My Bookshelf

12.13.06 | 3 Comments

I’ve been watching a lot of movies from Netflix lately, but this week I finally hit my limit. The remake of Assault on Precinct 13 wasn’t worth the two hours to watch it. Feeling rather burnt out, I figured it was time to pick up a new book. I’ve been trying to get myself interested in Steven Pressfield’s Tides of War which someone loaned me much too long ago, but it just hasn’t grabbed me yet. I finally abandoned it in favor of other fare.

If my darn LibraryThing widget was working the way it’s supposed to, you’d see what I’ve been reading lately. For some strange reason, it’s not showing the graphic novel Pride of Baghdad. I’m not sure what to say about this book, other than that the artwork was beautiful and the story was moving. Part of me cringes that I paid $20 (I paid retail), but it’s still a great read.

After finishing Pride, I read Infernal. I just finished that Repairman Jack book today. This book was quite fun, and certainly a page turner. On the other hand, the ending felt a bit forced and uncharistically left a big plot thread dangling. Fortunately, I have the next book in the series so I can jump right in.

Today at lunch I went to Half Price Books in search of children’s books (the Minnie and Moo series by Denys Cazet, to be precise) but ended up walking out with two RPG books for myself. This could certainly be seen as a waste of money, since I gave up my regular weekly game in favor of spending more time with my family. But I’m still a gamer–just not a practicing one. At any rate, I picked up Urban Arcana and the Menace Manual for $15 each. I probably should have gotten these sooner, but I didn’t want to confuse myself with what I remembered as OGL and what wasn’t. Today, faced with a pair of $15 books, I figured I’d take the risk.

Between the books I’ve bought lately and the books I still have in storage, I really need to figure out how to get more shelves in my study. My long-term plan is to put in some built-ins, but I need to wait until after the we pull up the carpet and replace it with tile. In the meantime, I need more space. I may have to look at some freestanding wall shelves over the doors. In the meantime, the books just keep on piling up.

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Comment by Matt M McElroy
2006-12-13 16:24:32

We just started getting WotC books in at HPB (as shipment items, not locally bought) including the two you picked up. I’m wondering what the buyers will be getting us next.

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Comment by Prest0
2006-12-13 16:29:46

Our store also had Magic of Eberron and the Eberron Explorer’s Handbook. That’s in addition to several DMGs and Monster Manuals–although I think those were for v3.0.

Comment by Jerry
2006-12-19 15:46:55

And Dark Matter finally showed up at my door last night. You’ll be getting yours soon. :)

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