Posts Tagged ‘Recent Acquisitions’

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Recent Acquisitions (August 2010)

August 30, 2010

It’s back to class, with a number of Jewish Studies courses this semester, but I did manage to sneak several fantasy titles in for good measure. You’ll notice some older Dragonlance books on the list, a series that has always held a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to jump back into those (ah, memories). I’ll be trying Tracy Hickman’s newest offering, Song of the Dragon in audio format this month as well. I’m also really looking forward to seeing what Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubbs have in store for us in Ghosts of Ascalon. Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet’s upcoming MMO, looks and sounds amazing so hopefully the novel, which has received a lot of positive buzz, will flesh out this universe even more and allow me another outlet by which to enjoy it. And look at that, more Fables to boot.

Anyhow, here’s what I picked up in August:

All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson

Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaak

Dragonlance: Tales Collection by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Guild Wars 2: Ghosts of Ascalon by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb

Audio: Song of the Dragon: Volume One of the Annals of Drakis by Tracy Hickman

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Recent Acquisitions (July 2010)

July 19, 2010

Half-Price books had one of their coupon events here in North Texas last week (20-50% off, Monday-Sunday), and while the sale always looks to threaten my monthly “entertainment” budget when it rears its head,  this time I managed to get out without doing too much damage. The last time was significantly worse.

Here’s what I picked up:

– For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions by James R. Gaines ($8)

– Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas ($2, local author)

– An Iliad and Odyssey study guide ($2, pardon me for being unable to recall the title off-hand)

Peter & Max: A Fables Novel HC by Bill Willingham ($14, got this one from Amazon. I enjoyed the audio version so much I had to pick up the HC release)

[And sadly, I’ll soon be closing the final chapter on Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven (now that my summer course has ended) so expect a review of it here at Follow that Raven in the near future.]

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Recent Acquisitions

June 3, 2010

I know that I’m always finding ways to add something new to my own ever growing collection, so from time to time I’ll be sure to share what I’ve been parting with my hard earned dollar in order to obtain. Here’s the “damage” I did over the last couple of months thanks to some local sales:

Mostly non-fiction this round…

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Abraham Lincoln: Life, Speeches and Letters by Himself ( ~ $6)

– April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik (~ $6)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Himself (~ $2)

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson (~ $8)

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. & Christopher Tolkien (~ $15, Audio book)

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (~ $6)

Christian Engagements With Judaism by W.D. Davies (~ $10)

The Great Upheaval: American and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788 – 1800 by Jay Winik (~ $9)

Life of Abraham Lincoln by Joseph H. Barrett ( ~ $9)

Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution by Robert H. Patton (~ $8)

A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763 – 1789 by James K. Martin & Mark E. Lender ( ~ $6)

The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses by Stephen H. Norwood (~ $19)

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 24: Return of the Black Soul by Stan Sakai  (~ $12, Pre-Order)

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Dang, so much worthwhile reading to do!