Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tsunami reading

As I watch Twitter for Tsunami updates - and listen to Steve play and sing "Party with the Elder Ones" - I am reminded of the tsunami scene in Nation by Terry Pratchett where the protagonist manages to hold his canoe as he paddles through this huge wave. Very good reading for today.

Yes, "Party with the Elder Ones" is about Cthulu.

PS I hope everyone is safe in the Pacific.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Folk/Trad/Alternative Rock Music at the Bookstore this Saturday, 3-6pm

Folk/Alternative Music with Steve Haug aka Maugorn! Cookies and Tea/Coffee/Cocoa will be available. Steve has an extensive list of songs you can request!

Saturday the 27th, 3-6pm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ooo, the Stoker (Horror) Nominees are out too

The Horror Writers Association have also released the Stoker nominees.
Excellent stuff here,

Agatha (Mystery) and Nebula (Science Fiction/Fantasy) Nominations are up

The Malice Domestic convention just announced the Agatha Award nominees
the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) just posted the nominees for the Nebula & Bradbury Awards and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Congratulations to everybody on these lists - we have been jumping up and down, yelling "Good! We loved that one! Yes! Awesome!"

Note to local readers - Malice Domestic is just across the Potomac in Arlington, VA at the end of this April.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baltimore Free Writers this Wednesday, 6-7pm

Our writing group will be here on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6-7pm.

Friday, February 12, 2010

YES we ARE having the Wine Tasting tonight 6-9pm

All you who are dying to get out of the snowy-bound houses, come on down for wine, coffee, tea, and munchies. 6-9pm Friday at 303 Main St!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Reading for snowstorms

During the record-breaking Valentine's 2003 weekend storm, I read memoirs of folks sailing around the world. It made me feel warm. THIS storm (that finished last night a bit before 5pm) was almost as bad as Valentine's 2003. Not quite there, though. I had on hand:
  • Douglas Preston's Impact
  • Charles Stross' Family Trade
  • (both by Macmillan Publishing, they of the very public eBook spat with Amazon)
  • Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey - which reminds me of a satire of 1984. Darker than his usual work.
  • Emily Giffin's Love the One You're With - this one comes out soon. The protagonist runs into her first love and starts to wonder What If?
  • A collection of snippets from the mystery publisher Soho - called the Soho Sampler. VERY good stuff.
So what did YOU read? And what have you prepared for the next snowstorm (Wednesday)?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Moving tomorrow's Wine Tasting to the 12th

Tomorrow's Wine Tasting is being moved to the 12th because of the snow storm acomin' - stay safe and warm, everyone.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

10% off all Macmillan Authors!

It seems that Amazon still has not resumed selling new copies of Macmillan titles. This means some of our favorite authors are not selling and not selling means not being able to pay their bills. We don't like this so we are offering 10% (percent!!) off all Macmillan authors. This includes the following imprints:

St. Martin's
Henry Holt
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux

Note - I understand from one of my customers that Amazon has also delisted Macmillan from the Kindles. Her sister was in the middle of a mystery, only to find it's not accessible any more. Yep, it was a Macmillan title. :/

edited to fix the % symbol - it was a $