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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2013, 06:39:14 AM »
An old copy of the iliad. My favorite book.
signed? ;)
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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2013, 12:02:32 AM »
An old copy of the iliad. My favorite book.
signed? ;)

Lol. Unfortunately, I couldn't make the signing... :-)

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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2013, 09:53:11 PM »
A compact (6 volume) version of the Vance Integral Edition or VIE, the complete works of Jack Vance. Couldn't afford it now and no way could I have afforded the origianl 44 volume hardback edition.

I quite like Jack Vance.

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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2013, 10:12:22 PM »
My signed copy of Miéville's Kraken (dedicated "to the Kraken") arrived today. :)
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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2013, 11:12:12 AM »
My signed copy of Miéville's Kraken (dedicated "to the Kraken") arrived today. :)

That is very cool!  Especially the personalised dedication.
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« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2013, 02:01:51 PM »
My signed copy of Miéville's Kraken (dedicated "to the Kraken") arrived today. :)

Woohoo!

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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2013, 03:30:12 PM »
My signed copy of Miéville's Kraken (dedicated "to the Kraken") arrived today. :)

Woohoo!
Thanks for making me aware of the contest, Jared! :) (I'm wearing my super cool Kraken size chart t-shirt atm.)
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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2017, 09:17:31 PM »
Death Gate Cycle for getting me to read for pleasure

P.L Elrod and Gene deWeese Ravenloft novels about Strahd and Azalin for getting me to read the bad guys POV and enjoy doing so and the same again for James Lowder and Cyric

Lynn Abby for Rise and Fall of a Dragon King for a redemption story

Glen Cook for putting me on the path of Military fantasy and for giving me Garret

Paul F Francis for Repairman Jack for all his fixes

Joe Abercrombie first Law for getting me to like a torturer

Tales of the Ketty Jay and Lies of Locke Lamore for the fun and excitement


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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2017, 09:35:15 PM »
I can't choose :'(
Although all the signed books come above the non-signed ones, I guess...
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Re: Favourite / Most Prized / Most Special Item in your Library
« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2017, 09:15:18 AM »
Interesting thread! I had to look it over and remind myself what's up there. My collection's not impressive by most standards. Nothing signed. But I have all of Abercrombie's books, Bakker's and Bernard Cornwell's, and everything Tolkien wrote, for the most part. I do have the Hobbit and all the Lord of the Rings in Russian, and a single-volume LoTR that is still dusty from Iraq and probably has stained pages from my reading it in all kinds of unlikely places. It has jumped from planes and helicopters and been shot at, bombarded, and IED'd.

The rest of my collection is not something most here would appreciate: survival manuals from different sources, a book on everything there is to know about sailing, and 1.21 jigawatts of books on writing, of which, probably 7 are absolute gold.
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