I thought I’d do something a little different today—another video rant! Well, rant might be a strong word, since I recorded it in one take late at night. Today’s topic is why The Lord of the Rings isn’t a trilogy. My lighting is delightfully odd, my black turtleneck makes me feel more equipped to talk about books, and you can see my wall of book quotes behind me. Portions of my Tolkien collection make appearances.
And now you have no excuse.
This week has been both busy and thoroughly unremarkable. I finished Mrs. Dalloway and have tentatively started on Huntress—after that, I’m very excited for Understanding Comics, if only to read the graphic novels I checked out forgetting my vow. Brian Eames, author of The Dagger Quick, came to speak at my school, which was fun, and, of course, I went to go see The Three Musketeers yesterday. I shan’t spoil my reaction for you, but I think you should know I now have a one-sheet taped up proudly next to my Tolkien calendar and my library information.
Author John Lenahan is giving away 20 free digital copies of Shadowmagic to The Literary Omnivore readers; details can be found here. Author Jaye Wells is giving away a truly remarkable bundle of supernatural fiction—all books are signed and the contest is open internationally until Halloween. The Baen Free Library is full of free downloads, including The Shadow of the Lion and On Basilisk Station. Night Shade Books is offering Butcher Bird and Grey as free downloads at the moment. Vertigo Comics is offering free downloads of the first issue of several series, including Fables, The Unwritten, and Y: The Last Man. (And you will go download The Unwritten.) If I’ve missed your giveaway or freebie, drop me a line!