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Has following this board cost you a lot of money?

Folio Society devotees

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Jan 19, 7:16pm Top

So in the past few weeks, I’ve bought the following books based on FSD, and some George Macy, posts:

News from Nowhere
Hornblower set
Vita Nuova
Evelyn Waugh Comedy set
Torrent of the Spring
Voyage of the Argo
Maugham story set
Kipling story set
The Jungle Books

Really looking forward to all of them, but this is a bit crazy! Anyone else find posts making you obsessed with adding a book or books to your collection?

Jan 19, 8:19pm Top

>1 RRCBS: Yes. Lord above yes.

Jan 19, 9:51pm Top

>1 RRCBS: Sometimes, especially when the Sales are on. Also, don’t use the all FS publications wiki too much. It will enable yourself like no other (in combination with eBay, for example)!

Jan 19, 10:14pm Top


Aye: many a mickle makes a muckle.

Edited: Jan 19, 10:17pm Top

>3 NLNils:
Of course this forum causes you to spend more money on FS books. And just to enable you further, the Complete List of FS publications can be found at https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Groups:BOOKS_PUBLISHED_BY_THE_FOLIO_SOCI...
Happy browsing and buying!

Jan 20, 12:39am Top

As a recent discoverer of this board, I don’t think it has made me spend more money on my faddiction. Previously I have had a scattergun approach to buying Folios - books I think I might like to read one day, books I’ve read years ago, books bought on a whim because the postage on additional items has been negligible, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

Rather, FSD has targeted my purchasing much more effectively on books that I actually really want - my budget has remained pretty stable overall...

Jan 20, 8:53am Top

It hasn't cost me a lot, but I'm grateful for occasional recommendations and comments about books which I sometimes wasn't even aware of. I don't think the board would tempt me to spend hundreds on a limited edition.

Jan 20, 9:33am Top

TBH, I love it! Love wcarter’s archive posts, love when a casual mention of a book triggers a search and ultimately a new purchase! There’s a ton of useful info in the post history!

Jan 20, 11:22am Top

The book recommendations and insights of others are a large part of the fun of checking in here. Of course, the real risk to me are the Limited Editions and other fine press books to which this site has introduced me. As yet, I've avoided heading down that path as I know that once I start it will be hard to rein myself in.

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