13 April 2011

Post 371: a general update

If this was on your reader before, please ignore that. I apparently really cannot use a calendar because I was looking at 2012. Yeah. Okay, so I decided not to make you wait until Thursday for a general update, because that's just not fair. These will occasionally pop up in between regularly scheduled blog posts. Oh, and I decided not to read Invasion by Mercedes Lackey, et al., because I started the first three pages and couldn't stop wincing. Just a little too corny for my tastes. So I left it somewhere so it could torture please someone else. Also! I am moving. I am a huge failure mcfailureson, and because of this I am forced to do penance in Alabama. I have already checked out their library and...

Help. ;_;

I don't want to go, it's like an information desert out there. *sigh* Well, it just means I will have to be more creative with my book obtaining methods.  On that note, I've signed up for Bookcrossing, so feel free to check out my wishlist there, or just look at my To-Read list in Goodreads. I'd be willing to set up a regular swap, although I don't buy books often. But if you're feeling generous and want to send me something, shoot me an email (acampb8@kent.edu) and I'll give you my mailing address.

Now that I'm done whining and begging, books!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Yes, I am finally getting around to reading this. Shush, the wait for the eBook was something like 60+ people. I am not expecting to love it, but I at least hope I like it. Whether I continue with the series very much depends on whether I think it's worth it and whether or not I can get my hands on the next in the series for cheapo.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore.
I freakin' love Christopher Moore, okay? And I will be all depressed when I move to Alabama, so... yeah, I need my irreverent Bible Thumber-jabbing quotes, alright? The last time you had to put up with a Moore book was all the way back in November, I think we can live with this.

Afterword: Conjuring the Literary Dead by Dale Salwak.
An ask and answer of, "If you could have a conversation with any dead author, who would it be?" etc. I've always sort of wondered what my answer to this question would be, and with so many recently dead authors this question has become even harder. Maybe I'll figure it out reading this, or maybe it will just add to the list.

I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle.
I am fond of Steve Earle's music, so I figured I'd check out his writing. It's already been well received at Kirkus, and they tend to know their stuff.

The Cellar by A.J. Whitten.
I don't remember requesting this from Netgalley, but there it is so I musta done. Possibly I was attracted to the cover? Perhaps it was the monster angle hinted at in the blurb. We may never know, but I'm going to read the thing anyway.


  1. I do not want you to go either, I will miss you. Moopy schmoopy frowny face.

  2. Is this you posting as my fiance or as my editor? Because one is less appropriate than the other.

  3. Editors can become very attached to their editees.

  4. Yeah well, as long as you don't break into my room and watch me sleep at night. I already know the grease makes you sparkle a bit in the sunlight.

  5. I am just a tiny bit offended at the insinuation that I might be a failvampire.

    Not at the creepiness, mind you.


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