Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cure for Reluctant 9-12 Male Readers!

This book is a blast from the first page to the last. If you've got know a reluctant male reader between the ages of 9 to 90, put a copy of this book in their hands and ask them to simply read the first chapter. If they can stop, there's simply no hope.

You can find a review at Bookhound.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Vampire Invastion Scheduled For January 2010!

The new trailer for this movie is out and looks like it could be a lot of fun for those of us maybe a little sick of romantic vampires.

To see the trailer, go here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Covers That Send Me To The Book Store!

Yep, this is one of them. Coming in July. Chicks in leather, guns, motorcycles, and demons. What's not to love?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

So, Dad, How Do You Make Ghosts?

My eleven year old thinks outside the box. Any box. I'm casually reading today and a thought strikes him while he's playing Ghostbusters on the 360 (great game, BTW). He asks if me I thought it would be neat if people could make ghosts.

I say, "No, because they have people that make ghosts, then they lock them up in prison for being murderers."

Then he says, "I mean fake ghosts."

I say, "No, they lock those people up too. They call them frauds and con artists."

"No, artificial ghosts."

I think about it for a moment and say, "Why would you want to make artificial ghosts? Who would you sell them to?"

By this time I'm thinking he's maybe considering opening up the supernatural equivalent of a lemonade stand for the summer. GHOSTS FOR SALE!

He admits that he hasn't got that part worked out yet, but still thinks it would be cool to make artificial ghosts.

I tell him with all the Goth stuff so popular these days, he could probably sell them if he figures out a way to make them.

That kid's gonna make me millions one of these days. :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"Rocking the Beer Gut" Blew Me Away!

I recently had a roadtrip with my daughter. We drove six hours to Arkansas and six hours back. I normally listen to audiobooks while traveling, but she's not big on those and I had to work. So while she drove, I pounded the keyboard.

Montana listens to country music. I grew up with it but a lot of it gets on my nerves these days. I prefer blues if I listen to music.

On the way back, we heard Trailer Choir's release, "Rocking the Beer Gut" and I couldn't believe it. When we got back home, I had to check them out. You can hear the song on video here, and find out more about the band here.

They're a lot of fun, full of energy and good feelings. You probably won't hear any music that will change your life, but you're going to rock out in the car and pick up some chorus lines that will be buzzing through your head for days. And you won't be able to stop singing, "Rocking the Beer Gut."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Batman Family Changing!

If you're a comic geek like me, you know there are some massive changes taking place in the Batman mythos. I was totally against the idea of taking Bruce Wayne out of the Batsuit, but I'm really enjoying a fresh look at some of these characters.

Pick up an issue or two and give 'em a try. The top image is the cover to Batman & Robin #1. The second is for Red Robin #1. And the last is for Detective Comics and will feature Batwoman and the new Question.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer's Here!

Time to head to the beach and relax when you get the chance. I've read a lot of books lately since college is out and I haven't been teaching. You can find reviews of these books and others here.

And if you read something that impresses you, please post and lemme know!