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    Very nice!

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    Love it! Absolutely gorgeous book - and artwork.
    Congratulations, Squire!

    sk

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    Thanks, Siep! Sorry to blow you off like that in the EP thread, but I could resist this monster post.
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    Fantastic addition to the collection Squire. I love it!
    Last edited by Theli; 07-01-2015 at 06:09 AM.

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    Very cool!
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Very nice. Love the artwork and the backstory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Thanks, Siep! Sorry to blow you off like that in the EP thread, but I could resist this monster post.
    No problem whatsoever, squire!

    sk

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    A recent book from CD:

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    Another great cover from Vincent Chong (his Picking the Bones cover is still my favorite CD cover).

    And a stop at B&N yielded this:

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    I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird yet, but it's on my TBR.
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    Finally, I received a trilogy I discovered on GoodReads. The first book was a GR giveaway win. The second and third books were given to me in PDF format by the author, but I have a l....just a hate/hate relationship with ebooks, so I bought them.

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    Actually, theres aren't the books I bought. I liked the series so much that I asked the author for a PO Box to send my copies to for him to sign; but the author just sent me three signed copies. I was one of the first to review The Northern Star: The Beginning (who wasn't a friend or family member) and the author said that gave him the moral support to finish telling the tale.

    Cool!

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    So now I have two sets of The Northern Star trilogy. But I noticed something interesting about them. Okay, not really interesting, but noteworthy. Fine, it's NOT noteworthy, but it is unusual in my experience. Here is the set that I acquired individually:

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    Notice that the middle volume is larger than the other two (which are of differing heights themselves). Now here's the set I got from the auhtor:

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    All the same height. Hmmm. Oh well. It's a conversation piece for basically boring people like myself.

    But this is a great series and it is one of my favorite finds on GR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    So now I have two sets of The Northern Star trilogy. But I noticed something interesting about them. Okay, not really interesting, but noteworthy. Fine, it's NOT noteworthy, but it is unusual in my experience. Here is the set that I acquired individually:

    Notice that the middle volume is larger than the other two (which are of differing heights themselves). Now here's the set I got from the

    All the same height. Hmmm. Oh well. It's a conversation piece for basically boring people like myself.

    But this is a great series and it is one of my favorite finds on GR.
    I always find this interesting too since (now I am assuming this is a self published work) POD books tend to have standard sizes so it's always weird to me when they come out different

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    Very cool adds! Nice inscriptions by the author, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe315 View Post
    I always find this interesting too since (now I am assuming this is a self published work) POD books tend to have standard sizes so it's always weird to me when they come out different
    It's not self-published, as far as I can tell. The only indication (for me in my limited experience) is a copyright to CreateSpace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Very cool adds! Nice inscriptions by the author, too!
    I told the author that I only wanted the first one inscribed; the others could be flat-signed. I didn't ask for anything specific--he got an unsolicited review of the first book from me, so I wasn't going to solicit anything specific from him. He did tell me that his wife doesn't like it when he's writing because he's distracted. But I hope he continues to write.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    It's not self-published, as far as I can tell. The only indication (for me in my limited experience) is a copyright to CreateSpace.
    Create space prints a lot of the current self published books. They are part of Amazon so they handle print versions of kindle books.

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    Very nice additions Squire. Congratulations.......oh and WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE NOT EVER READ TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD !!!!???????!!!!??????.........As Brian Keene says on the horror show pod cast ......"You need to Unf#/&: that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Very nice additions Squire. Congratulations.......oh and WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE NOT EVER READ TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD !!!!???????!!!!??????.........As Brian Keene says on the horror show pod cast ......"You need to Unf#/&: that .
    Yes, I do. And I will. Soon.

    But I've seen the movie at least 10 time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Yes, I do. And I will. Soon.

    But I've seen the movie at least 10 time!

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    My Christmas shopping is done (been done for about a week) and I finally decided on a gift for myself.

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    Easton Press' The Tale of Genji. The 11th century Japanese narrative that is considered the world's first novel. I read this book (in a different translation) in April of this year and became obsessed with it. Since then, I've managed to get my hands on copies of the three major English translations of the complete work and a new "modern" translation was published in November. So my "Genji" shelf now looks like this:

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    (left to right)

    EP's-the Arthur Waley translation of 1929 (The translation that brought a complete Genji to the English-speaking world.
    Dennis Washburn translation (2015--modern translation)
    Royall Tyler translation (2001--the "scholarly," heavily foot-noted translation. The first one I read.)
    Edward Siedensticker translation (1976--meant as a more complete experience than the Waley translation [Waley never visited Japan])
    Paperback copy of the Waley translation (read in November of this year)

    Some of you may have noticed a bookmark in the "Tyler" translation of the book.



    I bought it two months ago and needed a place to store it.
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    A couple other recent acquisitions:

    PS Publishing's Skeleton Crew:

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    And a signed copy of The Elfstones of Shanara by Terry Brooks. A special printing of the book for B&N's Black Friday Sale (with the classic Darrell K. Sweet cover art!):

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    More to post, but not tonight. I'm at work and tomorrow is for Star Wars. And Friday, I have to get a new car since a nice, but quite clueless, 20-year-old girl rear-ended my Corolla. At least her daddy was smart enough to know that it was his daughter's fault. We're both Navy vets and did more sea-story-swapping than talking about the accident (him I liked).
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