Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Good Morning, Good Afternoon

Poster for the "War of Wealth" by Charles Turner Dazey, a play that opened February 10, 1896. Reminds me a bit of what is happening now. We never learn.

Good Morning.

A link to the Obama read poster. I wish they had these posters available through the American Library Association. Posters of both McCain and Obama would be a nice boost.

A. Lee Martinez has a new paperback of The Nameless Witch. I am looking forward to reading it. Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now is available for free as a web download here. You Can also purchase it in print if you want. It should be fun to read. http://www.archive.org/details/CoryDoctorowsFuturisticTalesOfTheHereAndNow

Good Afternoon

If you feel like wasting a bit of time on a game, Soldak is running an open beta for Kivi's world. It is a 40 megabyte download. If you like the game Diablo, you will probably like this.
I am sitting in the library right now, having looked at diet and exercise books. The thought scares me, but I have to do it. I walked up to the library today. I am finally getting over a week and a half of acute bronchitis. My doctor told me lose weight and start exercising or else I am in serious trouble. I don't know if I will get a pair of light weights and do high repetition exercises every day, or simply walk a lot more to start.

I picked up another superhero anthology of short stories, The Darker Mask Heros From The Shadows, Edited by Gary Phillips and Christopher Chambers. It has stories by Tannarive Due, Steven Barnes, Jerry Rodriguez, and others. Tannarive Due and and Steven Barnes are African Amerucan authors. It should be an interesting anthology to read.

Right now, I am reading E. E. Knight, Valentines's Exile A Novel of The Vampire Earth. It is your typical the good guys are the underdogs fighting off the evil extradimensional vampire hordes. At this point our hero, Valentine is fighting the evil Kurians on the border of the Texas Republic. It is an entertaining slightly ridiculous romp.

It remained an entertaining slightly ridiculous romp throughout the novel to the point where it became something unexceptional. It is the kind of book which is there if you want some very light reading. I did not find that it is a book worth reviewing. The concepts of vampires who treat humanity like cattle is not a new one. If you want a story along these lines you are better off reading the Vampire Hunt D novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi.


Stella said...

I meant to tell you weeks ago, but I like your new blog look.

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, BC.

Book Calendar said...

Thank you for the complement. It took quite a bit of feedback to get it right from other bloggers. I appreciate when people make suggestions on how to make this blog better.