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Holiday Hauls What did you get to replenish your TBR?

#1 User is offline   QuickTidal 

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 04:45 PM

Prompted by Worry in the "reading" thread, I realized we had not weighed in with our books we got from our loved ones for the holidays, or even just ones we treated ourselves to.

I'll start off with my list.

SHOGUN by James Clavell
GAI-JIN by James Clavell
TREASON'S HARBOUR by Patrick O'Brian
THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL by Patrick O'Brian
SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
STARSIGHT by Brandon Sanderson
REAPER by Will Wight
WINTERLIGHT by Kristen Britain
PARIAH by Dan Abnett
PENITENT by Dan Abnett
MACRO & CATO/EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE books 1-10 box set by Simon Scarrow
RAVENSPUR by Conn Iggulden
EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay Kristoff (I had this in kindle, but wanted the physical book as I realized it's full of really cool art)

What are yours?
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 04:48 PM

I am afraid to post the list of books I've bought on the kindle the past month or so. I've been extremely fiscally irresponsible.
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 05:19 PM

View PostAptorian, on 11 January 2022 - 04:48 PM, said:

I am afraid to post the list of books I've bought on the kindle the past month or so. I've been extremely fiscally irresponsible.


That's the best KIND of post!
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 06:15 PM

Okay, I looked up my purchases on Amazon's webpage.

I feel like an alcoholic faced with his destructive behavior.

This is what I've bought since January 1st. Just a few books.

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The Devil You Know
K. J. Parker

A Practical Guide to Conquering the World: The Siege, Book 3
K. J. Parker

Quantum of Nightmares (Laundry Files Book 11)
Charles Stross

HEX
Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Tai-Pan: The Second Novel of the Asian Saga
James Clavell


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Seth Grahame-Smith


Sweet Silver Blues (Garrett, P.I. Book 1)
Glen Cook

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith

Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune

Those Across the River
Christopher Buehlman


Exhalation: Stories
Ted Chiang

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga)
John Gwynne


The Maleficent Seven
Cameron Johnston

The One Kingdom: Book One Of The Swan's War Trilogy (Swans' War Series 1)
Sean Russell

Child of the Daystar (The Wings of War Book 1)
Bryce O'Connor

The Mask of Mirrors: Rook and Rose, Book One
M. A. Carrick

The Blacktongue Thief
Christopher Buehlman


Shogun: The First Novel of the Asian saga
James Clavell

Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles Book 1)
Kate Elliott

The Emperor's Soul
Brandon Sanderson


This is a list of the books I bought between December 24th and January 1st. Just a few more books.


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Harpyness is Only Skin Deep (Tales of Arvia Book 1)
D. H. Willison

The Century Blade: a standalone Mortal Techniques short story (The Mortal Techniques)
Rob J. Hayes

Artifact Space
Miles Cameron

A Blood of Kings (The Shattered Reigns Book 2)
Bryce O'Connor, Luke Chmilenko

Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm: A LitRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1)
James Hunter

Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion: A LitRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 4)
James Hunter


Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance: A LitRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 2)
James Hunter

Viridian Gate Online: The Jade Lord: A LitRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 3)
James Hunter


Viridian Gate Online: The Lich Priest: A LitRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 5)
James Hunter

Theft Of Swords: The Riyria Revelations
Michael J. Sullivan


Heir Of Novron: The Riyria Revelations
Michael J. Sullivan

Rise Of Empire: The Riyria Revelations
Michael J Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn: Book 2 of The Riyria Chronicles
Michael J Sullivan

The Crown Tower: Book 1 of The Riyria Chronicles
Michael J Sullivan

The Black Tides of Heaven (Kindle Single) (The Tensorate Series Book 1)
Neon Yang

The Red Threads of Fortune (Kindle Single) (The Tensorate Series Book 2)
Neon Yang

The Descent of Monsters (The Tensorate Series Book 3)
Neon Yang

The Ascent to Godhood (The Tensorate Series Book 4)
Neon Yang

The Lost War: Eidyn Book One
Justin Lee Anderson

The Difference Engine (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
William Gibson, Bruce Sterling

The Crimson Queen (The Raveling Book 1)
Alec Hutson

Holes
Louis Sachar

A Plague of Swords (Traitor Son Cycle 4)
Miles Cameron


The Red Knight (Traitor Son Cycle 1)
Miles Cameron
The Fall of Dragons (Traitor Son Cycle 5)
Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword (Traitor Son Cycle 2)
Miles Cameron

The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle 3)
Miles Cameron

Dark Forge: Masters and Mages Book Two (Masters & Mages 2)
Miles Cameron

Cold Iron: Masters and Mages Book One (Masters & Mages 1)
Miles Cameron

Bright Steel: Masters and Mages Book Three (Masters & Mages 3)
Miles Cameron

Where Vultures Dare
Scott Warren

To Fall Among Vultures
Scott Warren

Vick's Vultures
Scott Warren

Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path Book 1)
Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption
Michael R. Fletcher

Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
David Kushner


LOOK AT ALL THE MONEY I SAVED!

I CAN STOP WHEN EVER I WANT!
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 06:22 PM

If it helps Apt I looked at that list and thought two things:
I have most of those and enjoyed them
I don't have some of those I should buy them
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Posted 11 January 2022 - 06:40 PM

A lot of them were free or less than 3 USD. Most were less than 5 USD.

My logic is that it's not an expensive purchase, individually anyway, and it's building a little library of books I can pick up any time I like. Though, logically, I'm buying way more books than I'll ever get around to reading.

Owning books you'll never read is the ultimate form of wealth and excess.
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Posted 13 January 2022 - 04:21 AM

I got a decent stack:

The aforementioned Desert Oracle: Strange True Tales From the American Southwest

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

Battle Royale by Houshun Takami

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

Scarenthood by Nick Roche & Chris O'Halloran

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth

Most of these are complete question marks to me, but I'm sure I'll mention how each one is down the line.


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Posted 13 January 2022 - 09:23 AM

theres a third siege book from parker?
DAMN YOU APT
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Posted 13 January 2022 - 01:37 PM

This is the largest book haul I've ever gotten from my wife. Sometimes it's just one book.

THE RED WOLD CONSPIRACY by Robert Redick
JADE CITY by Fonda Lee
THE SWORD OF KAIGEN by M.L. Wang
THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER by Andrea Stewart
A WIZARD OF EARTHESEA by Ursula Le Guin
THE CURSE OF CHALION by Lois McMaster Bujold
VALOR by John Gwynne
THE RAGE OF DRAGONS by Evan Winter
THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakaborty
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 02:08 PM

 Macros, on 13 January 2022 - 09:23 AM, said:

theres a third siege book from parker?
DAMN YOU APT


There is indeed. It came out just this Tuesday.

In between reading Blacktongue Thief, I also cracked open The Devil You Know by KJ Parker yesterday.

It's a relatively short story about Salinious the inventor/philosopher that often gets mentioned in the books, selling his soul to the devil. Which ties into the latest little duology of books about an exorcist and a demon. It all seems to take place in the same universe.

Is there an over all name for this world KJ Parker is writing in? I wonder how many books are connected.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 01:17 AM

I got an Amazon gift card for the holidays and bought the first two books in Ian C. Esselmont's Novels of the Malazan Empire.

Night of Knives and Return of the Crimson Guard.

I am wondering how I will like Esselmont's writing style versus Erikson's writing style.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 03:51 AM

View PostAilesbury, on 14 January 2022 - 01:17 AM, said:

I got an Amazon gift card for the holidays and bought the first two books in Ian C. Esselmont's Novels of the Malazan Empire.

Night of Knives and Return of the Crimson Guard.

I am wondering how I will like Esselmont's writing style versus Erikson's writing style.


It's a lot more straightforward. While I enjoy it overall, I would argue in some instances a bit slower pace would be preferred to properly flesh out a situation. YMMV.
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 08:39 AM

 Tsundoku, on 14 January 2022 - 03:51 AM, said:

 Ailesbury, on 14 January 2022 - 01:17 AM, said:

I got an Amazon gift card for the holidays and bought the first two books in Ian C. Esselmont's Novels of the Malazan Empire.

Night of Knives and Return of the Crimson Guard.

I am wondering how I will like Esselmont's writing style versus Erikson's writing style.


It's a lot more straightforward. While I enjoy it overall, I would argue in some instances a bit slower pace would be preferred to properly flesh out a situation. YMMV.

I love all his books they really fill out the Malazan world though I'll disagree with Tsundoku as in many of his books there is quite a lot slower pace (Blood and Bone for example)

Well worth getting all of them!

As for my Christmas haul, I present a full list of books that I received:
A Haunting Poem
I Scream
You Scream
We all Scream
For I Scream.
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 03:39 PM

I got the last Expanse book, which I am almost done reading, and the latest two issues of The Apothecary Diaries.

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I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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