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I am Writing

I am writing a LOT, for me, going for 4000 words again today, I did it yesterday! Problem is I keep getting distracted by things like the dog, and baking, and… Why, yes, I am trying to write a difficult scene, why do you ask?

I also got distracted by this blog, which you have got to admit is hilarious, and it inspired me to delve into my personal library a bit for some exemplars. I weeded the collection at a small public library almost single-handed in the last couple of years, and I can attest that titles just like these lurk in your local library, too! Now, there’s a fun field trip! Go to your library, rummage around (most likely in non-fiction, or the biography sections, they get weeded the least for some reason) and see what horrors lurk there!

Or just, you know, find a book to read. I miss my library job some days, it was delightfully quirky and challenging in odd ways.

So here are some of the weirder covers in my collection. Oh, and need I say? I don’t plan on weeding these Jewels in the Rough!

James Hogan
I’m not sure what this guy is doing… and although it’s a book about time travel, I think this was meant to be futuristic when it was published. Just sayin!
Terry Pratchett
I adore Terry Pratchett’s books, so when I stumbled over some hard-to-find hardbound editions in a used bookstore I snatched them up. But you have to admit the cover is pertty bad.
Secret Sea
No… Just, no. I think I picked this up off a free stack for the sheer horrified fascination at the concept of the Nautilius in space.
Donne Berhardt
A stanza of a truly Alaskan poem.
Tent in Tok
This one’s a sentimental keeper from my childhood. Now, that was self-publishing!

0 thoughts on “I am Writing

  1. The Nautilus is not in space, it’s passing through a dimensional gateway.

    And seriously, The Secret Sea is a LOT better than it looks. Fun little Verne pastiche that’s even more so if you’ve read more than just Verne’s most famous works. Just read the first chapter, in which, after getting word he’s received an inheritance, an English Lit professor resigns from his department in the most hilarious manner possible. It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s one of my favorite books.

  2. I wish that I could say. “I don’t have any of those,” but I probably do/did. Sigh. I’ve moved too many times, and lost a LOT of books. Including an early edition of “Pebble in the Sky.”

    1. I too have lost and left behind many… it occurred to me yesterday that my art books are largely in NH still, and I may not be able to retrieve them. But I am finding new ones to read all the time!

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