When you can find a $15 omnibus at the used bookstore for $5, you don't pass it up. That is the story behind most of the stuff on this list. Then I bought quite a few things on Amazon, found two of the standalone books at a yard sale (this is also how I got the apparently somewhat rare Imperial Guard Omnibus Vol. 1), picked up another two omnibus at a library sale thing, and then bought quite a few of the HH books and I think one more omnibus at my local (full priced) bookstore.
All in all I would say I spent around 200 USD (160 GBP, 203 Euro) on everything I have. Basically I'm lucky to have found all this stuff, and even luckier that there haven't been any video games to come out this year that have tempted me in the slightest, giving me plenty of money to spend on books instead. I just really like having options and figure I will get around to reading them all eventually, like by the year 2020.
I'm lucky that almost none of my friends read books, otherwise I don't even know what kind of money I would have ended up spending on various things lol. Malazan looks pretty interesting, I might check it out when I finish the Song of Ice and Fire books, apparently they are somewhat similar? I'm generally not that much into fantasy, I haven't even read the Lord of the Rings, but I'm quite liking it so far (except the comic adaptation, that is pretty bad.)
Oh and about KJA, I'm actually not quite done with him yet. I'm finished with X-Files: Ground Zero, which he wrote and I will be reviewing shortly, then I have two more arcs of the Tales of the Jedi comic series, which actually isn't that bad, and then Darksaber at some point. Also, I will probably force myself to read some of his Dune books, because some things must be seen to be believed.
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