Wednesday, 29 September 2010

2nd Hand Book Shopping

We went down to Canberra over the weekend to visit some friends who live down there.

While we were there, we had a chance to check out a big 2nd hand book fair. It was fun to go through the sci-fi/fantasy section and see a bunch of things I'd read over the years as well as things that I'd been planning on reading some time in the future. I nearly picked up Battlefield Earth by L Ron Hubbard, but after simply not being able to make it through one of his books years ago, I decided that Mr Scientology can stay unread :P

I did find the third book of the Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay, which was an amazing series that I read while I was in high school. The only annoying thing about picking up the 3rd in a series is that now I'm going to have to hunt down the first two books before I can read this.

I have so many books to read and so little time. I'm on the second book of  Neal Stephenson's System of the World trilogy at the moment, and I've got Anathem (that I also picked up on the cheap somewhere) waiting.

A friend of mine also just gave me George R R Martin's A Game of Thrones . . . I'm scared of starting it because it's such a massive epic saga that I'll be locking myself into . . .

As usual, I can find a million wonderful things to do, but just don't have the time to do them all . . .

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