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Er, so, how would you define too many books? Six isn't that many, right? Especially when three of them were half price and one is a Christmas present. (I don't know who for yet, but that's Beside The Point.) The ones I got for me were Obama's two (both half price), FlashForward by Robert J Sawyer, which someone recommended recently, the new Bryant & May supernaturalish detective novel (yay!), and, um, a new trashy urban fantasy thing by someone who used to write Buffy novels. I have no excuse.

I had a dark cherry mocha, which was OK, and a Black Forest Cupcake, which was amazing. Mmm. I think I like the gingerbread lattes better than the dark cherry mochas, though, and now I'm craving one.

I went on to the Book People website still thinking about Christmas presents, and as usual I'm now sitting looking at a basket that has a couple of Christmas presents and a long list of books for me. 10 Jeeves books for a tenner, though, and a fabulous-looking Complete Shakespeare reduced from £35 to £15. I already have two Complete Shakespeare's, but one's a cheap £3 one from a supermarket, and the other one is an old one I bought because it was pretty, but it's not very practical. And this one has all sorts of annotations and extra information about staging and so on.

Must resist.

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pickwick
Nov. 17th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Here is my definition:
Heh, in this case it would have been "too many to carry home". Luckily Amazon solves this problem.
sloopjonb
Nov. 16th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
The trouble with Completes is a) they weigh a ton and b) the typeface is too damn small.
pickwick
Nov. 17th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Ahh, I've already got books - like the Ultimate Sandmans - that it's only possible to read lying flat out on the floor.
laserboy
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
That's a fantastic website, cheers! The Oxford Shakespeare (21 quid on Amazon) is a great complete edition. It has a decent introduction to all the works and the text is a comfortable size! :-)
pickwick
Nov. 17th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I try not to go on it too often, but it's particularly great for cheap copies of the coffee-table companions to TV nature and travel programmes, which my dad tends to get for christmas :)
dakegra
Nov. 16th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
not tried the cupcakes yet. That's this week's mission, along with persuading them to make a gingerbread mocha. :-)
pickwick
Nov. 17th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I might try that myself.
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