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Sunday, November 14, 2010

In My Mailbox 10/11/14



Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
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Tally for 2010/11/14
Borrowed: 0
Received: 0
Bought: 2
Total Cost: $7.33

Two great finds today at the local used bookstore~ Also saw the complete Count Cain manga (including God Child) in Chinese, but I'm gonna wait until December for the 20% discount before HOARDING it all >D


Swordspoint
by Ellen Kushner
On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within the elite, a dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless - until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye...

This one was recommended by Ah Yuan very enthusiastically, and I totally love the brute/frills couple dynamics she described, so I nabbed it 8D
Bought at used bookstore for $5.23


Master Li and Number Ten Ox #2:
The Story of the Stone ⇐ New Crayon!
by Barry Hughart
In the Valley of Sorrows, a monk is brutally murdered for a worthless manuscript, and the abbot of the humble monastery calls upon Master Li and Number Ten Ox to investigate the seemingly senseless killing. The most likely suspect is the infamous Laughing Prince, founder of the valley, whose murderous frenzies have made him a legend. But even Master Li must concede that the prince has a pretty good alibi: he's been dead for more than seven hundred years.
Undaunted, Master Li and Number Ten Ox begin their search for the Laughing Prince. Together they roam a mystical countryside populated by demons, ghosts, murderers, and mad kings to the very gates of heaven itself - and what they find there is stranger still.


Finally completed my collection of the Master Li and Number Ten Ox series! This book is number 2 in the series, but apparently the hardest thing to find. I think the books are all out of print too, so really glad I found this, and so cheap too~
Bought at used bookstore for $2.10

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10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your new books! Happy reading.

jewelknits said...

Lovely fantasy books! Enjoy them both!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Crystal ♥ said...

These look interesting, happy reading!

http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/

-ROCKprincess- said...

interesting...
I never seem to have that much passion in fantasy books like this...
but seeing your entry..
maybe I should widen my reading...
huhu...
happy reading...

http://soulsreunited.blogspot.com

Mary said...

I love finding bargains at the used book store. Looks like you came home with a few good ones!

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

These both look very interesting! Hope you enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you found some great deals! Enjoy!

Lady Q said...

Both of those books look great! This is my first time visiting your blog. Nice place you have here! Please stop by my Mailbox if you get a chance. Happy reading!

Cathy said...

Happy reading!

Heather said...

You remind me that I haven't been reading enough fantasy. Thank-you.