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Book Spotting!

January 28, 2009 by
First spotting of Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual in the wild

This past Saturday night I treated myself to a trip to my favorite book store: Barnes & Noble. I went to stock up on some great sci-fi books (a list follows) but as I trotted across the parking lot, I wondered, "Oh holy Thor! Will*my* book be here?!" And sure enough it was. I can't tell you how surreal it felt to see it on the shelf. The manager even came over and got me to sign them so they could slap the "autographed copy" sticker on the cover. Wow! I was so proud. For those of you who haven't yet picked up a copy, O'Reilly's wonderful 40% off sale lasts thru Feb. 14. You can find more details here.

After much goofy grinning and staring, I finally made my way over to the glorious sci-fi section (whee!). For the sci-fi fans among you--I know there's a few!--here's a list of what came home with me:

Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series, book one: Wizard's First Rule. This is what the new sci-fi TV show "Legend of the Seeker" is based on.

Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" (mainly because he keeps "tweeting" about the movie on Twitter!).

Michael Moorcock's "Stealer of Souls" featuring Elric, the albino Emperor of Melniboné.

"The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life" by Twyla Tharp (because Paul Kent tweeted about it--darn Twitter!).

Book 3, "Grave Peril", of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I just finished watching the series on DVD and really enjoyed it. Too bad it only lasted one season!

Patricia Briggs (and others) "On the Prowl". Lots of wonderful werewolf tales included. I'm addicted to both her Mercy Thompson (coyote shapeshifter) series and her Hurog duology (involving dragons and a really hot Norse-looking dude named Ward).

I figure those will keep me busy for a night or three ;)