Ah, a great day today!
I finished the redesign of the home page for Rug Care Central - and Mom and Josh both liked it, and we're moving ahead with implementing the changes. I'll get the art files to Josh by tomorrow, and soon, the visual upgrade with become a reality. Then when the "store" section of the site is up soon thereafter, we'll be ready to start driving jillions of people to the site. I'm excited about the future of the site.
And I got my email notice from my local Barnes & Noble that the book I ordered was finally in. Now I have Book Two of Joe Abercrombie's First Law series in my grubby little hands. Small problem: Last night, I hadn't received the email, so I had no clue how long I'd still have to wait... so I started yet another series - this one by an author named Greg Keyes. Book One of his series The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, called The Briar King.
Back in December, if you'll recall, I bought the first book in 6 different series, to try out new authors - this was one of those.
So, here I am, 35 pages into a new series - and frankly, it's quite a step down in quality from both Abercrombie and Rothfuss so far. I want to keep reading it; it deserves that much anyway, and it's not a very long book (or a hard read, for that matter), and yet, now I have Book Two of Abercrombie's series here (and Book Three as well, which I picked up last week at the book store closing), and so I'm torn.
I can hear your thoughts... "Dave, if that's the worst problem you have, you're doing darn good." Yup, I agree... life is good. If it's ok with you, I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts. So, I must decide whether to continue with The Briar King, or shelve it in favor of Abercrombie, and pick it up afterwards, likely starting over from page 1 (only 35 pages in, not a big investment yet). My only fear is that my tepid reception of the first 35 pages might militate against my picking it up again... I'm tempted to read further now, while I have a modicum of momentum (pardon the alliteration) going.
I know you're dying to find out what I decide! You'll have to wait (with oh-so-baited breath) until tomorrow to find out! Oooh! A cliffhanger!
Here is today's episode of These Are A Few of My Favorite Scenes, brought to you by Beano. It's a scene from the 1984 Best Picture Winner, Amadeus.
Wonderful music, great acting, great dialog, etc. etc. This one deserved all the accolades it received. As do I.
OK, I was kidding about the "as do I" part. Forget I said it...
EDIT: I just added a link to my "Links" gadget over there on the right. A treasure trove of incredible video interviews on the TV LEGENDS channel on YouTube. I watched the 7-part interview with George Carlin back in December, and enjoyed it tremendously. While nosing around for it again, I discovered that the people that posted it run a channel called TV Legends, and they have an amazing selection of people they've interviewed - I guarantee you'll find interviews there that will interest you.
Until tomorrow, Carpe BM. ("Seize the turd")