changeyourstars8: (Calvin and Hobbes)
I'm partway through King's 11/22/63 (which is AMAZING so far). Got it sitting on the headboard. When Chris and I watch a scary movie, Kaylee usually heads into our room and watches one of her shows or plays with her toys. The other night I went in to get her ready for bed, and found the dust jacket off of 11/22/63, and the book lying open on the bed. Normally she doesn't bother any of the books I have up there, so I asked her what she was doing--

"I was reading it!"
changeyourstars8: (Castle squee)
Kaylee just ran up to me, bouncing and giggling. I asked her what was going on, and she yelled,

"They all float down here!"


And now Chris is teaching her how to say "Beep beep, Richie".
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As I spend at least part of my time living under a rock, I somehow had not heard about Orson Scott Card's unnecessary and squicky retelling of Hamlet. Now I know about it, and while normally I would spend quite a bit of time in this entry grumbling about Card and his nastiness, I don't have to, because Scott Lynch has made it all better.

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As I spend at least part of my time living under a rock, I somehow had not heard about Orson Scott Card's unnecessary and squicky retelling of Hamlet. Now I know about it, and while normally I would spend quite a bit of time in this entry grumbling about Card and his nastiness, I don't have to, because Scott Lynch has made it all better.
changeyourstars8: (Haunted)
Kealan Patrick Burke's "Peekers". Short story, free download. Have fun.

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The short and sweet version:

Go. Buy.

The longer:

Basically, it makes me want to be a superhero so I can jump forward in time, read all of her other books and then jump back again.

If this opening line appeals to you--

"Vera, there's a supervillain at booth five."

-- then you need to read Heroine Addiction. The characters are fantastic, it's sweet in parts without being sappy, and while it does deal with superheroes and supervillains and crazy plots to take over the world, the author never veers into Character Death to Prove She's Edgy territory. Cannot recommend it enough.

I'll leave you with another short excerpt that I loved:

"I suppose I should just be grateful he hasn't gotten bored enough to turn the ketchup bottle into a miniature nuclear device while he waited. He's done it before, and those things are a bitch to dispose of when you don't have a radioactive hamper on hand."

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The short and sweet version:

Go. Buy.

The longer:

Basically, it makes me want to be a superhero so I can jump forward in time, read all of her other books and then jump back again.

If this opening line appeals to you--

"Vera, there's a supervillain at booth five."

-- then you need to read Heroine Addiction. The characters are fantastic, it's sweet in parts without being sappy, and while it does deal with superheroes and supervillains and crazy plots to take over the world, the author never veers into Character Death to Prove She's Edgy territory. Cannot recommend it enough.

I'll leave you with another short excerpt that I loved:

"I suppose I should just be grateful he hasn't gotten bored enough to turn the ketchup bottle into a miniature nuclear device while he waited. He's done it before, and those things are a bitch to dispose of when you don't have a radioactive hamper on hand."
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My awesome friend wrote an awesome-looking book! Go check it out! :-)

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changeyourstars8: (gina torres)
My awesome friend wrote an awesome-looking book! Go check it out! :-)
changeyourstars8: (Jensen)
Repricing In the Darkness Find Me to .99 at amazon.com, since it's a novella and three short stories rather than a large book. Accidentally zapped the decimal point. Book will now be priced at $99 until the 'edit' feature comes back up. I will blame Friday the 13th.

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Repricing In the Darkness Find Me to .99 at amazon.com, since it's a novella and three short stories rather than a large book. Accidentally zapped the decimal point. Book will now be priced at $99 until the 'edit' feature comes back up. I will blame Friday the 13th.
changeyourstars8: (Name faery)
Just signed on at Goodreads! Still figuring out how it all works, and Kaylee's wanting to watch Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix so I don't really have time to do a ton of book reviews, but I at least got a short one of Draculas in.

Speaking of Kaylee, this afternoon she stepped on a bee. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not freaking the hell out on the outside the way I was on the inside. Hate. Bees. And of course my inner voice was all OMG what if she's allergic PANIC RED ALERT. I talked to her as I cleaned it off and put some peroxide on it, and after I put the peroxide on she says, "Thank you!" and bounces off to grab a book. It's a couple of hours later, and you wouldn't know anything had happened. Though she does proudly announce to anyone who comes by, "I stepped on a bee!" :-)

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Just signed on at Goodreads! Still figuring out how it all works, and Kaylee's wanting to watch Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix so I don't really have time to do a ton of book reviews, but I at least got a short one of Draculas in.

Speaking of Kaylee, this afternoon she stepped on a bee. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not freaking the hell out on the outside the way I was on the inside. Hate. Bees. And of course my inner voice was all OMG what if she's allergic PANIC RED ALERT. I talked to her as I cleaned it off and put some peroxide on it, and after I put the peroxide on she says, "Thank you!" and bounces off to grab a book. It's a couple of hours later, and you wouldn't know anything had happened. Though she does proudly announce to anyone who comes by, "I stepped on a bee!" :-)
changeyourstars8: (gina torres)
Seriously, go:

Draculas

It is fantastic. Gory and creepy and darkly funny and vampires that are actually vampires, not angst-ridden mopey people. And there's a ton of bonus stuff in there, too-- short stories and author interviews and novel excerpts.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go buy everything these guys have ever done. Or at least buy one or two things, and add the rest to my Wish List for when I have more cash.
changeyourstars8: (Haunted)
Seriously, go:

Draculas

It is fantastic. Gory and creepy and darkly funny and vampires that are actually vampires, not angst-ridden mopey people. And there's a ton of bonus stuff in there, too-- short stories and author interviews and novel excerpts.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go buy everything these guys have ever done. Or at least buy one or two things, and add the rest to my Wish List for when I have more cash.
changeyourstars8: (Garcia)
Those things are so addictive. Or maybe I'm just weird. :-)

So now you get to be subjected to my random babbling! Aren't you lucky.

Tomorrow I think I'm going to finish up my first draft of Redemption, so that is awesome. We went and bought some lumber today to finish up the garage (yay tax return!) And then I worked on the checkbook and realized that I switched two numbers and we actually have 15 dollars until payday, not 115. (boo math skills!)

You can tell it's spring, because the ants are trying to move back into our kitchen.

I am taking my attempt to focus on more positive things seriously. I got rid of some of my horror books that, while good, put me in a depressed mood or freaked me out in a "the entire human race sucks" way. And I'm actually starting to buy 'chick lit'. I think Ashley believed I was lost the last time we were in a bookstore together. ;-) Not that I don't still love my werewolves and zombies, but I'm going more for sarcasm/slightly dark/funny than soul-crushingly depressing.

Which of course means I have an idea for a really dark horror novella. But I figured out how to work on it-- I'm going to write scenes while on car trips, and that way there's always something distracting at the end of it, and I don't spend too much time at once immersed in that headspace. Win-win.

I think sometime soon I'm going to organize my tags better. Have a tag for each one of my novels, go through and have a bunch more specific tags rather than have 300 things lumped into 'random'.

I'm going to do one more "30 Days of" thing, I think. I do like that format; it reminds me to actually post more than once every two weeks. This theme-- cybercasting!

And now, to bed.
changeyourstars8: (Garcia)
Gotten from [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes--

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined.


1) Dean (Supernatural)
2) Garcia (Criminal Minds)
3) Hatter (SyFy's Alice)
4) Sayid (LOST)
5) Abbie/Connor (Primeval. I cannot choose between them do not make me)
6) Angela (Bones)
7) Zoe (Firefly)
8) Tessa (The Constant Gardener)
9) Hermione (Harry Potter)
10) Wat (A Knight's Tale)
11) Jordan (Scrubs)
12) Elphaba (Wicked)
13) B.J. (M*A*S*H)
14) Eddie Dean (Dark Tower series)
15) Al (Quantum Leap)
changeyourstars8: (Firefly MST3K)
Found a new site while kidlet was napping: Agony Booth, which does movie recaps. Scrolling through their list, I found one for Battlefield Earth, which I've never seen/read, and I thought I'd give the recap a scroll-through and see if it could possibly be as bad as people were saying.

This movie must be mine, so I can add it to my Sabertooth/Mammoth/Alone in the Dark playlist. The bad aliens are actually called Psychlos! The SyFy Original fan in me is just clapping with glee here.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go write a saga about humans vs. the Eevils.

Oooh

Nov. 29th, 2010 05:04 pm
changeyourstars8: (Haunted)
How had I not read any Craig Spector or John Skipp books until now? *happy little horror junkie*

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