Author Archives: The Book Roadie

Thanksgiving!

Ahh, Thanksgiving weekend. Well, for those of us in the US, anyway. A four day weekend! If you work it right, you spend the first day with relatives and stuffing yourself, and then you can spend the other three days … Continue reading

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Book Nurseries

Man, I think my books breed at night. That’s the only explanation I have for why I am constantly short on bookshelf space. Every time I move or reorganize my books or otherwise try to get them all sorted and … Continue reading

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Churchill and Books

“What shall I do with all my books? was the question; and the answer, “read them,” sobered the questioner. But if you cannot read them, at any rate handle them and, as it were, fondle them. Peer into them. Let … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 30

What book are you currently reading? I am, as always, reading a bunch of books. One of them is the Luck in the Shadows series, by Lynn Flewelling. SO GOOD. It’s in the same setting as her top-notch trilogy about … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 29

Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!) Character death is a subject I have some strong opinions on, as anybody who’s heard me rant about Joss fucking Whedon can attest. The example I always use of the … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 28

First favorite book or series obsession The very first was probably Dracula. Holy moly I loved that book. I read anything to do with it at all and was soon the foremost sixth-grade expert on the fellow. I could talk … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 27

If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)! Hm. The answer to this used to be “vampires,” but with the current Twilight craze I’ve had to give that up. There’s … Continue reading

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Book Drive!

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled updates with this special bulletin! Every year, I do National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). Basically, it’s a world-wide event where people decide they’re each going to write a 50,000-word novel in the month of November… … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 26

OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending Easy. The original final chapter of A Cl0ckwork Orange. Needless to say, there are spoilers here. If you don’t want to hear about the ending to the book (and film), STOP READING NOW. … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 25

Any five books from your “to be read” stack Hah! Try my “to be read” shelves. Or even, “to be read” bookcases. I have a lot of books I haven’t read yet. Anyway. Five picked more or less at random: … Continue reading

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