Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I received my books from Jason at Second Chance Book Adoption today and I must say, I was so very pleasantly surprised. Not only did I get 4 books in beautiful like new condition, but three of them were signed by the authors! Went back and looked at past books I bought from him and 2 of the Chuck Palahniuk books were signed as well. Today I got Someplace to be Flying, signed by Charles DeLint, Girl in Landscape, signed by Jonathan Lethem, and Lullaby signed by Chuck Palahniuk. Good deals.

Speaking of books, Neil Gaiman posted a couple of links to DreamHaven's bookstore website and I found so much cool stuff that I want to buy now! But we're moving in a couple of weeks, so I'll wait until the new address is being lived in. In their "New and Noteworthy" section, they have a story of Ray Bradbury's entitled The Homecoming that is fully illustrated in color by Dave McKean for $14.95, and Gene Wolfe and Lisa Snellings-Clarks Strange Birds for $10.00 (Save me a copy of these two ;) Strange Birds comes signed by Gene Wolfe and Lisa if you request a signed copy. The Sale section has some great deals too, one of which is Yoshitaka Amano's Hero Vol. 1, hardcover for $12.00. I hope these don't all sell out. Dream Haven was apparently broken into a couple of nights ago, and they really need the extra business. So support them!

Speaking of Lisa, I got the second part of my ebay order, another little red poppet, in the mail today. Goes well with my other one, yet unique in it's own way.


Carl V. said...

Hey thanks for the heads up on Strange Birds. I meant to order that a long time ago and had forgotten. I experienced Gene Wolfe for the first time a little over a year ago. Read his 2 book series, The Wizard Knight...did a gushing review. Some of the best fantasy I've ever read.

That's cool about the signed books. I've been tempted to buy the signed limited edition copy of De Lint's book Moonheart. It is a deluxe edition signed by both Charles Vess and De Lint. Budplant.com has the book on sale for $99. Still pretty pricey but its tempting.

Chris said...

I actually have that Gene Wolfe series on it's way to me right now! I'll let you know what I think of it when I'm done. I'm sure I'll love it. Haven't read anything of his yet though.

Carl V. said...

I really hope you like the Wolfe books. I was amazed with his writing style and loved the way the story played itself out.

Oh, and the Bradbury/McKean book? Excellent!!!

I picked up China Mieville's YA book Un Lun Dun today. Have read good things and both the cover art and story synopsis are very intriguing. Seems like Neverwhere for kids to me.