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Old Jan 23 2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Yes, a year has gone by before you know it and it's time again for the yearly Rotterdam Book Fair in Sports, Trade and Exhibition Centre Ahoy. Over a million books in two huge halls and I managed to buy but ten (and my wife nine)



I got four hardcovers:
A copy of Paul Theroux' Ghost Train t the Eastern Star (he's one of my favourite travel book authors, I don't like his novels), Michael Palin's New Europe, Nation by Terry Pratchett and a funny little hardback called The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land, of which Pratchett said: "An indispensable guide for everyone stuck in the realms of fantasy without a magic sword to call their own".

I aslo got the following paperbacks:
Lois McMaster Bujld's "The Sharing Knife", Dennis L. McKiernan's "Once Upon a Summer Day", Diane Duane's "A Wizard Alone", Mary Stewart's "The Gabriel Hounds" and two paperbacks by Mickey Zucker Reichert: "The Beasts of Barakhai" and "The Lost Dragons of Barakhai".

Judged as a modest result in comparison with what I came home with in previous years, but I am rather busy these days
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Old Jan 23 2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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Damn! I was actually in Rotterdam today and I didn't realise that this was on.
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Oops! I should have let you know!

90-95% of the Books are in Dutch of course, but still...
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Old Jan 24 2010, 06:03 AM   #4
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Well, I spent far too much on books yesterday so it's probably a good thing!

I've been buying birthday presents for my family. It's more expensive and complicated to buy them by hand, but as I hadn't a clue what to get, I was able to find some really good books that I wouldn't have found otherwise.

I'm trying to do a bit more Dutch so Dutch books wouldn't have been so bad. I'm currently trying (and failing- I keep getting distracted) to read Asterix.
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I picked up 4 Asterix books a few weeks ago but only in English.

Where I work, they bring out a quarterly magazine and there's a section that deals with English/French speaking countries like New Caledonia and because junior went there last year, I've had to brush up on some French lingual patterns (it was a L.O.T.E. program that came out when I was in high school but it was a subject, I didn't take up so as Junior is learning it, I've had to learn some basic knowledge of the French language to help him out with it. Kids are good for some things so I'm in the same boat, Edith.)
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Old Jan 25 2010, 04:33 AM   #6
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How old is Junior? I had some excellent kid's French books.
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He's 11. We do have some French dictionaries but nothing regarding stories etc. Did ask a penpal if he could help but he must of glossed over that particular question as he never answered the question - I seem to get more help here then anywhere else at times. Anything for a Grade six-er Happy to do a trade if necessary as I've found some spare AMC books but I need to find them due to having cleaned my front room (well sort of).

Forgot to add that I did find another Asterix book for Junior to read BUT I want to re-live my childhood first by reading them before he does
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Try him with 'La Vache Qui Pleurt' by the McGarrigle Sisters: French-Canadian folk. It includes a French version of 'Little Boxes'.
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Okidoki, will do and thanks
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Spare AMC books??? What you got???
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I'll have to find them and photograph accordingly. Should have it done by the weekend as they're spread out in several locations of my house. Gone to look now
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Oh Lord Hans...what a huge collection of books...all under one roof, the sight of them makes my mind drool...even if they are mostly all in Dutch. Glad you both had such a great day.
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