After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A big box of Subterranean Press happy in the mail!

A couple of months back Subterranean Press offered a grab bag of books consisting of 12-14 volumes, some limited, some signed and retailing between $500-$600 for $100. I thought about it for about 5 minutes before I placed my order.

While I was on vacation last week, my box of goodies arrived and this is what I had waiting at home for me:
Metamorphosis by James Blaylock with Adriana Campoy, Brittany Cox, Alex Haniford and Tim Powers - a limited edition volume signed by all 5 authors!
Ubik: the Screenplay by Phillip K. Dick
The Other in the Mirror by Philip José Farmer
Necroscope: the Plague-Bearer by Brian Lumley
D.A. by Connie Willis
Vacancy & Ariel by Lucius Shepard
The Kragen by Jack Vance
The Book of Dreams edited by Nick Gevers
This is Me, Jack Vance! by Jack Vance
Rude Mechanicals by Kage Baker
Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon
Collected Stories by Lewis Shiner
The Dark Volume by Gordon Dahlquist - signed by the author
The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: Crimson Shadows illustrated by Jim Keegan and Ruth Keegan - a limited edition slip-cased edition signed by the illustrators

Total retail for the entire lot? $620. I think I got my money's worth! Now, just to find the time to read all these great books...


Irish said...

nice box! Sounds like it had some good finds.

tapestry100 said...

It did! If they ever offer a deal like this again, I'm going to buy it.