Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

My online friends make reading material.

And I bought some today! New, at Powell's in Beaverton, 'cause I'd gone out there to treat myself to Five Guys Burgers and Fries again (after my first time) and was in the neighborhood and I found the books and figured Why not?

I bought Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers: Wounds, which opens with Malefictorum by terri_osborne and has another novel (Security) by kradical. (And Keith, you edited this book, right? The credits ain't clear.) I also bought Boneshaker, cmpriest's steampunk alt-history destroyed-Seattle-with-zombies novel. (The name comes from a giant drill that malfunctions in the opening and wreaks havoc on 19th-century Seattle. I can think of other reasons something's named "Boneshaker." You are likely not surprised I can.)

The people I know online could probably supply all of my reading material. Y'all make plenty of it. Thanks.

I've rarely bought books this year. I can only immediately remember getting greygirlbeast's The Red Tree and used copies of kradical's Dragon Precinct (police procedural in a fantasy city) and David Gerrold's A Matter For Men, his first of the infamous War Against the Chtorr novels. (Come to think of it, is Gerrold on LJ, too? Somehow I wouldn't be surprised.) Felt like a nice splurge to buy again. Still in read-books-to-get-rid-of-them mode, which is a needed mode right now, but still. Okay, back to reading books. And then sleep.

Sunday morning additionals: I did buy a bunch of paperbacks and trades directly from kradical. Plus Fathom, another recent cmpriest novel (check out her word counts, she's prolific), and Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon, and Palimpsest by Cathrynne M. Valente (catvalente), and the short story collection A Is For Alien by, again, greygirlbeast. So, in fact, lately most of my purchased reading material has come from my LJ peeps. (Not Sturgeon, but I'm guessing you're not surprised about that.)
Tags: books, star trek

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