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Another two that I found really compelling were: Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell (Edgar winner) The Misbegotten Son: A Serial Killer and His Victims (about Arthur Shawcross) As a woman, I found Doc particularly disturbing.
I've been unemployed for over 18 months, and I found something to give. COME ON, PEOPLE! Katherine Who worked animal rescue for eight years
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Hummmm... I am a reading geek, pop culture geek, a research geek, a solitary geek, and a writing geek (when/if I let myself write). Always liked to create worlds in my head, not good at getting them on paper. I also like gadgets, but that's more my husband's domain. He's the Editorial Director for several sites that review things like cameras, camcorders, and phones, so we always have toys around I can play with. ~katherine
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2009 on UK Geek at dGeek
I am so very sorry for your loss.
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Gizmodo is currently liveblogging the Apollo 11 landing: http://gizmodo.com/5318744/the-apollo-11-moon-landing-liveblog?skyline=true&s=i ~katherine
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on let's go to the moon at WWdN: In Exile
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It is also important to note that the first chapter of Boneshaker is currently available on the Web site. 'tis lovely.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2009 on the clockwork century at WWdN: In Exile
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Was it Mother's Bistro on SW Stark? My husband loves their Portabella Mushroom Scramble.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day four at WWdN: In Exile
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Does the Secretary of Geek Affairs have an official seal? If so, we'd love to see it.
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I've worked at both Borders and numerous indies and find that it's the indies that really try to stock smaller presses, or make an effort to get you a book from a smaller press if you order one. The "big box" guys, especially now, are very restricted about what they can carry by their Corporate offices. You're right, it does suck.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2009 on more print-on-demand goodness at WWdN: In Exile
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Right now I'd say the cost is prohibitive (both for the machine and for producing the book). It's cool that Ingram, a national book distributor, has one, although they're only offering the service to certain publishers (like Simon & Shuster). As a former bookseller (whose Indie store stocks you, btw), librarian, writer, and all-around book whore, I think the price per book is going to be the issue. There have been things like this in the past, although not anything that could get the books out on the street that fast. It's always the cost that makes readers looks askance. ~k
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2009 on more print-on-demand goodness at WWdN: In Exile
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You worry too much! Thanks for keeping us updated. Love the Internal Dialog tweets between yourself and the numerous things you anthropormorphize; it reassures me.
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That was great. I suppose they didn't make more because it was too good. I'd be interested to hear about your take on Seattle. From what I saw, you were the most popular geek around. Nice to read (via GeekDad) that the iTunes Siren whispers to you, too. Looking forward to the semi-regular web comic. I think many of your tweets would make fine lego-illusrated adventures.
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I'll be helping friends with their booths, but if I see you I'll come and say hello. And most likely shop.
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VERY funny. I think it's great that you all took the time to do it, although more screen time would have been a plus. My only fear now is that, when I'm seeing Godot in June, I'll flash back on the "girl boobs" comment and lose it completely. ~katherine
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I find it creepy that people would expect you to be anyone other than who you are, especially on something like Twitter. I mean, Twitter is basically a toy; one should be able to play with it as one likes. I think it has a lot to do with the false sense of intimacy things like Twitter and Facebook can create for someone like you, who lives a bit more in the public eye than the rest of us. Boundaries...they're confusing for some people. I've had some actors I've asked tell me that in SciFi it's harder to shake the character, but I'm not sure why that is. I follow a couple of people on Twitter that I don't actually know or haven't met; my friends laugh because I call those people my imaginary friends. I don't know these people, and have no expectation of ever knowing them. I don't expect people to "follow" me who do not know me. I follow my imaginary friends because I find them interesting personally. You, for example, remind me of my wonderfully geeky husband. But...yeah. It always makes me sad when people have to write things like your post, because...well, it just does.
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SUCH an amazing book! Oh, and The Sparrow? SOB! Love it! Can't recommend it highly enough. I hosted an event at my book store with her and she was just the nicest woman ever. Aside from the great books, what's really interested me about this week is that they helped inspire you to make changes in your life and that you actually made changes that worked. I think so few of us really have the moxie to do that, you know? So we just remain unhappy and confused and angry that their lives didn't turn out the way we wanted, no matter how much we tried to make changes.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2009 on Books I Love: A Voyage for Madmen at WWdN: In Exile
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Thank you for reminding me about this! Now I have something to revisit once I'm done with the new Preston Child.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Books I Love: Hyperspace at WWdN: In Exile
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And wasn't there a new Books I Love? I see no books;I see no love.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on everybody has to start somewhere at WWdN: In Exile
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I haven't had a day like that in forever. Not that MY day like that would resemble yours, obviously. Except for the dogs.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2009 on in which wil has a good day at WWdN: In Exile
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This is a personal favorite of my husband, who also likes "Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd". I'd never heard them before we met, which I still can't believe.
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