The problem with reading books is that a lot of the time that leads to ACQUIRING books. For those of us who don’t live in McMansions this can lead to inevitable space issues. Mrs B & I live in a sub-1000sqft condo so space is at a premium. That leads to things like Book (un)Hauls. A Book (un)Haul doesn’t mean that suddenly you have more general space, oh no! It means you have more space for MORE BOOKS! As a dedicated bookworm, I take that responsibility seriously.
Books, Vertigo & Tea did an audio review of The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One about 3 weeks ago and I immediately ordered it, used, from Amazon. I got the trade paperback copy because it was only $4. I just started it today as my work lunch read and if it keeps up to its promise I’ll be buying it in hardcover.
Now I present my pièce de résistance. Loose Logic put me onto the fact that the 35th Anniversary set of Akira was in hardcover. I am a big Akira Manga fan so I was pretty ecstatic about finding out about such a find. However, it was out of stock on Amazon and all the 3rd party sellers priced it WAY out of my price range. I was bemoaning this on Loose’s post when he informed me that it was in stock at Amazon Canada and below msrp. I grabbed it!
I turned the book around on the hardcover so the spines were facing the same way, but the hardcover is now right to left, the way it was meant to be.
This photo also highlights why I don’t recommend this manga to just anybody. There are some caveats.
So there you have it. All that room I made by getting rid of Terry Brooks’ books? Gone.
And once again, a big thankyou and kudos to both BVT & LL for bringing these to my attention.