Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Time to start the Great Famine: Library Book Sale 2005

*panting* Back... from... Hale Library...
Annual Book Fair... last day... box.. $5.

You know, I shouldn't think I'd get this winded after lugging a 30-pound box of books halfway across campus. What is it, a third of a mile, tops? Granted, it'd be easier if it were a backpack I was wearing, but criminy... that STR of 7 I got in the "Real-Life D&D" quiz wiliqueen posted sounds about right.

OK, so what did I get this year?

Haul #1 - Mon 11 Apr 2005
One backpack ($1.50 per paperback textbook, $0.50 popular fiction) - $13 total


Return of the Jedi, James Kahn
Children of Dune, Frank Herbert
Starship Troopers (2 copies), Robert Heinlein - one of these is an early-run edition, the other, a post-movie one
The Robots of Dawn, Isaac Asimov
Robots and Empire, Isaac Asimov
Crystal Singer, Anne McCaffrey
Forward the Foundation, Isaac Asimov
The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula K. LeGuin
Prentice Alvin: The Tales of Alvin Maker III, Orson Scott Card
The Gripping Hand, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
The Spine of the World, R. A. Salvatore
The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan
The Hunt for Red October (2 copies), Tom Clancy
Clear and Present Danger, Tom Clancy
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
Noble House, James Clavell

(I already have a copy of RoTJ, and some of the above are duplicates or ones I am not planning to keep. So, if anyone wants a copy of any of the above, just let me know and I'll send it to you - when I'm done, if I haven't read it yet.)


Common Lisp, Guy Steele
Building the Corporate Intranet, Steven L. Guengerich and Douglas Graham - I got this one for eckypecky (ETA, 13:20 CDT Thu 14 Apr 2005 - I gave it to her at our post-KDD meeting)
Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's, John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene - I always like reading about "near-term" predictions after the period has come and gone

Haul #2 - Wed 13 Apr 2005
One box, $5


Have His Carcase, Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison, Dorothy L. Sayers
Busman's Honeymoon (2 copies), Dorothy L. Sayers
Five Red Herrings, Dorothy L. Sayers
Bio of a Space Tyrant, Volume 1: Refugee, Piers Anthony
Bio of a Space Tyrant, Volume 2: Mercenary, Piers Anthony
Bio of a Space Tyrant, Volume 4: Executive, Piers Anthony
Bio of a Space Tyrant, Volume 5: Statesman, Piers Anthony
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Danse Macabre, Stephen King
Titans' Daughter, James Blish
Star Trek The Next Generation: Imzadi, Peter David
Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
Jack the Bodiless, Julian May
Conan the Wanderer, Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague deCamp, and Lin Carter
Beasts of Gor, John Norman
Rose of the Prophet, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter L. Miller, Jr.
A Century of Progress, Fred Saberhagen
Berserker Fury, Fred Saberhagen - hardback
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Vonda MacIntyre
Dragonquest, Anne McCaffrey
The White Dragon, Anne McCaffrey
Crystal Line, Anne McCaffrey
John Carpenter's Starman, Alan Dean Foster
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book Three: The Power That Preserves, Stephen B. Donaldson
Eight Great Tragedies - complete texts of Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus), Oedipus the King (Sophocles), Hippolytus (Euripides), King Lear (Shakespeare), Ghosts (Ibsen), Miss Julie (Strindberg), On Baile's Strand (Yeats), Desire Under the Elms (O'Neill)


Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science, Carl Sagan
The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus
MacOS X: The Complete Reference, Jesse Feiler
Designing Systems for Internet Commerce, G. Winfield Treese and Lawrence C. Stewart
Object-Oriented Concepts, Databases, and Applications, Edited by Won Kim and Fredrick H. Lochovsky
Principles of Database and Knowledge-Base Systems, Jeffrey Ullman
Parallel Distributed Processing, Volume 1: Foundations, David E. Rumelhart and James L. McClelland
Parallel Distributed Processing, Volume 2: Psychological and Biological Models, Rumelhart and McClelland
Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life, 6th edition, Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart
Advanced Placement Physics B/C Study Guide, 2002
Graphs and Hypergraphs, Claude Berge

Yes, that's right. I got a copy of JtB and a whole set of PDP for 50 cents. Shoot me now.
And seeing the English translation of Graphes et Hypergraphes in a remnants bin, happy as it made me to be able to buy it, is a freaking tragedy.


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