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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #900 on: October 14, 2016, 07:45:36 PM »
I ducked into the bookstore today and they had an entire wall of scifi/fantasy. I got a couple from Jmack's list and a handful of others and the guy at the counter did a major double take and said "Sir, you have some VERY good books there."
I thanked him and nodded sagely, cause that's what you do when people think you have good taste - even if it's really Jmack's taste.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #901 on: October 14, 2016, 08:28:28 PM »
I ducked into the bookstore today and they had an entire wall of scifi/fantasy. I got a couple from Jmack's list and a handful of others and the guy at the counter did a major double take and said "Sir, you have some VERY good books there."
I thanked him and nodded sagely, cause that's what you do when people think you have good taste - even if it's really Jmack's taste.

Just as long as you don't share his adult beverage tastes....

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #902 on: October 14, 2016, 08:34:31 PM »
After last weekend, I want their future books to be published as written by

Scott Lynch (a) Bear
and
Elizabeth Lynch (a) Bear

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(Edit: sorry for the crappy joke - I should get a twitter account for this :-[)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #903 on: October 15, 2016, 03:09:55 PM »
I'm too lazy and too private for a twitter of my own... ::)

Anyway, this, on a smaller scale:


I found 2 Anne McCaffrey books at the charity shop. I know I have still lots to read at home, but... just £1 (for both)! and good quality! and books 4 and 5 in the series!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #904 on: October 16, 2016, 12:34:41 AM »
I finally got round to reading Stormcaller and there's a man called Horman in it! Really threw me off for a bit. Got me wondering how other people react to seeing their name in a book. (Especially if you have an unusual or rare name)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #905 on: October 18, 2016, 10:41:53 PM »
I've heard of Winnie The Pooh, but I never read it...
Should I get the book, a special edition with the original illustrations?

(this after watching Treasures of the British Library just now, hehe)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #906 on: October 18, 2016, 10:57:40 PM »
Saw this on twitter a while ago and forgot to post here.

When someone asks if you're ever going to read all the books you keep buying:

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #907 on: October 18, 2016, 11:18:44 PM »
I've heard of Winnie The Pooh, but I never read it...
Should I get the book, a special edition with the original illustrations?

(this after watching Treasures of the British Library just now, hehe)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes yes Yes     Please Please Please Please Please

Did I say Yes Please?

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #908 on: October 18, 2016, 11:50:34 PM »
I've heard of Winnie The Pooh, but I never read it...
Should I get the book, a special edition with the original illustrations?

(this after watching Treasures of the British Library just now, hehe)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes yes Yes     Please Please Please Please Please

Did I say Yes Please?

You need to know what it was really like before Disney made everyone cute.

I have to quote this just so we see it happening twice.
And, yes!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #909 on: October 19, 2016, 10:01:43 AM »
Thanks a lot, Lady Ty, for your emphatic message hehe
Done ;D

This edition:


(plus Ash, Mary Gentle, to get the extra 1p for free delivery hehe)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #910 on: October 19, 2016, 10:32:28 AM »
I had to read some little bits of Winnie-the-pooh for work the other week, and I was totally charmed by it. Much funnier than I was expecting!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #911 on: October 19, 2016, 10:37:30 AM »
I had to read some little bits of Winnie-the-pooh for work the other week, and I was totally charmed by it. Much funnier than I was expecting!

Wait. What? @sennydreadful, say it ain't so!
You should be living the high life off Copper, Iron and Silver royalties!
Er, what is your day job?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #912 on: October 19, 2016, 10:40:07 AM »
I had to read some little bits of Winnie-the-pooh for work the other week, and I was totally charmed by it. Much funnier than I was expecting!

Wait. What? @sennydreadful, say it ain't so!
You should be living the high life off Copper, Iron and Silver royalties!
Er, what is your day job?

Ha! I wish  ;) I work as a copywriter in my day job, so still writing - it just involves fewer dragons and taverns, unfortunately. The good news is, I mainly write copy about books! :D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #913 on: October 19, 2016, 11:02:40 AM »
I had to read some little bits of Winnie-the-pooh for work the other week, and I was totally charmed by it. Much funnier than I was expecting!

Wait. What? @sennydreadful, say it ain't so!
You should be living the high life off Copper, Iron and Silver royalties!
Er, what is your day job?

Wow, I totally missed that metal progression on the titles.

On the other hand, now Gold, Platinum and Diamond sequels are 100% certain  ::)
Slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #914 on: October 19, 2016, 02:04:20 PM »
Miscellaneous photos from my local library:

All of Jen's books (look @sennydreadful!):


And 2 of Julia's books:


And a lovely bookmark, that they created for the Sci-Fi Bookfest (I didn't get the SF one, click to enbiggen):

(there are some names I don't recognise, though...)
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