love finding those treasures and reading them, there's some darned good stuff that's been long forgotten. Besides, if it is bad there's no author to get in a hissy fit and try to get me thrown off of Amazon again ;) :) :rolleyes:
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Post by fljustice » Thu October 13th, 2011, 2:55 pm

Back from a special trip to London, Paris and Amsterdam with my daughter who is spending a semester abroad in England. I love the British Museum and did a major raid on their bookstore for NF research material. Picked up:

Boudica by Vanessa Collingridge
The Boudican Revolt Against Rome by Paul R. Sealey
The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Ancient Farming by Peter J. Reynolds
Architecture in Roman Britain by Guy de la Bedoyere
Galla Placidia: The Last Roman Empress by Hagith Sivan
Roman Women by Eve D'Ambra
Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators, Ordinary Men and Women … the Romans that History Forgot by Robert Knapp
Roman Britain by Richard Hobbs

Really dropped the pounds on this trip, and I'm not talking about weight!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu October 13th, 2011, 5:32 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Back from a special trip to London, Paris and Amsterdam with my daughter who is spending a semester abroad in England. I love the British Museum and did a major raid on their bookstore for NF research material. Picked up:

Boudica by Vanessa Collingridge
The Boudican Revolt Against Rome by Paul R. Sealey
The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Ancient Farming by Peter J. Reynolds
Architecture in Roman Britain by Guy de la Bedoyere
Galla Placidia: The Last Roman Empress by Hagith Sivan
Roman Women by Eve D'Ambra
Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators, Ordinary Men and Women … the Romans that History Forgot by Robert Knapp
Roman Britain by Richard Hobbs

Really dropped the pounds on this trip, and I'm not talking about weight![/quote]

It also sounds like you gained some pounds too! How much did all that weigh?!

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