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March 10th, 2005, 08:56 PM
Hey ya'll! I'm NightShade or Laura, whichever you like better. Been reading Lumley for about 8 years. Got my aunt hooked on them too. Started with the Necroscope series, have read the Psychomech/sphere/mok series, House of Doors and Maze of Worlds. I prefer the UK editions to US editions, just cause. I have all but one of the Necroscope books in UK edition. (Wamphyri)
Anyways, nice to meet you all. Be seeing some of you in Torquay.
March 10th, 2005, 10:15 PM
I saw your other post about Torquay and one form Silky about a inquiry about the Con, i would guess that was you.
My wife and I went across last year and as of right now we're heading back over again this year.
Hang around on the board and you'll feel like old friends with other members before you even get there.
March 11th, 2005, 02:10 AM
Hello Nightshade and welcome among us! Glad to have you.
Addicting people huh? Mind to tell me your method. I've tossed them at multiple peoples and nobody's biting! Really, I have. One of my friends even ruined my copy of blood brothers (and I admit to crying when he did it). I want to create a Necroscope addict of one of my friends so I'll have someone with whom to carry out Lumley conversations during lunch. So, where do you recomend starting since you've managed to get somebody rather hooked?
Other than asking that this is just a welcome from one of the masses. Really am glad to have you around. If you ever want someone to just talk books with (any books pretty much, I'll read everything. Lumley is my favorite though!) I'm online more often than not and contacty info stuff is in my profile. Would be great to talk to you, it's fun talking books with fellow obsessives. And I hope you'll have fun at Keoghcon, even though it's forever off.
Well, again, welcome.
March 11th, 2005, 02:40 AM
It was really easy. My aunt loves horror flicks and 'weird' books. When she came to visit for a few days, we hit the Half-Price Books store. I was grabbing a new (US version yuck) Necro book, when she noticed it. Long story short, whenever a new one came out, I told her about it, then she'd look for it at her library.
sdkdmd, I'm hoping I get a room.
Nice to meet you two.
John & Paul
March 14th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Oh I'm sure we can do something about the UK Wamphyri book Jade grin.gif
John & Paul
March 14th, 2005, 08:17 PM
sorry nightshade...think i've been on the beer !!
March 15th, 2005, 02:02 AM
JP, I think you've gotten a might confused there dear and I've no idea what you were talking about. As for the idea of me finding UK books, I've almost got this one figured out! A good few of my friends are going to London next year with the band, and since I got the normal sevoiunear stuff from my sort-of sibling when they went the last go round. This time I've giving my friends a list of Lumley books I need and they can duke it out over who brings what home to me. Plus, one of the ones who's going is the younger sibling of the one who went last go round and his mother will go again, so there's a good chance I could pester my step-dad into givign her money so she can look for books for me. She'd do it.
Shade, first of all what's wrong with the US books. They're the only ones I find (course beign as I'm in Ohio that makes sense)? Second, see I start people at Necro and they don't seem to get it. Personally I started off with an American copy of Neco and from there became obsessed... yeah, my best friend addicted me and the worst part is he has fits over the fact that I'm a Lumley fan and not into his godforsaken Rice books. Course I didn't have to wait to much on the idea of new books. By the time I got to them pretty much everything but Avengers was out, I did have to wait on that one, but only like six months or something.
March 15th, 2005, 05:46 AM
I'm particular I guess. One time I just happened to find a UK version of (i think) Psychosphere. Needless to say, I enjoyed the non-americanized english. Probably doesn't make sense, but trust me, I could tell the difference. I've read all 13 Necro books in both versions. (of course not Wamphyri) I can honestly say that I prefer the UK versions.
I'm a bookworm. I've read Rice and actually liked most of her Vamp books. Some are better than others, some have been absolutely horrible. I'm glad she's finished with that series, it was getting pretty bad.
I said I'm a bookworm and mean it. I've read too many books to count. I probably couldn't get up that high. Shewt, I was reading Jean Auel in sixth grade....for fun. But I can honestly say, without too much lipstick on Brian's bum, that I've never been able to reread a book (or in this case multiple series) so easily. Rice, forgettaboutit. King, nope. Even my other favorite, Auel, is less easy to reread.
I acquired the three Psycho-books and 12 Necro books through eBay. It was a hassle. I'm thinking of turning the KCV trip into a mini-holiday as well, so I'll be hitting a few bookstores as well. I wonder how Terry Pratchett is in 'original' english. *ponders*
March 15th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Hi Nightshade, and welcome!
Be great if you can make it to KCV... I'm sure there's going to be lots of English versions of everything, you'll easily be able to complete your collection! smile.gif
And if you extend your holiday into London, I might be able to show you around a bit.
Catch ya later!
March 15th, 2005, 03:35 PM
I'm sure you'll enjoy time spent in here, and if you do make it to KCV I know you'll enjoy time spent there!
Hope to see you there
March 15th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Hey Nightshade. Just jealous so not going to say much. Welcome though.
March 15th, 2005, 07:13 PM
yeah same here welcome ,and would love to go to KCV
enjoy it for me.
[ March 15, 2005, 04:34 PM: Message edited by: skinters ]
March 15th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Nightshade, did you get a room?
by the way everyone is speaking it sure seems it
March 15th, 2005, 09:31 PM
I know all about being a bookworm. I'm teh girl who lives in a book, or so my friend's phrase it. They found out I'll soon be getting a new Lumley book and cringed in fear. But yeah when I was in fostercare I couldn't go to the library and nearly died of it. However thanks to this wonderful store-ish place I ended up comign home with some fivehundred odd books, most of which my grandmother made me get ride of. Then she cut down my room books 'till I now have a whole whopping 41 books. ::cries:: Fortuately for me the Library isn't that far away and when it warms up I can go. As well I have a wonderful friend who between her and her mother have hordes of books which I'm allowed to raid. And my dad promises to bring me some of his books when he comes up for graduation, so I'll have new stuff to read this summer. Currently my father and I are at war because he says when he comes up he gets to borrow my Necro books, I solidly maintain that nobody gets them. I'm taking them with me when I go to college!
As par Aeul, not familiar with her. Rice is okay, her son is better. I admit to having read Lasher and Violin at least twice each. As for King, I find him to be very varrying on being good. I'd perhaps read Eyes of the Dragon again, perhaps if I remembered. In fact you ever want to talk books. And if you ever feel the need for book recomedations, well feel free to ask. I won't bite you for it. Just be prepared for a REALLY long list. I love books. So much in fact that people think I'm nuts because I tend to have a new one every few days. Don't watch TV, don't much listen to the radio currently. Read like mad...
And in the even you get to Keoghcon, I'm totally jelous of you. I want to go! Sadly I'll be in college next year at that time and I don't think they'd see going to a book convention in England as an excpetalbe reason to miss school. Darn them!
March 15th, 2005, 09:35 PM
I'm sorry sdkdmd, I did get a room. The last one. (lucky person that I am)
And GG, I am planning on hitting London a bit. It's cheaper to fly into Heathrow or Gatwick than Plymouth or Exeter. And it makes sense for a trip to at least see one major city and some of the countryside. Besides, if I'm coming over for one thing, may as well stay a whole week and see a few more things. I would love for you to show me around. I'm not good at being a tourist.
Thanks ya'll for the welcome.
March 16th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Nightshade, my advice would be to fly to Gatwick rather than Heathrow... Gatwick is actually en route between London and Torquay. Although the train links from Heathrow are pretty good, just less convenient.
Look forward to seeing you there!
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