More John Moore, plz

A Fate Worse Than Dragons

In an attempt to win the hand of Princess Gloria in marriage, Sir Terry slays a dragon-only to discover he’s killed the dragon in a neighboring kingdom and inadvertently earned the devotion of the wrong princess. And everyone knows that getting stuck with the wrong girl is truly a fate worse than dragons.

This is the forest primeval, where the murmuring pines and hemlocks, bearded with moss, stand like Druids of eld, and the young elms sway like sailors in the eleventh hour of a twelve-hour liberty. This is the forest primeval, where golden eyes and white fangs flash silently in the ever-present twilight, and the roe startles and leaps at a rustle in the dry leaves. This is the forest primeval, where it is lunchtime.

In fact, it’s pretty much always lunchtime in the forest primeval, or even in the forest contemporary, which makes much more use of open space and natural light and attracts a younger crowd of predators.

If you like your fairy tales with tongue firmly in cheek, you’ve got to read John Moore.

Heroics for Beginners

Prince Kevin Timberline must retrieve Ancient Artifact Model Seven from the clutches of the evil Lord Voltmeter–He Who Must Be Named–before said evil Lord unleashes his Diabolical Plan.

Luckily, Kevin wields a secret weapon that will cause the forces of Darkness to tremble: The Handbook of Practical Heroics.

The Unhandsome Prince

Caroline kissed every frog in the swamp until she found the one that turned into a prince–only Prince Hal isn’t the handsome specimen she expected to find. Unless she can learn to love the princely sum of his parts, it’ll be unhappily ever after.

Bad Prince Charlie

After the king of Damask dies, Bad Prince Charlie is put on the throne to divert attention from his uncles’ plan-to procure Weapons of Magical Destruction.


Busy month

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.

June is turning out to be a busy month! Well, busy for us, that is. :) Got the garage door opener and water heater installed, two vet appointments so far – old cat and kitten stuff. This week is a long overdue hair appointment on Tuesday; a delivery of more media storage on Wednesday, as well as the Princess Bride Quote-Along; and Saturday is a Drew Curtis (FARK) book signing at BookPeople. If that weren’t enough, I get to go to the circus later this month as well! I’ve got goooood seats – center ring, about 4 rows from the front. Close enough to smell the elephants, not close enough to attract the clowns. I’ve already threatened Rob with bodily injury if he does anything to attract the attention of the clowns.


Jen's 2006 Reading – a work in progress (updated 12/31/2006)

Polonius:     What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet:       Words. Words. Words.
Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii

Happiness is an unlimited supply of good books.
I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. – Mark Twain
Whenever books are burned, men also are burned. – Robert A. Heinlein
Upset the politically correct – read banned books.


This entry kept in memories; updated as necessary.

2004   –   2005   –   2006


001. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
002. Red Hot Santa by Cherry Adair
003. Company by Max Barry
004. Cell by Stephen King
005. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
006. Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer
007. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
008. The Elfstones of Shannara (Sword of Shannara) by Terry Brooks
009. The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks
010. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
011. Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, Book 8 ) by Terry Goodkind
012. Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2 (Sword of Truth, Book 10) by Terry Goodkind
013. Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
014. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, Book 10) by Robert Jordan
015. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, Book 11) by Robert Jordan
016. Night Shift by Stephen King
017. Salems Lot by Stephen King
018. Visions of Liberty by Martin Greenberg
019. Challenger Park by Stephen Harrigan
020. Shadow Puppets (Ender, Book 7) by Orson Scott Card
021. Shadow of the Giant (Ender, Book 8 ) by Orson Scott Card
022. Enders Game (Ender, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
023. Enders Shadow (Ender, Book 5) by Orson Scott Card
024. Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender, Book 6) by Orson Scott Card
025. Speaker for the Dead (Ender, Book 2) by Orson Scott Card
026. Xenocide (Ender, Book 3) by Orson Scott Card
027. The Unhandsome Prince by John Moore
028. Hells Pavement by Damon Knight
029. Now, The Gods by Robert French
030. Bad Prince Charlie by John Moore
031. Jennifer Government (Vintage Contemporaries) by Max Barry
032. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
033. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
034. The Dragon Quintet by Tanith Lee
035. The Omen by David Seltzer
036. 1-800-Am-I-Nuts by Margo Kaufman
037. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
038. Here Be Demons by Esther Friesner
039. Demon Blues by Esther Friesner
040. Paycheck: And Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick
041. The Broker by John Grisham
042. Bedlams Bard by Mercedes Lackey
043. Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn by Hannah Holmes
044. The Shelters of Stone (Earths Children, Book 5) by Jean M. Auel
045. The Eugenics Wars Vol. 2: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek) by Greg Cox
046. Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein
047. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
048. Picture This!: The Inside Story and Classic Photos of UPI Newspictures by Gary Haynes
049. Dragonsblood by Todd J. Mccaffrey
050. Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy by Denise Little, Editor
051. Mammoth by John Varley
052. Treason by Orson Scott Card
053. The City of the Beast by Michael Moorcock
054. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
055. Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
056. The Photograph by Penelope Lively
057. 1984 by George Orwell
058. First Meetings in Enders Universe by Orson Scott Card
059. WebMage by Kelly McCullough
060. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
061. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
062. Scarlett by Alexandria Ripley
063. Watership Down by Richard Adams
064. The Wave by Todd Strasser


Jen's 2005 Reading

Polonius:     What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet:       Words. Words. Words.
Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii

Happiness is an unlimited supply of good books.
I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. – Mark Twain
Whenever books are burned, men also are burned. – Robert A. Heinlein
Upset the politically correct – read banned books.


This entry kept in memories; updated as necessary.
2004   –   2005   –   2006


001. Warlord of Mars, The – Burroughs, Edgar Rice
002. Thuvia, Maid of Mars – Burroughs, Edgar Rice
003. Dragon’s Kin – McCaffrey, Anne & Todd
004. Guardian Angel – Paretsky, Sara
005. Feed – Anderson, M.T.
006. Cat Who Talked Turkey, The – Braun, Lilian Jackson
007. Bright Messengers – Lee, Gentry
008. Faraday’s Orphans – Wood, N. Lee
009. Belinda – Rampling, Anne
010. Between Planets – Heinlein, Robert
011. Rolling Stones, The – Heinlein, Robert
012. Star Beast, The – Heinlein, Robert
013. Starman Jones – Heinlein, Robert
014. Broker, The – Grisham, John
015. Mortal Prey – Sandford, John
016. Rendezvous With Rama – Clarke, Arthur C.
017. Hacker – Martin, Lee
018. Beauty Before Comfort – Glock, Allison
019. Pyramids – Pratchett, Terry
020. Sean Connery: From 007 To Hollywood Icon – Yule, Andrew
021. Wyrd Sisters – Pratchett, Terry
022. Eric – Pratchett, Terry
023. Guards! Guards! – Pratchett, Terry
024. Witches Abroad – Pratchett, Terry
025. Reaper Man – Pratchett, Terry
026. SFWA Grand Masters, vol 1 – Pohl, Frederik
027. Remembering Johnny – People Magazine
028. Feet Of Clay – Pratchett, Terry
029. Men At Arms – Pratchett, Terry
030. Jingo – Pratchett, Terry
031. Soul Music – Pratchett, Terry
032. Hogfather – Pratchett, Terry
033. The Truth – Pratchett, Terry
034. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Rowling, J.K.
035. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets – Rowling, J.K.
036. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Rowling, J.K.
037. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Rowling, J.K.
038. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Rowling, J.K.
039. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Rowling, J.K.
040. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Dahl, Roald
041. Never Cry Wolf – Mowat, Farley
042. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (again) – Rowling, J.K.
043. Dark Tower I – The Gunslinger – King, Stephen
044. Dark Tower II – The Drawing of the Three – King, Stephen
045. Dark Tower III – The Wastelands – King, Stephen
046. Sandman Preludes & Nocturnes – Gaiman, Neil
047. Sandman The Doll’s House – Gaiman, Neil
048. Dark Tower IV – Wizard And Glass – King, Stephen
049. Dark Tower V – Wolves of the Calla – King, Stephen
050. Night Prey – Sandford, John
051. Dark Tower VI – Song of Susannah – King, Stephen
052. Dark Tower VII – The Dark Tower – King, Stephen
053. Rules of Prey – Sandford, John
054. Shadow Prey – Sandford, John
055. Eyes of Prey – Sandford, John
056. Silent Prey – Sandford, John
057. Winter Prey – Sandford, John
058. Mind Prey – Sandford, John
059. Sudden Prey – Sandford, John
060. Secret Prey – Sandford, John
061. Certain Prey – Sandford, John
062. Easy Prey – Sandford, John
063. Chosen Prey – Sandford, John
064. Mortal Prey – Sandford, John
065. Naked Prey – Sandford, John
066. Hidden Prey – Sandford, John
067. Broken Prey – Sandford, John
068. Rachel & Leah – Card, Orson Scott
069. Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Maguire, Gregory
070. The Wizard of Oz – Baum, Frank L.
071. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Flagg, Fannie


I'm still alive

Wow, we’ve just been really busy lately!

The new job at one week in is actually pretty dang cool. The brain is actually being used, and it’s even kinda fun.

Did I mention it’s not tech support?

Monday night we went to a book signing at BookpeopleNeal Stephenson. He’s such a fascinating person! Next up on my book list, once I get through the current stack, is going to be his Baroque Cycle.

This weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is Linucon!! We’ve plotted out the panel/seminar thingies we’re going to, and I really can’t wait. It should be a geek heaven!

Guess that’s it for now. It’s raining and incredibly windy right now, so we’re hanging out at work for a bit before we head home. Hopefully we’ll get home fairly soon – got a lot to do before Linucon.


Jen's 2004 Reading

Polonius:     What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet:       Words. Words. Words.
Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii

Happiness is an unlimited supply of good books.
I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. – Mark Twain
Whenever books are burned, men also are burned. – Robert A. Heinlein
Upset the politically correct – read banned books.


This entry kept in memories; updated as necessary.
2004   –   2005   –   2006


001. The Return of the King — J.R.R. Tolkien (01/16/2004)
002. Grumbles From The Grave – Robert A. Heinlein (01/20/2004)
003. Kate Remembered – A. Scott Berg (01/25/2004)
004. The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) – Robert Jordan (01/31/2004)
005. New Spring (A Wheel of Time Prequel Novel) – Robert Jordan (02/01/2004)
006. Jennifer Government – Max Barry (02/02/2004)
007. The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) – Robert Jordan (02/06/2004)
008. The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, Book 3) – Robert Jordan (02/08/2004)
009. A Walk to Remember – Nicholas Sparks (02/09/2004) (bookamonth, February)
010. The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, Book 4) – Robert Jordan (02/13/2004)
011. Syrup – Max Barry (02/13/2004)
012. Animal Appetite – Susan Conant (02/15/2004)
013. Creature Discomforts – Susan Conant (02/16/2004)
014. The Wicked Flea – Susan Conant (02/17/2004)
015. The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, Book 5) – Robert Jordan (02/25/2004)
016. Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, Book 6) – Robert Jordan (02/28/2004)
017. A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, Book 7) – Robert Jordan (03/02/2004)
018. The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, Book 8) – Robert Jordan (03/05/2004)
019. Winter’s Heart (The Wheel of Time, Book 9) – Robert Jordan (03/09/2004)
020. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, Book 10) – Robert Jordan (03/15/2004)
021. I, Robot – Issac Asimov (read in chunks on my Palm at odd moments) (03/22/2004)
022. Angels & Demons – Dan Brown (03/23/2004)
023. Debt Of Bones – Terry Goodkind (03/26/2004)
024. The Magus – John Fowles (03/27/2004) (bookamonth, March & April)
025. Oryx & Crake – Margaret Atwood (04/02/2004)
026. Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1) – Terry Goodkind (04/05/2004)
027. Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, Book 2) – Terry Goodkind (04/10/2004)
028. Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3) – Terry Goodkind (04/12/2004)
029. Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, Book 4) – Terry Goodkind (04/15/2004)
030. Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5) – Terry Goodkind (04/19/2004)
031. Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, Book 6) – Terry Goodkind (04/27/2004)
032. The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, Book 7) – Terry Goodkind (05/03/2004)
033. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal – Eric Schlosser (05/06/2004) (bookamonth, May)
034. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (05/08/2004)
035. To Ride Pegasus – Anne McCaffrey (05/09/2004)
036. Red Rabbit – Tom Clancy (5/10/2004)
037. Robot Visions – Issac Asimov (05/15/2004)
038. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight : An African Childhood – Alexandra Fuller (read in two days for a RL book group) (05/19/2004)
039. Wifey – Judy Blume (05/22/2004)
040. Rules of Prey – John Sandford (05/23/2004)
041. Shadow Prey – John Sandford (05/24/2004)
042. Eyes of Prey – John Sandford (05/26/2004)
043. Sudden Prey – John Sandford (05/27/2004)
044. Rocket Ship Galileo – Robert Heinlein (05/28/2004)
045. Robot Dreams – Issac Asimov (05/30/2004)
046. Garden of Shadows – V.C. Andrews (06/01/2004)
047. Pandora’s Clock – John J. Nance (06/03/2004)
048. Scruples – Judith Krantz (06/06/2004)
049. Stillwatch – Mary Higgins Clark (06/07/2004)
050. MASH – Richard Hooker (06/09/2004)
051. Secret Prey – John Sandford (06/10/2004)
052. Chosen Prey – John Sandford (06/11/2004)
053. M is for Malice – Sue Grafton (06/12/2004)
054. The Brethren – John Grisham (06/15/2004)
055. A Cry In The Night – Mary Higgins Clark (06/15/2004)
056. Where Are The Children? – Mary Higgins Clark (06/16/2004)
057. Hannibal – Thomas Harris (06/19/2004)
058. Starship – Brian Aldiss (6/21/2004)
059. A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle (06/21/2004)
060. Another Fine Myth – Robert Asprin (06/21/2004)
061. Myth Conceptions – Robert Asprin (06/22/2004)
062. Myth Directions – Robert Asprin (06/22/2004)
063. Hit or Myth – Robert Asprin (06/22/2004)
064. Myth-ing Persons – Robert Asprin (06/23/2004)
065. Little Myth Marker – Robert Asprin (06/23/2004)
066. M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link – Robert Asprin (06/24/2004)
067. Myth-Nomers & Im-Pervections – Robert Asprin (06/24/2004)
068. M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action – Robert Asprin (06/24/2004)
069. Sweet Myth-tery of Life – Robert Asprin (06/24/2004)
070. Myth-Ion Improbable – Robert Asprin (06/25/2004)
071. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood (06/28/2004)
072. The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood (06/30/2004)
073. Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish – Dorothy Gilman (07/03/2004)
074. Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, Book 8) – Terry Goodkind (07/07/2004)
075. Naked Prey – John Sandford (07/08/2004)
076. The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches) – Anne Rice (07/11/2004)
077. Buy Jupiter, and Other Stories – Issac Asimov (07/13/2004)
078. A Time to Kill – John Grisham (07/24/2004)
079. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman (07/27/2004)
080. From a Buick 8 – Stephen King (07/28/2004)
081. On Writing – Stephen King (07/30/2004)
082. Isaac Asimov’s Utopias (08/01/2004)
083. Ball of Fire : The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball – Stefan Kanfer (08/06/2004)
084. Something M.Y.T.H. Inc – Robert Asprin (08/09/2004)
085. Myth Alliances – Robert Asprin (08/10/2004)
086. A Round-Heeled Woman : My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance – Jane Juska (08/12/2004)
087. On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 1) – Piers Anthony (08/18/2004)
088. Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 2) – Piers Anthony (08/19/2004)
089. With a Tangled Skein (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 3) – Piers Anthony (08/20/2004)
090. Wielding a Red Sword (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 4) – Piers Anthony (08/22/2004)
091. Being a Green Mother (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 5) – Piers Anthony (08/23/2004)
092. For Love of Evil (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 6) – Piers Anthony (08/25/2004)
093. And Eternity (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 7) – Piers Anthony (08/26/2004)
094. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (09/04/2004)
095. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells (09/07/2004)
096. Ella Enchanted) – Gail Carson Levine (09/09/2004)
097. I Should Have Seen It Coming When the Rabbit Died – Teresa Bloomingdale (09/13/2004)
098. Red Dragon – Thomas Harris (09/15/2004)
099. Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris (09/18/2004)
100. The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal – Lillian Jackson Braun (09/20/2004)
101. The Cat Who Went Underground – Lillian Jackson Braun (09/20/2004)
102. D Is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) – Sue Grafton (09/21/2004)
103. Certain Prey – John Sandford (09/22/2004)
104. Hidden Prey – John Sandford (09/24/2004)
105. Prey – Michael Crichton (09/26/2004)
106. Heroics For Beginners – John Moore (09/27/2004)
107. Dirty Dozen – E. M. Nathanson (10/02/2004)
108. Dancing Barefoot – Wil Wheaton (10/10/2004)
109. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood (10/13/2004)
110. Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein (10/17/2004)
111. Just a Geek – Wil Wheaton (10/18/2004)
112. The Last Juror – John Grisham (10/24/2004)
113. Pyramid Scheme – Dave Freer & Eric Flint (10/26/2004)
114. Digital Fortress – Dan Brown (10/31/2004)
115. H is for Homicide – Sue Grafton (11/05/2004)
116. Disclosure – Michael Crichton (11/19/2004)
117. The Worst Day of My Life, So Far – M.A. Harper (11/27/2004)
118. Skipping Christmas – John Grisham (12/01/2004)
119. Good Faith – Jane Smiley (12/18/2004)
120. The Lottery Winner – Mary Higgins Clark (12/24/2004)
121. Easy Prey – John Sandford (12/26/2004)
122. The Price of the Stars – Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald (12/30/2004)
123. A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs (12/31/2004)
124. The Gods of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs (12/31/2004)