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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments What book or books have you reccently purchased online or offline?

For me it's The Boys, Volume 5: Herogasm

I thought I owned it but everything is telling me that I don't. Huummm, it's not a comic for the weak hearted or young...you've been warned :p


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Stillwater Creek & The Indigo Sky. These were a set of 2 for the price of 1..couldn't pass it up! Love bargains..LOL


message 3: by Kass (new)

Kass | 9 comments I just bought The Help, went looking for a particular book, found it, but then saw this one. Couldn't buy both, trying to stick to a budget. Not easy. No 2 for the price of 1 deals for me today.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

The last books I purchased were as follows from booktopia.
1.To Kill a Mockingbird
2.The Secret Life of Bees
3.Katherine
4.American Gods

The first two were for the Aussie Reads Summer Reading Challenge. I have started TKaMB and am really enjoying it.

No.3 was for a group read but I have given up on it already. It reads like a Barbara Cartland historical romance. The characters make me want to heave.

No.4. Was a recommendation from a friend to read during winter. (I'm putting it aside.)


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

PS good thread Laura. :D


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Gail "cyborg" wrote: "PS good thread Laura. :D"
Cheers (^_^) I searched the board before posting it just incase it was already done.


message 7: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda I just bought Archangel's Consort the third in a trilogy by Nalini Singh.


message 8: by Tango (new)

Tango | 290 comments I bought a new copy of Jane Eyre a month or so ago and a second hand copy of Frankenstein the other day. I am reading a lot of gothic fiction at the moment.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

I need a new copy of Jane Eyre, my current copy is falling apart and I'm not sure if all the pages are still there. I would like to buy a beautifully bound copy if one exists so I can treasure it. Then I'd buy the electronic verson so I can read it as often as I like.


message 10: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Kass wrote: "I just bought The Help, went looking for a particular book, found it, but then saw this one. Couldn't buy both, trying to stick to a budget. Not easy. No 2 for the price of 1 deals f..."

Kass, a number of my GRs friend have read The Help and rave about it, it's got a very good rating too! I've finally put it on my TBR list. Hope you enjoy it:)

I've personally banned myself from any purchases at the moment!!! Such self control...it's killing me!!!LOL


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Carmel wrote: "Kass wrote: "I just bought The Help, went looking for a particular book, found it, but then saw this one. Couldn't buy both, trying to stick to a budget. Not easy. No 2 for the price..."

Hahaha, oddly enough I've a ban on myself as well....I find myself going to the supermarket and spending a few dollards just to 'ease' the pain...LOL

Once I read more of my TBR list I'll think about purchasing more comics/books.


message 12: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Laura wrote: "Once I read more of my TBR list I'll think about purchasing more comics/books. ..."

Same here!!!


message 13: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Just like AA I feel I have to start this posting with "My name is Maggie and I have a serious book buying addiction". It's only started up again recently, until then I had it fairly well controlled.

Sadly my bank balance tells me I've purchased rather a lot lately (the summer online sales didnt help). Yesterday (courtesy of a gift voucher + some cash) I bought Never Let Me Go which I used to own, then lost & havent ever read. I also purchased Time Travelers Never Die and The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop - not the one by Ken Follet.

In the sales I bought a strange mix - Colditz: The Full Story cos I loved the TV series years ago, Abode Of Love, The: A Memoir, Space Stations, Middle East cos I want to go there, The Siege of Isfahan, and Strange Things Sometimes Still Happen: Fairy Tales from Around the World.

I've also picked up a few odds and ends at the local op shop and book exchange.

SO needless to say I had a talk to myself only this morning about NOT buying any books for at least a few months. That should give me a chance to actually read these books too!


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Maggie welcome to BA (Bookholics Anonymous)! You don't have to feel worried or scared when showing your book addiction to the rest of us. Like you we've all started out with buying to many books, some people are impuslive buyers, some just keep buying without actually reading the books. We all come from different circles of life but books are one thing we all have in common. We will all be here to help you through this addiction of book buying!


EHEHEHEHEHE!!


message 15: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Martin (elizabethmartin) | 8 comments Gail "cyborg" wrote: "I need a new copy of Jane Eyre, my current copy is falling apart and I'm not sure if all the pages are still there. I would like to buy a beautifully bound copy if one exists so I can treasure it. ..."

Gail, Have you read the Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde?


message 16: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Laura wrote: "Maggie welcome to BA (Bookholics Anonymous)! You don't have to feel worried or scared when showing your book addiction to the rest of us. Like you we've all started out with buying to many books, s..."

Great counselling Laura!!!LOL


message 17: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 3068 comments Yesterday I brought Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. It sounds fantastic, and its from the author of Uglies, which was fantastic :)


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi there
I think i may need to join a BA club!! I always sit at work and when I have a quiet minute I think 'I will just check my wishlist on bookdepository' then 'ooops I shouldnt have done that'! :)
Recent purchases include
Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D For Dummies (For Dummies - I actually really needed this because I am going to Europe and have no idea how to work my camera!
Sugar and Spice - part of the LA Candy series - it is a good light creading chicks book
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage - I read Eat, Pray, Love and thought it was ok - so I brought this just to see what ends up happening to her.
The Happiness Project - I brought this on a friend's recommendation.
The Mists of Avalon - I brought this because it seems to be on every list of books you must read.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Elizabeth wrote: "Gail, Have you read the Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde?"

Yes I have, I loved it. I'm also a huge Charles Dickens fan and had read Martin Chuzzlewit. Have you read any of the others in the series? I keep getting distracted by recommendations, group reads and challenges so haven't been able to get back to them yet.


message 20: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 29, 2011 11:35PM) (new)

Maggie wrote: "Just like AA I feel I have to start this posting with "My name is Maggie and I have a serious book buying addiction". It's only started up again recently, until then I had it fairly well controlled..."

Love your post Maggie. I'm currently on a self-imposed ban, though these challenges keep giving me a reason to go shopping. Doh!!!


message 21: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Martin (elizabethmartin) | 8 comments Yes I have, I loved it. I'm also a huge Charles Dickens fan and had read Martin Chuzzlewit. Have you read any..."

I just finished Mr Pip today. So lovely. I had to leave the coffee shop before I cried too much and people started to ask questions. I'll look for Martin Chuzzlewit, thanks for the suggestion. I love Dickens too although haven't read him for years, so it was nice revisiting Great Expectations in a different form.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Is this the book you are refering to? Mister Pip? I'll have to add it to my TBR. :)


message 23: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Carmel wrote: "Great counselling Laura!!!LOL."
LOL thanks!

@Gail- GL with the ban ;) Seems many of us have a ban on buying books atm..hahaha


message 24: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Martin (elizabethmartin) | 8 comments Gail "cyborg" wrote: "Is this the book you are refering to? Mister Pip? I'll have to add it to my TBR. :)"

Yes, it's set in Bougainville during the blockade in the 1990's. A Kiwi writer, but we can claim him as Australian as close enough! I hope you like it.


message 25: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Christine, my favourite series of all time (I think) is Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon. Definitely a must read.

And as for my book buying addiction, and self imposed ban, does buying books already on my wish list count as "bad" during the ban? Cos I was thinking about buying Shadow Princess: A Novel to complete the series (loved the first two books). I mean, what if the price goes up? Shouldn't I buy it now to SAVE money?


message 26: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Maggie wrote: "I mean, what if the price goes up? Shouldn't I buy it now to SAVE money? ..."

You know Maggie feeling guilty is actually bad for the soul, so I think that in order to maintain being a soulful person you must buy this book, especially if it's going to be a bargain buy!! See, all guilt gone now!! *guilt gone - poof*


message 27: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Thanks so much for the deeply considered therapy. Your wise words will live on in my heart (and wallet) for a long time. Consider the book purchased!


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

That was too easy Miss Maggie. That Carmel is really a little red devil sitting on your left shoulder.


message 29: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Ha Ha, it takes special skills Gail, of which, I am very proud!!! LOL


message 30: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Hahahahahaha!!! :D


message 31: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) I just bought Drama Queens with Love Scenes - I'd wanted to for a while but the best reason was so I'd have something good to read for the February challenge here!


message 32: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Cheryl wrote: "I just bought Drama Queens with Love Scenes - I'd wanted to for a while but the best reason was so I'd have something good to read for the February challenge here!"

Well done Cheryl, Kevin will be pleased, I've got mine waiting for me to read in Feb (OMG it is Feb today!!)


message 33: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Carmel wrote: "Well done Cheryl, Kevin will be pleased, I've got mine waiting for me to read in Feb (OMG it is Feb today!!)"
Indeed it is! Jan just flew by so quickly :O!


message 34: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Ha ah Laura, days/dates have been a bit confusing for me as I've been working odd hours, has mucked me up. I seriously have some reading to do this month, better get onto it & get off this computer!!


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Carmel wrote: "Ha ah Laura, days/dates have been a bit confusing for me as I've been working odd hours, has mucked me up. I seriously have some reading to do this month, better get onto it & get off this computer!!"

There you go Carmel...if you would just stay in the naughty corner, with your party supplies, AND your book, you'd be set!!! :)


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

It is good to see you ladies combining the challenges.


message 37: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) Ah! I never realized that by reading Kevin's book I'd be efficiently making progress on two challenges!


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Way to go Cheryl. It certainly takes a bit of the pressure off. :)


message 39: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Just bought some trades I've been meaning to buy for a while now.

Rose by Jeff Smith
Taster's Choice (Chew, Vol. 1) by John Layman International Flavor (Chew, Vol. 2) by John Layman Just Desserts (Chew, Vol. 3) by John Layman
Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard by David Petersen


message 40: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Some salesss...

Overground 2 8 Scandinavian Graffitimasters (No. 2) by Malcolm Jacobson
Overground 9 Scandinavian Graffiti Writers by Tobias Barenthin Lindblad
Overground 3 Trans Europe Express (Bk. III) by Torkel Sjöstrand Montana Writer Team - Graffiti at Its Best by Montanawriterteam


message 41: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 23, 2011 12:32AM) (new)

I purchased two books today.

Mort (Discworld, #4) by Terry Pratchett Mort just because I wanted too.

and

Set This House in Order A Romance of Souls by Matt Ruff Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls the final book for my summer reading challenge. Except I ordered it though bookdepository so it won't arrive until Autumn.


message 42: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 23, 2011 09:20AM) (new)

I had Wench in my cart and I put it back, I feel I am being good, but very sad (T_T)


message 43: by Laura (new)

Laura | 4298 comments Polk wrote: "Book Depository has 10% off your wishlist books promotion so I took advantage of that and ordered four Irène Némirovsky novels: David Golder, Fire in the Blood, The Courilof Affair and All Our Worl..."
Yes! :D Thats when I ordered my goods as well. Very good to keep a wishlist with them it seems :D


message 44: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Some great books there ladies, I really like the look of your second purchase Gail, sounds intriguing, would love to hear what you think of it when finished:)


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Ooohhh!!! Just purchased another book..:) Been waiting for Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb to come out, and even tho it's advertised as 1/3/11 release, I checked Big W (again), and it was there!! Yay!! :D


message 46: by Carmel (new)

Carmel (CarmelF) | 5479 comments Brenda wrote: "Ooohhh!!! Just purchased another book..:) Been waiting for Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb to come out, and even tho it's advertised as 1/3/11 release, I checked Big ..."

You must be Big W's best customer Brenda!!!ha


message 47: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Up there with Laura, Carmel...LOL


message 48: by Kass (new)

Kass | 9 comments Following a recommendation for a light read Marked by P.C. Cast . Haven't started reading it yet. Book before that was The Help by Kathryn Stockett which I loved. Reminded me how innocent and naive I am as I'm still surprised by the appallingly mean spirit of some.


message 49: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 61089 comments Mod
Kass wrote: "Following a recommendation for a light read Marked by P.C. Cast . Haven't started reading it yet. Book before that was The Help by Kathryn Stocket..."</i>

Kass, I have just picked up [book:The Help
to read for my book club...I'm glad you loved it, it always makes it easier to start knowing someone else loved it! :)



message 50: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess  | 3068 comments Last Saturday I went on a buying splurge, due to my many book vouchers and the fact Borders and ANgus and Robinson is closing down.
Im buying more tommorw, too :)

I got:
Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld Wings (Wings, #1) by Aprilynne Pike The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Carrie Ryan The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger


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