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message 1: by Sasha (new)

Sasha Hi!
I bought The Hunger Games on Amazon yesterday. I can't wait for it to arrive!

Care to share your latest splurge?


message 2: by Jackie M (new)

Jackie M | 452 comments I bought Blood Promise and A Duke of Her Own yesterday at Target.


message 3: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 654 comments My latest splurge was last Thurs. at B&N. I rarely buy new books, so this was a treat mostly in support of a book fair fundraiser our school was doing there. I bought Christine Feehan's Dark Prince and each of my kids got a book they wanted as well as gifts for their teachers.


message 4: by Emma (new)

Emma Holtrust (emma_holtrust) | 26 comments I bought Identical & The Book Thief on a dutch website yesterday! Now I'm waiting for them, the fun part!


message 5: by Sasha (last edited Aug 27, 2009 05:12AM) (new)

Sasha How much did you pay for The Book Thief Emma? Mine was 12€, I normally buy them on Amazon because I think it's cheaper (but let's compare :D).

I hate the waiting part...


message 6: by Emma (new)

Emma Holtrust (emma_holtrust) | 26 comments Identical was 15 euros & The Book Thief was only 9,99.

I also hate the waiting part! I check my mailbox 5 times a day sometimes lol! I used to buy them on Amazon too, but because I live in Belgium, the books get here faster from the dutch site! But 12 euros is pretty cheap for a novel, maybe I should check it out next time!


message 7: by Sasha (new)

Sasha Mine was here in 3 days, (Even when I ordered it on a Saturday night!) if you use Amazon.co.uk.


message 8: by Emma (new)

Emma Holtrust (emma_holtrust) | 26 comments Where do you live? That's really fast! Faster than my books! I think it's time I switch back to Amazon!


message 9: by Sasha (new)

Sasha Aarschot, that's not really far from Leuven.


message 10: by Emma (new)

Emma Holtrust (emma_holtrust) | 26 comments Awesome! Well thank you for the info, I'm going to switch to Amazon again!


message 11: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
I bought Blood Promise, and With Seduction in Mind at Barnes and Noble about a week ago. I just started Blood Promise. I would have read it right away, but life has been hectic. :(


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments The Girl Who Played with Fire! Bought it the day it came out and finished it within the week! It was so good! I'm obsessed with Lisbeth Salander. Such an amazing character.

My next splurge will probably be The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which I believes comes out in October. I'll probably buy The Book Thief then as well since I've wanted it forever.

I've been trying to be very good about not buying to many books and planning out my buys.


message 13: by Arch (new)

Arch  | 867 comments Yesterday, I've bought 10 books from the library. Only 5 were romance books.


message 14: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments Alien Hand Syndrome - Alan Bellows (I've known him for several years, not getting his book was not an option.)

Bored of the Rings - Harvard Lampoon (I have a copy from the original printing somewhere, not sure where, needed to make the $25 for free shipping from amazon, and this was in the right price range

a 2010 calendar (very cool one, it's from House.)


message 15: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 286 comments Two Megan Hart novellas from Harlequinn Spice,bought today.


message 16: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Umm picky sidenote, the you're in the title of this group means 'you are.' It should be y-o-u-r your. Sorry I'm a nerd.


message 17: by Sasha (new)

Sasha God... I'm sorry, I'm not a native English so those mistakes get past me sometimes.


message 18: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Sasja wrote: "God... I'm sorry, I'm not a native English so those mistakes get past me sometimes."

No biggie, sorry about being nitpicky. And all the fun variations of 'your' confuse native English speakers all the time too.


message 19: by Jaimie (new)

Jaimie (jez476) I went to Barnes and Noble last night and bought The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and also picked up Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange. That was a weird one for me but all the Mr. Darcy books out there drive me batty. I just don't get it! But I'm on a vampire kick right now. :-)


message 20: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments All right, I did it. I ordered The Lost Symbol. But I'm getting it from a BOMC division, and I used my bonus points, so it's only cosing me $8.


message 21: by Arch (new)

Arch  | 867 comments Saturday, I had a chance to go to the library and I've bought 9 romance books.


message 22: by Jo (new)

Jo The last books i bought were Hunger Games, A Dirty Job and Shiver.


message 23: by Sasha (new)

Sasha Coraline and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane in dutch :)


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Just got:
Eyes Like Stars
Coraline
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
Frankenstein
Ruined
Immortals
Hollow
Most of these are for my Halloween TBR list. For the Holidays I set aside my usual TBR list and go to my Halloween list for October. Thanksgiving for November and CHristmas reads for December and then go back to my usual TBR pile at the start of the New Year. Because, yes, I really am that big of a dork.


message 25: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (moochgoddess) | 92 comments I just bought Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.


message 26: by Jo (new)

Jo I ordered Catching Fire and Frankenstein.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Just bought If I am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus which I am about start reading. I have ordered The Help by Kathryn Stockett. True Compass by Ted Kennedy. All Souls by Patrick MacDonald.


message 28: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (moochgoddess) | 92 comments I just bought The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop and Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll. I am going to start one of them tonight!


message 29: by Robyn (new)

Robyn (bamamom) | 27 comments In the past three weeks I've bought!

LARCENY AND LACE BY ANNETTE BLAIR
92 PACIFIC BOULEVARD BY DEBBIE MACOMBER
THANKSGIVING BY JANET EVANOVICH
ONE FOR THE MONEY BY JANET EVANOVICH
THE COWBORY AND THE LADY BY DIANA PALMER
SEPTEMBER MORNING BY DOANA PALMER
THE PERFECTR SINNER BY PENNY JORDAN
STONEBROOK COTTAGE BY CARLA NEGGERS



message 30: by Lynda (new)

Lynda I don't know if this is the right place to do this, but I would like to rant about the price of books. More and more of my favorite authors are coming out in hardcover. Trade size paperbacks are outnumbering mass market paperbacks on my favorite scifi/mystery bookstores newsletters.

Do not suggest libraries. I am a shut-in. My library fines often come to more than the price of the books when I can't get someone to go to the library for me.

This is just a rant. I have got it out of my system and I will have to go over my budget again and give up another non-necessity to add to my book budget. I am thinking diet soda. It is not supposed to be good for you anyway.



Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Lynda wrote: "I don't know if this is the right place to do this, but I would like to rant about the price of books. More and more of my favorite authors are coming out in hardcover. Trade size paperbacks are ..."

I have three solutions...I hope at least one of them helps you...but you should give up the soda anyways. They really are bad for you. :\

1. you could purchase online because most sites have discounts or do what I do and get rid of those books you're embarassed to admit you have (you know the ones) and post them on paperbackswap.com. There you get two credits after you post ten books and each credit will get you a book. If you want a book that isn't posted then you add it to your wishlist. This is really beneficial for the books that are not SUPER new. But the super new ones you're better off buying online.

2. You could get a kindle. Or another version...there's an inexpensive version coming out before Christmas for 150. The books are muuuuch cheaper this way. BUT THEN YOU LOSE HAVING THE PHYSICAL BOOK. Just a suggestion though.

3. See if your local bookstore has a membership. Mine does and I get 20 percent off any book and an additional 40% of a hardback and coupons in the mail for an additional percentage off etc.

Lastly, perhaps you might have a discount book store in your neighborhood? I had a buck a book until recently...

Hope that helps!

I totally understand though...:\




message 32: by Michele (new)

Michele (shellylamont) i got a job at a bookstore to support my reading habit :)


message 33: by Lynda (new)

Lynda Hi Jessica,

I am already doing all those and using Amazon's 3 for 4 program also.

What you probably don't get though is that most months my book budget is exceeded only by rent and food. It is the one thing I didn't cut back on when I was forced by my health to retire.

Mine was just an overall rant. It is because it is something I can't even think about cutting back on.
I exchange books with both my brother and my best friend, so I will manage.

It is just the gouging of the publishing industry that I object to. I know of where upon I speak because I spent almost 30 years working for a publishing company and I know the price of producing both books and cds. Also, the pennies that electric transmissions cost.

Enough of my rant. Speaking of work, we always had a bookcase where people brought in books they read and wanted to trade. It was amazing how up to date some genres were.



message 34: by Lynda (new)

Lynda Michele wrote: "i got a job at a bookstore to support my reading habit :)"

Smart move.




message 35: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) For those looking for cheap books I suggest looking for big sales at your local libraries. I've been able to stock up using the following website: http://www.booksalefinder.com/ Just pick your state and it gives you a listing of libraries with sales in your area broken down by month.



message 36: by Jo (new)

Jo I ordered a bunch of books today even though i can't afford to

I Am Legend
Selected Tales
Rebecca
The Historian
The Gargoyle


message 37: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 244 comments that's what i do buy books when i really shouldn't.

i ordered Covet that is the last one i bought


speaking of the historian has any one read it. I read about 150 pages and i just had to put it down does it get better?


message 38: by Jo (new)

Jo I heard its really good but its slow going. I think its one that you have to be patient with but i will know for myself when i read it


message 39: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 244 comments cool let me know how it goes when you read it.
I probably stopped right before it got good lol.


message 40: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments I read Rebecca in high school! It was very good. It's actually one of the books on my to reread list!


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Lauren wrote: "that's what i do buy books when i really shouldn't.

i ordered Covet that is the last one i bought


speaking of the historian has any one read it. I read about 150 pages and i just had to put..."



Yes, I read it last year around Halloween. I know how you feel. It is REALLY slow going but then there is this point (like at the top of a roller coaster) when you can't put the book down but it takes a LONG ways to get there. Don't worry about not picking it back up though. A lot of people have said the same thing...but perhaps you could pick it up around Halloween as it does get rather creepy and last year I remember having really creepy nightmares for weeks because of this book. It's not outright scary...just enough to make you think you see something in the dark corners of your room...good times.



message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

I bought The Help and finished it within three days. I am jealous girls!!! I am trying so haRd not to buy. I have approx. 12 books here that I bought over a year ago that I have not read (I'm a bit of a compulsive buyer a times) and have decided to try and read them before I buy more.. but oh the TEMPTATION!!!! There are just so many good recommendations out there..


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Bev wrote: "I bought The Help and finished it within three days. I am jealous girls!!! I am trying so haRd not to buy. I have approx. 12 books here that I bought over a year ago that I have not read (I'm a bit..."


Wow...you're will power is amazing. I am in awe. And I'm being totally serious. Only twelve books? You can do that! Go for the gold Bev!



message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Jessica, thankyou - I'm feeling better already - but how about making my day (heehee); just how insignificant is my stockpile by comparison...


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Bev wrote: "Jessica, thankyou - I'm feeling better already - but how about making my day (heehee); just how insignificant is my stockpile by comparison... "

No way! You do NOT get that information without a first date! hahaha. Kidding...um...roughly maybe 40ish books? I collect first editions and out of print books "classics to read" and so on and I have several TBR piles (literally). One for each month up until February of next year...then my "classics" TBR which I pick up from if I finish my monthly TBR early and have nothing to read until the start of the new month. I usually get through maybe one classic a month...except for this month. I started Don Quixote and have had to put it off till next month as I started October reads early...I just couldn't help myself! My monthly TBR piles include my bookclub reads so I usually have quite a few books to get through a month but they vary in length and, with the exception of Dracula, most of the books I have for next month are relatively short. So, yes, not counting my TBR piles for Jan and Feb of next year I would say around 40ish...no judgment please...also, just so you don't think the worste of me, I trade a lot of my books and am a member of several book swaps so I only pay full price for a book if it JUST came out and I HAVE to read it. Otherwise, I just wait for it to show up on one of the sites I'm on.

What books are you planning to buy/pickup once you are done with your dirty dozen?


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

WOW... I'm speechless...you'd cream the book of records!! Thats absolutely incredible Jessica. "judement"... "envy" would be more appropriate. Seriously, I am equally impressed to say the least... you are obviously well read, have an immense love of books. Ah, I want to buy Megans Way by Melissa Foster, Two Part Invention:The Story of a Marriage by Madeleine L'Engle and Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpau. Have you read any of them? the latter I am particulary keen on getting... most certainly before I'm thru with my dirty dozen. Have you read any "page turners" of late.(ps I enjoy your wit)


Jessica~CoinOperatedJoy | 82 comments Actually, I can think of a couple of goodreads peeps that FAR surpass my lists. haha. But thank you! I don't feel well read. Frankly, the more I read the more I realize there's so much more I have yet to read. It's a vicious cycle Bev. Vicious and incredibly addictive.

I have not read Megan's Way or Say you're One of Them but I have Say You;re One of Them on my wishlist PBS! It only came out last year so the list is a little long but I am looking forward to getting it! As for Megan's Way, I have not heard of it but I will look it up. :) I love getting tips on future reads so thank you! As for The Story of a Marriage. I have read it. Ummm...it was okay. There was definitely some turn of phrase that I found to be really lovely but I don't remember the novel being super. I Just remember liking it but not loving it. Does that make sense?
Still, I think you should read it. Perhaps you will get more from it then I did? One of the many things I have learned from goodreads is that a book I may love others may have hated and vice versa! So, tell me what you think of it when you're done!

ps.
I don't think I'm witty so much as just plain silly. So, thank you!
By the by, what books are on your dirty dozen TBR?



message 48: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (moochgoddess) | 92 comments I just bought our group read The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I will most likely pick just one of the two group reads. I have sooo much I want to read!


message 49: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) today i brought Strange Angels Cirque Du Freak Boxed Set #1 and i brought my mum Ooh! What a Lovely Pair Our Story for her birthday and i also brought my sister The Gift but she should be paying me back for that hopefully


message 50: by Jo (new)

Jo I ordered Kafka on the Shore


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