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Recent Book Purchases
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:31:52 AM »
Snagged the Harley & Ivy Deluxe Edition for just $17.49. The 3 issue mini-series was worth it alone but then it also came with: Batman Adventures Annual #1, Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1, Batman and Robin Adventures #8, Batgirl Adventures #1, Batman: Gotham Knights #14, and Batman: Black and White #3)!

Several of those are on my best Harley Quinn Comics article and makes the purchase an absolute steal. Bonus: The Black and White #3 "The Bet" is colored in this issue.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 08:47:19 AM »
Just picked up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Volume 9 for $10.61 at Amazon through their used & new thingy. Amazon and B&N.com both had it on sale for $15.28 cover price.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:57:40 AM »
Had a $25 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble so I picked up the first 2 Volumes of Batgirl (New 52) written by Gail Simone (as I'm a fan of Simone's work).

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 09:26:04 AM »
Picked up a used copy of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead off amazon for $4.00(actually the book was .01 and the shipping was $3.99)

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 04:22:08 AM »
Ordered the following books off Amazon

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide by John Grant for $35.14 and Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann for $25.49 Used.

Also snagged Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in Film by Andrea Weiss from 1993, Used and Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934 by Laura Horak for $25.48.

I've read the Behind the Screen book and it's a fascinating read for anybody looking for LGBT History (especially in the media) beyond the Stonewall Riots and 1960s movements.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 12:50:30 PM »
"Everybody's Fool" by Richard Russo. It's a sequel of sorts, to "Nobody's Fool," which you may remember as it was turned into an excellent movie starring Paul Newman and Bruce Willis.

This book is so good, so multi layered, and the characters so rich and with such depth, that I'm Embarrassed by everything I've ever written, just due to reading this. It's totally fantastic.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 12:19:03 PM »
Snagged the rest of Soul Eater (Volumes 14-25) off RightStufAnime.com for $114.63 ($9.55 per book) and got free shipping too.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 09:46:47 AM »
Picked up the first book in the Kate Daniels series, Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews for $5.94 in search of another series to start/try. Loved Kim Harrison's series so I went towards another urban fantasy title and the lead character sounds great.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 07:47:57 AM »
Pre-ordered the following 2 books at B&N.com for $20.25 and $20.16 respectively...

The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football by S.C. Gwynne covering Hal Mumme/Mike Leach, their rise & passing offense, and its impact on every level of football from high school to the NFL - Release Date: 09/20/16


Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap by Ben Westhoff covering the breadth of West Coast Rap from the 1980s through the 1990s - Release Date: 09/13/16

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 05:18:21 AM »
Looks like Humble Bundle has a True Crimes digital book bundle going, tiers of $1 for 5 books, $8 adds another 7 and $15 adds another 6

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 05:55:04 PM »
I got Frank Conniff's new book Twenty Five Mystery Science Theater 3000 Films That Changed My Life In No Way Whatsoever.  It's only about 100 pages but I liked the sample I read.  While I was at it I got Kevin Murphy's A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey he wrote years ago since it was $2.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2016, 01:01:58 PM »
Working on filling out the anthology story series so I ordered the following used for around $21 - Bruce Coville's Book Of: Ghosts, Aliens, Aliens II, Magic, and Magic II. I already own the Monsters, Monsters II, Nightmares, Spine Tinglers, and Spine Tinglers II.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2016, 04:45:46 AM »
Picked up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Volume 10 for $11.35 and My Little Pony: Friends Forever Volume 7 for $10.28.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2016, 04:54:14 AM »
Picked up the following Bargain Books...

Charles Dickens: Five Novels for $17.50 ($3.50 per Novel) and A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics by Dickens for $5.59. Had never read Dickens and felt I should probably rectify that and the prices were stupid cheap.

For my mother, I picked up Gothic Chilling Ghost Stories for $6.99 and 101 Great Ghost Stories for $5.59 (55 cents per Story). The former has some classic stuff from Poe, etc. mixed with some more modern fare whereas the latter looked neat and featured a lot of modern writers I had not heard of.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2016, 12:14:38 PM »
Just ordered the 5 TPB Volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 as well as the 6 (6th released on 12/27) TPB Volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 for $135.99 (about $12.36 per Volume)

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2016, 07:02:49 AM »
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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2016, 07:08:49 AM »
Bruce Springsteen autobio is pretty awesome so far. Were it written by anybody else the language might seem kinda hokey but I'm loving it.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2016, 04:01:45 AM »
It is Employee Appreciation Week at B&N so I picked up: Harley Quinn Volume 5: Joker's Last Laugh for $14.99 (saved $10.00) and The iZombie Omnibus for $45.00 (Saved $30.00).

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2016, 04:46:19 AM »
Picked up the mass market of Kim Harrison's The Operator (sequel to The Drafter) for $5.59.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2017, 07:12:26 AM »
So I figured I'll contribute to this thread. 

I have a TON of hardcover books in my backlog.  Just finished Black Science Volume 1 (issues 1-16), reading Daredevil by Bendis Omnibus 2 and the Planetary Omnibus, which I'm actually not enjoying despite hearing so much about it.  I'm about 17 issues in.  I'm going to start The Massive Library Edition 1 tonight too.

Gonna place another order tomorrow for the Deadpool Beginnings Omnibus and Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition 3, which is the last in the series.  Read the first two volumes in the same day they arrived, just a great page turner on the level of Y The Last Man. 
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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2017, 04:31:10 AM »
In my constant quest to help out CWM and Culture Crossfire, I picked up a couple books on SEO...

Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies 3rd Edition by Bruce Clay for $27.99
The Art of SEO Mastering Search Engine Optimization by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, and Jessie C. Stricchiola for $49.99

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 10:22:51 AM »
Snagged Harley Quinn Volume 6 for $17.49 and The Daily Show: An Oral History for $21.00. The latter looks like it should be an awesome read so I'm excited.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 06:48:45 AM »
Just ordered X23: Complete Collection Volumes 1 and 2 for $19.11 and $21.54.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2017, 12:55:11 PM »
Seeing I enjoy the show the book inspired, I ordered Man Seeking Woman by Simon Rich for $6.21 off Amazon.  Was originally published under another title but they re-branded for the show.
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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2017, 05:40:19 AM »
Picked up several baseball books: Ahead of the Curve by Brian Kenny ($19.60), Big Data Baseball (Covering 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates) by Travis Sawchik ($11.19), From the Dugouts to the Trenches (Baseball during WWI) by Jim Leeke ($23.06), and Baseball Meat Market (Stories behind Best/Worst Trades) by Shawn Krest ($16.09).

Spent $69.94 and saved $29.99.

Also snagged the Graphic Novels Powerpuff Girls Classics: Volumes 1-5 Used
Amazon Price w/Free Shipping = $70.93
Buying All Used w/Shipping = $23.88 (The used book prices) and around $28.00 total cost with shipping.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2017, 03:22:08 AM »
Continued my sports run by picking up: The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci (19.60), Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character by Marty Appel (19.56), True Stories of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit by Kevin Dwyer & Jure Fiorillo as a Bargain Book (5.59), and Unbeatable: Tom Osborne and the Greatest Era of Nebraska Football by Henry J. Cordes as a Clearance Book (13.47).

MSRP was $93.88 and spent $58.22

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2017, 01:39:45 AM »
Barnes & Noble is running an insane discount on their Bargain Leather Collectible Editions. Currently 50% Off + 10% Off Membership In Store + 30% Coupon (Member Booklet) gets them down to $6.30(!!!)

Picked up the Complete Works of William Shakespeare as it was too good a value to pass up and I wanted to get back into Shakespeare.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2017, 04:14:50 AM »
B&N is having a B2G1Free for DC Comics and it's also Employee Appreciation Week so it's 40% off instead of the usual 30%.

Snagged the following - Saved $64.00 and every item was 40% off as it was the better deal
Batgirl: A Celebration of 50 Years - $23.99
Batman & Robin Adventures Volume 1 - $11.99
Batman: A Death in the Family - $14.99
The Flash: The Silver Age Volume 1 - $14.99
Green Lantern: The Silver Age Volume 1 - $14.99
Wonder Woman Volume 1 by George Perez - $14.99

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2017, 02:58:50 AM »
Picked up the following for my parents for Christmas

For my Mom
Secret Lives of Dogs by Jane Murphy for $4.50
Spirits of the Cage: True Accounts of Living in a Haunted Medieval Prison by Richard Estep for $14.39
The Haunting of Asylum 49: Chilling Tales of Aggressive Spirits, Phantom Doctors, and the Secret of Room 666 by Richard Estep for $14.39

For my Dad
Doc by Mary Doria Russell for $12.24
Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corrall by Mary Doria Russell for $12.23 (Sequel to Doc)

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2017, 06:35:07 AM »
Got my new Brandon Sanderson stormlight archive book aw yeah. Just gotta reread the first 2 for the refresh.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2018, 05:34:12 AM »
Finally got around to ordering the Lenore: The Cute Little Dead Girl series of hardcover graphic novels off Amazon, including one in VG condition for around $20, all for a little over $100 total.

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Re: Recent Book Purchases
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2018, 02:31:23 AM »
If anyone has anything on their radar on Amazon right now, they are doing the code they usually do this time of year for $5 off a $20 purchase of printed books with the code GIFTBOOK18.

Gonna check my list and see if there is anything I can't pass, as I have a huge stack of stuff to go through both physical and on my Kindle already
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