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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2015, 01:46:37 AM »
Here we go. Not as big as I thought once I got them all out.



I guess this means I can buy a lot more.

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2015, 10:07:21 PM »
Here's my pile, torn from their safe place on the bookshelf and stacked in a wobbly pile. It's mostly not fantasy but there is some so that's my excuse! I read a bunch of other stuff. :)



I'm determined to buy no more books for the rest of the year, I will try! I swear it! I went into a Waterstones today and didn't even buy anything, not even Saga Volume 5!
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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2015, 10:22:27 AM »
^ "Image contains errors" :-\
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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2015, 11:17:39 AM »
You can never have enough books. How else are you supposed to insulate your walls and make every room seem smaller?

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« Reply #109 on: October 16, 2015, 11:26:42 AM »
^ "Image contains errors" :-\
Oh :( But I can see it.

And I can't attach anything because the 'folder is too full'. *shrugs*

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #110 on: October 16, 2015, 11:33:50 AM »
Try hosting the image on photobucket or the like. If it is held locally we won't be able to see it.

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« Reply #111 on: October 16, 2015, 11:42:24 AM »
Changed it, if it doesn't work then meh, doesn't matter.

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #112 on: October 16, 2015, 11:47:45 AM »
I can see it now!
You can't build proper pyramids, though ;)

If you read other stuff too, can I suggest "The Universe Versus Alex Woods", by Gavin Extence? I almost stopped reading non-fantasy because it kept disappointing me, but I got this one last year (I think, maybe 2 years ago), and it was absolutely great.
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« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2015, 12:41:49 PM »
I can see it now!
You can't build proper pyramids, though ;)

If you read other stuff too, can I suggest "The Universe Versus Alex Woods", by Gavin Extence? I almost stopped reading non-fantasy because it kept disappointing me, but I got this one last year (I think, maybe 2 years ago), and it was absolutely great.
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;) Didn't want to spend ages putting them back in the wrong places.

And I think I've heard of that book before, not sure it appealed but I'll add it to be 'very' long TBR list :P

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #114 on: October 16, 2015, 02:20:40 PM »
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
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« Reply #115 on: October 16, 2015, 02:49:30 PM »
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
I have my hardbacks lined up on my desk as they don't fit on my teeny bookshelves. :O

Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others. :(


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« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2015, 02:59:59 PM »
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Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others.

I also won a good reads ARC for Half a War. I will be mugging Joe to get it SL&D at some point in the near future. Both myself and the sprog have signed UK hardback editions.

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« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2015, 03:12:45 PM »
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
I have my hardbacks lined up on my desk as they don't fit on my teeny bookshelves. :O

Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others. :(



whoa.  super cool.

i see wool in there too.  i don't remember from where, but i've heard it was amazing.

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2015, 04:48:30 PM »
Wool actually belongs in the self published thread. It was put out on the web then picked up by a publisher.
Wool is great. Overall the trilogy is patchy but good. I have Sand by Howey in my TBR on the strength of that series.

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Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2015, 05:35:01 PM »
Yea Wool has intrigued me for a while, was when I was completely annoyed and frustrated with The Walking Dead, it sounded a good alternative.

And since then I've read Station Eleven which was so good and clever and brilliantly written its sort of ruined other apocalypse stuff. Makes them seem very poor by comparison.

But I picked Wool up for £2 in an Entertainment store called 'Head'. They have a bunch of (mostly pretty shit) books in there for £1 or £2 so I check it out now and then for any good bargains. :)

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