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Joe315
02-29-2012, 02:50 AM
I haven't been collecting for to long. I usually only buy something I want to read and will then buy a limited or signed edition of a book I really like, if they are available. The other collections posted here are awesome. You guys have collected some cool stuff over the years.

Here is my "library": First two pictures are A-C, bottom shelf are yearbooks and other stuff; Second two are C-P with encyclopedias; Last two are P-Z, the third shelf is non-fiction and the bottom one is children's books and some comic collections.

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Tito_Villa
02-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Sweeet, and those bookcases are beautiful, very jealous of them!

TerryE
02-29-2012, 03:52 PM
I must agree about the nice bookcases. You're off to a good start. Now start showing the closeups of the good stuff.

Grant Wootton
02-29-2012, 04:22 PM
Excellent stuff Joe - are you gonna pull them out and show us more of your goodies -- YES, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO !!!!!! :cool:

srboone
02-29-2012, 04:41 PM
You've got some great stuff there, Joe! Don't go stingy on closeups, that's what we like! take out a few choices items, photo, post them and let us drool! (I'm drooling incessantly anyway.)

TerryE
02-29-2012, 05:46 PM
Don't mind Squire, he does drool a lot, but keeps a rag with him to clean it up. And he never drools on the merchandise, though you may have to have the rugs steam-cleaned.

srboone
02-29-2012, 05:48 PM
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Joe315
02-29-2012, 06:05 PM
We got the bookshelf's for a great price at a consignment shop in town. It basically amounted to 3 for the price of 1.

First a UK first edition of The Passage

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I'll post some more later.

srboone
02-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Very nice! Love it!

peteOcha
02-29-2012, 07:36 PM
Great collection! And I'll join in on the praise of the bookshelves, great buy!

Joe315
02-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson. This is a UK first edition with gold edges which is supposedly a limited run of 500. If you like thrillers, I recommend it.

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Martin
02-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Very nice stuff here!

Ben Staad
02-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Wondeful collection! Like everyone else said your bookshelf is gorgeous. Keep the close-ups coming.

Joe315
02-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Deluxe Editions of last 3 Harry Potter Books.

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EDIT: Fixed the pictures so they load faster and at a slightly larger size.

srboone
02-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Awesome, Joe. Not only something we haven't seen in these threads, but also a new format! Cool indeed!

Joe315
02-29-2012, 08:42 PM
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst. Not something I would normally read but seemed interesting. I will get to it when it reaches the top of my TBR pile.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 08:45 PM
The Complete Farside by Gary Larson. These are big and heavy books.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 08:48 PM
These are our oldest books. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Manual of the Holy Catholic Church, published 1906. My grandpa found these in the attic of a house he bought. They are in pretty good shape for being 106 years old.


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srboone
02-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Definitely a treasure!

Joe315
02-29-2012, 09:20 PM
I won this in a contest run by the author. Its part of a display for a bookstore that he signed.

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bookworm 1
02-29-2012, 10:04 PM
This is very cool.Love this alot.I am very in to early history of christianity.It is a secret passion of mine.Also the Passage is a great looking book.Nice start welcome to the thread.:cool:
These are our oldest books. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Manual of the Holy Catholic Church, published 1906. My grandpa found these in the attic of a house he bought. They are in pretty good shape for being 106 years old.


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Martin
02-29-2012, 10:12 PM
Love the Harry Potter and Holy Catholic books.

peteOcha
02-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Wow, looks great for something over a hundred years old! And those HP endpapers on the limited are really nice! O

Oh, and I think you can upload pics directly from your computer to the forum and just have them in the thread right away.

Joe315
02-29-2012, 10:34 PM
Wow, looks great for something over a hundred years old! And those HP endpapers on the limited are really nice! O

Oh, and I think you can upload pics directly from your computer to the forum and just have them in the thread right away.

I tried but I was having issues doing so. I'll try again and see if I can get it to work.

Joe315
02-29-2012, 10:59 PM
I think I got the pictures posted so they show up a good size and don't have to be clicked to be viewed at a larger size.

This book belonged to a friend of my great great uncle who passed it on to my uncle and then to my family. It's called Why Winners Win and it is a sports psychology book. It was published in 1927.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:19 PM
This is my most recent purchase, The English Monster by Lloyd Sheppard.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:32 PM
I got this picture thing down now.

This is a first printing of The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:34 PM
First printing of the The Silence of the Lambs. Based on the condition of this book, I think its an unread copy or whoever owned it before me took really good care of it.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:40 PM
This book is called Styx by Christopher Hyde. Its a good book. I wouldn't consider it a collectible but I like it. Most of the books I read are more recently published where people use iPhones and laptops frequently, where this book was published in 1982 and one of the characters is a journalist who carries a portable typewriter around with him. Kind of interesting to see how far we have come technologically since the 80s.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:42 PM
This is an ARC of Diary signed by Chuck Palahniuk.

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Joe315
02-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Limited edition of Rant by Palahniuk. I love the artwork of the slipcase.

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bookworm 1
02-29-2012, 11:59 PM
Very nice indeed.I love how so many people say that their collection is not as great as others then post stuff that makes us all go wow I want that.Keep it up.Love the stuff you have posted.

Grant Wootton
03-01-2012, 12:35 AM
Wow Joe, you've some astounding pieces in your collection - very impressive !!!! :cool:

Joe315
03-01-2012, 12:36 AM
Very nice indeed.I love how so many people say that their collection is not as great as others then post stuff that makes us all go wow I want that.Keep it up.Love the stuff you have posted.

Thanks. Compared to some of you guys, I'm a lightweight collector.

Martin
03-01-2012, 01:13 AM
You have some real gems in your collection. This is not a lightweight collection.

Joe315
03-01-2012, 03:15 AM
Thanks for all the compliments.

This is An Agent of Deceit by Chris Morgan Jones. I just started this one.

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Joe315
03-01-2012, 03:21 AM
Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child with a gift case. Based on the threads relating to the CD versions of their books many of you haven't read much by them. They are really good. The Pendergast series, of which Relic is the first, is really good. Gideon's Sword and Corpse are a new series. Sword was good but I haven't got to Corpse yet.

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I also have similar editions of Kill Shot by Vince Flynn and In My Time by Dick Cheney

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Joe315
03-01-2012, 03:25 AM
If you guys spot anything on my shelves that you want to see closeups of let me know. I'll post a some more in the future. Thanks again for all the compliments.

Grant Wootton
03-01-2012, 03:42 AM
Well, Joe, I think I'd be right in saying that we'd like to see ..... hmmm ... everything ..... :cool::cool: You've got some really cool stuff there, and inquiring minds want to know :D

srboone
03-01-2012, 04:20 AM
Great stuff, Joe. I haven't looked closely at your shelves yet, but I will. Looking forward to more stuff.

Joe315
03-01-2012, 04:47 AM
This is a sampler of the Passage that was in bookstores in the UK, may have been just Waterstones. I got it on eBay since I don't live in the UK. I'm hoping to get signed if Cronin does a signing for his next book where I live.

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Teriw
03-01-2012, 07:22 AM
I am also in love with your book shelves. Stunning woodwork.

Tito_Villa
03-01-2012, 08:35 AM
OMG OMG OMG i really want one of those 'The Passage' limited to 250 copies, it looks real nice!!!

Joe315
03-01-2012, 06:08 PM
OMG OMG OMG i really want one of those 'The Passage' limited to 250 copies, it looks real nice!!!

I think Goldsboro Books, who published that version, are still selling some but they are at 250 pounds. I got mine from a seller on abebooks.com for less then that.

Joe315
03-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride. I like the inscription on this one. "Monkeys and Cheese and Fish!"

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Grant Wootton
03-01-2012, 07:11 PM
I think Goldsboro Books, who published that version, are still selling some but they are at 250 pounds. I got mine from a seller on abebooks.com for less then that.

Same here, and, yep, is was far less than UK 250 :)

Joe315
03-02-2012, 01:53 AM
Andy McDermott's Chase/Wilde series of which I'm missing the third book. If you haven't read his books yet they are Cussleresque.

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Joe315
03-02-2012, 01:55 AM
The Crucifix Killer, The Executioner, and The Night Stalker by Chris Carter.

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Joe315
03-02-2012, 01:58 AM
Rivers of London and Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch. I wish I had gotten the first one signed but I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it or not, now they are a bit pricey. I was lucky enough to snag a first printing while I was in London last year though. And I have the third one on order already.

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Joe315
03-02-2012, 02:01 AM
Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell. Another I wish I had gotten signed when it first came out.

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Joe315
03-02-2012, 02:04 AM
Random by Craig Robertson

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Joe315
03-02-2012, 02:07 AM
Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk. Haven't read this yet but I'll get to it eventually.

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srboone
03-02-2012, 02:08 AM
Some nice editions there, Joe; some by authors I've never heard of--I like that! You've a nice collection of Palahniuk's there; any of them signed/1sts?

Joe315
03-02-2012, 02:32 AM
I have Lullaby, Rant (Limited Edition), Diary (ARC) and Tell-All signed. I have a first edition of Fight Club that I hope to get signed at some point. I was planning on going to a signing a couple years ago but life intervened. Maybe I will be able to go when his next book is released. I also have Snuff and Pygmy firsts but they are not signed.

srboone
03-02-2012, 08:37 AM
I don't know how I feel about him stamping the text of lullaby, but if it's still legible, then I guess I'm ok with it. Damned was released a while ago. I guess you mean the one after that...

Tito_Villa
03-02-2012, 08:47 AM
I think Goldsboro Books, who published that version, are still selling some but they are at 250 pounds. I got mine from a seller on abebooks.com for less then that.

Yeah, i'm just not sure i can justify that price though!

Joe315
03-02-2012, 04:38 PM
I don't know how I feel about him stamping the text of lullaby, but if it's still legible, then I guess I'm ok with it. Damned was released a while ago. I guess you mean the one after that...

My copy of lullaby is just signed, and yes the one after Damned. Was that any good? The story didn't really interest me so I've put off buying it.

srboone
03-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Like all his stuff, it's amusing to say the least. I enjoyed it; of course, I really liked Haunted and that was supposed to he his worst.

Joe315
03-02-2012, 04:54 PM
I've enjoyed all his stuff as well. Pygmy was the first I read and somehow I was able to read Fight Club before seeing the movie. I enjoyed Haunted as well, definetly not his worst.

Joe315
03-09-2012, 01:54 AM
This isn't a collectible book. It's a pocket dictionary that belonged to my grandfather. I think its pretty cool because my grandpa and dad put their names and childhood addresses in the back so of course I had to add mine, but its falling apart and I am not sure if it will last much longer without being rebound. It is also missing a few pages here and there. I added the blue inked birthdays just to have a point of reference.

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In case you were wondering the area I whited out is something I actually still use in my day to day life.

srboone
03-09-2012, 01:58 AM
Doesn't matter, the fact that you HAVE it that's important. Never rebind it it. Take care of it, but if the cover falls off, keep it with it. That's a terrific piece there!

Joe315
03-09-2012, 02:04 AM
I definitely won't rebind it then. Only a couple of pages are actually still bound in, the rest are all loose. I actually remembered I had it because you were posting books once owned by your grandmother. Thanks for that.

Martin
03-09-2012, 02:06 AM
I agree with Squire, Take care of it and do not rebind it. Great item to have.

srboone
03-09-2012, 02:07 AM
You're welcome, Joe. I have a lot of rubberbanded items of my grand and great-grand parents.

Grant Wootton
03-09-2012, 04:57 AM
The Websters is just fantastic Joe, worth far more than a lot of other "collectibles" that one sees - yours has history, moreover, personal meaning !!! :cool:

Joe315
03-09-2012, 05:02 AM
The Websters is just fantastic Joe, worth far more than a lot of other "collectibles" that one sees - yours has history, moreover, personal meaning !!! :cool:

Strangely, according to the first page, the dictionary wasn't published by Webster. It doesn't say who did, I may be missing that page. Maybe that was commonplace in the 1920s.

bookworm 1
03-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Interesting.I agree with everyone else that is indeed a special addition.

Joe315
03-31-2012, 04:47 AM
Two Clive Cussler books that I got signed recently. Sahara was the first of his I read, right before the movie came out. Haven't read Dragon yet.

Joe315
03-31-2012, 05:06 AM
UK and US first of editions of Straight Razor Cure (Low Town in the US). I think this would be best described as a fantasy crime book. I'm about 1/3rd the way through. It's pretty good so far.

Joe315
03-31-2012, 05:13 AM
Amazonia by James Rollins. He is probably my favourite author, and this is the first book of his that I read. Although this particular copy was a later addition.

Grant Wootton
03-31-2012, 06:23 AM
Really envy you the signed Cussler's Joe !!!! He's one of my favourite non-horror writers (even though they're big boofy blokes books I love 'em !!!) :cool:

Joe315
03-31-2012, 06:45 AM
I really enjoy his books. The co-written books aren't as good as his solo stuff but, imo, the best of his co-written works are the ones with Jack DuBrul.

srboone
03-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Terrific signed editions, Joe. Looking forward to more! (I think I've read one Cussler novel--Raise the Titanic--shortly after the movie came out.)

bookworm 1
03-31-2012, 04:05 PM
Great stuff. I read 1 Cussler novel a long long time ago.I enjoyed it but have not read anything else by him.My TBR pile is more then big enough.

Teriw
03-31-2012, 06:26 PM
Amazonia by James Rollins. He is probably my favourite author, and this is the first book of his that I read. Although this particular copy was a later addition.

delightfully creepy cover. Love it

Grant Wootton
03-31-2012, 11:44 PM
With your on the collaborated Cussler's Joe, they're okay, but I prefer the Dirk Pitt series over the rest (although probably not quite so much since he started interjecting himself into the novels and co-writing the Pitt novels with his son) :) Lately the whole Cussler franchise seems to be getting out of control, like James Peterson, who seems to have co-written a book with everyone on the face of the earth except for me :(

Joe315
04-01-2012, 02:24 AM
Patterson is ridiculous. It seems like there is new book with his name on it every week. I enjoy all of the Cussler series but I hope he doesn't get to the level of Patterson. Eventually quantity is favored over quality and that's never a good thing.

Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:23 AM
My first edition of Fight Club.

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Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:26 AM
UK/US firsts of The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler. I really like the UK cover better, which is the main reason I bought it. IMO, most of the UK covers for Cussler's recent books have been better then their US counterparts.

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Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:29 AM
The Strain Trilogy. The second two are signed, The Fall by both authors and The Night Eternal by Hogan.

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Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:31 AM
Kraken by China Mieville. This is the first book of his that I read. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Embassytown is in my TBR pile and I plan on reading his other books at some point.

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Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:33 AM
Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg. Haven't read this one yet either.

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Grant Wootton
04-02-2012, 05:36 AM
Nice adds there Joe (agree that the UK Cussler covers are more meritorious than their US counterparts) :cool:

Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:36 AM
Amazonia by James Rollins. He is probably my favourite author, and this is the first book of his that I read. Although this particular copy was a later addition.

Just realized I spelled "favorite" with a "u". Must be reading to much british fiction.

Joe315
04-02-2012, 05:37 AM
meritorious

Had to look up that one.

srboone
04-02-2012, 05:46 AM
Wow! some really great editions, you got there Joe! Love the Mieville (UK edition? Haven't seen that one; I've got the subterranean press edition.) Don't wait too long for Embassytown, it's a classic! (already one of my favorite SF novels!)

Joe315
04-02-2012, 06:52 AM
Thanks guys. I believe Embassytown is next on my on my TBR list.

bookworm 1
04-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Love the new additions.:cool:

Grant Wootton
04-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Had to look up that one.

Sorry Joe, Teri the Crazed Canuck has been giving me English lessons ;)

Joe315
04-02-2012, 08:29 PM
Sorry Joe, Teri the Crazed Canuck has been giving me English lessons ;)

No problem Grant, I'm always happy to expand my vocabulary.

Joe315
04-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Since I brought it up here is my UK first edition of Embassytown.

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srboone
04-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Awesome!

Grant Wootton
04-02-2012, 08:52 PM
+1 to Squires comment :cool:

bookworm 1
04-02-2012, 10:38 PM
:cool:+2 to Grants comment:cool:

Martin
04-03-2012, 02:43 AM
How is the Simon Pegg book? I have been debating picking this one up.
Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg. Haven't read this one yet either.

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Joe315
04-03-2012, 04:14 AM
When I read it I'll let you know. I think he is a good actor and have enjoyed most of his movies, especially Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, and Star Trek.

Joe315
04-03-2012, 04:17 AM
The Leo Demidov Series by Tom Rob Smith. All are signed UK first editions. I like the endpapers in Child 44 and I wish they would have done something like this for the last two but the publishers went with plain white. Also the sticker on the front of Agent 6 is one of the (I want to say least thought out but the publishers knew what they were doing) weirdest advertisements. It says "Addicted to Larsson and Nesbo? You must read Tom Rob Smith". While these books are good they are not really crime novels like the Millennium Trilogy or the Harry hole series, and the author is not a Scandinavian. While he is a Swede, he was raised in London. I suppose this is just a way to sell novels, but it makes no sense to me.

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Joe315
04-03-2012, 04:23 AM
Is there a way for a me to edit the thread title? If not can a moderator please fix the spelling of Collection in the title. It is starting to annoy me. Thanks.

Teriw
04-03-2012, 04:43 AM
If it makes u feel better I didn't even notice the typo and I'm prob not the only one.

Grant Wootton
04-03-2012, 05:22 AM
Never mind Joe, either Dan or Brian will fix it right as rain I'm sure :)

Oh, and your Tom Rob Smith's are pretty cool too !!!! :cool:

Joe315
04-03-2012, 07:37 AM
If it makes u feel better I didn't even notice the typo and I'm prob not the only one.

I didn't notice it right away either but once I saw it I couldn't unsee it.

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Great stuff Joe! So many signed editions! Love your Del Toro and Hogan set. Need to get around to reading those.

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Is there a way for a me to edit the thread title? If not can a moderator please fix the spelling of Collection in the title. It is starting to annoy me. Thanks.

Wow, didn't even notice it until you mentioned it. :)

PM Dan, I'm sure he can sort it out.

bookworm 1
04-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Joel just because it says you are displayingerratic behaviour does not mean you need to:D.
I didn't notice it right away either but once I saw it I couldn't unsee it.

mhatchett
04-04-2012, 11:40 AM
Very nice!

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 12:34 PM
Joel just because it says you are displayingerratic behaviour does not mean you need to:D.

the voices say otherwise... :)

TerryE
04-04-2012, 02:56 PM
I love all the signed editions. Are you meeting these authors? 'Cause not many of them look like s/l editions.

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Most look flat signed. You must have connections! :)

Joe315
04-04-2012, 08:24 PM
Some of my books I have gotten signed in person or by order at a local bookstore that specializes in signed firsts. Others, like the Strain trilogy I have ordered from VJ Books. Most of my UK editions come from Goldsboro Books in London. And I've also used abebooks on occasion.

I have some personalized books but I prefer flat signed only because if I am ever forced to sell them I will get more value for them then if my name is in them.

Joe315
04-04-2012, 08:25 PM
I wish had connections. I wouldn't have to spend so much then.

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 08:28 PM
Some of my books I have gotten signed in person or by order at a local bookstore that specializes in signed firsts. Others, like the Strain trilogy I have ordered from VJ Books. Most of my UK editions come from Goldsboro Books in London. And I've also used abebooks on occasion.

I have some personalized books but I prefer flat signed only because if I am ever forced to sell them I will get more value for them then if my name is in them.

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure you're wondering what you've done...:)

Well, someone once mentioned Goldsboro on here. The name slipped my mind and I've been searching for it ever since! When I saw your post, the name seemed familiar, and when I googled it I had what I was looking for!

Teriw
04-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Congrats on your find, whatever it may be

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 08:39 PM
it was the store that Joe mentioned. I forgot the name and only remembered it when I saw it in his post.

Joe315
04-04-2012, 08:41 PM
No problem, glad I could add to the shrinking of your bank account.

peteOcha
04-04-2012, 10:36 PM
Well you sure have! The cash went to VJ books though, not Goldsboro. First time I've been on their website (VJ) and I just love their selection... I'm $50 lighter... Gonna step away from the computer before I spend more.

srboone
04-04-2012, 10:56 PM
I took a look through the site also and liked what I saw! (especially the signed Embassytown!)

peteOcha
04-05-2012, 11:00 AM
Was thinking about that one Squire, but then I saw something on VJ that I just had to have! :)

srboone
04-05-2012, 11:03 AM
Do tell, do tell!

peteOcha
04-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Nothing much really, but part of my goal to get a nice set of HC Dark Tower books. Trade edition from Grant, DT VI.

bookworm 1
04-05-2012, 11:45 AM
UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now another book ite to throw money at.

srboone
04-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Well, you don't have to throw it at a book. just throw it my way!

bookworm 1
04-05-2012, 08:31 PM
:p
Well, you don't have to throw it at a book. just throw it my way!

Joe315
04-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Here are my paperbacks. I don't have room anywhere else which is why they are four deep on the bottom shelf of this cabinet. The hardcovers are my dads and they will make it to the book cases once he reads them. And the bone at the top I found in the desert near our house. I'm not sure what animal it comes from but I'm pretty sure it's not human.

peteOcha
04-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Is that a set of C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia paperbacks? i think I had the same set.:)

Teriw
04-05-2012, 10:12 PM
That is one deep ass cabinate.

srboone
04-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Very cool, Joe. My Grandmother's HCs (mostly mysteries and historical romances and novels) are 2 deep on two 5 shelf bookcases in my basement!

Joe315
04-05-2012, 10:21 PM
The chronicles of Narnia are paperbacks. I had a set when I was little and gave them to a friend and I had to buy them again when I moved.


That is one deep ass cabinate.

I don't think it's that deep, maybe 12-15 inches. I think the 4 deep paperbacks make seem bigger then it is.

Joe315
04-05-2012, 10:22 PM
Very cool, Joe. My Grandmother's HCs (mostly mysteries and historical romances and novels) are 2 deep on two 5 shelf bookcases in my basement!

Wow thats a lot.

Grant Wootton
04-05-2012, 10:48 PM
Very nice Joe !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

Joe315
04-07-2012, 12:59 AM
Don't know if anyone here is a cubs fan but this is a pretty cool book. It would be better if there was a world series win or two in there.

peteOcha
04-07-2012, 11:31 AM
I guess thats why its "Our Dream"... cause you can keep on dreaming about that World Series! :)

Just kidding of course, having grown up in NJ, I'm a yankees fan.:) But I'm actually hoping to head out to a cubs game when I'm out in Chicago over the summer.

Joe315
04-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Definitely do that. Wrigley has a great atmosphere, even if the Cubs lose, which if the first game is anything to go off will be a lot this year. I went to a couple Yankees games and had a great time. The first time I saw a very large drunk guy being tackled by 3 police offers and then had the balls to say "there's nothing to see here" as he was being picked up off the ground with his pants half off. The second time was the All Star game in 2008. That was a cool experience except that we decided to leave a tad early to beat the traffic only to have the game go 15 innings. And we got to see Josh Hamilton put on a show during the HR derby.

peteOcha
04-07-2012, 07:43 PM
Well, I'm going for sure! Haven't been to a game in 9 years!!

bookworm 1
04-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Nice pb collection.:cool:

Joe315
04-07-2012, 09:02 PM
Thanks. I've been slowly upgrading them to hardcovers if they are available. I'm thinking about buying the Preston/child books in hc but if CD continues to release them I'll just go with those. They're much nicer plus the original trade editions were made poorly so I don't know if it worth getting the ones I don't already have.

srboone
04-07-2012, 09:05 PM
I know what you mean about the World Series, Joe, but now that the Bosox broke their curse, the Cubbies is the only one left! I rooted for the Cubs to win one while the Sox were still under the ghost of the Bambino, but now that that one's gone....;)

Joe315
04-07-2012, 09:20 PM
We still have to deal with that damn goat but I think Epstein will do some good. I'm only giving him a couple of years to get the team together though.

srboone
04-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Terrific book, though!

Joe315
04-08-2012, 04:45 AM
Since we were discussing video games in another thread, I'd thought I'd post this. This is a "limited edition" of Bioshock 2. I was surprised how big this actually was. This came with an lp, a cd(not pictured), an art book, and three posters, in addition to the game.

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Grant Wootton
04-08-2012, 05:12 AM
The BS 2 edition is excellent Joe :cool:

Teriw
04-08-2012, 05:41 AM
Best video game special I've seen. The only one I purchased was the gtav special. With a r* letchain, a CD, and the safty deposite box.

Teriw
04-08-2012, 05:44 AM
Keychain*

Joe315
04-08-2012, 05:53 AM
This is the only one I purchased as well. Normally I don't think they are worth it and I was close to not getting this one too but I was very happy that I did.

Teriw
04-08-2012, 05:54 AM
I love my keychain and I use my deposit box for important papers. While it doesn't actually keep them safe it does keep them together in a place I won't forget.

Joe315
04-08-2012, 06:04 AM
That's good your getting some use out of it aside from holding the game.

peteOcha
04-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Nice, lovin the Bioshock! We went to visit my mom today and I specifically took from her house some collector's editions of video games that I was storing there until I get a bigger place. I'll be taking picks of those tomorrow.:)

Joe315
04-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Here are some pages from the Bioshock 2 art book.

Joe315
04-08-2012, 05:56 PM
Nice, lovin the Bioshock! We went to visit my mom today and I specifically took from her house some collector's editions of video games that I was storing there until I get a bigger place. I'll be taking picks of those tomorrow.:)

Cool. Can't wait to see the pics.

Teriw
04-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Oh I forgot about my gta art book. Its on my bookcase with my stephen king books.

Joe315
04-08-2012, 09:13 PM
I'm not a big comic person but I always enjoyed the Simpsons/Futurama comics for the entertainment value. This is the only HC comic that I have. It's in a slipcase which I didn't take a picture of side by side and it came with a reprint of the first Simpsons comic.

Joe315
04-08-2012, 09:18 PM
This is my favorite Collectors edition movie that I have. The only problem is the plexiglass case seems like it broke easily. The first one i bought I returned right away because the case was all cracked. This one has a crack to but it's not to bad.

Joe315
04-08-2012, 09:20 PM
This is something my sister brought me back from Ecuador.

srboone
04-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Love the Schindler's List set. The girl in the red coat was startling then and still is 10+ viewings later...


This is something my sister brought me back from Ecuador.

Yummy!;)

bookworm 1
04-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Nice stuff:cool:.Love it.

Grant Wootton
04-09-2012, 12:35 AM
Cool - dead bugs with pins though them !!! Now that's something we don't see everyday on the forum - and I like it !!!! :cool:

peteOcha
04-09-2012, 05:44 PM
Cool bugs! And that is a really nice copy of Schindler's List!

Joe315
04-11-2012, 05:13 AM
OMG OMG OMG i really want one of those 'The Passage' limited to 250 copies, it looks real nice!!!

Thought I'd post this link to ebay. It's listed at 175 GBP or $280. It's the cheapest one I've seen in a while but still not that cheap. Less the Goldsboro Books though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Passage-Justin-Cronin-Signed-Limited-74-250-Slipcase-Promo-Newspaper-/160775591239?pt=Antiquarian_Books_UK&hash=item256ef8d547#ht_2385wt_1413

Tito_Villa
04-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Yeah i saw it (thanks for thinking of me though) and i decided to pass because i have 6 editions of that book already lol

Joe315
04-11-2012, 05:15 PM
No problem. I think you mentioned you had Arcs of the passage. Did you grab those on eBay?

TerryE
04-11-2012, 05:19 PM
Is that a set of C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia paperbacks? i think I had the same set.:)

I do too.

Tito_Villa
04-12-2012, 10:48 AM
No problem. I think you mentioned you had Arcs of the passage. Did you grab those on eBay?

Well they are more Uncorrected Proof copies, but yes i have both the UK and US version and i found them on ebay!

Joe315
04-22-2012, 10:47 PM
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear. I'm curious who G M M is and why he's signing Bear's books.

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Joe315
04-22-2012, 11:13 PM
Books have been spoken for.

Hedda Gabler
04-22-2012, 11:19 PM
I love the bookcases and I am particularly pleased to see the orderly fashion of your books. Speaks to my OCD. :-) The Manual of the Catholic Church is a gorgeous book, so beautiful. I am so pleased you have the dictionary, a family heirloom. Those books mean so much and I love that people keep them. It makes me sad when I go to a used bookstore and find a beautiful book with someone's name in it with an inscription that it was given to them as a gift. Where is the family for this book? Are they all gone now? Did someone in the family not see the value of that book? Breaks my heart. I have found personal notes and things in old books I've bought, and I so wish they were with the family.

The Simon Pegg book is great. I've been watching Spaced on Netflix, he is so funny. And the bug collection was crazeee cool.

Joe315
04-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks. It helps that I really like books or I probably wouldn't hang on to those type of things. The dictionary is cool not only because it was my grandpas but he may have used it to learn english as he was a first generation american and his parents only spoke polish.

srboone
04-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Ifound this pic of Greg Bear's signature online.

http://molly.kalafut.org/images/authors/bear-greg.jpg

srboone
04-23-2012, 12:15 AM
Apparently, that's how he signs his books. His middle name is Dale, tho.

Joe315
04-23-2012, 01:33 AM
I know its real but it's weird that he uses GMM instead of GB or GDB. I thought maybe that Bear was a nom de plum and the initials represent his real name.

srboone
04-23-2012, 01:42 AM
Not as far as I know.

TerryE
04-23-2012, 01:26 PM
The picture that Squire posted makes it look a little more like he writes the "B" on its side making it look like an m. But the rest of the first name looks nothing like "-reg" or "-regory". And I thought my signature was illegible.

Teriw
04-23-2012, 05:34 PM
the one squire posted could look like that. if he happens to be a left its very likely that is a sideways B since some of US lefties turn the paper sideways to make it easier to write. I've never written sideways because of it but I can see someone doing it. but the sig in joes book seems like pretty damn clear M's

Joe315
04-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Bear being a leftie makes sense. Signing with a B on its side would prevent smearing and make it easier to do signings in mass.

srboone
04-23-2012, 07:32 PM
Good call, TEri! Me being a rightie would never have thought of that. :)

Teriw
04-25-2012, 06:41 AM
I always write sideways. The paper I mean not the actual writing. Seems easier...I know a lot of lefties that twist their wrist funny instead but iunno how they do it. Would cramp me right up.

Joe315
04-26-2012, 12:46 AM
Just got this in the mail today. The Candle Man by Alex Scarrow. This is a limited edition he does. It comes with a piece of the manuscript.

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Joe315
04-26-2012, 12:47 AM
Also received The Key by Simon Toyne, book 2 in the Sanctus trilogy. Also pictured is Sanctus.

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Ben Staad
04-26-2012, 12:49 AM
Just got this in the mail today. The Candle Man by Alex Scarrow. This is a limited edition he does. It comes with a piece of the manuscript.

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That is really cool. I think that is the best hand written script I've ever seen from an author. Very impressive!

Joe315
04-26-2012, 12:55 AM
I know if I tried to write that way I would have gone through 50 envelopes before getting it right.

bookworm 1
04-26-2012, 01:01 AM
Nice additions.

srboone
04-26-2012, 01:04 AM
Most excellent acquistions, Joe! TheThe Candleman set is really neat!

Joe315
04-26-2012, 01:13 AM
Thanks. I only started reading his stuff last year, so I jumped at the chance to get this. I only wish I had discovered him sooner so I could have gotten all his books like that.

Grant Wootton
04-26-2012, 03:46 AM
Nice indeed Joe (and the writing verges on calligraphy, near on) :)

frik51
04-26-2012, 04:06 AM
Love your books, Joe.
I'd never seen any of these before.

sk

peteOcha
04-26-2012, 07:54 AM
That manuscript is really cool! Very collectible I presume. And his handwriting is just awesome!

Joe315
04-30-2012, 12:21 AM
Signed copies of Christopher Farnsworth's Nathan Cade series. I got the first and third signed today. The second I had signed already. I have to say I don't like the cover of the third book. The color of title text is a weird choice and overall it....I don't know, it just looks bad.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/0644cb2b.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/cbb74530.jpg
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Joe315
04-30-2012, 12:23 AM
I also won this at the signing. An ARC of his second book.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/61325df2.jpg
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Joe315
04-30-2012, 12:24 AM
This is what I am reading now.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/be5da947.jpg

bookworm 1
04-30-2012, 12:26 AM
Nice additions.I have not heard of these before.

srboone
04-30-2012, 12:28 AM
That's the cool thing about theses threads. I'd never heard of these either. Thanks!

Joe315
04-30-2012, 12:28 AM
They are pretty good. They deal with paranormal topics like werewolves and lizard people but not in a stupid twilighty way.

Joe315
04-30-2012, 12:30 AM
Most of what everyone else posts I've never heard of and these threads are a great way to find a new author.

frik51
04-30-2012, 05:16 AM
Cool, Joe!!

sk

Grant Wootton
04-30-2012, 06:09 AM
New stuff !!! :cool: Love new stuff !!!! :cool: Thanks Joe !!!! :cool:

bookworm 1
04-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Yea but our wallets don't.:p
New stuff !!! :cool: Love new stuff !!!! :cool: Thanks Joe !!!! :cool:

peteOcha
04-30-2012, 10:18 PM
And in some cases, wives, right BW? :)

Very nice additions to the thread Joe! Haven't heard of a few of them as well either.

Joe315
04-30-2012, 11:26 PM
London Macabre by Steven Savile. This is the first lettered edition I own. I have read one other of his books which was of a different genre then this.

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Joe315
04-30-2012, 11:27 PM
This book was included as a freebie for first time buyers from Dark Regions Press.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/a3c63bdf.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/239c54c9.jpg

Grant Wootton
04-30-2012, 11:28 PM
Love that Lettered Edition Joe, freaking fantastic !!!! :cool:

srboone
05-01-2012, 01:07 AM
Have you read London Macabre? I've been tempted to get that one (and the Lettered edition looks awesome!)

Joe315
05-01-2012, 01:17 AM
I haven't yet. The book looked interesting and it got good reviews from what I saw. I'm looking for an ebook of it so I don't mess it up.

Joe315
05-01-2012, 01:18 AM
Does anyone know what "full color header" means? That was part of the description of the book on the Dark Regions site and I couldn't find a definition of the term.

peteOcha
05-01-2012, 03:21 PM
To my knowledge that is text or a small illustration that appears on each page but is separated from the main body of text. This could be page numbers, chapter numbers, the title, the authors name, etc.

Joe315
05-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Makes sense. Ill have to take a closer look at the book.

bookworm 1
05-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Of course a full color header means a totally different thing in an Ed Lee book.:o

Joe315
05-17-2012, 11:29 PM
HHhH by Laurent Binet. This is historical fiction about the assassination of Nazi Leader Reinhard Heydrich.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/9a90b8ee.jpg

I like what they did with the title on the text block.

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Martin
05-17-2012, 11:31 PM
Intriguing book.

srboone
05-17-2012, 11:32 PM
Different. I like it.

Teriw
05-17-2012, 11:35 PM
I agree, definitely different

bookworm 1
05-18-2012, 01:10 AM
differerent but in a good way.Nice book.

Joe315
05-18-2012, 01:25 AM
Ive been trying to expand the genres I read. I was reading mainly thrillers and that got to be a bit repetitive. I've started to read some sci fi, some general fiction (literature). I've read some books that could be considered horror because of the subject matter (vampires, zombies, etc) but I wouldn't have defined them that way. This story sounded interesting even though I don't usually read historic fiction.

frik51
05-18-2012, 04:49 AM
Different alright.
Which isn't a bad thing, of course!

sk

peteOcha
05-18-2012, 07:43 AM
I like it as well! Sounds like a good read and the title on the pages is really cool.

Joe315
05-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Just got this in the mail today. A fascimile edition of Dracula by Bram Stoker.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/06de789f.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/3d08c3a4.jpg

Joe315
05-23-2012, 11:42 PM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/08469ece.jpg

I ended up with the second to last one.
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/eae4dd23.jpg

Teriw
05-23-2012, 11:54 PM
Can we see the inside Joe? I'm curious to see what the font looked like in 1897 for some reason. I'm sure it wasn't the basic font thats in everything nowadays.

Joe315
05-24-2012, 12:04 AM
It looks like standard font to me. It is pretty small though. The book is about 8" x 5".

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/47ecc4fa.jpg

Joe315
05-24-2012, 12:08 AM
It also came with a copy of the contract between Stoker and the publisher.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/9743dc6b.jpg
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/d05822ae.jpg

Teriw
05-24-2012, 12:47 AM
Some things never change I guess. lol. Love that the contract is hand written though. Pretty cool item there Joe.

Joe315
05-24-2012, 12:53 AM
Thanks.

Teriw
05-24-2012, 01:28 AM
I thought someone fixed your thread title a while back? Or was that someone else and I am just noticing your mistake now?

Joe315
05-24-2012, 01:59 AM
Nope. I mentioned it awhile back so it's probably my thread your thinking about.

srboone
05-24-2012, 02:00 AM
Really nice Dracula, Joe. Love the addition of the contract too. And 999/1000 is better than none!

Joe315
05-24-2012, 02:05 AM
True. 666 would have been cool though.

jhanic
05-24-2012, 01:51 PM
That's a really neat item. Thanks for sharing!

John

frik51
05-24-2012, 03:49 PM
Very nice indeed, Joe!

sk

bookworm 1
05-25-2012, 06:45 PM
This is super cool.I like the book as well.
It also came with a copy of the contract between Stoker and the publisher.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/9743dc6b.jpg
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/d05822ae.jpg

Joe315
05-27-2012, 03:07 AM
The Disappeared by David B. Silva. Won this from Dark Regions Press in their news letter raffle.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/3db185d7.jpg
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Joe315
05-27-2012, 03:08 AM
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/1e464c4d.jpg
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Joe315
05-27-2012, 03:10 AM
Dark Regions Press also threw in a copy of Multiplex Fandango: A Weston Osche Reader for free.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/072298be.jpg

srboone
05-27-2012, 07:13 AM
Very nice, Joe! I got The Disappeared from their grab bag. Multiplex Fandango always looked good, so Congratz!

Joe315
05-27-2012, 02:51 PM
Very nice, Joe! I got The Disappeared from their grab bag. Multiplex Fandango always looked good, so Congratz!

How was it?

srboone
05-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Haven't gotten to it yet. Just too many to decide from.

bookworm 1
05-27-2012, 05:22 PM
You are really lucky.This book is on my wish list congrats.:cool:
Dark Regions Press also threw in a copy of Multiplex Fandango: A Weston Osche Reader for free.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/072298be.jpg

peteOcha
05-29-2012, 07:44 AM
Very nice edition of Dracula, Joe! And the contract is really neat! :)

Joe315
06-01-2012, 03:08 AM
I had two books waiting for me when I got home from Chicago. The first is Innocents Lost by Michael McBride.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/b3d3909b.jpg
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Joe315
06-01-2012, 03:11 AM
The second is my first in hand CD publication. The rest are either on their way or preordered.

Mind the Gap by Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/0eff79be.jpg
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srboone
06-01-2012, 03:13 AM
Very nice. I couldn't make my mind up on Mind the Gap and let it go OOP...

Joe315
06-01-2012, 03:16 AM
I got it pretty cheap ($13). It looked interesting and for that price I thought why the hell not.

srboone
06-01-2012, 03:17 AM
Don't blame ya. The description didn't sound appealing to me ,but the writers are terrific.

peteOcha
06-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Like the cover on the McBride book. Nice additions Joe!

Joe315
06-05-2012, 12:47 AM
British Invasion. Thanks Dan for starting the out of print thread. Not sure what I was doing with the camera angle.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/d412530e.jpg

Joe315
06-05-2012, 12:49 AM
Lonely Road's The Strain. This book is just awesome. I only regret waiting as long as I did to buy it. Fantastic job Brian and everyone else at Lonely Road Books.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/8cac60a6.jpg

srboone
06-05-2012, 02:13 AM
Great additions to your collection, Joe! And, if you're anything like me when it come to taking pics, you get funky angles by trying to cut down on the glare!

Ben Staad
06-05-2012, 02:27 AM
The Strain is just a gorgeous looking book. Congrats.

Joe315
06-05-2012, 02:55 AM
Thanks. I'm real excited for the next two now.

peteOcha
06-05-2012, 07:49 AM
I like your angle on the British Invasion picture!:)

And my goodness!!! The Strain is one fantastic looking book! Congratulations on an awesome addition to the collection Joe!

frik51
06-05-2012, 03:23 PM
LOVE The Strain; that's one gorgeous book!
I wasn't aware of the fact that copies had been sent.

Oops - what am I saying here.
I've got one myself....I was thinking about the sequel...:o

sk

RJK1981
06-15-2012, 06:53 AM
Love the books, especially The Strain. Definitely on my list of books to find when I have the money

Also, I have a signed PB of The Strain and found the story to be enjoyable. There is a consistency error in the book though, but it doesn't ruin the story (though it did make me go back and look at something to make sure I was right). I won't spoil it though unless you really want to know.

Joe315
06-15-2012, 07:32 AM
I read the book already and am interested in the error. I dont think I noticed one, however I read the book a couple years ago. You could use the spoiler tags so people have to click to see it.

RJK1981
06-15-2012, 07:37 AM
I don't remember where it was exactly anymore, but...

When the father and son were running away the boy left his cane either in a car or home, and then a little further in the book he was using his cane again even though they never went back and got the cane. Didn't ruin the book or make it any less enjoyable of a read, but it did amuse me.