Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Contest winners: Books in the mail

Books were mailed today for the five winners of the Goodreads contest. This was a very expensive endeavor for me. Not including the price of buying the book, the five packages cost $58 in postage fees. The U.S. addresses were cheap, under $3. The U.K. winners cost me $18 each.
Happy reading contest winners!!

Lastly as an observation about the giveaway. About 1,925 people entered the giveway in the four weeks it was listed. I made it to page one and two of the most popular books requested, which I think is amazing exposure. More people added the book at the end of the giveaway than at the beginning.
 I had 1,009 people add it in the to-be-read file and as of today, a little more than a week after the giveway ended, 12 people removed the book from to-be-read file since last Monday, but two added it.
It's very hard to figure out psychology and I'm just glad the book got a lot of exposure.

Walking Dead still alive

What a season opener! It started off subtle and slow, the sheriff becomes a farmer. And then all hell breaks loose at the grocery store.
That was a clever way to get the Walkers into the store but heck, how realistic is it that the ceiling is rotting and the weight of a rack of bones causes holes in the roof versus a helicopter that seems to be siting on the roof comfortably.
I know, I know. Don't apply logic to this show, but I can't help it.
I can't say I'm upset that two new cast members are already dead or on their way to dying and wrecking havoc on the prison group. While the cast is big, I don't want my favorites to die otherwise it might be hard to maintain interest.
Speaking of interest, I do wonder how long they can keep up this fairly generic storyline. Hunt for food, get attacked by Walkers, someone dies, hunt for food, get attacked by Walkers, etc. Wash, rinse, repeat.
In the other storyline, I get why the woman tried to bring Rick to her husband, who I guess was a Walker, for dinner. She thought he needed feeding, although how she managed to stay alive while he was a starving Walker sharing her space is silly. Then she kills herself, heck why didn't she do that eons ago?
This was a strange story that I wonder if it's a setup for something later on. We'll have to see.
What was up with her face? It looked liked she'd been beaten up or had tattoos on her face.
The lighting for this show is sometimes so dim I have a hard time making things out.

"I don't want to be afraid of being alive," best line of the episode.

Not a bad start to season 4. We'll have to see where it goes to judge how it measures up with the other seasons.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

One day to Walking Dead premiere

Season 4 starts tomorrow and I can't wait. I rarely watch television live so probably won't have comments to make until later in the week. I rely heavily on my DVR and I have a lot going on tomorrow so it's unlikely I'll be free in the evening.
Can't wait to see it. Yeah. It's nice to have a show that I look forward to watching. I haven't been overly impressed with the premieres of my returning shows.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Last day for giveaway

This is the last day to enter the Goodreads giveaway and get a paperback copy of Cursed. I have 5 copes available.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

6 days left to get free copy of book

The Goodreads Giveaway ends Oct. 7. Hurry and sign up before time runs out.

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