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Seasoned Mookster

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The last book you bought.


Ok so it's common knowledge that i'm a complete bookophile and cannot walk past a book shop without raiding the sci-fi/fantasy section.

So i bought 'Little vampire women' recently from a comic book shop. Mainly because i read the original Little Women and found it too dull and cheesy and was interested to read a different interpretation of the classic.

What was the last book you bought and why?



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How to get into drama school. Cause I'm trying to get into drama school

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Honoured Mook

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Volume 2 of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and a book of knitting patterns. :)

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Definitely something I needed for uni - I have a feeling it was Beginning Film Studies.

I haven't bought a physical book since I got my Kindle. The last book I got for my Kindle was Shakespeare's Sonnets and a volume of Lord Byron poetry.



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Mookish Deity Most High

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'The Essential Spike Milligan'
That was months ago though.
Must buy more books.

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I bought (well, my dad bought me) Alex's Adventures in Numberland. It's about maths and I like maths so I got it. I've only read a few pages so far though.

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The Sandman: Brief Lives
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 1: Orientation

And they came todaayy :D

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Jannah that sounds cool :) let me know if it's good

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I bought Game of Thrones, I Shall Wear Midnight and Harbour last week. All three for 10.

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Mookish Deity Most High

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I bought Alice in Wonderland (the most amazing edition - all gilt pages and dust jackets. It's just lovely and old fashioned :))

But I've also ordered two books from Amazon - the "How to be a Woman" one reviewed on the main website a couple of days ago, and "The Mists of Avalon". It's really strange - I was always under the impression that it was a really popular book, but when we went to Waterstones the man we asked about it said both the shop and warehouse were out of it, and that he thought it was out of print. We had to get it second hand off of Amazon (although including P&P it was only 3. I'd just rather have a nice new copy, seeing as I think it sounds like the sort of book I'd love)

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AS level chemistry revision guide. It was thrilling. :L

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"50 physics ideas you really need to know"

I am thinking of going into engineering, either aerospace and mechanical so I can build rocket ships or a hydro engineer to solve all the water problems....

Or become an astronomer.

Both physics heavy careers.

Or I'll just join the circus if this whole college thing does not work out which is why I shall next purchase "water for elephants"

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"Synchronicity" by Carl Gustaf Jung, because it's been ages since I read any of his stuff, reading Jung always leave me feeling a bit more wise and intelligent and although I have read about synchronicity in other places I haven't gone to the source. I got the feeling that if I want to get an idea how magic works (if it exists), synchronicity is an essential concept and I must understand it.

The book I bought before that was some forgettable houswife-porn about a young victorian beauty having sex with two men.

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8 BOGOF charity shop finds including:

Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult

I Kill - Giorgio Faletti

In The Dark - Mark Billingham





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How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. They call her a 'pub feminist', because everything has to be labelled, but its sense of joy and humour is matched by feminist common sense. Lovely book, guaranteed to make you smile on the bus.



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Mookish Deity Most High

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^Mine too (until the Mists of Avalon arrives). Am getting slightly put off by all the period gore...I was eating, thank you Ms Moran :/

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I've been naughty and bought more books hee hee. Dawn of the dreadfuls, which is a prelude to Pride predjudice and zombies and Haters but can't remember the author. How to be a woman is next on my list.

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My mother bought me some new Tanith Lee novels for me3 to read in Scotland, so I can drown myself in fairytales and gorgeous prose. Also, Christine by Stephen King. It's a new copy so the pages must smell beautiful!

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Springtime, a retrospective on the Arab Spring and the student and trade union marches of early 2011. It's not really academic but it's a nicely produced book that a lot of love has gone into.

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A children's book actually. Called 'I Lost My First Tooth'. I loved the illustrations and wanted to use them to make wall hangings. :)

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Norton's version of Shakespeare's Histories. for uni :)

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A dictionary for uni smile



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Yesterday I bought both parts of A Storm of Swords in the 2 for 7 offer at Asda. I haven't even finished the previous book in the series but I just couldn't help myself for that price.

I've also recently bought 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Northanger Abbey for 99p each in a publisher's outlet and a microbiology textbook for 1 in a charity shop.



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High Mookish Shaman

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I think I rarely buy books because I work in a secondhand bookshop, where I can borrow stuff, and I'm a member of my local library. My local library's selection is a bit pants but they can order stuff in from all over London, so I get a lot of choice.

So I really only buy fiction that I want to own, because I like it so much, or expensive art or theory books. Point in case - I've read two Donna Tartts, a Margaret Atwood, a JG Ballard, an Alan Hollinghurst, several Antonia Whites, an Isaac Asimov, a John Banville, and a Nicholas Hogg (and a whole lot of unpublished manuscripts for my internship) recently, didn't pay for a thing. Kids! Join your local library! It's so cheap! And you ought to support them anyway.

I've bought a book of erotic photography by Nobuyashi Araki, which I was very taken with, and Richard Yates by Tao Lin, most recently. (I like Tao Lin, he's really hipster and objectionable, I read Shoplifting from American Apparel in one incredulous sitting.) Compared to my actual reading matter, this is nothing.

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AS Psychology text book.
Aside from that, a classical hardback copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. This is my fourth copy, as I own a Penguin classics version, an Annotated Alice version, and another something-classics with a photographic cover.

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I love buying books... I also love buying records. They five me the same feeling. Yesterday I bought a collection of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about which I am very excited!! Edited because iPhone autocorrect is wank.

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The Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell. It covers Norse, Celtic, and classical mythology, with lots of pictures and tons of text in small-ish font. And it's BIG! My only complaint it that it switches between Roman and Greek names in the classical section. The beautiful painting of Freya and her cats searching for Odur makes up for it, though.

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I bought the last two of the true blood books

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A rhyming dictionary and the graphic novel The Crow :) I got a discount with my newly purchased NUS card too! biggrin



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The guy in the bookstore gave it to me since he knows my taste quite well :)

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