soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 06:30 pm
I started a marathon Buffy rewatch the other day and I'm halfway through season 2 now. Cole's watching it with me because the family that watches Buffy together, stays together. Now, I don't think I've watched Buffy since season 7 ended all those years ago. That's a cushion of a lot of years we're looking at. For the most part, the show has held up nicely. And then Buffy holds up her pager and tells Giles "If the apocalypse comes, beep me" and I dissolve into giggles.

Also, those huge ass computer monitors Willow's using in the library? Do you remember when the monitor took up the entire desktop? I DO!

Anyway. I have some GREAT Twitter conversations to share...

I bought a pair of fishnet thigh highs the other day and tweeted that I couldn't decide if I'm looked like a hooker or the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. Amanda came back with this...

And this...


Meanwhile, despite what I say about him publicly, Keith Melton is slightly amusing. He might lie all the time but he comes up with little nuggets like this upon occasion to make up for it...

Have I ever mentioned that Jodi Redford and I bonded over the lack of puffer fish sex in books? True story. We have a long, complex relationship based on amphibious critters. Could you imagine the two of us meeting in real life?

And finally... I'm working on another story. One spawned on Twitter by an off the cuff tweet, it's taken on a life of its own and ... well, it's weird.

Yep. Now I'm going to go stalk... I mean, talk to people on Twitter to see what other little gems pop up.

Randomly, I'll be in Menlo Park tomorrow at Kepler's Books to meet Scott Westerfeld. He wrote the amazing Uglies books and the steampunk-y Leviathan trilogy. If anyone's going to be around, I'll be the one taking pictures of my feet and talking loudly about the delicious hard cider I can get at the bar next to the bookstore.
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 02:02 pm
Today I discovered Nutella. Apparently, people feel very strongly about Nutella because as soon as I started tweeting about it the replies started coming in.


*blink, blink*

I had no idea Nutella was such a driving force...
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 08:08 pm
I've been spending A LOT of time on twitter lately. A LOT!

Allow me to illustrate this statement:

Yes, werewolves are a common theme in my tweets. That and severed heads. Go figure.

Rehvenge is my book boyfriend from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. When Rehvenge tweets me I lose all ability to form sentences.

Smurf Boobs. Smurf boobs and quirk. *nods*

So, yeah. Since this was a tiny, tiny snapshot of how I spend my days while at work, you can imagine how some of these conversations evolve. You can apparently always find me on Twitter. Join me and be afraid!
soulswallo: (DW-Ten/Rose-Ahhh!)
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 08:54 pm
Between last night and this afternoon I had the strangest Twitter conversation. The strangest. It started between author Jodi Redford and I and ended up as a 5+ way convo between several authors and myself. What was it about? Mainly, puffer fish and all the sex that they don't have. O.o Yes, you read that correctly.

Somehow in the middle of all that I managed to finish reading Maximum Witch by Jodi Redford. This book is the whole reason the puffer fish conversation started and when I reviewed it this morning I wrote "Jodi Redford writes the best non-puffer fish sex I've read all week." Well, you can see that quote in all it's glory on Jodi's website now. There was even talk of glittery gif puffer fish to accent it.

Don't be jealous that you didn't think up a quote that spaztastic first. Some of us are just gifted in ways that defy explanation.

It probably goes without saying that I had a lot of coffee today (hence the continuation of the puffer fish convo) but that entire tweet stream is motherfucking gold, people. If you're not following me and everyone I follow on Twitter, you're totally missing out. Totally.

Anyway. I have a bunch of book stuff to catch up on. Are you ready to rumble?!?
Book #312 - Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel #4) by Felicity Heaton - Sexy angels and the women they worship. Niiiiice.
Book #313 - Maximum Witch (That Old Black Magic #3) by Jodi Redford - There is no puffer fish or sea horse sex in this book. But that shark shifter is mighty tasty!
Book #314 - Anasazi (Sense of Truth #2) by Emma Michaels - I liekd this one more than the first book. Plus? Pretty cover!
Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday - Crazy book titles, reading habits and book covers that make me swoon!
Spotlight On... Amanda J. Greene's Caressed by Moonlight - Amanda's book gets a new cover on it's rerelease! Sweet!

Okay. I'm going to crack open my Epic Werewolf Masterpiece #1 (and there's a story about how I cut over half the book because I was unhappy with how my two halves weren't matching up) and WRITE!
Later, skaters!
soulswallo: (DW-Rose-Look to the side to see it!)
Monday, August 1st, 2011 08:55 pm
This is my inaugural post trying the cross-posting feature from Dreamwidth to LJ. I'm going to assume I'm going to do something wrong somewhere and will have to spend hours tonight trying to undo it. I mean, that's about par for the course for me. So, you know, okay. I'm resigned to it.

On the other hand, if everything goes perfectly, I'm going to do a little jig. And praise Dreamwidth from here to the great beyond for making things easy on poor, confused souls like me.

Anyway. I've had the Dreamwidth account for a while and I've been using it as a backup for LJ. And by that I mean that I've been importing the content from LJ whenever I remember to. Which is about every three months or so. Yeah. I'm not so good about remembering. However, if I decide to go this route, I won't have to worry about importing. I'll have all my mental diarrhea automatically strewn across the internet. Isn't that fabulous?

The point I'm trying (badly) to make here is that I have a Dreamwidth account. If you're so inclined, you can add me over on DW and I'll be all happy and joyful. Otherwise, I still plan on checking LJ and responding to comments and what have you. Not that there's a whole lot of commenting going on anymore. Which is not a complaint, just an observation. Hell, I'm not the greatest commenter in the world so I have no cause to berate others.

As a reminder, I'm on Twitter pretty much daily. If you do that Twitter thing and don't mind tipsy tweets and talk about how my mom and dad named my sisters and I after colors, follow me there and let me know so I can follow you back.

Since this is getting long...Books!
Book #299 - My Lady Taken (The Archangels #4) by Shirl Anders - A sassy and fun historical. I didn't even mind starting the series at book 4.
Book #300 - Altered (Setenid Blight #1) by Kimberly Montague - I loved this book. I'm on pins and needles for the next one to be written so I can see how things work out. *sigh*

There you have it.
*crosses fingers and hopes everything works properly*
soulswallo: (FF-Big Damn Heroes)
Sunday, June 12th, 2011 09:00 pm
This morning on the way to Target, we (my mom, sis, Hailey and myself) came across a car that had crashed the wrong way into some bushes. The way the car was situated you couldn't see it from the road, we only saw it because we were at the cross street and had an unobstructed view through the bushes. Anyway. My mom called 911 to report it and the dispatcher asked her if she could see the license plate. My mom, being my mom, made me pull over so she could get out of the car and walk through the field to give it to her. As she's walking up to the car she's telling the dispatcher that she really hoped their wasn't a dead body in it. There wasn't, for the record.

So. After she tells us this I'm all, "Well, if there had been a dead body that's one thing you can mark off your bucket list."

Dead silence in the car.

Me, "What? Seeing a dead body isn't on your list of things you want to experience before you die?"

Everyone else, "NO!"

Me, "Huh. I guess that's just me then."

Sometimes I wonder how I ended up so awesome with such a mundane family.

On an entirely unrelated note, Hailey and I started watching Firefly today. This is all because one of the authors I follow on Twitter has just fallen into the wonders of space cowboys and she's been talking about it. Oh, Nathan Fillion. You are so wonderful as my beloved Captain Malcolm Reynolds.

In bookish news:
Book #233 - Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole - I likened this series to a light-hearted version of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. So.Damn.Much.Fun.
In My Mailbox - Those advance copies of books killed me this week. And I was doing so well on getting my TBR pile down.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to take the dogs to the dog park and wash my car. I might even try my hand at making some cake balls. (Haha. Cake balls. Yes, I'm 12.) The ones my sister made today were DELICIOUS. They were chocolate cake with chocolate coating. It was like biting into a decadent chocolate truffle. Yum, yum, yum.

I am done.
soulswallo: (FF-Big Damn Heroes)
Friday, May 27th, 2011 08:47 pm
Holy Hannah! I made it through and entire Monday thru Friday work week. It was touch and go for a while there but I had [ profile] malkovich03 do some virtual hand holding today on Twitter and coax me thru the rough patches.

You know, I used to work ridiculous amounts of hours every week. Every day of every week. Now I can't even work a measly 5 days in a row at 6 hours per day. It's like my brain got broken or something. Or it's like ... my brain got... no, I already said that.

Anyway. I was going to recreate the Twitter conversations I engaged in today but that seems like waaaay too much work so... yeah. Not happening. However, I did tweet a picture of my red and black hair (complete with hot pink scalp) to Mal this morning...
Red and black, babies. red and black.

As a random aside, I wore really cute red plaid shoes to work today. Totally impractical with four inch heels but they fucking rocked!

Okay. Books.
Book #212 - Graveminder by Melissa Marr - I couldn't put this book down. It has this gorgeous creepy, slow-build feel to it that was so very, very captivating.
Book #213 - Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3) by Melissa Marr - Look! I'm having a Melissa Marr-a-thon. That's because I'm going to meet her next Friday. Book signings are so fun. Especially when I get to hang with Mal and be catty. This book? Awesome. Loved it. But then, I do tend to love those wicked, wicked Fae.
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - The best part about this post is my totally fictional account of what the poor model guy had to deal with during his nuded up photoshoot. Ha! I make myself laugh.

I have [ profile] malkovich03, [ profile] jenah and [ profile] kimbrchick coming over tomorrow and I've pretty much done everything I was planning on doing tonight. This includes cleaning, vacuuming and getting some of the food made. AWESOME!

Okay. Now I'm done.
soulswallo: (SotD-Zombies are Love-big)
Sunday, May 8th, 2011 09:03 pm
My wee beastly boy (who really isn't all that wee anymore seeing as how he's nearly as tall as I am. I can hear all of you that know how tall I am laughing hysterically at this point and saying that the fact that he's nearly as tall as me is nothing to write home about) slept from 6:30 last night until 6:30 this morning. The little brat was tired, I guess.

Anyway. For Mother's Day he gave me a Karma necklace shaped in a spiral that says "What goes around comes around". Lol! My kid knows me so well.

Hailey asked me if we could watch The Walking Dead earlier and naturally I agreed. Somewhere along the way I started chatting with [ profile] oddmonster on Twitter about Zombies. I'm proud to announce that Odd shamed me into cracking open my Zompocalypse short and cranked out 450 or so words. Not great, I know, but I still have time tonight to get some more done on that. Hopefully I can finish it up in a few thousand more words and get back to writing the epic Zompocalypse Morgan Hill story. I'm not promising anything but there might possibly be a cursed glass eye that makes an appearance.

In totally random news, I started watching Game of Thrones and really wasn't all that impressed by it. Now, I wasn't fully focused on it so that might have been part of the problem but the first episode seemed incredibly slow. Incredibly. Like, I kept waiting for something to happen and finally I just turned it off. I'll try again at some later date but I'm not really feeling the love at this point.

So. Book stuff. Of which I don't have a ton.
In My Mailbox - A couple of fun ones. Yay!
As an aside, I'm going to attempt to get my TBR pile down by tracking it weekly on my IMM posts. My starting point? 224 books. Let's see how I do on taming that beast!

Okay. I have a sweeping story about Zombies and blood to write.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 09:21 pm
The kids have tomorrow and all of next week off of school. I'm tired just thinking about it. I still have work, which is weird for me because when I was working at the bank I used to take off every school vacation so I could spend time with the beasts. Then I took two years off and I didn't have to worry about coordinating my schedule with theirs. Now that I'm working again it's just odd.

The other day one of my favorite authors... actually, one half of the duo that makes up one of my favorite authors. The author is Moira Rogers and the half is Bree. Does that make sense to anyone besides me? Anyway. Bree tweeted that the main female character in book 6 of a series that I love happened to be mentioned in the first chapter of the first book, although not by name. Being me, I pulled up my copy and searched for it. I tweeted her the part I thought she was talking about, got confirmation and then realized that I had the perfect excuse to re-read the series since it was sitting in my hands. So I read book 1.
Book #158 - Crux (Southern Arcana #1) by Moira Rogers - god, the worldbuilding here is FANTASTIC! There's so freaking much depth to it that it makes me blink in awe. Complete love, guys. Complete love.

Randomly, Cassandra Clare tweeted a link to my review of her book City of Fallen Angels and it kinda gives me a warm glowy feeling to know that the author has read what I wrote. It's

Okay. I'm done with this tonight. I'm going to sleep in tomorrow and be a lazy slug once I get up. True story.
I'm out.
soulswallo: (XF-Put away the pieces to hide the truth)
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 09:20 pm
Today I...

1. successfully assembled Cole's Science Project display because that poor kid has no sense of what's aesthetically pleasing.
2. had my toes done (and they look goooood!).
3. took the longest hardest nap you can imagine. Seriously, if the alarm hadn't been set, I wouldn't have been awake to pick the kiddo up from school.
4. read a book.
5. wrote up my Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night posts for the book blog. I think this is the first time I've ever been ahead on posting.
6. had an amusing conversation on Twitter with one of my book blogging pals about how I fully believe she's training to be an astronaut. She claims she's not but obviously I'm right. Obviously.

So, yeah. I did stuff!
Also, I have this whole book thing going on...
Book #127 - The Heat (Big Bad Wolf #1) by Heather Killough-Walden - A fun, paranormal romp with werewolves! Boo-yah.
Book #128 - The Vampire Dimitri (Regency Draculia #2) by Colleen Gleason - I called a sexy vampire a crotchety old man in this review. That makes me laugh.
Teaser Tuesday (03/29/11) - Vampires, vampires and werewolves. I've finished all these books at this point, I just have to write up the final review.

I'm nearly 100% certain I can hit my goal of 130 books by the end of this month. I have one more day, I can read one measly little book.
And on that note...
soulswallo: (SGA-Looking Upwards)
Friday, March 11th, 2011 09:04 pm
Oh.My.Fucking.God. Today was the longest day EVER! *cue dramatic flailing* I was computerless all day and I literally had nothing to do at work. Everything I could have done required a computer so I sat there and read. All day. I finished two books. And part of another one. I made plans with [ profile] oddmonster to read The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook on Monday. I'm not quite sure how we're going to work the reading together thing when we're a couple of time zones apart but I believe in the power of Twitter! I do believe in Twitter! I do! I do!

Yeah. So I'm looking forward to more uninterrupted reading time tomorrow since I still won't have a computer. I already have the next 2 1/2 books picked out.

Anyway. Books.
Book #102 - Kiss Me, Kill Me anthology - Decent enough (especially for the under-a-buck price) but the story that made it all worthwhile was Impulse Control by Susan Bischoff. I'm ready to go buy the rest of that series right now.
Book #103 - How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks - Definitely on the fun end of the spectrum, but the thing that stood out for me were all the Highland warriors. Delish!
Book Blogger Hop, Follow Friday & Tagalong Friday - What I'd do with $80, the essential me and how many erotic books I buy a month. Once again, [ profile] malkovich03 gets a shout out. Those that read my book blog are going to feel like they know her with all these Lacey references I'm throwing out there.

I have one more review to write and it's just not going to happen tonight. Because a day of doing nothing leaves me sleepy. For real.
I'm out.
soulswallo: (Actor-KUrban-lensflare ahoy!)
Saturday, January 15th, 2011 07:13 pm
I'm heading out in a few minutes to meet up with the BFF. The words "dive" and "bar" were used to entice me. Lol!

So, book stuff:
Book #25 - Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) by J.R. Ward - And I thought the first book was good!?! I love the characters J.R. Ward has created here. They are fantastic!
Book #26 - Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) by J.R. Ward - I stayed up until last night reading this one. I finished book 2 and literally picked the next one up and went to town on it. So to speak. And this one was even better than the 2nd!

And that's it, guys.
I do not promise not to drunken tweet tonight. Sometimes it just happens, you know. On the other hand, maybe there will be no tweeting. We'll see.

Okay. I'm out.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Saturday, November 20th, 2010 04:52 pm
Ack! The day got away from me and now I have to rush to get ready for the awesomeness of [ profile] malkovich03's birthday dinner in San Francisco.

I'll undoubtedly be drunk tweeting at some time tonight. Because that sort of stuff always happens when Lacey and I get together. Here I am - Soulswallo.

I'll also have my eyes out for sexy vamps and werewolves wandering the streets! Boo-yah!

I'll post the shit out of you tomorrow. Whether you want me to or not.
soulswallo: (DW-Rose-Look to the side to see it!)
Sunday, November 14th, 2010 09:33 pm
Cole had his flag football game today and it was both windy and hot. That's a weird combination, guys. Just, weird. Actually, when I say "flag football game" I really mean games since he plays 2 back-to-back. They're only 45 minutes each so it's not like he's out there for hours and hours or anything. Still, by the end of the second, I was ready to go home. The wind was making my eyes water and the sun was making me sweat. I didn't enjoy it.

In other news, my dogs are ridiculously cute. As always.

NaNo stats:

I'm in the middle of writing one of the wrenching scenes that I've been working toward since the end of book 1. My kidnapped girl is going back to see her family for the first time in 15 years. She has doubts as to how they can love her. She can't imagine that they can accept her as she is, scarred and broken. They can't believe that their daughter has been returned to them. It's hard to write. Not hard, like the muse is being uncooperative. Hard, like emotionally difficult. After a book and a half, my main character feels real to me. Part of me doesn't want to put her through something this emotionally wrenching. And the other part of me is telling me to dive in and go for it.

I'm balancing between the two by diving in and then taking breaks to chat with people on twitter. Hey, it works for me.

I'm trying to hit 40K tonight. Earlier I would have said there was no way in hell. Now? I think I can.

Things of the bookish variety:
In My Mailbox - Kindle books. Books for my Kindle. None of which I spent any money on. Free stuff is good.
30 days of books... Day 63 - The 2nd book in a series I picked up free a few months ago. Nice.

Okay. A few hundred more words then I get to treat myself to The Walking Dead. Then I have to plan the book giveaway I was chattering about yesterday. Then I'll sleep. Maybe. I had a lot of coffee. Sleep might not be an option.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Monday, November 8th, 2010 09:22 pm
The Egypt project was successfully delivered to school and Cole breathed a big sigh of relief. I'm just glad it made it there in one piece. Dealing with a hysterical child over a destroyed project is nothing to laugh about. Fortunately it wasn't an issue.

Call of Duty: Black Ops comes out tomorrow. Or tonight at midnight if you're a die-hard. Cole wanted to go to the midnight release at Game Stop but I told him no. For the record, the sweet boy was asleep before 9. I have no idea how he thought he was going to stay awake until midnight. I mean, please.

Before I post my NaNo stats, here's an excerpt from an email I sent to the talented and hilarious [ profile] oddmonster:
LOOK AT THE WAY WE HAMMER OUT THE DETAILS ON THIS! Fear us, internet and people of the publishing world, for we shall rattle your puny cages and make you QUAKE!

Why do I find that so damn funny? Why?

Okay, NaNo stats:

I didn't hit the 25K I was aiming for (I kinda thought I was aiming high, but I figured better high than low. Or something like that.) but I'll totally get it tomorrow. Totally.

I also posted a recap of the first week of NaNo, which was really more like the last two days of NaNo. Whatever. I've written a lot today. My brain is starting to do weird things.
NaNo Update: Looking back on week 1

And book stuff:
First off, I won the book Bluebeard's Machine by Mari Fee from Moira Rogers through her website. It's a steampunk novel that I thought looked amazing when it popped up on my radar a few months back and I'm so, so excited to have the chance to read it. I've been in the hugest naughty steampunk mood lately. Since I didn't even know there was such a thing as naughty steampunk until recently, this is a very fortuitous win.

And second, 30 days of books... Day 57 - I thought this book was going to be totally post-apocalyptic until I read the synopsis. Now I think it's pre-apocalypse. I think I'm a little saddened.

Okay. I'm getting tired. I have to get my sleep so that I can write my fingers to the bone tomorrow.
soulswallo: (Stock-Look up and see the wonders)
Saturday, October 16th, 2010 01:12 pm
I have an hour until I'm being picked up for the great birthday extravaganza planned and executed by the fabulous [ profile] malkovich03. I've picked up an extra copy of Boneshaker to have signed. I think I'll give it away on my blog. And if they're selling copies of Dreadnought at the bookstore (which I can't imagine why they wouldn't be) I'll buy one and get that signed also to give away. This is on top of my personal three books, mind you.

Anyway. I have a few book things to clear out.
Book #218 - The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts - A fun collection of Christmas-themed vampire stories of the shorter variety.

On My Wishlist (week 6) - Delilah Street, naughty covers and the awesome Morgan Kingsley. Oh, and I don't think I've managed to put up a short wishlist post since I started this weekly meme.
30 days of books... Day 34 - The ghost of Jane Austen takes up residence in a young girl's head and helps her with her romantic life. I know. It's not my usual type of book. Just go with it.

For the record, I froze my ass off this morning during Zombie watch. I could barely type. (That's my excuse if you come across any typos. *nods*) No, really. It was very cold. And foggy. And slightly damp. Hailey scored a goal. Yay!

Okay. I do not promise that I won't be dong any drunken tweeting tonight. I also don't promise that I will.
soulswallo: (Stock-Feet in the grass)
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 09:51 pm
Hailey's been running a fever all day today and she was throwing up last night. Yet, she was still willing to play at her soccer game this morning. The amazing thing? She scored a goal even while feeling poorly. What a girl! So since she played at her game, I did an extended Zombie Watch that carried over to our trip to the pumpkin patch.

Do you know what that means? Pictures!

Umm, that's my official pumpkin patch jacket, btw. I've worn it every year for the past ... few. I don't really know how many. A lot. Weirdly, this is the only time of year I wear it.

Okay, book stuff.
Book #205 - Ghost Exterminator (Karmic Consultants #2) by Vivi Andrews - Funny and good. The last time I read a 'funny' book, I found it to be neither.
Book #206 - Stone's Embrace: A Captive Souls Story by Delilah Devlin - Dudes. I had no idea sexy time with an inanimate object could be so hot.
Book #207 - Dominique's Release: A Captive Souls Story by Kimberly Kaye Terry - Well, at least I enjoyed the other two.

30 days of books... Day 27 - Mummified corpses! In an abandoned mental hospital! I'm in literary heaven.

As an aside, I've had so much fun going through my 'to-read' books for this meme that I think I'm going to keep it up until I work my way through the entire list. So, thanks, [ profile] katikat, for starting this. I'm having a blast and I'm starting to clear through some of the books that have been lingering for ages.

And finally, on the topic of books, one of the things I love about Twitter is how you can have these cool little interactions with people. I've been chatting with a few of my favorite authors and it's been so so so so sosososo much fun.

Okay. That's enough out of me.
soulswallo: (Dr Horrible-Evil evil evil)
Friday, October 8th, 2010 10:31 pm
Holy crap! I almost forgot to journal today. I ... don't even understand. I don't get it. What? It must have been that Mike's Hard Lemonade. Funny story, I grabbed 2 Mike's earlier and drank one while I was reading and when I went to open the second one I totally couldn't get the cap off. I figure it was the Gods of Drunken Tweeting telling me not to drink it. So I didn't.

Yeah. Anyway. Here at Casa Rubidoux we have a jam packed weekend. Hailey's soccer game tomorrow morning, although she threw up this afternoon so that might not be happening. Then we're going to the pumpkin patch. This is a crazy huge pumpkin patch with a train and corn maze and grilled corn on the cob and ... lots of other things. Sunday is Heather's birthday so we'll be doing that whole family thing.

Which brings me to a topic that's near and dear to my heart ... My Birthday. It's on the 17th, guys. I accept parcels of land and jewels, preferably cut and polished already so I can sell them immediately. I mean, what?

Okay, I'm kidding about the jewels but the parcels of land thing is still on the table. Right? Right?

Okay. Books.
Book #203 - Friday's Child-Sexual Healing by Moira Rogers - I won this through Twitter. Fun!
Book #204 - Eternal Pleasure (Gods of the Night #1) by Nina Bangs - All I can say is that I had no idea dinosaurs were so sexy. I'm just sayin'.

30 days of books... Day 26 - What in the name of Pete am I downloading?
On My Wishlist (week 5) - The werewolf edition, now with polar bears. As an aside, this is one of my favorite weekly events I participate in. I love scouring my wishlist and being reminded of all the great books I'm dying to read.

Okay, full day tomorrow, I'm ready to map you out. Also, that one Mike's has made me sleepy.
soulswallo: (Books-SK-Bad Moon Rising)
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 08:05 pm
I have had an insanely productive day. If by "insanely productive" I mean a day that's all about books. As many of them have been lately. But before I get into that ... PICTURES!

So, yeah. The decorating is mostly finished. I still have to assemble the graveyard because there was a teeny, tiny duct tape emergency. As in, I totally ran out. And the table scene will have a skeleton as soon as I wire up the poor guy's joints so he can be posed.

Okay. Now onto the books.
First off, I cracked the 200 book barrier. That would be 200 books that I've read this year. Not counting same-year re-reads. Because I have rules about those sorts of things. I'm excited about this. I don't think I've ever read this much in one year. It might be vaguely annoying to people reading this poor journal, but I'm kinda thrilled.
Book #199 - Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts #2) by Stacia Kane - I am bat-shit INSANE for this series. I adore it. I don't know how I'm going to contain myself until Book #4 comes out.
Book #200 - City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3) by Stacia Kane - Seriously, guys. I bought this around 5 last night and stayed up until 2 am to finish it. Yes, it's that good.
Book #201 - Weaved for Pleasure: Sinclair by Stella and Audra Price - It can't hold a candle to the Downside Ghosts but I still enjoyed it.
Book #202 - Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves #1) by Vivian Arend - A free e-book through Borders. Perfect because I'd been wanting to read this series and this gave me the perfect opportunity.

30 days of books... Day 25 - One thing I like about this meme is that it's bringing a lot of books I'd let linger on my to-read shelf to mind. Now I want to read this one.
Booking Through Thursday - Books and Travel - How many books do you pack on vacation?

Randomly, I was chatting with the Bree half of Moira Rogers on Twitter (@moirarogersbree) and I ended up winning one of her books from her. Lovely. Plus, one of their newer books is a free download through Borders so I scored 2 new Moira Rogers books for nothing.

So. Good day? I'd say so.
Gotta get the kiddo to finish his homework.
soulswallo: (Stock-Nature-Oblivion)
Friday, October 1st, 2010 08:39 pm
Oh, Twitter. You and I have become such good friends since I bought my smart phone. Now I can post stupid and annoying pictures of myself doing things that no sane person would normally do at all hours of the day and night. I can take pictures of my shoes and socks and fingerless gloves. You never mock me for doing this, Twitter, and for that I thank you. You take my pictures and you put them up on your website and let the entire internet gasp in awe at my over-the-knee socks.

Now that it's almost Halloween I can post pictures of me decorating my house. Like this:

If you can't tell, that's a heart dangling on the side. Oh, man, I love Halloween. I glued all those spiders on by myself. There was a whole glue incident and I've been peeling glue off my fingertips for the bulk of the day. Maybe I'm down to skin now. I don't know. Does it really matter?

One thing I've learned from all this, dear Twitter, is that the bulk of authors I follow are all as sadistic as hell and they like to torment their creations. This is somewhat like a mad scientist, I think. Which is interesting since it's October and I've just hung a heart from the table outside. I kinda feel like I've found my place in the world. And that's all thanks to you, Twitter. You've made me realize that wearing at least one piece of skull-adorned clothing everyday and liking tattoos on men and saying "fuck" often and loudly are normal. Well, normal for people who talk to themselves and write about imaginary people.

Yep, I fit right in.

Speaking of which, tomorrow's Zombie Watch should be starting around 10:30 or so. Bring it!

Okay, enough about my Twitter love.
Books. Things that go book in the night. All things bookish.
Book Blogger Hop - I posted this last night but I'm kinda in love with the banner I made and I want everybody to look at it and tell me how utterly awesome I am. No, really. Tell me. I won't mind.
30 days of books... Day 19 - A series I wanted to read but couldn't get into. Yet I still have one of the books. Go figure.
An awesome contest held by one of my favorite authors! - Moira Rogers and Vivian Arend are teaming up to give out a virtual ton of books. You don't have to do anything but tell them you're interested. Free books, guys. Free books. That is all.

Okay. Enough babbling. I have to get tomorrow's early morning post put together so I can go out and make sure the Zombies don't invade Morgan Hill any more than they already have with a clear conscience. Which reminds me: I'm writing motherfucking Zombie Apocalypse fiction with the outstanding [ profile] oddmonster. That girl has some mad writing skillz.

I'm out.