Thursday, September 18, 2008


I’m waiting. For the cool stuff to come in the mail.

I ran out of good books so I ordered a batch on Amazon. Unfortunately a couple of the books are so new, they aren’t even ready to ship yet.

My order? Don’t get jealous. I promise to review each one.

1. Shadow of Colossus by T.L Higley. I read the first couple of pages online. Scorching hot stuff. Set amidst an ancient landscape. A delicious series about the seven wonders of the world. Tracy’s so much fun I can almost forgive her for being able to write four times faster than I can.

2. Shade by John Olson. Again, I read a few pages online and already I’m fascinated. I’ve been hearing buzz about this book for nearly two years. I remember John sitting in the coffee shop up at Mount Hermon late one night, asking Steve if the editor said anything about the manuscript he just turned in. It was all very secret and, of course, that made it even more interesting. So now I’m finally going to get to read this dark tale. It’s about time, that’s all I’ve got say.

3. Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee. Tosca has a way of turning words into magic. Her first book, Demon: A Memoir was nominated for the ACFW Speculative Book of the Year. And the ACFW conference is going on as I write this. We should find out who won in a day or so.

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W by Gabriel Brownstein. I didn’t realize until I ordered this book that there is another version—with a similar name—written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. That just goes to show you how well-read I’m not. I don’t even know if I bought the right version. But I am looking forward to reading a story about a man who lives his life backwards, beginning as an old man and turning young with each passing year. Wonderful idea. Wish I had thought of it first.


I’m waiting. To read what somebody else wrote.

For a change.

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