Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts

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Hey ya’ll! I didn’t do a Sarah Sunday this weekend because I was BUSY, so I figured I’d join in on Christine’s Bookish & Not-So-Bookish Thoughts. Haven’t done it in a while.

1. It was my vacation last week! And this past weekend was the 7-year anniversary of The Honeyman and I 🙂 I love him. We celebrated by basically eating a crap ton of delicious food all weekend and going to the Renaissance Festival. I bought a pirate hat, we watched a poet perform dirty, bawdy poems, threw some axes, and walked around all day.

2. I also went to a comic book store for the first time! According to ComicShopLocator.com there are several in our area, and I liked the one we went to. It was a bit small, which made it feel a little awkward, but the guys there were nice and if I start a pull list, they offer 20% to 30% off of whatever is set aside for you every week. I’m thinking about starting a pull list and putting Ms. Marvel and Rat Queens on it. I bought the first issue of each of those, and really enjoyed them – I can’t wait to go back this weekend and get more!

3. I really, really, really want to make a quiche. Anyone have a good recipe?

4. I didn’t get as much reading done over my vacation as I would have liked – too many plans with people! I’ve started The Sparrow this week, but I’ve also been catching up on all the graphic novels I had sitting around waiting for me (Y: The Last Man volume 3, FBP volume 1, etc.)

5. I really need to start doing more graphic novel/comic review posts. They’ve become a favorite thing for me.

6. Home Depot is now selling 3D printers! This is awesome. I am now officially a Home Depot fan. And if I had an extra grand or two laying around, I would totally have a 3D printer already – but alas, I want to save for a house first.

7. Borderlands 2 is taking over my life. Not literally, but I’m definitely addicted to playing. This might be why I didn’t get as much reading done over my vacation… I stayed up until 4 am one night playing. But it’s crazy fun and I get to play with the honeyman.

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See? FUN. And I love the comic-y looking style of the game.

8. So Amazon came out this past week with Kindle Unlimited – which is basically Amazon’s version of Oyster. I’m wondering if Oyster made that big of an impact on their sales that they scrambled to come out with this. I’m tempted, because the ONE downside to Oyster is that I can’t use it on my Kindle Paperwhite… buuuuut I want a Kindle Fire anyways, and I COULD use Oyster on that. So I’m sticking with Oyster for now. Also, Amazon doesn’t have any of the 5 big major publishers signed on yet – I think Oyster has two.

9. Yesterday was apparently Batman Day. I am unimpressed. He remains my least favorite of any superhero ever.

10. You guys, this is my THIRD post this week! Insane. Especially considering that work has been busy since I got back. I’m hoping that this weekend will be relaxing and full of comic book shopping, blogging, and reading. Fingers crossed.

 

So how has everyone else been?

~Sarah

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16 comments

  1. Three posts in one week – I love it! The Renaissance Festival looks and sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve never been to something like that.

    Happy Anniversary! I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation.

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  2. I heard that Amazon Unlimited currently has 600,000 titles available… 500,000 of which are self-published (looking through lots of rough for a few diamonds) or in the public domain (so, you know, already available for free). I also heard there’s weird rules for authors, that you need to be exclusive with Amazon for three months in order to get into the program, or something like that. I would assume that’s only for self-published since I don’t know how that would work for even small presses… but if it’s not, that would explain why the major publishers are staying away.

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    1. Yeah, self-published isn’t really something I aim for, and if I was a publisher I wouldn’t see a real benefit to joining in on this… unless Amazon starts re-negotiating terms with publishers and trying to force them to be included in it. It’ll be interesting to see how this develops.

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  3. Love the photo collage…and congrats on your anniversary!

    Speaking of quiche…back in the 70s, it was so popular that Redbook magazine did a whole centerpiece of recipes. I think I tried every one on it…but I don’t have those recipes any more! Sorry…but I remember some awesome ones, like French Onion Quiche, which tasted like a custardy version of French Onion soup.

    Good luck! And here’s MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH POST

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  4. Hi. I am new to this meme so I am dropping by and looking at the blogs of the different participants. Your pirate hat is quite fetching. I was just thinking about pirates the other day for some odd reason. Wish I could have heard the poetry.

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  5. I’m not sure how I feel about this Kindle Unlimited deal. I think it’d be great if some of the big publishers signed on. I’m not crazy into the indie scene these days, so I would think better to just go to the library? Weird that they’d have all sorts of crazy rules …

    I so want to get into comics! I don’t think there’s a comic book store near me, though, or at least one in a good part of town. I’ll have to look! Whenever I watch The Big Bang Theory, I want to get into comics …

    I love Batman! I think he’s one of my favourites. 🙂

    Yay for 3 posts!

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    1. I definitely recommend starting with some trade paperback collections of comics, or if you have an iPad or Kindle Fire, looking into the comiXology app, or Marvel Unlimited (which I think is 99 cents for the first month right now). Marvel does have a sort of comic how-to guide, depending on what characters or storylines you want to get into.

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  6. The Renn. Festival seems like a ton of fun and you look great in that wicked pirate hat! Also, congrats on your anniversary. Your Honeyman’s hair looks super cool! Mmmm… I love making quiche. While not too fancy, this recipe works really well and is impossible to screw up (which is my kind of recipe) http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spinach-Quiche/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=spinach%20quiche&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe&soid=sr_results_p1i1

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