GAH! I can’t believe I bought another feckin’ anthology. They’re so CRAP! But it has a LoraLeigh/Breeds story in it. Quite a substantial one. It’s the story of Matthias Slaughter, a wolf breed. Lots of name-dropping, which I’m quite fond of. Simon Quatres pops up again. Lots of action right from the get-go…and Jonas…sigh!
TMF is an old favorite ever since I saw the tv version in 1989 or thereabouts. I found a nice hardcover (ISBN 9781579126940). Refined design, sturdy, about 14 pt font so you can hold it close or at arm’s length and still get a good eyeful.
TDBfB is not really about putting boys in danger. And if you needed to be told that, you’re a sorry old sod. And it’s not even just for girls. Duh! It’s about cultural experience and developing one’s intellect. That’s what an adult thinks when they see the book. When a child sees it, they think, "wow, cool title." How to Play Poker! Sweet! Juggling. Hmmm…why not. What are the 3 most breakable things in the classroom/house/brother’s/sister’s room? (That’s a joke, see.)
442 Magazine. Aahh, what can I say about this mag? It’s A-mazing. It’s HI-larious. EVERYBODY who’s ANYBODY in European football, and even a few who aren’t anybody but wannabes. I love this mag. I’ve been reading it for almost 10 years, ever since Michael Owen had his second cover in January 1999. Back then, it was imported and costs $4.95 at Borders. Now, it’s $8.50. But it has so much information about the movers and shakers that if you really really love soccer, you can’t be without it. I do choose my moments, though, because it’s so expensive. I usually buy the season opener issue because it comes with a supplement, then a mid-season issue or two, then the end-of-year issue plus the voting issue and the awards issue. So that averages about 5-6 issues a year. Being a reader of 442 gives you pitch-cred.