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Postby nattheweirdo » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:02 pm

You get randomly bought some new books? :D my dad comes home today and hands me a carrier bag in which contains: wintersmith (hardback), nation (hardback), hat full of sky (paperback) and hogfather (paperback) suffice to say i was rather pleased and ran upstairs to force them into my now overflowing bookcase :) :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:11 pm

What a nice dad you've got! :D
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:15 pm

Very nice dad - though I am sure mine would do things like that if he had the money!
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Postby nattheweirdo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:11 pm

all for a fiver from a carboot :D amazing the bargains you pick up :)
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:59 pm

Ah there's my problem see ... I don't go to Car Boot Sales as they are generally on early in the morning and I ain't a morning person!
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:02 pm

I go quite often but hardly ever see any Terry books. :(
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Postby nattheweirdo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:09 pm

I don't go - i've given my dad a list! :lol: sadly a lot of dealers seem to be buying up all his books now because of his alzheimers, they're increasing value appaarently :/
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:30 pm

theyve just started an afternoon carboot up in ffos las race course by me ,its a brilliant idea no more early mornings for carbooters :D

my parents always had a list of books i wanted when i was a kid and used to try to buy me one a week to encourage me to read and it worked :D
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Postby nattheweirdo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:35 pm

they've started one in paignton now which iv attended a few times...got myself rather alot of books from there :) teehee my friend is very jealous becuase iv been reading discowrld for a shorter time than her but have more of his books because of my carboot escapades :D
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:46 pm

How long exactly?

I didn't start reading him until I was sixteen ... when the Wyrd Sister's cartoon was shown on channel 4. I am also ashamed to say that I did not read Colour of Magic or Light Fantastic until a couple of years ago.
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Postby nattheweirdo » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:21 pm

Magrat Garlick wrote:How long exactly?

I didn't start reading him until I was sixteen ... when the Wyrd Sister's cartoon was shown on channel 4. I am also ashamed to say that I did not read Colour of Magic or Light Fantastic until a couple of years ago.


only a year ago to be quite honest. And i own 28 of his books, discworld and not. I have read all discworld except the science of discworld ones too :D squeee :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:43 pm

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Magrat Garlick wrote:How long exactly?

I didn't start reading him until I was sixteen ... when the Wyrd Sister's cartoon was shown on channel 4. I am also ashamed to say that I did not read Colour of Magic or Light Fantastic until a couple of years ago.


only a year ago to be quite honest. And i own 28 of his books, discworld and not. I have read all discworld except the science of discworld ones too :D squeee :)
I haven't read all of the science ones either. :oops:
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Postby Jason » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:06 pm

I have. I tried really hard to understand them as well. Found the science hard going. I only studied physics to A-level standard at that was nearly 20 years ago.

I thought the first one was a good balance between story and science but the second and third one were too heavily weighed towards the science.
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:13 pm

I find science in THIS world difficult and hard to understand ... let alone science of a more confusing world like Disc...

I think actually I tried reading one and couldn't get on with it!
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Postby Annebn » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:09 pm

I must admit that for number two and three I skipped the science bits (I get enough of that stuff at work). I did intend to go back and read them after I finished the wizard story, but never got around to it. :oops:
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