Book Hauls!

Please forgive me for this one since it's not a book, but it's pretty special to me. An unopened dvd box set of
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Two pickups from the village swap stuff / well-being shed this week:
The first was another for the Pre ISBN Penguins collection (my 555th of the 2999 main series),
and an unprepossessing looking old brick of a hardback by an author I had never heard of


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I it picked up because it was looking so out of place on the shelf full of Lee Childs and Patricia Cornwell paperbacks: I flipped it open. Thick pulpy paper, wide margins, large-ish type with strange ligatures between every pairing of st and ct.

CHAPTER I
AS far as I'm concerned, Mr. Skinner," I
said, "you can go to hell."
My visitor leaned back in his chair,
staring at me resentfully out of his little rat-like
eyes.
"Is that all you have to say to me ? " he
demanded.
I reflected for a moment.
"And stop there," I added.
He rose to his feet, his naturally sallow face
flushed with anger.
"Very well, Mr. Cameron," he muttered,
"you may think you're very funny and
clever, but I'll be even with you before I've
finished."
I got up also, and, walking to the door, threw
it open.
"Unless you're out of this house in five
seconds," I said, " I'll chuck you down the steps."
Clutching his hat in his hand, he sidled quickly
through into the hall, and with a hasty jerk
drew back the latch of the front door.
The next minute he was standing on the
pavement, looking back at me over the little
iron gate which divided my miniature garden
from Campden House Road.
"You great hulking swine !" he snarled.
"You'll get what's coming to you and a bit over."

Damn! Sallow rat-eyed scuttling villain on page one and "Hulking swine" as our narrator but what sold me was that final 'and a bit over!"

The last copy of this book sold on eBay went for £35. I'm torn between hoping the book is not good enough to keep, or bad enough to hang on. to.
 
There is an android app - Book Catalogue. You stick it on your phone and just scan in barcodes of the books (or manually put in the ISBN). Then you have a sort of travelling catalogue of your books so you don't buy duplicates. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
The Kindle edition of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Memory.

It's about time i read the trilogy.
 
There is an android app - Book Catalogue. You stick it on your phone and just scan in barcodes of the books (or manually put in the ISBN). Then you have a sort of travelling catalogue of your books so you don't buy duplicates. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A lot of the books I buy/collect don't have ISBNs so I use Librarything.com (when I remember) - it's a bit more laborious than just scanning a barcode though.
 
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Received yesterday an impulse buy puchased with a 25% off coupon. Anyway, Valancourt has reissued this, an almost forgotten supernatural horror novel.

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Expected to receive today,

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and
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also bought with 25% off. Feeling good about these.
 
There is an android app - Book Catalogue. You stick it on your phone and just scan in barcodes of the books (or manually put in the ISBN). Then you have a sort of travelling catalogue of your books so you don't buy duplicates. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thats good, but different editions have different isbn codes
 
Thats good, but different editions have different isbn codes
So? You can put in all the different editions with different codes. You can even add the book manually or search for it on the internet if you don't want to scan the barcode or it doesn't have an ISBN. The app allows you to search under title and author as well. So you can search for Charles Dickens and you will get a list of all your Dickens novels. You can also organise the entered books any way you like - there is a bookshelf function.

There are also other apps that have similar functions, but that one is the one that worked best for me at the time. I haven't bothered to look if there was anything better/newer recently.
 
Found a copy of Greek Myths by Robert Graves for 50p on a WRVS stall. Originally published in 1955. I like the cover on the one I nabbed.
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