But then again, I'm sure everyone categorizes their bookshelves. Then alphabetizes them. Right? Right?!
The post title says it all.
And I'd like to send out a very VERY big thank you to my wonderful boss, Randy. Not only did he create the amazing workspace I call second home, not only did he hire me more than three years ago and then make me a badass manager, but he also bought everyone working today (me, my fantastic husband, my copycat little sister neighbor, and my slightly further away sexface neighbor) Tim Hortons. Because he loves us. And we love him :)
Anything with a Buddhist Monkey and a library has to be good clean fun, right? Right?!
We are super stoked here; we got not one, but TWO book revolution entries on the same day! Badass!
The first comes from our ever faithful Andrew, who sent us this for April (also his birthday month!):
"I love a great collection of short stories, as one of my earlier Book Revolution photos showed. Came across this book some years ago. Of course growing up I was a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, yet didn't know about his short stories till later. Coming across "Tales of the Unexpected". Dahl always has a dark sense of humor if you've read any of his books, and that's the case with these as well. With titles like "Lamb to the Slaughter", "Skin", and "Poison", you can get the idea of this dark, and even morbid sense of humor I'm talking about. I've always been a fan of writers with a twisted sense of humor, and I can see where modern writers like T.C. Boyle (another favorite) or Chuck Palahniuk are influenced by Dahl's writing. This book comes highly recommended by yours truly for any fan of the darkly humorous. "
Our second entry is from Green Angel, a first time submitter with a novel (see what I did there?) approach to the Book Revolution:
Probably different from what you are used to receiving for the Book Revolution.
All my admiration for your work and yourselves.
Your biggest new fan,
Thanks so much guys! We really appreciate your submissions, and we appreciate it even more that you 're reading :)
Eric J. Guignard, editor of Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, sent these to us in the mail; one for me and one for Cara! But you'll have to wait until July to see her with hers!
I'm stoked as hell to read this; I love anthologies, I love scary stuff, and I love adventure. That's why I sometimes walk down the street with my eyes closed. True story: When I was 12 or so, I decided to walk down a sidewalk running next to one of the busiest streets in Vancouver with my eyes closed. I walked right into a goddamn telephone pole. When I asked my mom why she let me, her only child, walk into a telephone pole, she said she wanted to see if I'd actually walk into it or not. Thanks, mom.
Anyways, I'm stoked as hell to read this, and when I do, you'll hear all about it!
Hey, man! We know it was your birthday the other day, so we wanted to send you some extra special birthday love :)
I would have read you a naughty fairly tale, but I was afraid it would have been too hot for YouTube to handle ;)
We need to create a new category called "Look What I Got in the Mail." We've been so frickin lucky to get some amazing shit and we are so grateful! Here's the latest sweet piece of swag I (Cara) got in the mail today *squeal*
YAY! Thing of beauty. So stoked.
Our super badass and uber-famous friend Pat Shand sent us some sweet-ass swag! Score! And did you notice the fine-ass babes on the cover? Because I sure did. It's even better when you get inside... (hint: the babe protagonist gets naked!)
I totes-mc-goates apologise for the not so crisp photo, but sometimes a girl's got to do it herself ;)
Looks like things didn't work out with Prince Charming - after a shaky relationship, Cinderella turned to drugs and random sexual encounters. After finally getting an STI she couldn't cure with penicillin, in her despair she turned to smoking meth, stripping in seedy dive bars, and ultimately sucking bleedy dicks for coke in truck stop men's rooms.
All because you didn't encourage your children to read.
Way to go, assholes.