Birthday Book Haul!!!
Last Thursday, August 13, was my birthday. No – wait. Please, hold the congratulations. This was not a day to celebrate, because I, DJ, turned 25…
I am now quarter century old…
I am officially closer to 30 than 20…
I was a freshman in college 7 years ago…
I think I am having a quarter life crisis… 😦 LOL
- Seveneves by Neil Stephenson
I actually only asked for two books. I own enough books that I haven’t read and I don’t like people to spend money on more for me when I don’t know if I will read it right away. It’s different when I spend my money on book though, you know?
Last month I wanted to go to the NESFA Reading Group, which was why I picked up Karen Memory to read. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finished it in time and missed the meeting. However next month’s book is Seveneves. Didn’t want to spend on new hardcover, so figured this was the perfect opportunity to get.
I want to check out an in-person book club, so I WILL finish this before the meeting next month.
- The Gonzo Big Book Bundle by Chuck Wendig
Okay, so technically, I asked for 8 books – but it’s a bundle, so I’m still going with 2 books total.
I still haven’t read a novel by Chuck, but I read his blog quite often. I’m really starting to enjoy writing, and I want to start writing my own stories. I think that writing my own fictional stories, and the ability to write (hopefully) good stories, will be a fun hobby and helpful skill to have in the years to come.
I am (slowly) writing a short story for the NESFA Short Story Contest due at the end of next month, so I thought I might skim a couple of these over for some useful hints.
- A Game of Thones: Graphic Novel, Vol 1. by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham, and Tommy Patterson
My parents know I read books (a lot), but they do not know that I have blog or participate in the SF/F community. All they pretty much know is that my favorite writer is Stephen King, and I like fantasy. They have no idea that GRRM is my second favorite author, that I have read ASOIAF, or that it is my favorite series. Thus, when I got a copy of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel and open it up to find out it was signed(!!!!!!) by George R.R. Martin, the man, himself(!!!), my jaw hit the ground.
I have never once mentioned GRRM or ASOIAF books to my mother, and I don’t even watch the show. I ask my mom how, out all the books I have lined up in my shelves and stack on the ground and tables in my room, she picked that series, by that authors. Her answer: Well, you had – whatever that series is – all the book were lined up right in the middle of your big book shelf, and I thought I knew the name “Game of Thrones” from somewhere.
I guess what they say is true: mother does know best.
Unrelated to books – but still about my birthday – my father did come by to visit on my birthday too, and as he was leaving, he felt the need to make a couple of jokes saying, “Congrats on turning a quarter century old! But now that your 25, where are my grandchildren? You should be having kids by now!”
I just laughed and shrugged my shoulder. I had nothing. No witty comeback. Maybe when I’m 30? XD
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And since you’re reading this on Friday, August 21, that means tomorrow is the 22nd, and that means the Hugo Awards! One last time, I want to say: GO GOBLIN EMPEROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you like to ask for books for you birthday/holidays? What are some of your best author autographs?
Let me know what’s good!