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The Most Influential People in the Rare Books Industry
Collecting rare books is one of the most prominent industries that you can find out there. You will be able to see how people all around the world are engaged with collecting rare books. When you take a look at them, you will also figure out that there are some influential people who are making significant contributions to the rare book collecting industry. To help you with collecting rare books, we thought of sharing some details with related to some of the most influential people out of them. In fact, we will be sharing the details of these booksellers based on their businesses, so that you can get a clear understanding on how they influence.
Thrifty Figures, Part 3
Yes, you read that correctly; this is a Part 3 (and the one chapter where I am being "Thrifty" and "Responsible" about SOME figures; so that I have more money to spend on OTHERS...)
Battle for the Galaxy
Hobbies. Most people have one. The hardest part of joining a community is just that, joining. It can be a little intimidating on your own. Walking past the shop, always gazing in, watching people paint together, play together and laugh together. I always wondered how these people got involved, did they know each other? Is there a way for like minded people to meet and play the game? I just didn’t know. That was until I became friends with someone deep into the hobby. On more than one occasion he would show me his models and current projects. Over a few beers he would tell me all the stories and the lore that gave the game depth, that gave it life. And to tell you the truth, I fell in love. The intricate stories of multiple authors working together, the community that was always there to help either with game play rules or just painting tips. It seemed like it was my cup of tea. So I decided to jump head-first into the world of table top gaming. I bought my first army starter kit and again, I fell in love. Putting the models together, painting them, playing the game, everything.
THRIFTY FIGURES PART 2
Welcome to "Thrifty Figures Part 2." Oh; you don't remember a Part ONE (written for a Challenge well over two months ago)? How silly of me. Here's a little link... https://vocal.media/geeks/thrifty-figures-part-1 Okay, great; here we go...
Memoirs of a Comic Book Dork
When I was a wee lad of around 8, my mother's friend gave me a stack of old comics she had. I was immediately mesmorized by these colorful books with pictures of funny animals and superheroes and all kinds of different characters. I remember some Walt Disney books, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. There were also some Richie Rich, Little Dot, Stumbo, the Friendly Giant and Little Audrey also. But my favorites had to be the hero books, Superman, Batman, Action Comics, Adventure comics with Superboy, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane. There were also some miscellaneous hero books, Sea Devils, Tomahawk, Blackhawk and Mystery Into Space. Best of all of them was the one Marvel comic in the bunch, Sgt Fury And His Howling Commandos! I was hooked!
I am Fangirl, Hear Me Roar
The next mofo that questions my nerd knowledge and 'tests' me, I'm gonna junk punch until they cry. I was reading a graphic novel outside a theater while waiting for a friend, it was 'Watchmen' my absolute favorite. I've read it ten times and I love it more each time I read it.
Coin Collector: 1932- 1947 Liberty Standing Half Dollars
I'm that kid that sees a penny on the street and picks it up, waving it around excitedly. I'm usually with my best friend, and when she shakes her head at my antics, my line is always the same. "See a penny pick it up all day long you'll have good luck." A line said by Jan from Grease, my all-time favourite musical of all times.
Collecting Signed Books
For book collectors, a volume signed by the author is often the most treasured part of their collection. Owning a book that the writer held in his hands (if only long enough to scribble their autograph) gives a sense of connection between novel, writer, and reader that goes beyond the story contained within the covers. At least in part because of this, collecting signed first editions has become a specialty within the book collecting community which has exploded in recent years.
THRIFTY FIGURES PART 1.
Hi there. Animation nerd, aspiring fiction author, former thrift shopper, and collector of "valuable" (to me) toys and figures here.
Thrifting a Collection of Classics
I have always loved reading. Surprisingly, for a twenty-six-year-old woman, some of my favorite books to read are old, old classics. I've heard Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a lot of Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights, many Sherlock Holmes books, the Picture of Dorian Gray (and everything else listed below), and this year will be working my way through the Illiad and the Oddesy.
The Hobby: Baseball Card Origin Stories to Sexy Staxx on Facebook
April 1st marks the beginning of baseball season. Favorites are emerging like Mookie Betts, Giancarlo Stanton, and Fernando Tatis, Jr., who dominate the attention and admiration of baseball fans and avid card collectors.
An evening of mindless TikTok scrolling led to the best discovery yet! The most beautiful, mysterious book called The Octunnami by Trevor Alan Foris showcased in a video by the user @amysbookbook. I knew I had to have it and ordered it the moment my willpower to look away from my screen kicked in.