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  1. On Buying and Reading: I must confess to buying more than I’m able to read. For example, yesterday I bought dirt cheap copies of A Clockwork Orange and Lord of the Flies – books I’ve read and own in paperback. Maybe I’ll read them again some day maybe not. But they were cheap so who cares?

    Would I have paid $9.99 to $12.99 for either of them if I was ready to reread? Yes for Clockwork Orange because my paperback is an American edition that dropped the last chapter and needed replacement. No to Lord of the Flies – I would read the paperback. Now I can get rid of the paperbacks.

    As for other new fiction, I guess it depends. I don’t read a lot of new (hot off the press) fiction, but I wouldn’t say no because of the price if that is what I wanted at the time.

    The blog doesn’t say anything about non-fiction – biography or history – where $9.99 plus prices are par of the course.

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