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Terry Pratchett
Progress: 59/268 pages
American Gods (Audio)
Neil Gaiman, Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty
Progress: 130/1175 minutes
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Robert Silverberg, Terry Brooks, Elizabeth Haydon
Smoke and Mirrors
Neil Gaiman
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I know the feeling...

Reblogged from Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land":


― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane






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Still a Book Hoarder

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit - Alan Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again - J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien

Now with added ebooks!


Four different editions of Tolkien's The Hobbit hanging out in Calibre, after picking up the Alan Lee illustrated version on sale. I rationalized getting the second copy because my first had some pretty heinous formatting issues. The third, well it had those Tolkien illustrations and whatnot - had to have those, certainly. And then the Alan Lee - *love* his artwork, and I had a coupon for 75% off, and my willpower had taken the day off, okay?


At least I'm down to one physical pbook copy - and ebooks don't require explaining why we have to fit yet another bookcase into the house :]


(I really would love to see BookLikes add more data entry options for user's books/shelves - isbn, notes on sloppy formatting/editing, where and when purchased, etc. Buying ebooks can be such a crapshoot, production quality wise, that it would be great to have a resource tied to each edition.)

via George Takei's FB

Reblogged from Derrolyn Anderson:

Margaret Atwood's 'MaddAddam' Trilogy on sale

The MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake; The Year of the Flood; MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood

At Diesel Ebooks for $9.99 (US) - Omnibus edition including Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam.


In the tradition of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood envision a near future that is both beyond our imagining and all too familiar: a world devastated by uncontrolled genetic engineering and a widespread plague, with only a few remaining humans fighting for survival.
Combining adventure, humour, romance and superb storytelling that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is a moving and dramatic conclusion to this internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

A sampling of Obvious State's Illustrated Quotation Project.


The Virginia Woolf is my fav, and I'm resisting a mighty urge to hit their Esty shop.


So far, anyway.

Source: http://obviousstate.com

Charles Dickens & A Christmas Carol with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield

A Christmas Carol - Brett Helquist, Charles Dickens

At the New York Public Library - December 15, 2013, 2 p.m.


"Gaiman will read the classic tale as the great author intended, following edits and prompts Dickens wrote in his own hand for his unique readings 150 years ago."



Gandalf Problem Solving – A Flowchart
Gandalf Problem Solving – A Flowchart
Source: http://lotrproject.com/blog/2013/01/09/gandalf-problem-solving-a-flowchart
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
""He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once."

- Neil Gaiman,
Neverwhere "

Classic Pulps!

Startling Stories /Jan. 1939BookRiot's Golden Age Sci-Fi covers - My love for the OldSkool artwork knows no bounds. The 3rd one down has been my ereader wallpaper for a solid year now,

Source: http://bookriot.com/2013/12/05/8-world-cover-illustrations-sf-magazines
Bleeding Edge - Thomas Pynchon
""... these are the places we should be looking, not in newspapers or television but at the margins, graffiti, uncontrolled utterances, bad dreamers who sleep in public and scream in their sleep.”

― Thomas Pynchon,
Bleeding Edge "

Kobo - 80% off Open Road titles til Midnight

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh - Michael Chabon

Plus another 50% off with code 50Dec 


The link gives you just a smattering of what's eligible, BTW


(OMG I need to back away before my modem starts smoking)



The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
""I do not miss childhood, but I do miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from the things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy."

- Neil Gaiman,
The Ocean at the End of the Lane"

Kobo's Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection

Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks: 50th Anniversary Edition - Ben Aaronovitch

Plus a re-usable 50% discount code




Good through 1 December


Yeah, off the Book Buying Wagon again.


->  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Collection/Dr-who-50th-anniversary

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
""I liked myths. They weren't adult stories and they weren't children's stories. They were better than that. They just were."

- Neil Gaiman,
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Source: http://bookriot.com/2013/11/28/10-literary-quotes-thanksgiving