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( Mar. 28th, 2012 01:23 pm)
Hello folks!

I know this is very last minute but if you want to do something goofy and artsy on April 1st come make edible books at Studio 263 in Cambridge! Participate in the International Edible Book Festival!

http://www.bostonpapercollective.com/?page_id=497



So...I've been listening to the audiobook of The Hunger Games and it's interesting. I like some of it but I am not entirely won over. Also, I keep wincing at the grammatical errors. I don't know if it's the writer or the reader and I guess Katniss might not have the best grammar ever but it's distracting. I am still waiting to get hooked. *shrug*

It really is fascinating to me how as soon as we got back to March-appropriate weather (40s and 50s, cold at night) my hands and arms stopped hurting. I am such a fucking special snowflake princess. Ugh.

This week at work has already been way too long and crazy and it's only Wednesday. I am not amused.

I did end up walking 18,000 steps on Monday. Whatever I do next I really do need something that keeps me on my feet and moving all day long.
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I was able to read an uncorrected proof of Aloha from Hell, the new Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey, and it was amazing. Amazing x 10000000000. Actually, [livejournal.com profile] corrupviridian, who got ahold of said Important Document, said it best in the following text:

"richard kadrey has jumped the shark with a robot-powered velociraptor* for values of shark-jumping that are AWESOME."

So...when this book comes out in October you should all buy it in hardcover. Because it is a really, really excellent book. And because these hardcovers are the small, easy-to-hold, adorable kind of hardcover. They have a very pleasing shape, okay? And if by some chance you have not read the first two Sandman Slim books (Sandman Slim and Kill the Dead) you should go out and buy them and read them. They are also amazing. The paperbacks are not as satisfying to hold, but they are still filled with the same amount of awesome. You could also borrow them from your local library. That would also be awesome.

The entire series fills me with glee! Unholy glee! And there will be more! I am pleased by this. The series is violent, over the top, hilariously funny, and filled with profanities of all sorts. There's sex and death and un-death and Czech porn stars and angles and demons and monsters and LA and magic and Hell and zombies and vampires and Lucifer and it's totally disgusting and amazing. The main character is an asshole and also a pretty good guy. His backing band are also excellent. I love them all!!! I adore these books and never want them to end. I made my dad read the first book and he kept saying:

farwing's dad: "This book is really weird."
farwing: "But you're enjoying it, right?"
farwing's dad: "Yes, but it's really weird."

I love my dad a lot and he's pretty weird himself (but it different ways). (I come by my weird honestly.) He read and enjoyed the second book too.

So...if that's your kind of thing then you might want to check these books out.

I am going to eat lunch now. I might be slightly low-blood/sugar-crazy. But I stand by this post! Also I got something like 9 hours of sleep last night so I'm sort of...distressingly well rested. It's rather odd.


*how is "Velociraptor" not in Dreamwidth's dictionary? It's a very important word!
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( Sep. 1st, 2009 01:08 pm)
I keep forgetting to mention this:

I just read Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey. It is amazingly funny, violent and wonderful. It made me hate the world a little bit less, you guys! Also, it's a really satisfying-to-hold smaller-than-usual hardcover. I thought about lending it out but I think I might not be able to let it leave my house. I keep reading certain choice passages out loud to anyone that will listen. Also: I think it might be the first in a trilogy, which makes me happy because I did not want it to end.
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