6.30.2010

Lagniappe 32: Farm City

Farm City
(listen or download from link above)

A little something extra about urban farms and real nature.

Get the book here: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

6.29.2010

Book Discussion: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

Scott and Jesse from SFFaudio very kindly included me on their July "read along" (we all read or listen to a book separately and then get together and discuss it). Luke Burrage from The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast also was a guest. We know I'm a fan since his podcast was the subject of the podcast highlight on Episode 122 so it was really great to "meet" him in audio.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing and you might too. Get it at SFFaudio if you are interested.

Notice: book group begun on Goodreads

I have been enjoying the smattering of conversation at Forgotten Yarns on Ravelry (thank you erqsome!) and thought I'd see if a group on Goodreads would yield interesting observations.

You can find and join it here, where I have just the basics up. Eventually I will have a list of past books and such things.

So drop by and speak up!

Notice: no new episode for this week

Please accept my sincere apologies. The weekend got away from me and that's the kiss of death for reading a story.

However, all is not lost. I do have several pieces of lagniappe which I've been forgetting to post. I will edit them and get them uploaded this week.

6.24.2010

Episode 124: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 17-18

In which we hear learn some about Fraulein Dollman,
consider Von Brunning's cleverness, and change plans
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
Podcast Highlight
Movie Date from the Takeaway

Other Links
My Huffduffer feed
Julie D's Huffduffer page, iTunes, RSS

Something I Really Like - Fun

My narration of Mike Resnick's "The Bride of Frankenstein" is now live at Escape Pod.

This is one of their series of Hugo-nominated stories and it was a great compliment to be asked to narrate it ... and the story is a lot of fun.  It was a real treat to read it.

To top it all off, it is guest hosted by my favorite ... Alasdair Stuart of Pseudopod

Enjoy!

6.15.2010

Episode 123: The Riddle of the Sands, chapters 15-16

In which we meet someone new and a surprising hint is dropped!
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
Podcast Highlight
History of the American Revolution

Other Links
My Huffduffer feed
Julie D's Huffduffer page, iTunes, RSS