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Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by kingricefan, Nov 4, 2013.
HI there KRF! Merry Christmas
Right back at you, luv!! Only one more day of retail H*ll and it's over!! Yippee!!
What? You actually get Boxing Day off?! - that's good - enjoy your rest while you can
I got a yellow colored pb of Carrie and a copy of The complete Stephen king encylodepia.
A first edition LAST NIGHT AT TWISTED RIVER (John Irving). It's the only one of his that I didn't have in hardcover. Even though I didn't like it that much the first time I read it, I knew I'd kick myself if I didn't get it. I'm beginning to think having favorite authors is a mental illness--lol.
For me its an addiction.LOL
My name is kingricefan and I am an author-aholic.
This is so close to reality for me--I have full shelves in every room of the house but 1 bathroom, and I keep buying more. What I really need is a library (NOTE TO SELF: "Hurry oldest out of the house so I can have his room for books" ;D)
Make sure that the beams in the basement can hold up all of that book weight!!
Alas, I have not had any luck in the past week or so finding any type of treasures at the thrift stores. It makes me...........sad.
Thats depressing. I usually find at least one king thing I haven't got when i go.No matter how much room I have,I always need more.
Oh, I find books but it a matter of do I really need them, you know? If I wanted to I could spend alot of bucks on ones I want, but just don't really need or have to have right now. I want to get my John Grisham collection going again (of his older works) and have no trouble finding them but just can't seem to make myself buy them right now.
Outstanding! I didn't think anyone was as meshuggah as me
I just have the two copies of SK novels - hardback for home & paperback for travelling.
Double outstanding for having multiple copies to introduce to friends - I do the same, but with other authors.
I don't think I've ever persuaded anyone to read SK , but I do discover that old friends have been SK fans for years, but staying schtum.
The UK equivalent of thrift stores/Goodwill are charity shops - because they exist to raise funds for charities.
If you look like a loon for having two identical copies, so do I
Sounds like your books are much-loved friends- plus you have a generous spirit.
Bring it on - the world needs more loons like you!
My find on the latest trip was the illustrated edition of 'Salem's Lot. I'm still trying to complete my collection, so I have a list of books (from the website) stored in my phone so I can check them off when I find them. I have been adding a few random King books not written by him- the second quiz book, Haunted Heart, The SK Illustrated Companion... Quite frankly I can't bring myself to buy any books at full price so used bookstores are my best friends! I have found the odd King book tucked away in antique/junk stores as well. I have a mix of hard and soft back, but try to have the series or pairs of books from the same publisher and such so they "match". My best find was probably a matching set of hardback Desperation and the Regulators for under $5 for both.
Keep on looking. You just might get lucky sometime and find one of those rare Bachman paperbacks. I have found all of them but Rage at thrift stores over the years. My heart always skips a beat when I do! Nothing like finding a King treasure at thrift stores or a used bookstore!!
OK, finally scored on some books! Found an unread beautiful hardback 1st printing of Prime Evil, which has King's Night Flyer story in it, along with lots of other gems from some important authors in the field of horror. Also found a real nice hardback of Fannie Flagg's Can't Wait To Get To Heaven and a nice hardback of Prey by Michael Crichton! Paid $1.99 for each of them! SCORE!
I have been trying to get Mr. Tolkien's The Hobbit, but of course the movie has just come out (the three part movie being made from a three hundred page book, must be spot on lol) and they don't have any copies from HPB, where I get all my books from. So I re-bought The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, because apparently when you take books to read that isn't from the library to school, they get destroyed x3 so all my thrift books/all my books are staying home for now on. Damn grade school.
Just purchased Hard Listening from Amazon for my Kindle. Can't believe I let this one slip past me when it first came out! I also entered the contest, so here's hoping I may win something!!!
Who destroys them, Elijah? The school? If so, this doesn't seem like a very nice thing to do. It's not a real great way to promote reading for young people. You might look into seeing if there's a way to reverse this policy if it is something the school does. Doesn't make sense to me why there should be this type of policy in a school. I always had a book with me when I was in school, so did alot of friends.
If I'm correct, that was sarcasm I started to think about it and I can either make sure the people (kids there, not the school) that destroy the property/portable magic return it... that, or I could use telekinesis at the dance and... well... I'll have to think about it.