Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bad Blogger Take Eight - Part Two

Books picked up at the library today:

Mister Monday by Garth Nix - Marg really likes this series, so I figured I would give it a go.

Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen - Rhinoa. Although, someone else mentioned it more recently and reminded me of it, I just can't remember where I saw it! Really must start making notes...

The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine by April Lurie - Chris mentioned this in an email and now has read and reviewed it! Considers it one of his top reads so far this year.

Quiet week at the library. Might actually get a bit caught up this weekend!

You know. I was talking to the charming comedian on the phone as I was headed to the library (it was nice out, so I decided to walk) and he called me a nerd because, well, I was walking to the library! Anyway, it struck me as funny. He calls me a nerd all the time and it just sort of dawned on me that it doesn't really bother me... Now, if this was about ten years ago he could have wound up in the intensive care unit for a comment like that. I HATE being labeled, so it is still not the best thing he could call me in the world, but I guess I have loosened up a bit over the years!

Which reminds me of the other day when he noticed I was reading the Conan books by Robert Howard. He was all excited because he has seen the movies (we watched them together last year, actually). So, I was showing him the books on Amazon and I came to, I think, the second one in the series and he said 'I want to see that!'. Well, I, of course, pointed out to him that it was a book not a movie. His response was that he meant they should make it into a movie. We sort of have things in common...


  1. I don't mind being called a nerd - I consider it flattery. It sure beats the opposite right!?

    Hope you enjoy your books!

  2. Amy: Yeah, the opposite would land him in the intensive care unit. lol

  3. I think that the terms nerd/geek have changed quite a bit in the past decade. A lot of people use them as badges of pride now! As in Nerdfighters or Weekly Geeks :P

  4. Cute story...don't they realize that not everything can be made into a movie? :)

    Great books!! I just requested Dylan Fontaine tonight from my library!!!

  5. Yay! Point for me!

  6. I gladly accept the term Nerd when I'm called it :p It's good to be a nerd now as Nymeth points out, lol.

    I'm thrilled to hear you're reading Dylan Fontaine!! It's fantastic! And I've really been wanting to read the Nix series...have to check it out soon!

  7. being called a Nerd is nothing lol.. just wait until you are "old".. you get called lots of things and none of them bother you anymore!

  8. Nymeth: Yeah, it is a lot different to be a nerd than it was when I was in say high school.

    Staci: Apparently not! I doubt Arnold wants to be Conan again. He's the governor.

    Marg: Yep, yay. :)

    Chris: I really liked Dylan Fontaine! I finished it last night!

    Deslily: That's true! lol

  9. Dylan Fontaine sounds good. Must add it to my list. Look forward to reading your review.

  10. Booklogged: It was good. Hopefully I get a chance to review it soon!

  11. I've been called a bookworm many a time but I don't think I've ever been called a nerd lol. I guess I am, especially when it comes to Disney (I'm like a 3 year old on Christmas morning when it comes to the DVD special editions).

    There is no way I could walk to the library even when I lived within walking distance! I either pick up or drop off five or more books every time I go!

  12. Tink: Yeah, sometimes I probably shouldn't walk, but I do!

  13. Yay I am racking up the points! Alex is a bout half way through the collected Conan stories. Hopefully he will finish them at some point. I love being a nerd personally :)

  14. Rhinoa: I read Pay the Piper and really enjoyed it! I am also liking the Conan stories. :)


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