A geeky girl living in the big city, making her way, the only way she knows how... no wait, that's The Dukes of Hazzard. Who am I again? Oh yeah, a pop culture obsessed writer, publishing person, and occasional nerd. And I'm getting married. I talk about that, too.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Weekend recap and a book giveaway

I'm staring at the gorgeously empty basket next to my computer, that for the last year, it seems, has been piling up with papers and bills and receipts and such to file. Yesterday, finally, I put everything in its place. Every paper filed, plus, I went through my files and tossed old bank statements, utility bills, and all that sort of stuff that I don't need to hold onto for more than a year. Now just to find the right way to discard it all, since I don't want to just toss them in the garbage. That's how identity thieves steal your soul, ya know.

Anyway, after that necessary cleaning and organizing, I got all my reading and commenting done for my writers group, played some CoH, hung out with a friend who hasn't updated her blog in AGES, and basically just had a really nice today. Today, I slept in, then sat out on my "balcony" after breakfast reading, basking in the sun. Good stuff. I need to run out and get some cash, if I want to get some food later... which I do, of course. And I signed up for a respec trial, so I have to do that, but otherwise, I've got a bit more reading to do, and will give connecting to my office another try, so work's not quite so busy tomorrow.

Spoke with some folks about "Serenity" yesterday, and I love it even more after discussion. Can't wait to see it again, and yes, I'm putting both the soundtrack and the Visual Companion on my Amazon wish list.

Oh, and I went through my bookshelves, and I have a big pile of books I've decided to get rid of. Some of them really good, that I just don't think I'll read again or need to hang onto, and some that I just don't think I'm ever going to get to. Here's a list:
  • Sunset Express and Voodoo River by Robert Crais
  • A Song for Arbonne and Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Jewels of the Sun, Tears of the Moon, and Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts
  • Seizing the Enigma by David Kahn
  • Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques
  • Pirates! by Celia Rees
  • Isabel of the Whales by Hester Velmans
  • Almost There by Nuala O'Faolain
  • The Short and Bloody History of Knights, Spies, and Pirates by John Farman
  • Monster by John Gregory Dunne
  • The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle by Col. Robert Morgan
  • The Cigarette Girl by Carol Wolper
  • Merrick by Anne Rice
  • Mondo Barbie by Richard Peabody & Lucinda Ebersole
  • Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
  • Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
  • Jennifer Government by Max Barry

So, in a one-time only, act now, quantities are limited deal, I'm offering these books to you, my readers. If you live in NYC, feel free to come by and pick them up. If you're an out-of-towner, and there's something on this list that you absolutely must have, let me know, and we'll figure something out.

And that's it for now. Later!


Blogger Ali said...

You're like the Book Giving Fairy! (Who, as we all know, is the slightly less famous but distinctly more generous cousin of the Tooth Fairy.)

Thanks for Blink, by the by.

Also, a shredder will save you from identity thieving. It's one of the best things we've bought.

10/03/2005 9:51 AM

Blogger ktbuffy said...

Mmmm.. shreddy goodness. May borrow one from work and tote it home, since I do this so infrequently.

10/03/2005 10:28 AM

Blogger Rob S. said...

Wow, what largess!

If no one's claimed the Short & Bloody History of Knights, Spies and Pirates, it sounds like it's right up my alley. And hey, I work in NYC, so we can make the transfer over lunch sometime.

10/04/2005 7:38 PM

Blogger ktbuffy said...

It's yours, Rob!

10/05/2005 10:20 AM

Blogger Rob S. said...

Sweet, thanks!

10/05/2005 1:41 PM


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