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Oh dear, my book buying days are over (again)
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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?

S.

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


Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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My Amazon order also shipped today (and it looks like they upgraded the free shipping to UPS -- presumably because it was so late dispatching)...

I also notice on the website that the price has dropped by another couple of pounds (now 34.97) and it is marked as being In Stock, so Amazon.co.uk definitely looks to be the best bet price/availability-wise at the moment.


Edit: The book turned up today. The slipcase is nicely done and overall it is a nice looking book. I haven't got the standard edition, and having only briefly browsed it in my local bookstore, I'm not sure if there are any other differences (besides the limitation page), but I don't think so.

Posted on: 2011/12/13 14:10

Edited by Stu on 2011/12/13 14:22:00
Edited by Stu on 2011/12/18 22:56:12



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