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#1 Nov 02, 2021 7:37 pm

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It's been a great USA trip, seeing family, health checks (good for another 100,000 miles!), buying bits and pieces, and especially: books-books-books!! I love browsing bookstores, especially used ones. This lot will give me hours, weeks, months and even years of endless immersion!

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#2 Nov 02, 2021 7:55 pm

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Love them too.  I finished The 'Assassination of Maurice Bishop' on Kindle but bought the book on dead-tree anyway.  Gotta have paper!

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#3 Nov 02, 2021 8:05 pm

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Best find this trip was Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - for ten bucks apiece!

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#4 Nov 02, 2021 8:34 pm

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Many years ago I walked out of a used book store with a first edition of Orwell's 1984 for five bucks.  Still have it.

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#5 Nov 02, 2021 10:31 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:

Many years ago I walked out of a used book store with a first edition of Orwell's 1984 for five bucks.  Still have it.

Amazing. There's one in DC that I love, plus books they sell all kinds of old maps, posters and obscurata. Andthe people who work in them are always booky-hippyish types, who really love the books they sell - and have read half of them!

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#6 Nov 02, 2021 10:47 pm

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I love books on paper but lately my reading has been on Kindle.  The back lighting helps my old eyes and I can read much longer without getting tired.  If I really like the book, I buy it on paper after I finish it on Kindle.

I have a copy of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' signed by Harper Lee.

Looking at your books there, I see you have a volume by Alison Weir.  I have read several of her books about Tudor England.  She is awesome.

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#7 Nov 03, 2021 11:28 am

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You surprise me    .....  'sometimes'   ..... reading     ....   'to kill a mocking bird' .

Better than a library filled with 16 century history. lol.

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#8 Nov 03, 2021 11:44 am

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New Historian wrote:

It's been a great USA trip, seeing family, health checks (good for another 100,000 miles!), buying bits and pieces, and especially: books-books-books!! I love browsing bookstores, especially used ones. This lot will give me hours, weeks, months and even years of endless immersion!

https://i.postimg.cc/N5B00v0t/Booksbooksbooks.jpg


....NH. You must really try to widen your retiring book reading.
Do you want me to suggest other reading material .
Smh.

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#9 Nov 03, 2021 12:54 pm

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New Historian wrote:

It's been a great USA trip, seeing family, health checks (good for another 100,000 miles!), buying bits and pieces, and especially: books-books-books!! I love browsing bookstores, especially used ones. This lot will give me hours, weeks, months and even years of endless immersion!

https://i.postimg.cc/N5B00v0t/Booksbooksbooks.jpg

Lord it is hard to read in Grenada. As soon as you tink you have a chill day, someone calling up, lets go nah man.  Ah want to read that Chris Deriggs new book real bad.

Glad you had fun in the good ole USA.

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#10 Nov 03, 2021 1:01 pm

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Dancer wrote:
New Historian wrote:

It's been a great USA trip, seeing family, health checks (good for another 100,000 miles!), buying bits and pieces, and especially: books-books-books!! I love browsing bookstores, especially used ones. This lot will give me hours, weeks, months and even years of endless immersion!

https://i.postimg.cc/N5B00v0t/Booksbooksbooks.jpg


....NH. You must really try to widen your retiring book reading.
Do you want me to suggest other reading material .
Smh.


Suggest away!

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