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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #495 on: September 30, 2015, 06:46:58 PM »
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #496 on: September 30, 2015, 06:55:56 PM »
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #497 on: September 30, 2015, 06:57:21 PM »
The first one needs apostrophes, and is partially incorrect. Raptoris and Sauruses are not extinct, and we do read. I think that proves it's not a coincidence.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #499 on: October 03, 2015, 02:57:01 AM »
Those were all great, thanks ScarletBea, those poor, bored, trapped books. No 20 is just me. ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #500 on: October 06, 2015, 12:34:07 AM »
Oh, check out how freaking beautiful and shiny Zen Cho's novel is! It's on my TBR pile.



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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #501 on: October 06, 2015, 03:41:10 AM »
I've never heard of the book or the author but I have a sudden desire to have that sitting on my bookshelf.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #502 on: October 06, 2015, 05:53:20 AM »
That's an awesome cover, Nora. The only concern I've have is if the gold stuff flakes off as you're reading.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #503 on: October 06, 2015, 07:51:02 AM »
Looked pretty solid to me. It's true that it's embossed though, my main concern would be scratches.
But then again I love roughed out books.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #504 on: October 06, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
Nice.

My ongoing e-book consolidation has left me with increasingly pretty books on my shelves as the non-pretty ones that I'll never read again get hauled off to the local used book seller by the box-load.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #505 on: October 06, 2015, 04:06:36 PM »
Nice.

My ongoing e-book consolidation has left me with increasingly pretty books on my shelves as the non-pretty ones that I'll never read again get hauled off to the local used book seller by the box-load.

i approve of this strategy!  it's the same general tack i'm starting to take.  i dream of someday having shelves filled with beautiful hardcovers.  *le sigh*

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #506 on: October 07, 2015, 08:54:27 PM »
I've been drifting toward replacing my worn versions of books with either e-books or nicer versions, signed if I can track down the author at a con or somesuch. As pretty as it looks, some of those old, ratty mass markets have sentimental value, though... Hard to let them go.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #507 on: October 07, 2015, 10:51:42 PM »
I look forward to seeing how many times I re-buy Lord of the Rings, so many editions, such pretty covers. And they'll keep bringing out more and more. I don't need all of them...but I do.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #508 on: October 10, 2015, 10:29:51 AM »
I've never heard of the book or the author but I have a sudden desire to have that sitting on my bookshelf.
Funny how suddenly she's being interviewed on the main site!


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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #509 on: October 10, 2015, 03:10:49 PM »
Oh, check out how freaking beautiful and shiny Zen Cho's novel is! It's on my TBR pile.

Enjoy! I love the UK cover for that one. It was a very good read, I would expect to see it on some of the Best of lists for Debuts this year.
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