Monday, September 15, 2008

... let's change the mood up a little, shall we?

... after a few geek, 9-11 and heartsick posts, let's move on to a book/author-related post instead!

Patrick Rothfuss (only one of the best new fantasy writers since forever!) was goofing around at the recent DragonCon with gear he'd actually bought for his g/f ... risqué pictures were taken ... and now there's a contest for best caption on Tobias Buckell's blog. Do check it out, I let loose a few LoLs myself!

What's the catch? Well, it expires 30 days after you get it. And it's available for a limited time only. But hey, for those who have been meaning to read Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere", you might want to take this opportunity! Interested? Click here. And make sure you download before September 23rd! [otherwise... I *think* you can read the thing online without a time limit...]

But if you want the real thing, Mr G is doing a book tour for the soon-to-be-released The Graveyard Book, and will be in Chicagoland -- Downers Grove to be exact -- on October 2nd. Places are limited for this appearance, so you might want to find out more about how to ensure a spot if you're interested.

I stumbled across a weekly book-related meme that prompts a book-related post, thanks to Tina the Creative Nerd. Yay! I *was* going to participate this week, but the topic didn't spark anything too bright, so I'll hold off till next week.. stay tuned :)


Currently reading Lord of the Silent Kingdom (Glen Cook): It's book two of what I assume is a trilogy. It's also as slow a read as book one. Thankfully the short choppy sentences from the first book seem to have been reduced. I'm still not totally hooked, but I really like the whole concept of the Night, and that alone already has me plodding through...

Next on the list (i.e. checked out from the library already, as incentive for once I finish the above book):
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
  • Lace Reader
The first two are as a result of watching a documentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead recently. The last one was featured in an email from Borders recently, sounded good, so I put in a request for it, not expecting it to be available so soon.

I'll be spewing out my opinion on these books at GoodReads once I'm done with them; if you share your reviews there too, give me a shout out! :)


  1. I heard about that Gaiman trip to Anderson's Bookshops. Their Naperville store is the site where I go to all my book signings that I blog about. Never been to the DG shop, though. I'm debating going, but I'm not a huge Gaiman fan. Not that he's bad or anything. Far from it. Just haven't read much of his stuff.

  2. hi lynne! thanks for commenting on my article. i found the article on a local (philippine) magazine. i'll just go through them again so i can give you the exact date of issue. ;)

  3. Kapgar> I'm a fan of Mr G, but if I were to make an effort to go see an author, my priority would be Stephen King :)

    Liza> Hi thanks for dropping by! Heehehe thanks I hope it's not too much trouble! Something online would be just as good, probably.


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