Free Books, Free Coffee, Good Times

As the weekend comes to a reluctant end, I gotta say: It was a pretty damn good one!

Went used book hunting with the bestie, and we even scored a couple freebies. We were both pretty excited to find three hardcover books written by Joe Hill (all of which are in excellent condition). I personally have only ever read his graphic novels in the Locke & Key series, but I like the way the man’s brain works. I had been curious about checking into some of his non-illustrated novels as well, so this was the perfect chance to do just that. I purchased a copy of his book N0s4a2 at my lovely lady friend’s recommendation, and she herself purchased Heart-Shaped Box and Horns. Needless to say, those finds along with the rest of our haul, made us quite the happy little campers.

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And because our library loves its readers, we even got to pick up a couple gift cards to our favorite local cafe for participating in the adult summer reading program it does each year. Dark chocolate mint frappes with an extra shot of espresso could only serve to enhance an already splendid day. 😉

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TBT

Well, it’s Throwback Thursday and I figured instead of sharing an old photo (because I am a rare and elusive creature like that) I would share a couple of old drawings instead.

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Edit: Oops. The Nosferatu fan art I dated incorrectly. It’s more recent than 2009 but I’m too lazy/sleepy/meh to fix it right now. -__-

Stardust

What’s life without a little whimsy?

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For those of us who spend a considerable amount of time in public with our nose buried deep in a book, there is one question above all others we are accustomed to hearing:   “Hey, whatcha reading?”

So I figured I’d take a moment to stop and share the answer to just that very question.

I tend to rather enjoy books that have a fanciful or odd way of telling their story. It’s one of the many reasons Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn will always hold a special place in my heart.

An author who has always been on my to-read list for this very sort of reason is Neil Gaiman. I wasn’t sure where to begin, but on my best friend and I’s most recent book hunting expedition at our local library I plucked up a copy of Stardust. Seemed as good of a place to start as any.

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Well, Mr. Gaiman, you do not disappoint. I haven’t even quite finished this little delight yet and I already am plotting which of your worlds I shall set up camp in next.

Stardust is proving to be the charming and quirky sort of fairy tale that I admire but simply do not come across as often as I would like. And although the movies almost never measure up to the books, I look forward to watching the film once I’ve finished reading. 🙂

 

 

Booze. ‘Splosions. ‘MURICA!

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If I was an egotistical person I would find it no small coincidence that fireworks are going off in the background as I write this first blog post. I would smile smugly, assured by all the surrounding festivities that I was giving the people what they want.

Fortunately, I have the confidence and self-worth of a bloated trash raccoon that dances for discarded pizza crusts outside the local frat guys’ dumpster each Friday night, so I am aware that these fireworks are for some other reason entirely. (Obviously some other blogger writing about far more entertaining topics like travel, fashion, or where to get the best coffee enema outside of Los Angeles.)

Fireworks aside, welcome to my blog. It isn’t much now, but I plan on posting frequently about anything and everything creative. Whether it’s works of my own, works I admire by others, or just random ramblings about the struggle and adventure of creating something one is passionate about. I have a love for good stories, no matter the medium they come in. I look forward to sharing my own journey and reading about the stories of others here. (Except maybe you coffee enema bloggers. I just don’t know about you guys . . .)

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