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03 December 2008 @ 07:32 pm
Used Books  
Used books acquired at Elliott Bay Book Co. today because I have no willpower:

Searoad - Ursula K. LeGuin
Greatest Hit$ - Dave Barry
The New Space Opera (short story collection)
King Ratgkr on December 4th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
New Space Opera was pretty good.
raven mimuraravenmimura on December 4th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
they put in a new $1 section at Half Price Books in the U District (the upstairs one, near the gaming books and comics, as opposed to the front-window section downstairs) and i kind of let myself go crazy there. mostly because "going crazy" = "$8, including a classic trilogy i wanted to explore, plus 2 more Gibson novels, plus 'really? a Stephen King *fantasy* novel that isn't about weird dark birds and crazy people in autumn in Maine*?', plus what is probably a crappy Star Wars New-Republic Era (my least favorite) story but it's still a buck, plus some other random book i'm not thinking of"

their new upstairs fantasy/sci-fi/plus $1 section is kind of awesome. and makes me not feel guilty about buying a bunch of stuff. i bet Searoad has been in that section before.

*i've read very little Stephen King, but enough to get the gist of what he writes... and after just having had a conversation with two cute girls in that section of the store, about the worth in reading at least a single "classic" Stephen King novel for the sake of cultural/pop-cultural literacy, and how all his novels are about creepy stuff going down in Maine... i ran across a full-on fantasy novel of his, and decided to give it a shot.

i'm still jacked in to Gibson at the moment, so it'll probably be another week before i see how the King novel goes.