First of all, my apologies if (well, I know I am but I don't know where to put it) I am posting this in the wrong place. So please feel free to move it to someplace else or to tag it differently if that is possible.
Anyways, I've been reading Lang's Linear Algebra and Lang's Undergraduate Algebra and I feel that they might not be the books I was looking for. They don't seem to be thorough enough and even though I have really been enjoying Lang's style I've started to look for other texts to use instead. I've narrowed it down to Hoffman & Kunze vs. Friedberg, Insel & Spence for Linear Algebra and for Abstract Algebra to Artin vs. Dummit & Foote, but I'm having troubles deciding which ones to go with. I've looked at reviews for all of them and they all seem to be great books and exactly what I'm looking for, but I don't know which ones to take as the main ones for reading. Can anyone who is familiar with these help me decide? What are the differences between each book in each set? These are both for self-study and abstraction isn't a real issue.