bookish_dragon: Discworld rules (Bookshop is a black hole)
I am a fan of J.D. Robb's in Death-series. It's a big series.

Occasionally I go to De Slegte, a second-hand bookstore.

See where this is going? Yes Virginia, I bought about 20 books in this series today and yesterday. I am quite pleased with myself.

I got the same woman behind the counter twice. Today she gave me one book for free, and two at a reduced price. I have no idea why, but I was thankful. The benefits of being a polite customer. :)
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bookish_dragon: Swashbuckling Sulu is hot. (Naked Sulu)
I finished the first book in ASoIaF this weekend. Why yes, I would like to read more of this series. Good thing I've got the rest of the series. ;) Read more... )
bookish_dragon: Booklovers never go to bed alone (Reading second best)
Summary: Philip Hawksbury, the Earl of Rothermere, obeying his father's dying wish, hies himself to Scotland to offer for one of the daughters of Alexander Kilbracken, the Earl of Ruthven.

Frances Kilbracken, informed of the earl's arrival and his mission, disguises herself as a bespectacled dowd so she won't be the one selected by the young earl. But choose her he does, and for all the wrong reasons.

The newly married couple return to England, together but not at all happy. Philip dumps Frances at Desborough Hall, his ancestral estate, and heads back to his old life in London.

When the earl returns to his home, driven by guilt, he discovers the woman he married has grossly deceived him. What follows is a battle of the sexes that will have you chuckling, maybe even howling with laughter...


I didn't like this book at all, most of which can be explained by two words. Consent issues. Read more... )
bookish_dragon: Sherlock and Watson (Sherlock and John)
In a fit of Holmes-obsession, I've reread the book-canon over the past week. Also, I rererereread Study in Emerald, Gaiman's fanfic/crossover. It's worth a read, I highly recommend it.

And then I realised: Might be spoilery if you've never read the latter )

But really, I do recommend Gaiman's take for Holmes-fans.

Going back to my PWP now. This fandom is really kicking my writing into overdrive. *loves it.*

Hmn

Jul. 16th, 2010 04:14 pm
bookish_dragon: Booklovers never go to bed alone (Reading second best)
Writing a Garraty/McVries slashfic. They're from King-writing-as-Bachman's book The Long Walk.

Does this book even have a fandom?
bookish_dragon: Discworld rules (Bookshop is a black hole)
I bought a lot of Austen this weekend. Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey. I am happy.
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Hahaha *snerk* Pride and Prejudice in emoticons!

Swag

Jun. 21st, 2009 04:46 pm
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Wot I got for my birthday:


  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

  • Wintersmith, by Terry Pratchett.

  • Jade hanger of a Maori fishhook.

  • Jade earrings. These last two presents from New-Zealand. Yay!



And I bought H.M.S. Surprise, by Patrick O'Brian, as my own gift to myself.
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Yes, I bought Master and Commander today. And it's all her fault, what with her excited squeeing over it and everything. Dear Lord, this'll end up just like Saiyuki, I just know it. *mock sigh*

Books...

Sep. 8th, 2008 03:30 pm
bookish_dragon: Discworld rules (Bookshop is a black hole)
Yesterday we went to the Central Book-festival again. I bought:

  • Selected Works, by G.K. Chesterton

  • A-Z guide to Tolkien, by David Day
  • The treason of Isengard, by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The War of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Utopia, by Sir Thomas More

  • Oxford Bible Commentary, which is a huge book.
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Or maybe not so bated. I can't speak for all of us here.

A while ago Rowling wrote some 800-words for charity, and ended it with 'From the prequel I am not working on, but that was fun.'

Waterstone put up the works of the writers involved here. Click on 'Read our authors' stories'. It's a fun little read, even with her rather unclear handwriting. James and Sirius, and weird children's names.
(In case you really can't decipher her handwriting, it's transcribed here.)

Be sure to read Neil Gaiman's as well. It's shorter than Rowling's, but silly. I liked it.
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The Unicorn and the Wasp )
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The Doctor's Daughter )
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This should not be happening. Poor Pratchett.

He's got Alzheimer's. Real crappy news.

*thunk*

Dec. 3rd, 2007 04:44 pm
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Free download of 'Study in emerald'. Read by Gaiman himself.

*happy fangirl.*

Can anyone tell me how to save that file to my computer?
bookish_dragon: (Writing)
For St Nick's I want Smoke and Mirrors, since I don't have that in English, and Stardust, read by Gaiman himself. I expect glorious things from that last one. How often can you have the author read his own work?
bookish_dragon: (Universe writing)
Not touching the Lexicon-wank, since I need the time to dick around on the net.

There's also wank about a book JKR wrote, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Seven handwritten copies, six for her friends and one to be auctioned off. People are not happy with that decision.

The entitlement-issues of some people...

Also, welfare equals charity and means that you are not allowed to write books. *nods* It are fact, I know from my teachings. *slaps people with a wet trout.* What did you want her to do? Stay on welfare forever so you could whine about people no having the gumption to free themselves from their life as parasites of decent, hardworking people?

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