Mah Buhks

I realized that all my pics of my bookcases, books, shelves, shelfies, stacks, and all that were a couple years old by now. Figured I should do some new ones.




These are just mine. I left my wife’s shelves in the basement alone.

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The Novel “Shōgun” Is Too Damn Long

I remember the Shōgun tv miniseries being big back in the 80s. I thought I’d read the novel, even got the two sequels. I should have watched the miniseries instead.

I’m still not finished and it’s been about 12 days. Long as it is, that’s really unusual for me. I’ve had a lot less time to read recently due to a number of other things going on, but I’ve been seeking those out to avoid reading. I’m just not digging the book that much.

Some of it is just that the book is fluffing itself up to be an epic when it doesn’t feel that it has enough for that. There is so much revisiting of the same material. That doesn’t even get into how tired the “white guy discovering Asia” thing is to me, though perhaps Shōgun would have had more of a chance if I’d read it back closer to when it was written. Regardless of that, the amount of time other characters spend talking about the main characters genitals is just silly.

I so want to be done with this book and wish I didn’t have two sequels waiting in the wings.

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“Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep” Release And Reading Event July 1 at BookBar!

Don’t forget: July 1, 2018 is the release and reading event for Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep at the BookBar in Denver! 5:00PM, 4280 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado 80212.

Check out the Facebook event page to let us know you’re coming.


Got some later events coming up too:

– Feature at FBomb NY: Friday July 6, 2018 at 7:00PM at the KGB Bar (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003).

– Reading and Signing: Saturday July 28, 2018 1:00PM at the Bookworm (2501 S 90th St #111, Omaha, NE 68124).

– Feature at the Dire Literary Series: Saturday August 4, 2018 7:00PM at The Center for the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143).

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I Wonder What Will Happen Every Time I Get Home Before My Wife And The Lobster Food Truck Is Outside The Brewery

Sometimes I get home from work before my wife. I usually get the mail, so I tend to walk past the brewery by our house on the way there. They often have food trucks parked outside. Sometimes it’s the lobster food truck. Whenever these events line up, I wonder what will happen.

After all, the plan is usually to make dinner with something we have at home sometime after she gets there. We eat out some, but not as much as we used to. We started doing one of those meal delivery things so we could cook more at home and eat at restaurants less. However, all bets can be off on this if the lobster food truck is there.

After all, why not just shift the meal delivery a night? Why not have lobster sandwiches and/or lobster mac and cheese instead?

Why not indeed. Whenever I see this on the way home and my wife is still on her way, I wonder what will happen when she sees that truck.

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Fake Olive Garden Slogan

Did you know that the Olive Garden slogan “When you’re here, you’re family” used to be longer? It was shortened because they thought the original idea was a bit much.

Well, let’s at least start the rumor that this parody is the case.

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Trying To Figure Out If I Should Leave A Seller Bad Feedback Or Not

I’m trying to figure out if I should leave a seller on Amazon bad feedback or not. I ordered a copy of Inter Ice Age 4 by Kōbō Abe from them ( Shared Knowledge Literacy), fulfilled by Amazon. They sent some book on the Roman empire.

Seriously, it wasn’t even close. Someone had been slacking enough that they put the wrong label on a book. Then, when they fulfilled the order, they looked at just the label rather than even glance at the book.

I wouldn’t be so ticked, except for the return process I have to wait until it gets back to them and they credit me. Then I have to order from someone else. Their error and I have to go through effort and wait. For their error, particularly given this kind of sloppiness, they should have to be the one to bear the burden.

I’m really considering leaving them a bad review for that, just for me having to go through time and effort for their lack of concern for the order or their business. I don’t usually leave bad reviews if something is going to be fixed, but I’m not sure if I’ll consider a refund “fixed.”

I’m debating.

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Have You Watched The Book Trailer Yet For “Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep”?

Have you watched the book trailer yet for Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep? I shared this on Facebook and Twitter already, but I haven’t shared it here yet.

I think I went off the rails a little bit on this one.

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