Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Secret Santa

I am so sorry, I have been sooo busy lately, that I just cannot seem to find the time to write decent posts! I received my Secret Santa present last week, and here I am FINALLY finding the time to do the happy dance! As I saw other people receiving their gift, I have been anxiously watching my mailbox for mine. It arrived last week, and I wanted to write a decent post about it, so the time just has not been here for that. I posted a list back in November about the books that I wanted to buy with the gift card that I know I am getting for Christmas, well, I think it probably helped my Secret Santa out. Well, that and all the messages I left in various cases about how I really wanted to buy a certain book, but I was waiting for after Christmas.

I do not have to wait any longer! I got SPECTRUM 14! Considering how much of a fantasy nerd I am, I have quickly discovered that this is just the series for me. I owe it to Carl for sending me Spectrum 13, so now you know I am going to have to backtrack and get the other 12.... Thank you so very much C.J.! I have been really fighting the temptation to buy this book since it came out, so I am so happy to have it here in my hands. I have not looked through the whole thing, but I have flipped through it. I just love the cover!

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you got the perfect gift. :-) The gift exchange has been a lot of fun, hasn't it?

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  2. Yeah, it's been fun! Most of the people I know in real life are scared to buy me books, so it is very exciting when people are brave enough to buy me one! The Advent Calendar has been really fun too, if I do say so myself. :)

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  3. Yes, the Advent Calendar has been wonderful. I've really enjoyed visiting all the different blogs and getting a glimpse into their holiday traditions or favorites. Thank you so much for hosting it!

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  4. It's great! I am glad people are enjoying it so much and participating!

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  5. Spectrum is certainly something to be savored and enjoyed. I'm so glad you got this. I know how much you enjoyed Spectrum 13, and this book is every bit as chock full of wonderful fantastic art. CJ, nicely done in the gift giving department, kudos to you!

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  6. Carl, do you ever agree with the winning pictures for each category? Sometimes I just don't get it... But then, I am not a judge. I think it was the advertising section that I really didn't like the winning picture for, but I am not totally positive on that.

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  7. Looks like the secret santa got it right again...now you can use that gift card to buy another book you have been dying to read.

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  8. It seems to me that I have about a 50/50 split with whether I agree or not. This volume I more often than not liked the silver better than the gold winner, which was weird. Often to I think there are better images by the same artist posted in the same category.

    That being said, I do think they go about getting a wide variety of input, so it isn't just the editors picking their favorites. The images that win may be as much about being a victim of the system they use as anything else.

    My only real complaint ever about the Spectrum books is that I would like to see more than just one image for the Grand Master. Often I know of images I like better for the chosen Grand Master and it would be nice to see a couple page spread on them. The in memorium post they did about that one artist in Spectrum 14 is EXACTLY what I would like to see them do for the Grand Master.

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  9. The cover really is gorgeous! I'm glad you liked your gift!

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  10. That looks like a cool book and the cover is beautiful.

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  11. Well, shoot. When I ordered it, Amazon told me it wouldn't get to you until December 24th, so I haven't been paying attention to this list!

    I'm glad you got it and that you like it so much. It looked so cool I couldn't resist. And yes, your wish list was a great help!

    Merry Christmas, Kailana!

    cjh

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  12. Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks so much CJ!

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