Saturday, February 2, 2008

I wish there was something to read in the house.

I've mentioned that because he won the Top Ten List contest, I owe Todd Wheeler On Basilisk Station, Book One of the Honor Harrington series. I've also mentioned that I know its here somewhere but I've got to find it before I can send it to him. Well in case any of you were thinking, "Duh, go look in the bookcase, I bet its there", I thought you should see what I'm up against.

Behold, my double-thick reverse-engineered wall-o-books. You can't really see, but theses shelves are filled from top to bottom with an entire additional layer of books behind the ones you can see. There's only two and a half shelves in the picture, but there are two more you can't see at all in this picture.

What else can't you see? The other bookcase that's just as full. And the boxes of books downstairs. Books. Books Books.

So, yes Todd. Your book will be on its way shortly. Just as soon as I move every book I own at least once and then run across the one with your name on it.


Shawn Powers said...

Oooh! You have Agent to the Stars in print! My jealousy, let me show you it. :)

You realize, for most of your blog readers, that type of picture sparks the same emotions that a kid in a candy store gets...

Shawn Powers said...

You know, one of the advantages to life changing car accidents, is that you get to re-read hundreds of books that you don't remember. :)

I don't think I've read a single book in the photo. Isn't that awesome?!?!?!

Nathan said...

I recommend most of them but not all. Feel free to ask me about any of them before you go out and waste time or money on them, 'cause some of '!

Nathan said...

Jumpin' Jeepers,

I was going to tell you to look on Amazon for ATTS. I got mine there for $30 a little over a year ago. I didn't know til I received it that it was a signed limited edition. Mine is number 1140 of 1500.

So, before making an ass of myself and sending you there for nothing, I decided to see what Amazon has now. There's 7 of them available ranging in price from $99.00 to $995.00.

Wow! I guess our man Scalzi has gotten collectible. I think I'll hold on to mine and retire on it in a few more years. :D

Todd Wheeler said...

No hurry, and no worries, Nathan.

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey, I've seen shelves like that before, right before I paid an unholy amount of money to convert whole walls to shelving units.