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  • TacomaDiver
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    On Thursday, I got my first order from VJ Books. They were have a literal fire sale, and they had a few signed 1st Greg Rucka novels that I didn't have, so I picked those up at a pretty fair price after the 40% off coupon.

    And then yesterday, my wife's anniversary present arrived.

    I bought her a new iPad Pro, a keyboard case, and the new Apple Pencil. Ordered everything from Best Buy. It was shipped on Thursday, and arrived yesterday. UPS placed the box into our secure parcel locker we have at my apartment. When I got home, I decided to give K her presents two weeks early. I cut the tap, open the box and see basically trash has been used for packing material. Scraps of cellophane and the such. And then I realize what I'm looking at. The product boxes, while in the shipment box, are all empty. The iPad was opened, and removed. The keyboard case, opened and removed. The Pencil, opened and removed.

    I then realize that the security tape was cut and then retaped with plain packing tape.

    I'm beyond PISSED.

    Best Buy wasn't super helpful last night when I called - because of the high dollar amount, it has to be reviewed for fraud and they'll get back to me.

    $1500. They better make this right.

    I also filed a claim with UPS (not sure what that will do.)

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  • Splync
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    I bought too many things, all of which arrived at once.

    The Invention of Sound - signed by Palahniuk
    A couple of books from a Labor Day sale
    A couple of books signed by Bradbury
    New Joe Abercrombie
    And my big box of stuff from Cemetery Dance (gotta save on that shipping)

    And I'm not even home to open the boxes this weekend...

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  • c marvel
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    I found a Centipede Press trade paperback, Phantom Lady by Cornell Woolrich, for $7.71. I know the book isn't in perfect condition, at that price I couldn't resist. ~Cap

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  • sholloman81
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    Based on Sadie Hartmann's review on Cemetery Dance Online, decided to pick-up The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson. Received it in the mail yesterday. Pretty cool dustjacket, especially for a trade hardcover. The colors really make it pop. Am excited to give it a go and will probably begin it after finishing Tim Lebbon's "The Silence", which I am currently reading.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I keep eyeballing that one too, but like you, just haven't ever pulled the trigger on it.
    I keep hoping for a sale or for one to show up on eBay, but it's been a couple (?) years now since it was offered by Folio and came up on my radar, and neither have come to pass (that I'm aware of). Probably need to give up on that dream and just buy the darn thing.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I keep eyeballing that one too, but like you, just haven't ever pulled the trigger on it.


    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Folio’s edition of Charles Portis’ TRUE GRIT is the one I keep going back to...have come close to pulling the trigger on it at least a dozen times, and for some reason continue to hold off. Reportedly THE modern Great American Novel, I’ve never read it, though have seen the movie. But the book with its unreliable narrator is supposed to be far richer, nuanced, and more complex than the film, obviously, and deals with themes of coming-of-age, revenge, growing old and obsolescence, etc.…really need to get my hands on this one.

    If anyone’s interested in seeing pics of this attractive volume:

    https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/true-grit.html

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Folio’s edition of Charles Portis’ TRUE GRIT is the one I keep going back to...have come close to pulling the trigger on it at least a dozen times, and for some reason continue to hold off. Reportedly THE modern Great American Novel, I’ve never read it, though have seen the movie. But the book with its unreliable narrator is supposed to be far richer, nuanced, and more complex than the film, obviously, and deals with themes of coming-of-age, revenge, growing old and obsolescence, etc.…really need to get my hands on this one.

    If anyone’s interested in seeing pics of this attractive volume:

    https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/true-grit.html
    Personally, I usually wait for their sales. They occasionally give out a free book with purchases. Even if I don't necessarily save any money, free surprise novels are always a plus!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    True Grit is a great Book!
    At some point I will have to read that one.

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  • mhatchett
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    True Grit is a great Book!

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    I hadn't realized that Easton Press had done Ove! Now I'll have to be on the lookout for that one as well.

    I just purchased a copy of Easton Press' edition of American Gods, and I'm still debating getting a copy of The Night Circus.
    Folio’s edition of Charles Portis’ TRUE GRIT is the one I keep going back to...have come close to pulling the trigger on it at least a dozen times, and for some reason continue to hold off. Reportedly THE modern Great American Novel, I’ve never read it, though have seen the movie. But the book with its unreliable narrator is supposed to be far richer, nuanced, and more complex than the film, obviously, and deals with themes of coming-of-age, revenge, growing old and obsolescence, etc.…really need to get my hands on this one.

    If anyone’s interested in seeing pics of this attractive volume:

    https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/true-grit.html

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  • Splync
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    The Easton of OVE was definitely an impulse buy, based solely on my very positive reaction to OVE, but one I don’t regret at all...it’s one of those books that remind you just how special and emotional an experience reading a book can be. Thus far, based only on a cheap tpb reading of OVE, I’ve splurged on a deluxe signed Easton of it and ordered two other Backman books (a signed HC 1st of ANXIOUS PEOPLE and a 1st HC of BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE) with, I suspect, more to come. I just hope the others measure up to OVE. Was OVE perfect? No, but it was perfectly wonderful.


    I hadn't realized that Easton Press had done Ove! Now I'll have to be on the lookout for that one as well.

    I just purchased a copy of Easton Press' edition of American Gods, and I'm still debating getting a copy of The Night Circus.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The recent talk on Backman here has me thinking about finally jumping in and reading A Man Called Ove. I really did not need to know that there was an Easton Press edition of this book.
    The Easton of OVE was definitely an impulse buy, based solely on my very positive reaction to OVE, but one I don’t regret at all...it’s one of those books that remind you just how special and emotional an experience reading a book can be. Thus far, based only on a cheap tpb reading of OVE, I’ve splurged on a deluxe signed Easton of it and ordered two other Backman books (a signed HC 1st of ANXIOUS PEOPLE and a 1st HC of BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE) with, I suspect, more to come. I just hope the others measure up to OVE. Was OVE perfect? No, but it was perfectly wonderful.



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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Of interest to probably no one here -- but is an author I'm starting to explore -- I received a signed HC 1st of Fredrik Backman's new one, ANXIOUS PEOPLE. Splurged a bit and bought a few days ago the signed Easton Press HC of Backhman's A MAN CALLED OVE...it's on it way to me.

    Also picked up the latest LITTLE BOOK by Sarah Pinborough.

    Also received Matt Haig's new one in its signed/numbered/slipcased format, THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY...a book I'm almost finished with that does not come recommended, unfortunately, which is the first Matt Haig book I can say that about.

    Also picked up a used tpb of Caitlan Starling's THE LUMINOUS DEAD...been curious about it since it came out (and it gets pretty good reviews), and saw a half-price copy at HPB a couple days ago.

    Also did a Buy-It-Now for both TALES FROM GREYSTONE BAY and HE'LL COME KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR by Robert McCammon. Both S/L HCs (not the trades) in Fine/Fine condition at very low prices...love it when that happens. They're on their way to me.
    The recent talk on Backman here has me thinking about finally jumping in and reading A Man Called Ove. I really did not need to know that there was an Easton Press edition of this book.

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  • RonClinton
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    Of interest to probably no one here -- but is an author I'm starting to explore -- I received a signed HC 1st of Fredrik Backman's new one, ANXIOUS PEOPLE. Splurged a bit and bought a few days ago the signed Easton Press HC of Backhman's A MAN CALLED OVE...it's on it way to me.

    Also picked up the latest LITTLE BOOK by Sarah Pinborough.

    Also received Matt Haig's new one in its signed/numbered/slipcased format, THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY...a book I'm almost finished with that does not come recommended, unfortunately, which is the first Matt Haig book I can say that about.

    Also picked up a used tpb of Caitlan Starling's THE LUMINOUS DEAD...been curious about it since it came out (and it gets pretty good reviews), and saw a half-price copy at HPB a couple days ago.

    Also did a Buy-It-Now for both TALES FROM GREYSTONE BAY and HE'LL COME KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR by Robert McCammon. Both S/L HCs (not the trades) in Fine/Fine condition at very low prices...love it when that happens. They're on their way to me.

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  • mhatchett
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    Thanks Ron!

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