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JunkMonkey

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This pile of 6 aged, battered copies of Alan Class reprints arrived from eBay the other day.

99p each + postage - which is the kind of money that makes me happy. The prices that some of these things go for is insane (a copy of CREEPY WORLDS # 36 - which reprinted an early Fantastic Four - went for over a grand on eBay recently.) Very few superheroes in this bundle (a few T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents strips that's all) but stuffed full of those bewilderingly pointless 1950s 'spooky', 'eerie', 'startling' stories that aren't any of those things, and those downright stupid, space-filling strips that just stop when the required number of pages have been filled.

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Matteo

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Saw this earlier at the book drop in the local train station. Must admit, I'd not heard of it but it sounded intriguing. It's a first edition and I've just seen that prices on-line are around €100 so not a bad find. It's inscribed in what seems to be Latin - difficult to make it out since the handwriting is not great - but looks like: Si noles, bene est, ego voleo. (Serge D'houf). Which could be "If you don't want it, that's fine, I will".

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Ubergeek

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From Leakeys 2nd hand bookshop Inverness for £22

5 Ed McBain's 87 th precinct thrillers

See them die
Shotgun
Guns
So long as you both shall live
Hail to the chief

And Iain Banks - The Bridge ( his non Culture book I enjoy the most )
 

NaaLu

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So which books have you recently spent your hard earned cash or pocket money on :)

What little gems couldnt you resist and ended up on your bookshelf:D

I have to be careful with my pennies these days so the only books that get onto my bookshelves (yep got more than one) now are my favourite authors works.

There was a special offer on (last week) at the book club I am a member of and I've sent for -

Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Grass for his Pillow and Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn

Havent' got them yet but eagerly awaiting them :D
Call me late but I just started reading Song of Achilles! For a book club but I’ve wanted to read it for a long time anyway. So far really liking it, interesting characters and concepts. This post is definitely inspiring me to stop by the bookstore again
 

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The benefits of shopping around. I have had my eye on these 2010 oop beauties for months, to feed my Calcutta obsession, but have been put off by the price, typically £30+ per volume on Amazon, Abebooks, ebay etc, if available at all.
Last night I idly looked on the publisher's (Oxford University Press) website, which had them for £30 the pair, applied a 30% discount code, found online, and now they are in the post for £20+p&p. Hah. Might have got them for even less if I had ordered directly from India, where OUP has branches.
 

JunkMonkey

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From Leakeys 2nd hand bookshop Inverness for £22

5 Ed McBain's 87 th precinct thrillers

See them die
Shotgun
Guns
So long as you both shall live
Hail to the chief

And Iain Banks - The Bridge ( his non Culture book I enjoy the most )
Much as I love the smell (old books and coffee are a heady mixture) and ambience of Leakey's most things I want in it are out of my price range - so I don't visit.

Today I found The Taschen Complete Pinups of Gil Elvgren in our village book drop place.

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Someone with a weird sense of humour had put it in with the kids' books.
 

AE35Unit

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Got these four 87th Precinct books from Abebooks. The one at the bottom, Lady Lady I Did It, didn't arrive at first, I had to re-order it. They'd sent 3 books in one package but Lady never arrived, even though they were all from the same seller. I reckon they just forgot to pack it!
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Matteo

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Moved from Those moments when you realise how old you are :).

When it takes you a couple of minutes to figure out what "TBR" means...:rolleyes:. Looks interesting - may get that one.

Except I already have plenty of TBR...
 

Matteo

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I swear this guy gives 5 star reviews to every book he reviews?
Hmm...skimming through a few other reviews, it does look that way.

If only we knew someone who could give us an unbiased review...:unsure:
 

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