First Birthday…

Well, it’s been one year today since I made the first post on this site.  It has been a great year for me in working towards my goal of collecting all Gnome Press’ hardcover titles.  I’m almost halfway having only to acquire four more titles to hit that point… or is it only two – I have jacket-less reading copies of City by Clifford Simak and C.L. Moore’s Northwest of Earth.  But I’m really only counting collectible copies, so four it should be.  Things are slowing down a bit at present.  The remaining titles are starting to become a little more expensive and things are biting at home a bit too…  but on it goes regardless.  I have examined and reviewed most of the books I have, but in the interests of keeping a steady input into this blog, I’m going to slow down a little on that too.  Thankfully there is a little more material around that I can feed into this site, both on my bookshelf and out there in general.

I feel like I should do a highlights package, but I’ll leave that in the style I have set with the 25% marker – it can wait for the 50% post.  After all it’s not that far away.

I’ve made a couple of Gnome Press friends out there over the course of the last year and I want to thank them for helping to make this blog what it is.  Christophe in France especially, Brian Pearce from Red Jacket Press, Joe Wherle Jr, Mike ‘bossy4dom2‘ Wood and Geoff Robson whom I hope is still hanging on to a special GP title for me.  And of course my Lovely Wife for enduring my seemingly nonsensical hobby.  Merry Christmas to all.

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2 Responses to “First Birthday…”

  1. You’re more than welcome, Aaron…
    Glad your wonderful blog is still up and going…
    I know the feeling about those last 50%… The Foundation trilogy made it one more time to the top 10 most expensive books of the month on Abe ($9,042!!!)
    Not tomorrow I’m gonna get these ones…

    Good luck on your remaining 50% anyway! You’ve made more in 1 year for the first 50 than I did in 5, so…

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    May Santa bring loads of little Gnomes with him for you in 2010!
    Keep up the good work!
    Chris 😉
    P.s: did you get my email about Earl Terry Kemp’s article on Gnome?

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