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[REBLOG] Heraclix & Pomp Booklikes Giveaway

Reblogged from Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves:

I'm giving away 2 hardcover copies of Heraclix & Pomp here:




These are the finished product, not an ARC. Both will be signed by me (and not a robot - sorry, Grim).


Please let all your Booklikes friends know! I'm letting the Booklikes algorithm pick the winner, so no favoritism here - everyone has an equal chance of winning! Eligible countries are US, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.


Good luck! The book is even prettier in person than in the picture!


[REBLOG] Graham Joyce obituary (written by Christopher Priest)

Reblogged from Gregor Xane:

One fantastic writer says goodbye to another.

Book porn!


Book porn!

[REBLOG] Romantic Novels for People Who Hate Romance Novels

Reblogged from It's a Hardback Life:

List courtesy of Flavorwire.com

[REBLOG] One week and $95 to go!

Reblogged from Lornographic Material:

The Indiegogo campaign to fund A Final Act of Cruelty has only eight days left. We're only $95 away from the $1280 goal! 


Feel free to share!


Thank you, thankyouverrahmuch

The happy birthday wishes are lovely, and thank you all for stopping by to say something kind for this *mumble*ty-fifth year!

The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West

New Review! THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West


It's a Hollywood story of the sharpest wit; it's timeless, it's unkind, and it's bitterly amusing. West's last book before his early death. hmmmm

What Makes Sammy Run? - Budd Schulberg

New Review! WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? by BUdd Schulberg




For my money, still the best Hollywood-themed novel ever written. Oddly enough, it still hasn't been filmed...despite Ben Stiller wanting to make it. I wonder why, he asked, glancing at the sharp edges of the novel's characterizations....

The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown: A Novel - Paul Malmont



It's a long title for a fun book. SciFi legends like Heinlein and Asimov doing spy work during WWII! We've all heard of the Philadelphia Experiment...well, here's a novelistic take on it that does the facts justice.

SOMEONE remembered my birthday a little early...I thought it was my Gentleman Caller, but he (disgruntledly!) disclaimed responsibility for sending me a four-pack of Mother's brand Taffy flavored cookies, aka "Best Junk Food EVER!" 

Amazon put the wrong card on the order, of this I am sure, as it says "We hope you like it, Chris and family." The only Chris I know well enough to think would send me a gift 1) spells her name "Cris" and b) would NEVER send such an unhealthful, bad-for-me thing! So, whoever it was, thanks most awfully and now I'm slicing open the first pack of the four. *smooch*

The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

New Review! THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham




A post-apocalyptic tale that's timely after 60+ years. This #scifi classic is one I am reading w/chills even now. Modern Library reprint.

Don't. After coffee, maybe.