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August Bookshelf

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
The Devotion of Suspect X - Keigo Higashino
Shoeless Joe - W.P. Kinsella

and for manga:


20th Century Boys – Vol. 9
Trigun – Multiple Bullets

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Don’t ever argue with the Big Dog…

Don’t ever argue with the Big Dog…

Early this morning I had a dream of a faceoff between Dean Winchester and U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard.

Dean was teamed with Martha Jones.

And they were dressed like Ghostbusters.


“Alright, listen up, people. Our fugitives have been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and…

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Sometimes it’s best to be a desk potato

Sometimes it’s best to be a desk potato

Thought I’d take my netbook and write outside for a while today.

Stepped over a small dead wasp as Maddie the chocolate lab herded me down the steps and into the back yard. Noticed it, paid no attention.

The umbrella on the patio table was down, so I leaned in and began to crank it to an open position.


Now I’m not freaked out by moths like my daughter is, but still,…

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The 100 Foot Journey to the Expendables

The 100 Foot Journey to the Expendables

I was bored this morning. I’ve spent my week off from work working on my writing and marathoning One Piece and Hell’s Kitchen. (I finished the Alabasta arc again and 6 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen. Really.) But since this was my last day, and I had no money to do much of anything and no gas to go much of anywhere, I decided to go to the mall.

I was driving along listening to Fantastic Baby by Big…

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So I was wandering through my house yesterday, cleaning haphazardly, when a thought occurred to me.…

So I was wandering through my house yesterday, cleaning haphazardly, when a thought occurred to me.

I have far too many books.

“Don’t be silly,” the little angel on my left shoulder said. “You don’t have enough books.”

“No, really, there’s far too many,” the angel on my right shoulder insisted. “You should get rid of some.”

The left angel gasped in horror and nearly fell off. I caught him just in…

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July Bookshelf

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Coyote Waits – Tony Hillerman
December 6 – Martin Cruz Smith
For Fukui’s Sake – Sam Baldwin
Rainbow 6 – Tom Clancy
Sacred Clowns – Tony Hillerman
Son of Heaven (Chung Kao) – David Wingrove

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys – Vol. 7 & 8
Black Butler – Vol. 5
Black Lagoon – Vol. 2
Naruto – Vol. 58
Summer Wars – Vol. 1 & 2 (watch the movie!)
Tiger & Bunny – Vol. 2

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