Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Giving and Receiving

Book Mooch is so far proving to be a bit of all right.

I ran across the notion of tresspassing as a hobby, aka urban exploring, while researching my on-the-shelf-at-the-moment novel Zoe's Missing--which includes scenes set in an abandoned building. I was excited to see David Morrell of Rambo and The Totem fame had written a novel on that passtime. It's called Creepers and appears to be a chilling thriller. Got it in a Book Mooch swap for the exorcism thriller Come Closer.

Then I didn't get any requests for a while, though I earned the right to mooch L.A. Banks' Minion by having enough books in my inventory.

I added a few more books over the weekend and already have two more requests:

  • Green Girls by Michael Kimball. It's an offbeat thriller, quite a good novel
  • The Stone King by Alan Grant, a Justice League novel with a Batman emphasis
That gives me enough points for two requests. Kind of a happy spot to be in - what do I want next. I think I'm going to go for some urban paranormal fantasy novels because I've been enjoying those of late - just have to decide which ones I want to try.


Charles Gramlich said...

I've heard good things about Morrell's "Creepers" too and intend to pick it up because I've just gotten an assignment to do an essay on him for April. I haven't signed up for book mooch but I think I need to. I've got a fair number of items around to trade.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

never heard of book mooch. a good jla novel is kingdom come by elliot s. maggin. i came very close to quitting my job today over something idiotic. oh, hi charles above me.

Drizel said...

I need to read more....gosh:)
Sounds kewl exploring:)

Sidney said...

I have read the Kingdom Come comics and I have the novel but haven't read it yet.

Etain, it is a little like looking through book boxes in other people's attics.

Charles Gramlich said...

I joined bookmooch last night. what name are you using Sid? My handle there is Kainja

RK Sterling said...

Thanks for the tips, Sidney. I'm reading "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett at the moment. I suspect it's not exactly for adults, maybe YA, but I'm enjoying it.

Wayne, I'm at that point too. Maybe we can share a nice vent or viaduct somewhere. I've got lots of boxes.

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