Books: The Wolf House

Some of you might remember me posting about the first Wolf House book by my friend Mary Borsellino.

While I have not yet had time to read it*, the second book, Roads and Crosses, is now available through Drollerie Press.

L.J. Smith thinks these books are awesome, and if you know your trashy YA vampire literature, you would know that that is not a recommendation to sneeze at.

* This is mostly true, but I have actually read a short excerpt of Roads and Crosses for an audio project that appears to have gotten stuck in production hell.

ARG: Just Another Fool: Update

BH has shown himself. He received the whole of Logan R——’s notebook as well. Video of him going through this notebook after the cut.

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ARG: Just Another Fool Update: 2 of 6

On November 19, I was contacted by two others who received mail from Logan R——.

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ARG: Just Another Fool: Correspondence

Some of you might have heard about the creature called the Slender Man, who has recently come to the attention of researchers on the internet. Of most interest to me is Logan R——, who maintains a blog called Just Another Fool. Logan came into the possession of a notebook that belonged to his friend Matt Selby. Matt had a run-in with the Slender Man when he was stationed in Iraq earlier this year. Upon returning home, Matt died while in a hospital.

Once the notebook came into his possession, Logan began to act erratically, and eventually went missing, as the readers of his blog learned from his friend Joshua A—-. Logan has remained in contact with Slender Man investigators through cryptic blog entries and voice mail messages on a prepaid cellphone.

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Food: Mushroom Curry

curryTerrible veg*n confession: I am dreadful at curries. I sit there and taste them over and over, thinking “what have I done wrong this time? It’s missing something!” And inevitably, I end up overseasoning them, and then force myself to eat them anyway.

And yet I keep experimenting, because one day I will make the perfect curry.

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Review: The Wolf House: Origins and Overtures

The Wolf House, Book I: Origins and Overtures by Mary Borsellino, with cover art by Audrey Fox

My friend Mary Borsellino is writing a series of young adult books called The Wolf House, and the first book was released as an e-book from Drollerie Press recently.

The press release describes The Wolf House as “Twilight for punks,” but as Wolf House-reader Beckah said:

…it could just as easily be called “Twilight for feminists” or “Twilight for queers” or “Twilight for people who really like monster movies” or “Twilight for people who don’t — well, ok, who do think that stalking can be kind of sexy, especially if it’s a vampire, but only if the author admits it’s kind of creepy too” or “Twilight for people who think everything would be better with kittens in.”

I tend to bristle at the desire to call any YA vampire book a “Twilight for [audience]” since Twilight was actually “A YA vampire book for Mormons,” but let’s not sweat it.

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A silly thing and a serious thing

I. The Silly

Andrew at Let’s Go Tribe has posted Our Place In The Sun which attempts to answer the question: Can this [the 2009] team even approach being the lousiest pitching staff in Cleveland Indians’ history? (Spoiler: Not by a long shot.)

II. Not At All Silly: “Amazonfail”

Yesterday, quite a few authors of gay fiction and non-fiction books about sexuality (from a feminist or sex-positive POV) noticed that their Amazon Rankings had disappeared. The works were still searchable by their proper titles and authors, but fell to the end of Amazon keyword search results. (Which led to an Amazon search on “homosexuality” bringing up a first page of search results that were almost entirely anti-gay.)

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