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Re: Oh dear, my book buying days are over (again)
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FreiWild wrote:
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Enjoy the car and have much fun!
And stay safe and sound.


Thanks FreiWild. I'm pretty careful (23 years without a single speeding fine or point on my drivers license), so I'll only be going fast when the car is on the race track. Mostly I'll probably just be polishing it and smiling at the fulfillment of my boyhood dreams! I'm glad that I bought it on Prof Ts 120th birthday, even if he didn't approve of technology (and definitely not a car that looks as much like a Nazgul as this one does).

And as for my book buying days being over, I have told my wife that "Now my book buying days are over" after every single book parcel has been opened. She just rolls her eyes having heard it a hundred times before :)

Maybe I'll just buy one a month for a while!

S.

Posted on: 2012/1/4 23:19


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Well, after a few months of extending my book collection fairly regularly with lots of fairly cheap (but rewarding) additions, I am now officially "completely skint" on account of buying myself a new Lotus Exige 240 S. It is a very, very silly and impractical car which has somewhat dented my savings, so I'll be enjoying other peoples' book purchases through this forum for a while, rather than actually buying any books myself!

Gotta love a mid-life crisis :). Roll on next week when I get to pick up the car!

S.

Posted on: 2012/1/3 22:26


Re: Tolkien Museum in Switzerland
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Why is that every time I read anything posted anywhere by (or about) Mark Faith, I get a sense of mild irritation?

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Posted on: 2011/12/26 4:19


Re: Last-minute Tolkien Gifts
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>One could do without the many bits and pieces with the legend "Not All Who Wander Are Lost".

I think "Some Who Wander Are, Indeed, Very Much Lost" would suit the average Christmas shopper (or gift recipient).

Christmas is the single biggest source of pointless wealth-destruction in the known universe, excepting the Military-Industrial and Security-Industrial Complexes...

Bah, humbug. Etc.

Posted on: 2011/12/18 20:46


Re: Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun on clearance
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Thanks for the heads-up on this, Jeremy - I don't generally buy US books, but I had the US CoH Deluxe and went for it for the sake of completeness. At US $2.92 (3.5% of list price) for a shrinkwrapped copy, it seemed like a fairly good deal !

Interestingly (to a tiny minority of people who care about insignificant book facts), it is a couple of mm thinner than the UK version, presumably being printed on slightly thinner paper (and the slipcase is correspondingly thinner). The spine is also slightly more curved.

S.

Posted on: 2011/12/16 16:59



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