Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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I don't want my life to be an exercise in nostalgia

My mother-in-law very kindly gave me some Amazon vouchers.

And I spent twenty minutes looking over all sorts of awesome reprints of things I already owned, being produced in shiny versions. Ellis' run on The Authority in one massive hardback would look rather nice next to Grant Morrison's complete run on New X-Men, possibly flanked by the whole of Planetary.

And then I realised I was looking at repackaged versions of things I already owned. And while this is sometimes worthwhile (Absolute Sandman makes me _very_ happy), it wasn't actually getting me anything _new_.

And as I am reliably informed that people's lives are more enriched by new experiences than by objects, I spent a few minutes looking up what recent books were getting great reviews, and then ordered volume 1 of Scarlet, The Manhattan Projects, and Happy! - all by writers I've enjoyed before (Brian Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, and Grant Morrison), all new to me, and all well received on Amazon. Oh, and the deluxe version of We3 (because I haven't seen my copy in ages, and it makes me cry whenever I read it) and the new Unwritten GN (because I enjoy Unwritten a lot. Not as much as Carey's previous work on Lucifer, but still rather a lot).

Should keep me going for a while, and stop me getting too mired in the past. Next time round I may even buy some things by writers I don't already know...



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