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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1485 on: February 16, 2020, 02:33:53 PM »
Someone didn't like their Christmas presents.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1486 on: February 16, 2020, 02:56:56 PM »
Someone didn't like their Christmas presents.
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« Reply #1487 on: February 16, 2020, 04:28:30 PM »
If you ever see The blade itself, Red sister or rivers of London Hardbacks in a charity shop buy them, they all command serious money now.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1488 on: February 16, 2020, 08:13:02 PM »
The wonders of charity shops! I just bought Erin Morgenstern's new book, hardcover exclusive Waterstones edition, plus the paperback of Sanderson's Skyward, for £1.50 ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1489 on: March 06, 2020, 09:15:02 AM »
Yesterday I thought I only had around 100 pages left in my Malazan book, so I went to bed at 8.30 just to read ;D
In the end, this book was 1270 and not 1200 as I thought: I read for 2 hours, managed 100 pages, but the rest will have to be today. I stopped at a chapter end, and what a chapter! :D
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« Reply #1490 on: March 27, 2020, 10:19:13 PM »
Considering the amount I've just splurged on 2 books, it's a good job they're my only real vice.

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« Reply #1491 on: March 30, 2020, 04:59:53 PM »
With all the shops closed, I'm finally getting the chance to get through my tbr without it piling up again. It was going so well right up until my parcel from Waterstones online arrived this morning.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1492 on: March 30, 2020, 05:37:15 PM »
Do you know where I can get a copy of The Knight of Chimera by S.K. Inkslinger from ?
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« Reply #1493 on: March 30, 2020, 09:57:12 PM »
Do you know where I can get a copy of The Knight of Chimera by S.K. Inkslinger from ?

I have it but he must have edited the book massively. It's better if he sends the latest copy to you.
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« Reply #1494 on: March 31, 2020, 05:59:01 AM »
Oh wow. I was like the title of that book was pretty familiar, wonder where it is from. Then I read on and realized you were talking about my book, hahah.

The Knight of Chimera wasn't all that great. If you're interested I'd send you my latest version of When Crows Cawed, my first full length novel @Eclipse.

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« Reply #1495 on: March 31, 2020, 09:21:22 AM »
Oh wow. I was like the title of that book was pretty familiar, wonder where it is from. Then I read on and realized you were talking about my book, hahah.

The Knight of Chimera wasn't all that great. If you're interested I'd send you my latest version of When Crows Cawed, my first full length novel @Eclipse.

Heck, I don't have Knight but Crows ;D
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« Reply #1496 on: March 31, 2020, 02:53:53 PM »
With all the shops closed, I'm finally getting the chance to get through my tbr without it piling up again. It was going so well right up until my parcel from Waterstones online arrived this morning.

I read 17 books in March, but then I realized most were off the cuff pickups and not from by tbr. After some additions, tbr is just slightly bigger now!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1497 on: April 16, 2020, 11:58:45 AM »
What happened to the Smiler Fair series?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1498 on: April 16, 2020, 01:10:08 PM »
What happened to the Smiler Fair series?
You're right, it's been a while...

Looking at her twitter summary, it says "Currently working on book 4 of The Hollow Gods" - where is book 3, then?
Checking amazon, Hunter's Kind (book 2) was published in 2015
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1499 on: April 24, 2020, 03:22:34 PM »
Just got my local Library newsletter:

"Around 600 people joined <place> Libraries via our online form since March 23rd.
We have added over 7,500 copies of eBooks and eAudio to our Overdrive website in the last 30 days.
Use of PressReader (our digital magazine and newspaper resource) has increased by around 370% compared to the same period last year.
We have just secured free access from home to Ancestry Library, one of the world's leading Family History resources, for library members."

Isn't this great?
I don't read ebooks so I haven't been using it, but I love these results (I read the magazines sometimes)
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