Monday, June 28, 2010

Free Audiobook at has great deals on audiobooks even without giving them away for free, but that's what they're doing right now until July 2. Pick one from a list of books, but you don't even have to be a member. EDIT: Actually, this is for non-members only.

Here are a few (thanks SFF Chat):

METAtropolis by Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Karl Schroeder
The Hunter by L. J. Smith
Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes
That's Life Samara Brooks by Daniel Ehrenhaft
The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein
Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker, Girl vs. Superstar by Robin Palmer
Fractured by Karin Slaughter
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
On Basilisk Station by David Weber
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
I Am Legend: Free Version by Richard Matheson
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale
The Black Echo (Unabridged) by Michael Connelly
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Stiff by Mary Roach
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
Little Bee by Chris Cleave

I chose On Basilisk Station by David Weber. Always meant to read some Weber, so what a better time than now.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Giveaway! Ticket To Ride Europe

The nice people at CSN stores have been making the rounds lately and my humble blog was not overlooked. Most people I've noticed have gone for prudent things like bookshelves, twin beds (k, maybe not so much), and other practical things for bookish type people, but those are the obvious choices. :D

I wanted to giveaway one of my favorite boardgames...

Ticket to Ride Europe Edition

It fits into the steampunk genre right? :)

Just send me an email at seaksstamp [at] gmail [dot] com (replacing the at and the dot) with the subject "TICKET" or some such iteration of the game title. Make sure you include your full mailing address. US and Canada only, sorry. If you have a blog, forum screen name, favorite food, let me know and I'll give you an e-high-five.

Duplicate entries will get you disqualified faster than I can shake a stick at...or some such idiomatic phrase.

Good luck, this is an awesome game!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some Books in the Mail

Well, I guess I should just say, "Some Book in the Mail". Only one this week, but it's a good one; one I've been waiting for all year. Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings [pre-order US] [pre-order UK]. Out August 31 in the US and 30 December in the UK.

I still have a few books to read before I get to it, but it's getting harder and harder to wait. I may have to ask my wife to hide it from me. :D

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Updates and Giveaway This Week

Sorry about the lack of posting in the last week, but on a positive note, baby's room is almost ready. We put together two dressers, which took way longer than expected, put together a crib, washed baby's clothes and sorted them, also taking longer than expected. There's still more to do, but at least the big things are out of the way.

Due date's July 15, so he could really come at any time.

We've found out that "Lee" is actually quite a difficult last name to match first names with. We both liked "Will", but shortly found out that's just asking for fun nicknames.

I've always been fond of "Ug", but that's really just for jokes.

Not that we've found the perfect name yet, but we both don't dislike "Dylan" and so far it's the front-runner. Suggestions are welcome, although I make not promises.

Now here's a crappy version of the SNL clip I always think of when considering baby names:

Sorry about the quality, but I couldn't find a good version anywhere.

On more important news (well, for a book blog), I'll be hosting a Giveaway! this week, so get excited...can't you be more excited than that? Okay, that works, thanks.

I have to warn you, it's not a book, but it happens to be one of my favorite things to do, so I thought I'd share it with everyone on the blog.

Monday, June 14, 2010

(Combined) Review - The Burning Skies by David J. Williams

EdiFanoB and I have a combined review of The Burning Skies by David J. Williams up today. The same review is up at both blogs, Edi's Book Lighthouse and Only the Best SciFi/Fantasy, so take your pick!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Review - The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Read it already. That's my advice. Also just completely spoiled my review. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Way of Kings Excerpt

I know this is old news by now, but you can now read the first 50 pages of Brandon Sanderson's new epic, The Way of Kings, book one in The Stormlight Archive.

I know 50 sounds like a lot, but it's really only about one fiftieth of the actual novel. Yes, I'm exaggerating, but this book's gonna be huge.

You can read it at or A Dribble of Ink has a nice listing of format links. Thanks. :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

(Audiobook) Review - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Got my review up for book 2 in The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Another enjoyable read that was a tad better than the first for me.