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2021-09-19 12:16:44 AM  
I liked that series.
 
2021-09-19 12:22:42 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.


I liked that series till he went pedo.
 
2021-09-19 12:29:10 AM  
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Probably doesn't count, but when fellow Caturdayer RWDA was battling cancer I ordered her a copy of one of my favorite cat-related books. She loved it as I thought she would.
 
2021-09-19 12:54:05 AM  
A lent book is a lost book.
 
2021-09-19 12:57:24 AM  

sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.


*checks wiki *
Eight?
I was only aware of five.
 
2021-09-19 1:10:34 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

*checks wiki *
Eight?
I was only aware of five.


Seven.

The eighth was... bad.

We don't count that one.
 
2021-09-19 1:11:25 AM  

sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.


There is also this.
 
2021-09-19 1:25:39 AM  

spidermann: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

There is also this.


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2021-09-19 1:28:40 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

There is also this.

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THERE ARE SEVEN SINS AND EACH IS INCLUDED!
 
2021-09-19 1:33:41 AM  

spidermann: demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

There is also this.

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THERE ARE SEVEN SINS AND EACH IS INCLUDED!


Kindly keep your Catholic dogma away from me and mine.
 
2021-09-19 3:12:32 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

There is also this.

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THERE ARE SEVEN SINS AND EACH IS INCLUDED!

Kindly keep your Catholic dogma away from me and mine.


Isn't this series bastardized Catholic dogma.
 
2021-09-19 3:26:39 AM  
I've bought numerous westerns only to find my hubs already had them. I don't read Louis L'Amore or Zane Gray so I don't tend to remember titles.
 
2021-09-19 4:25:32 AM  
This one:

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It's the greatest baby gift ever, especially when paired with a stuffed bunny rabbit.

(And oddly enough, although born in 1960, I had never heard of this book before my second child was born in 1998.)
 
2021-09-19 4:27:22 AM  

OK So Amuse Me: I've bought numerous westerns only to find my hubs already had them. I don't read Louis L'Amore or Zane Gray so I don't tend to remember titles.


Try the Nero Wolfe series; my father loved those, as well as the westerns you mentioned.
 
2021-09-19 4:51:35 AM  
I'm on my third copy of this bizarre anthology.

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The first two were softcover editions that fell apart as the glue dried and became brittle. I bought a used hardcover copy that had been in a library. That one has held together nicely.
 
2021-09-19 6:38:19 AM  
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2021-09-19 6:46:14 AM  
I have 3 copies in the house now.

Mostly for bathroom reading.

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2021-09-19 7:06:00 AM  

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It's the greatest baby gift ever, especially when paired with a stuffed bunny rabbit.

(And oddly enough, although born in 1960, I had never heard of this book before my second child was born in 1998.)


I'd argue that Peepo! (Janet and Allan Ahlberg) is the greatest baby book ever, although that is maybe because it was "my" book as a baby...

/ I won't ever have children, but it's absolutely the book I'd read to them I feel I did
// And flipping though it nowadays can reduce me to tears
/// I won't let you win, Nostalgia Man..!
/V Well, maybe this once, for old time's sake...
 
2021-09-19 7:11:12 AM  

Cafe Threads: This one:

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It's the greatest baby gift ever, especially when paired with a stuffed bunny rabbit.

(And oddly enough, although born in 1960, I had never heard of this book before my second child was born in 1998.)


I never understood the love for that book, it's okay, I just don't see why people consider it the pinnacle of baby lit.
 
2021-09-19 7:19:32 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.


Same..! When I was in my early teens a friend lent me the first (linked) book; I liked it most-likely because I was in my early teens, and kind of a perv', so Piers Anthony's I-wish-I-could-get-away-wit​h-writing-e​rotica-but-this-will-have-to-do titillation appealed to me

/ I didn't read much more of the series after i. I matured a(t least a very) little and ii. learnt that the author apparently went off the rails
// Nowadays if I want to read erotica, I'll just read erotica
/// On that topic, if you're in the market for that kind of thing, and if you're open-minded, check out Alexandra Erin's Tales of MU
/V Although I recommend against checking out her later/concurrent More I-didn't-realise-I'd-made-an-abuser-th​e-love-interest Tales of MU
V The friend who lent me On A Pale Horse later dove deep into L. Ron Hubbard, and tried to get me into it, too
V/ Suffice as to say, he and I are no longer friends :/
 
2021-09-19 7:30:28 AM  
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I think I've given away 5 or 6 copies. That reminds me, I haven't read it in about 4 years. It's about time to do that again.

I also have 3 copies of Patrick Suskind's Perfume. Two are first editions and one is a paperback for re-reading. I've given away 2 or 3 copies also.
 
2021-09-19 8:22:19 AM  
Barry Hughart's collected Master Li series. I had a beautiful copy of all three books into a single edition, and I've lost it on moves or other odd circumstances, and replaced it five times now. And since the collection is out of print, it just keeps getting more expensive to replace now. Dammit.

I should replace my copy of Good Omens because it's getting sort of dog-eard and beat upon.
 
2021-09-19 8:27:27 AM  
I have 4 copies of Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Three paper, one kindle.
I have also lost two copies of God is Not Great.
 
2021-09-19 8:48:54 AM  
David Hough's Proficient Motorcycling

Every time someone talks to me seriously about getting into riding, they get a copy.
 
2021-09-19 8:53:48 AM  
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2021-09-19 9:09:57 AM  
The Ladies of Missalonghi, Colleen McCullough.
 
2021-09-19 9:40:35 AM  
I confused that with Behold a Pale Horse for a second and was worried.
 
2021-09-19 9:43:19 AM  
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I've given out several copies of this book, really good read about the Manhattan project

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IMHO, the best science fiction read out out there, except for some of Lovecraft's stuff (maybe)
 
2021-09-19 9:46:19 AM  
I get books from the library. What am I, a Rockefeller?
 
2021-09-19 10:33:37 AM  
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2021-09-19 10:34:50 AM  

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I still get a bang out of the way he drew the cork trees.  Trees with little wine corks hanging off them.
 
2021-09-19 10:50:07 AM  
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2021-09-19 10:50:33 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: demaL-demaL-yeH: spidermann: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

There is also this.

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THERE ARE SEVEN SINS AND EACH IS INCLUDED!

Kindly keep your Catholic dogma away from me and mine.


After all, we wouldn't want you and yours to learn about Catholic dogma and be able to think critically about how it permeates the world.
 
2021-09-19 11:46:04 AM  
I liked the one where Parry became Satan.

My fark account might have been Parry because I was using that name around the time I created it. But I went with my real name.
 
2021-09-19 12:00:22 PM  
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2021-09-19 1:20:40 PM  

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I have a copy of Lies My Teacher Told Me, it's an interesting read.
 
2021-09-19 1:30:05 PM  
 
2021-09-19 1:49:58 PM  
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2021-09-19 1:51:46 PM  

sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.


Surprise: He went pedo early in his career. He just had more inhibitions about talking about it.
I got tired of his racism back when I was in my mid-teens and read his "Parable of the Good Ni****"
 
2021-09-19 1:58:25 PM  

hubiestubert: Barry Hughart's collected Master Li series. I had a beautiful copy of all three books into a single edition, and I've lost it on moves or other odd circumstances, and replaced it five times now. And since the collection is out of print, it just keeps getting more expensive to replace now. Dammit.

I should replace my copy of Good Omens because it's getting sort of dog-eard and beat upon.


The way his publisher treated Hughart caused him to throw up his hands and quite writing. They didn't even bother to tell him he'd won the WFA. What a goddam waste of a real talent.
 
2021-09-19 2:35:21 PM  

anuran: sithon: demaL-demaL-yeH: I liked that series.

I liked that series till he went pedo.

Surprise: He went pedo early in his career. He just had more inhibitions about talking about it.
I got tired of his racism back when I was in my mid-teens and read his "Parable of the Good Ni****"


I meant in that particular series
 
2021-09-19 3:52:19 PM  
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A book for life, filed with beauty and truth.  It's helped me get through many rough patches over the years and when someone I care about needs help, I give them a copy.  I recommend it to everyone I like.
 
2021-09-19 3:56:07 PM  
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Pick up a new copy every time I go to New York and hang around the Dakota.
 
2021-09-19 4:09:45 PM  
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Every time I get a hard copy, I run into someone new & start talking books. I've probably gone through a dozen.
 
2021-09-19 5:22:09 PM  
My go to baby gift. Yes, I am from Boston, and yes, my mother did read it to me AND took me on the swan boats, long before the sculpture was there. Yes, I will be taking my grandchildren to the Public Garden, and on the swan boats.


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2021-09-19 5:49:41 PM  

Flowery Twats: My go to baby gift. Yes, I am from Boston, and yes, my mother did read it to me AND took me on the swan boats, long before the sculpture was there. Yes, I will be taking my grandchildren to the Public Garden, and on the swan boats.


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Even beside all that, it's worth it for the drawings.
 
2021-09-19 6:40:43 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: I've bought numerous westerns only to find my hubs already had them. I don't read Louis L'Amore or Zane Gray so I don't tend to remember titles.


Since I didn't get to see my niece that often when she was growing up and my sister was not able to remember which books her daughter had by a particular author, I decided to just get her gift cards to her favorite book stores. This worked well and prevented me from getting duplicate copies too.

Of course this was back in the day when brick-and-mortar bookstores were common, but even nowadays you can get gift cards for Amazon and the like.
 
2021-09-19 6:48:11 PM  
This is the only book I have been repeatedly forbidden to buy.
I have three nieces: The artistic one, the scary one, and the fierce one.
The scary one has studied people and what motivates them from the beginning.
Her mother, her father, and Mrs. Nuran have all told me I may not buy her this book

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2021-09-19 6:53:30 PM  
OTOH, back in December, 2018 I was boxing up my vast book collection in preparation of moving to a new town in January, 2019 and discovered I had somehow accumulated 4 copies of "Jurassic Park" and 3 copies of its sequel, "The Lost World" by Michael Crichton. Kept the best copy of each and the rest were donated along with some other books I no longer wanted to a thrift store.
 
2021-09-19 7:25:38 PM  

anuran: This is the only book I have been repeatedly forbidden to buy.
I have three nieces: The artistic one, the scary one, and the fierce one.
The scary one has studied people and what motivates them from the beginning.
Her mother, her father, and Mrs. Nuran have all told me I may not buy her this book

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There's a used bookstore here that occasionally gets some vintage children's books donated.  Often the artwork is quite wonderful, even if the stories may be outdated or non-PC by today's standards.  Usually pretty interesting to read though.  A favorite is "The Goat Who Wouldn't Be Good - A Story of Norway" from 1931.  Father promises that if the young goat gets up on the roof again, he will end up as dinner.  The children manage to prevent it.
 
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