Friday, September 13, 2013
I forgot to tell you all the other day something quite amusing/awesome: See that photo up there? It is featured in the new Animals Talking in All Caps book. I took this photo when we visited the grizzly observation center in Yellowstone last year, and shortly after we returned, ATIAC was asking for photo submissions to include in the book.
Unfortunately, my last name is misspelled in the credits ("Habien" instead of Habein. E-before-I!), but I'm still very pleased to be included. I won't spoil the caption that Justin Valmassoi wrote, so you'll just have to check out the book.
In other news, I have a new post up at Persephone Magazine today: We Try It! Sharknado Cupcakes.
Oh yes. Sharknado. Cupcakes.
Also, I've finally updated my e-book reviewing policy. I'm only a little bit speedier about reading them.
Now, off to finally finish this book review I started...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
First off, The Next Best Book Blog was kind enough to interview me for their Would You Rather? series. Twas a lot of fun.
Now here's the list of recent P-Mag updates, not quite as long for the time elapsed because they had to move servers not once, but twice:
- Record Machine: Style Council's My Ever Changing Moods. No one commented on this one. Probably because I'm the only one who cares about this band anymore. Go listen/read anyway.
- Record Machine: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds/UNKLE: "AKA... What a Life!" 12 inch single. Fantastic stuff.
- Record Machine: Michael Jackson's Off The Wall: Don't stop 'til you get enough, man.
- Record Machine: "The Roller" by Beady Eye, limited edition numbered single: The Oasis-like coverage never stops with me.
- Record Machine: Joy Division, The Peel Sessions: Because it is outstanding.
- Record Machine: The Monkees vs. The Beatles: In which I discuss my dad's preference for the "fake" mop-tops over Lennon/McCartney.
- 5 Book Recommendations For Your Reading Pleasure: Short reviews of good books I've read lately by Cheryl Strayed, Gregory Martin, Jami Attenberg, B.A. Shapiro, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
- Book Review: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: Only the second Gaiman book I've read, if you can believe it.
At Word Riot, there are only two Notes From Elsewhere entries:
8-2-13: In which I talk about Calvin & Hobbes, non-literary hubs, Chloe Caldwell, submission news and more.
8-17-13: With the best explanation of the traditional publishing process I've seen yet, "Strong Female Characters," blurbs, book dealbreakers, and more.
Because of some server/security issues, I've had trouble logging into Word Riot lately, so between that and my...uh.. laziness, there haven't been too many posts. I plan on remedying that as soon as the issue is resolved with a lot of posts, partially because I've been bookmarking a ton of links and it would be a shame to not share them. Stay tuned for that.
I think that's everything. I promise to get back on the reviewing train here soon. Thanks for reading.