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    What's the last BOOK you bought?

    This can be either fact or fiction, comics and / or graphic novels... basically if you can read it...post it

    Lord Loss - Darren Shan
    Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett
    Relics - Shaun Hutson
    Nobody True - James Herbert

    Dead of Night: Werewolf by Night - issues #1 & #2
    Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Silver Surfer

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    The Beekeeper's Apprentice
    A Monstrous Regiment of Women
    A Letter of Mary

    ...All by Laurie R. King.

    I've been on a bit of a Sherlock Holmes kick lately (I blame Peter Cushing) and these books have been great so far. I'm only on the second, though, because it's hard to find free time when I'm not drawing and whatnot. But I plan to get the next five in the series once I'm done with the third book. Good stuff.

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    Marvel/Star MOTU comics #`s 1,2,3,4,7,8,10 and the movie comic plus DC MOTU #`s 1,2, and the DC Comic presents #47

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    The Watchmen graphic novel. I didn't actually buy it though, it was a gift from Santy Claws or umm Santa Claus.
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    Well I didn't buy it, it was an Xmas gift but I'm reading "The **** up" I put stars up since the filter would censor it anyway
    It's the only thing crude about the book so far really.

    It's by Arthur Nersesian

    It's about this NYC transplant who is kind of down on his luck, and going through the motions. He also does a few unsavory things at the beginning which makes you hate him, but as the book goes on his backstory is revealed, and so you understand the motivations even though you still disagree with them. It's pretty cool so far, I'm about halfway through it.
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    Hmmm

    Vampire Hunter D- Pale Fallen Angel Parts One & Two (both one novel)

    The Legend of Zelda manga 1-2 I need to pick up number three.
    Mattel I'm still waiting for these characters!

    Spinwit, The Scientists, Darius,Crita, Kayo, Stridor, Kittrina, Melaktha, Drissi, Master Sebrian, Sagitar

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    One thing about reconstructive ankle surgery and time off from work for two months is lots of awesome reading! I've been reading about four books a week in addition to my reading for my masters program! These are the last few I bought:

    Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov
    Ironweed - William Kennedy
    The Outsider - Richard Wright
    Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev

    By the way, wonderful thread!
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    Last book I bought was:
    High Voltage Tattoo




    Lastest book I loaned from the library are:
    Seance
    Grange House
    The Independence of Miss Mary Benett
    Juliet's Moon
    Ask me no questions
    Before I die


    I loan more than I buy now since I spend too much $$ on them and found last year I save nearly a grand buy loaning books.
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    Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast and Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Healthful Cooking.

    They had some great ideas in them.
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    Drink a little poison 'for you die,
    Sign' blood or fool night,
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    The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

    Robinson Crusoe - Daniel DeFoe

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    "The Baltimore Plot", by Michael J. Kline. Details the first attempt to assassinate Lincoln when he was inaugarated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Man54 View Post
    The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri
    One of my all time favorite books!

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    i just got chuck klosterman IV: a decade of curious people and dangerous ideas in the mail from amazon. it's not for me though, but rather it's a birthday present for my brother. i'll probably end up reading it eventually though, since i enjoyed the few articles of his that i've read.

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    decided to resurrect this old thread by posting a few recent book purchases

    Ghost Rider: The Visual Guide by Andrew Darling

    Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling by D.M. Cornish

    The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert

    Assassin's Creed Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden

    The Judas Strain by James Rollins
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    Transformers Classics Vol 1 reprint of old school comics Marvel
    Hellboy Jnr
    Axe Cop Bad Guy Earth tpb
    Elderitch (sp) tales- Collection of Lovecraft stories.
    Hack Slash Obminbus vol 2 (got it for the Re-animator crossover)
    Rob Kerr- 1979-2006. I will always love you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorceress View Post
    Elderitch (sp) tales- Collection of Lovecraft stories.
    Hack Slash Obminbus vol 2 (got it for the Re-animator crossover)

    ah a fellow Lovecraft fan. I believe that it is spelt Eldritch but you were close. I don't have that particular collection but I do have "The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales" and more recently "Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft" tho not recent enough for it to be put in my previous post
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    ah a fellow Lovecraft fan. I believe that it is spelt Eldritch but you were close. I don't have that particular collection but I do have "The Haunter of the Dark and Other Tales" and more recently "Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft" tho not recent enough for it to be put in my previous post
    I should get those ones too. I finally saw that Scooby Doo Mystery Inc episode(Shreiking Madness) that's a homage to Lovecraft last night. Was alot of fun and Jeffrey Combs as 'Hatecraft' was full of win.
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    Busta toons flimation book.

    I liked the things about the episodes that I didnt know. But other then that wasnt really impressed with the format. Or opinions expressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ozone View Post
    Busta toons flimation book.

    I liked the things about the episodes that I didnt know. But other then that wasnt really impressed with the format. Or opinions expressed.
    I'll have to agree with you there. Every time I read one of the episode reviews and saw the score, I cried "WHAT?"... Virtually all my favourites were given 5 out of 10 or under... I commend the research and time that's gone into the book, but I just didn't understand why the cartoon was being treated like a piece of classic literature for grown-ups. It was a very warm, engaging & charismatic children's series, nothing more
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    After collecting all the books in the Fighting Fantasy series, I've recently turned my attention to another series of books that I enjoyed as a youth: Choose Your Own Adventure. I recently acquired 2 books in the series, The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (#10) and The Secrets of the Pyramids (#19).




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    Benedict Judas Hel Those are some great finds.
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    Great read, can't wait for the other two books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerFall View Post
    Benedict Judas Hel Those are some great finds.
    Thanks, H-Fall! Stick around because I plan on buying the entire series. Speaking of which, I just got in book #12 in the series: Inside UFO 54-40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ozone View Post
    I liked the things about the episodes that I didnt know. But other then that wasnt really impressed with the format. Or opinions expressed.
    Have no fear, there's no law that says you have to agree with my reviews - As for the format, I'm intrigued as to what you were expecting...and PLEASE don't say "I wanted pictures"...

    Quote Originally Posted by redsquadron View Post
    I'll have to agree with you there. Every time I read one of the episode reviews and saw the score, I cried "WHAT?"... Virtually all my favourites were given 5 out of 10 or under... I commend the research and time that's gone into the book, but I just didn't understand why the cartoon was being treated like a piece of classic literature for grown-ups. It was a very warm, engaging & charismatic children's series, nothing more
    Bear in mind that the writers that worked on this show were writing stories THEY wanted to tell - They weren't dumbing down for kids ("Into the Abyss", "The Problem With Power", etc., are prime examples of writing for a much older audience) - I don't think anyone is treating the show as a a piece of classic literature for grown-ups; least of all me...

    And you mentioned that I gave low scores to your favorites - Well, all I did was rate my favorites since I wrote a book and all...

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