Posted on April 25, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
I just completed today’s #BookHaul; more than a dozen books including work from China Mieville, Ian McDonald, Chris Roberson, Chuck Palahnuik and Anne Bishop. It’s here.
I enjoyed the bookhaul tweets this morning. The only thing I miss is seeing the book covers. Yes, I -know- that the cover often doesn’t represent what’s inside, but I like seeing them because sometimes I’ll remember the cover instead of the name or author when I’m at the bookstore. Yeah, I’m lame, but my mind seems to work better with visuals. Also, I’m notorious for not remembering names. Heck, I’m lucky I remember those of the people around me!
Still, I think the tweets are a pretty good way of doing this.
I’ve already read Anne Bishop’s The Shadow Queen, and while not as good as the original trilogy, it’s a lot better than the last book in the series which is was just plain DREADFUL.
MMM…. more Palahniuk. And Mieville. Yay!
alright john, did you borrow from my “support your right to arm muffins” comment on your facebook thread, in the “weaponize muffins” sub-header above? if so, i want royalties — blueberry or marionberry mini-muffins would be nice. or is this just an instance of convergent evolution?
No, I got it from Shara Zoll in the same thread.
Thank you for the return of the book hauls!
oooo….I’m having serious book-lust.
That’s the point!
Yay Palahniuk! Go northwest! Just for the record, I work in a bookstore and I never fail to recommend your books.
Please pass the Mieville.
There’s a line.
Please pass the Asprin?
Seriously, I need somethign to read while the kids are taking OAT’s next week for 2.5 hours each day.
Do I see
in that stack
a new China Mieville?
*rush to Amazon*
Asprin myth-pun books? I thought those were extinct.
This is me drooling.
Why, Scalzi? Why are you making me break the bank? Why must you taunt me so?
Hooray for Twitter-sized book summaries!
Have you read the last few? I think they are. I hold out hope due to fondness for the first 4 or 5, but the last couple, where he’s colaborating, were the first Robert Asprin books I’ve been able to put down (and, indeed, and to force myself to finish out of loyalty to the characters.).
Unfortunately, I just finished reading Katherine Allred’s “Close Encounters” (second from top in the picture). It’s not a very good book, in my opinion. It seems like the author is trying to be a poor person’s Catherine Asaro, while lacking both the requisite romantic and physics chops.