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  • Sherlock Joe's
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    NOT FOR SALE.

    I scored these for quite a deal (IMHO) ... story was that someone had given their relative's neighbor a bunch of books when the neighbor passed away. Bookstore staff said that there were a bunch of romance novels and these.

    I already had first US printings of The Running Man and The Long Walk, but these are UK first printings and in absolute terrific condition; they also went straight into protective bags when I got home (still don't understand why bookstore didn't do that to begin with).

    Merry Christmas to me.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Congrats to both. Time does go quickly. Mine are 28 and 24. It blows my mind that one of my children is closing in on 30.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Times flies like a jetpack, doesn't it? Mine turn 25 next year...no idea how that happened since it seems like grade school was just yesterday.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Times flies like a jetpack, doesn't it? Mine turn 25 next year...no idea how that happened since it seems like grade school was just yesterday.
    Yeah, it does! I look back at old pics wondering where the time went.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    Thanks Ron! Yes, I usually only see the occasional volume from a broken set up for sale, so this was a lucky find.

    The kiddo will be 19 next month! Those pics must be from 2008 or so, but we like them
    Times flies like a jetpack, doesn't it? Mine turn 25 next year...no idea how that happened since it seems like grade school was just yesterday.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Congratulations, Dave -- set looks great! Always satisfying to land those Grails at a deep discount...doesn't happen often, so it's worth celebrating!

    Cute kiddo, btw.
    Thanks Ron! Yes, I usually only see the occasional volume from a broken set up for sale, so this was a lucky find.

    The kiddo will be 19 next month! Those pics must be from 2008 or so, but we like them

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Congrats, Dave. I've looked at that the last few years as well. That is a gorgeous looking collection.
    Thanks Tim!

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  • RonClinton
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    Congratulations, Dave -- set looks great! Always satisfying to land those Grails at a deep discount...doesn't happen often, so it's worth celebrating!

    Cute kiddo, btw.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Congrats, Dave. I've looked at that the last few years as well. That is a gorgeous looking collection.

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  • Dave1442397
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    I just got this set. The 46-volume works of Robert A. Heinlein, aka the Virginia Edition.

    They have a sale on at the moment, $300 off the $1500 MSRP, and if you join the Heinlein Society for $45 you can get another 20% off.

    I almost went for that deal, but then found this set on Abe Books for $750. Using a cashback offer on my credit card brought it down to $599 with tax and shipping, so I bought it.
    I've been looking at it for at least ten years, but there was always something I wanted more, so it got pushed back.

    The funniest comments on the FB page are how they must think people are made of money to afford this set. I'd like to point them to Suntup or Centipede, where you can easily pay that much for a single book


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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I know nothing about bikes but that looks like a work of art. Congrats and be safe. :-)
    Thanks...I can't disagree with your assessment.

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  • Ben Staad
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    I know nothing about bikes but that looks like a work of art. Congrats and be safe. :-)

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  • RonClinton
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    2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC. It'll just be a pretty paperweight until Spring hits, but sometimes the perfect bike at the perfect deal doesn't come at the perfect time.

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  • mhatchett
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    The Manly Wade Wellman John The Balladeer from Valancourt Books came into day. Like the cover art. I got the case laminate hardback. Completely serviceable, I was hoping for a new Intro/forward. I'm still waiting for the Haffner Press edition which is also supposed to be shipping soon. It seems that will be a much larger collection. http://www.haffnerpress.com/book/the...the-balladeer/

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  • Ben Staad
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    I had previously read The Dog Stars but hadn't read The Hunger. I randomly read about five paragraphs the other day and liked the writing style so I am looking forward to reading it. Glad to know it's a good read.

    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    And both books were great reads!

    B

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    These just came in from Camelot Books. I've been lightly collecting lately but couldn't pass on either of these editions. LP knocked another one out of the park and SST always provides great production value for the price point. Thrilled to add both of these to my collection.
    And both books were great reads!

    B

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