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Books, Reunited

Many of you will be able to relate to the trauma of having some of your precious books stored elsewhere due to lack of room. In my case, Wingnut's best mate agreed to store some of my books while we went to Paris for "a year or two". He's an SF fan too, so it was nice to think that the books would have some love while I was gone.

As it happened, he had rather more time than anticipated to read them. Ahem. Cough. But here I am at last and on New Year's Eve, he kindly ferried four big boxes over to our place.

I'll have you know I was polite and waited until our guests had left before diving in to find out what the hell I'd packed into those boxes.

So, hello and welcome to the LibraryThing catalogue, David Eddings! It seems I decided I could do without my (pre) teen reads for a while because Anne McCaffrey is even better represented (and not just the Pern books). But by far the biggest series is Star Trek: my brother and me had bought a job lot secondhand during one summer holiday. Some of the authors who I had no idea who they were at the time: John M. Ford, Laurell K. Hamilton, Joe Haldeman, and Diane Duane. To be fair, a couple of them might not have known who they were at the time, either. :)

Definitely due for a nostalgic reread are the completely random SF anthologies edited by the likes of Terry Carr, Judith Merril and Damon Knight. The paperbacks were old and crumbling when I bought them from the short-lived second-hand bookshop in Newlands and should probably be handled with tongs now!

And what I'd really like to know is, how did I wind up with some of my brother's Dragonlance books?

Probably the same way he wound up with my Dark Elf books...



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Jan. 12th, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)
"and what i'd really like to know is..."

"and what i'd really like to know is, how did i wind up with some of my brother's Dragonlance books?"

- dragondroppings.

(applies equally well to excess minor mccaffreys.)

Jan. 12th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: "and what i'd really like to know is..."
I guess mouse droppings would've been worse, at least there's no evidence of dragons having nibbled on, or sorched, my books.
Jan. 22nd, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC)
re: "at least there's no evidence of dragons..."

have you checked the skirting-boards for holes?

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