Daily Archives: June 6, 2011

A Nice Ranking

I’m not so lacking in vanity that I won’t admit to this being nice: Coffee Shop at the moment is the number one writing book on Kindle (and #3 writing book of any sort on Amazon). It’s nice while it lasts. And it’s gratifying to see this much interest in a book this far along […]

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One Day’s Haul (A Just Arrived Photo Shoot)

One thing about having been away from home for a while is that I’m behind noting what new and interesting books have come into the Scalzi Compound. To illustrate why catching up is sometimes easier said than done, here’s the pile of the books which came in just today: 14 books in 15 volumes (Heaven’s […]

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Just Plain Stupid

Seriously, dude? You’re not some frat boy, you’re a congressional representative. You shouldn’t have to be told “no sextweets for you,” you should know it on your own. And if you didn’t know it, that other congressional representative — from your own state! — who made an ass of himself on Craigslist earlier this year […]

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Not an Auspicious Start

Athena’s first official day of summer vacation? Sick, and heading to the doctor’s for an appointment. Hopefully it will get better from here. I may take her for ice cream in any event. Because, come on. Ice cream fixes everything.

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The United Kingdom Joins the Fuzzy Nation

Dear UK Fans: Today is the release day for Fuzzy Nation where you are, and I am delighted to say that not only is it available in hardcover version (w00t!), it’s also simultaneously available in electronic version as well, via Amazon.co.uk and the UK iBookstore (and possibly in other places as well — those are […]

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“Coffee Shop” Now Available for Nook and Kindle (and iBooks)

A few years ago I collected up some of my Whatever posts on writing into a Subterranean Press book entitled You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop Into a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing. The book was presented in a limited edition of 500; it sold out. We made a second printing, also […]

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