Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Another sympton of the addiction

I needed cheering up today so on the way home I stopped at a UBS. I didn't find any of the books I was particularly looking for but of course I didn't leave empty handed. I had credit don't you know. But one book I did see and just had to get - The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory. So? you might be thinking. Well, truth is, I already own this one - and. love. it. to. pieces. But this copy - ah - this copy must have been owned by a little old granny who only read it once. The book is almost mint condition! It was published way back in 1989, but this one is in fine shape and appeals to my inner 'has to be in good condition' geekiness.
Anybody else do this, buy duplicate copies because the new one is in better shape?

And I'll tell you what. I'll have a draw for my old copy. Just leave a comment and you're in. I'll have my romance non-loving fan draw a name on the weekend. Mind you, it's a well-worn (and well-loved) copy.
I must admit, it's a rather ugly cover, but it sure is a mighty fine story inside!

(the book to the left is the good copy)

And to make up for not finding the books I really wanted at the UBS *drum roll* The Leopard Prince is now at Chapters!!! And I have one. It wasn't on the shelves when I went in - but they went and found me a copy at the back. And I didn't even have to do the Cindy thing.

oops - time for DWTS

'til later


ames said...

Ugh, my chapters sucks. I went there yesterday, and the site said they didn't have any. And the cashier said they didn't have any in the back. And then lo and behold, they magically have 4 in stock this morning? Not buying it.
(It's funny-I didn't even read the Raven Prince yet.)

Holly said...

I haven't even heard of her before. *sigh* If it's historical I probably won't read it, but I'll check it out if it's a contemp.

Tara Marie said...

Nice find. I'm always on the look out for good OOP keepers. Inevitably my copy will be a worn out mess, especially if it's reread often, no matter how careful some seem to wear out more than others.

What the heck is that dancing thing in Ames avatar?

PS Holly, The Rainbow Season is an excellent Western--really worth reading. :)

Kristie (J) said...

Tara: I was wondering the same thing about Ames' avatar. Whatever it it, I think it's stamping it's feet in frustration *g*.
This isn't the first time I've done this and I'm still kicking myself years later for not picking up a better copy of an old Patricia Potter book. The one I have is falling apart - loosing pages and stuff.

Holly: Welcome back!
And yes - as Tara said it's a Western. The hero is a combination of 2 of my faves, spent time in prison for a crime he didn't commit and is younger than the heroine. Plus as an added bonus, he's from the wrong side of the tracks. It really is a wonderful story!!
She also writes under the name Candace Camp. I think there is a third name too, but I don't know it.

Ames: LOL at your avatar there. And you really must read both these books. Well, having just started The Leopard Prince, I guess I can't say that yet, but The Raven Prince was wonderful. I't an if you liked Lord of Scoundrels kind of book.

Wendy said...

You know, I hardly ever do rereading, but I also buy duplicate copies if it's in better shape than the one I have at home. I've also been known to buy duplicate copies and pass them along to friends - although I tend to only do this with titles are are particularly hard-to-find.

Wendy said...

And neither here nor there, but Ames' avatar is just cracking my sh*t up! LOL

CindyS said...

Don't put me in for the drawing since I have 400 other books I really should read ;)

I showed you my copy of my first keeper - I bought a new copy there a few years back because it was re-printed but I don't think I could ever part with the one I have - I took pictures and was going to post about the 'original' keeper but my writing mojo keeps taking off!

I've also decided to avoid Chapters and you're saying you didn't have to get in someones face? Well. I'm not sure how much fun that is ;)

Glad to see you back around - I was getting worried! LOST is on tonight and Kate's gonna kick some butt - don't forget to tape it - just put on the channel LOST will come on (there is one on at 8pm) and make sure the tape is rewound all the way and then put it in and press record even if it's 5pm. The tape will record until it runs out (maybe 4-6 hours) Then you'll just have to fast forward to where the show is.

Okay, that was kinda convoluted ;)

And Ames Avatar makes me laugh!


Jennie said...

I kind of like that cover. :) The rainbow effect is so 1980s. I buy extras of my favorites all the time--especially if I find cheap used copies. It's like I can't just leave them there on the shelf in the store! They want to come home with me. ;)

nath said...

Argh, blogger didn't post my comment! Anyway, I just wanted to say that you were lucky to find one of your favorite book in great condition :D I do that too sometimes... buy a second copy :P

Also, you're so lucky that the ppl at the bookstore willingly go in the backroom to get your book!!!! Workers at my bookstore - they usually treat me like I'm an incompetent who can't look for books? and the worst, is that they won't even go in the backroom!!! and I'm not very good at pulling a Cindy stunt ^^;

As for Ames avatar, I think it's a marmotte (sorry, can't remember the english word)... you know, that animal that comes out of its hole to announce spring? well it was wrong! It's actually snowing outside!!! ewww.

Sarah said...

You're so not the only one who does that! I haven't ever heard of this book though, you'll have to tell us about it.. if you havent already.

ames said...

I don't know what my avatar is, but I think it's cute. :P

Rosie said...

I have this one and the sequel. Loved those books. And yes, I've purchased dupe copies of books to have one in better condition. When I was younger and did most of my book shopping at the UBS I would take a book just to have the one I wanted to read. Over the years I've replaced my faves with either new or better used. So you aren't alone!

BTW, I cracked up when I read this, And I didn't even have to do the Cindy thing.

Is that what we are going to call it when we have a bookseller get a book from the back? "The Cindy thing"?

Stacy~ said...

Hey Kristie, I love to re-read some of my old faves. Comfort reads are great.

You know, I am tempted to check out Raven Prince, but where to add it to the pile is beyond me. But I loved Lord of Scoundrels, so it definitely sounds like my kinda book.