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  • Ben Staad
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    No it does not. Not sure why either.

    Thanks for the note on Earth Abides and it's looking a lot like Christmas at your place. Looks good.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    I enjoyed it. Earth Abides was probably my first end of the world book, along with I Am Legend. It's a very reflective book, I think. Keep an eye out, I'm sure a cheaper copy will pop-up. So Ben, your library System doesn't offer Interlibrary Loan Service?? That is weird.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    It's a good book, but dated now, as you'd expect. It's definitely worth reading, but I don't know that I'd fork over $35 for it, which is the cheapest hardcover I see right now.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/193672807363?...caAgQ7EALw_wcB
    I enjoyed it. Earth Abides was probably my first end of the world book, along with I Am Legend. It's a very reflective book, I think. Keep an eye out, I'm sure a cheaper copy will pop-up. So Ben, your library System doesn't offer Interlibrary Loan Service?? That is weird.

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  • mhatchett
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    Putting up the Christmas Tree today.
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  • Ben Staad
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    Thanks for the reply. Think I will just note it in my list and keep my eyes peeled for a cheaper reading copy.

    Maybe the $30-$40 is the normal range but maybe if I'm patient I will run into a more affordable copy.

    My library system pretty much stinks as they have no cross county partnering program in place. If it's not in their system they aren't buying it unless it's a new release or donated. However it seems like most donations end up going to their "store" where they sell books.

    Originally posted by Dave1442397 View Post

    It's a good book, but dated now, as you'd expect. It's definitely worth reading, but I don't know that I'd fork over $35 for it, which is the cheapest hardcover I see right now.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/193672807363?...caAgQ7EALw_wcB

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I have always loved end of the world books but somehow missed "Earth Abides". No joy from my library system, I can't see PB's anymore (plus they hurt my hands to hold them), and don't do ebooks.

    For the folks that have read this should I fork out $30-$40 for a HC BOTM copy? Is it worth it?
    It's a good book, but dated now, as you'd expect. It's definitely worth reading, but I don't know that I'd fork over $35 for it, which is the cheapest hardcover I see right now.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/193672807363?...caAgQ7EALw_wcB

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  • Ben Staad
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    I have always loved end of the world books but somehow missed "Earth Abides". No joy from my library system, I can't see PB's anymore (plus they hurt my hands to hold them), and don't do ebooks.

    For the folks that have read this should I fork out $30-$40 for a HC BOTM copy? Is it worth it?

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  • Ben Staad
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    Luckily for me Shannon doesn't have my current address! LOL LOL

    Miss that group.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Yep LOL. That's exactly it. Be aware, Shannon may be coming for yours.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    That group had fun with them for awhile. It was fairly funny. Think it started because Shannon really wanted one then Jerome, Bill, and others started posting pictures of the globe in various locations. A little like the elf on the shelf thing going on with the globe.

    Yep LOL. That's exactly it. Be aware, Shannon may be coming for yours.

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  • Ben Staad
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    That group had fun with them for awhile. It was fairly funny. Think it started because Shannon really wanted one then Jerome, Bill, and others started posting pictures of the globe in various locations. A little like the elf on the shelf thing going on with the globe.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    It stood out due to a dude's obsession with them over on TDT lol.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Yep. With such a blurry photo I am surprised it was spotted. LOL

    Good eyes!


    It stood out due to a dude's obsession with them over on TDT lol.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Yep. With such a blurry photo I am surprised it was spotted. LOL

    Good eyes!

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Do I spy a The Mist snow globe?

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Sorry to hear that you, and I'm assuming many others, lost their credits. What a raw deal. Sometimes things just stink.
    Things happen and you just try to take them in stride.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Emergency overflow bookcase, procured and assembled, with an empty shelf.

    I couldn't stand my books stacking up, but didn't have the money for a what I wanted, so I bought this little guy from the local Dollar General. Looks okay and is actually very sturdy.

    *I still cannot take a photo to save my life.*
    Do I spy a The Mist snow globe?

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  • Ben Staad
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    Sorry to hear that you, and I'm assuming many others, lost their credits. What a raw deal. Sometimes things just stink.

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  • mhatchett
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    Yes and Yes. The upshot was I lost about $200.00 in store credit. I wasn't alone. That was very disappointing, given that I'd known the people who owned the store for years. I guess there were mitigating circumstances, the husband had passed away a few years ago and I think the wife was just ready to be done with the business. I'd gotten lots of great things from them over 20 years, but it was a sour note to end our relationship.

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