Monday, December 24, 2012

"Dead Links" is on Goodreads [Writing]

I recently published my thriller novel, Dead Links, as an ebook on the Amazon Kindle Store. As I said on our other blog, Geek Twins, I mainly did because I wanted to bring Dead Links under control. A few years ago, I posted Dead Links on another website as a free PDF. I recently discovered it's been spread like wildfire, but not always in places and forms I wanted it to be. But one place I'm glad to see it ended up is on Goodreads.

I discovered that four different people apparently added Dead Links as an entry on Goodreads. It's been given four stars, and one of them wrote some nice comments. I'm working to edit the Goodreads entry to bring it up to date, but I have to get librarian status. Anyway, if you're on Goodreads, check it out.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why I Hate When the Cashier Leaves Out My Candy Bar

I hate it when I buy a candy bar at the grocery store and the cashier doesn't put it in the bag with the rest of my groceries, but puts it on the counter in front of me. It's like she's saying, "I know you're such a fat pig that you can't even wait to take this out of the bag. You aren't even going to wait to get to your car, but you're gonna tear into this thing before you even take two steps away from the freaking counter. You can't wait to stuff this into your gullet, so you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna leave it right here, so the second you pay, you can just tear it open and start cramming it into your gaping maw, like an animal, not a grown man with self control. You're welcome." No, give me the benefit of the doubt. Maybe I bought it for someone else. Maybe I bought it for dessert after my balanced meal. Maybe I have the discipline to wait until I get home or to my car. Maybe I'm not the glutton you clearly think I am. But mainly I hate when they take out the candy bar, because she's absolutely right.

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