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Today is the best news for books ever.

First, remember when I jokingly asked if Glee could publish tie-in novels, and assumed that was a pipe dream?  IT'S HAPPENING.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!  *runs around in giddy circles*  When will I learn that nothing is impossible when it comes to this show??  

Of course, there's the question of how in-character they'll be.  Tie-in novels tend to suffer from being written by professional writers who...do not really seem like they are fans of the show so much as working for a paycheck, but maybe this time we will get lucky. 

Second, remember how a few days ago I was telling you about that beautiful artistic Griffin-and-Sabine book I got?  Dad checked out the library sale cart today, and he found two more Bantock books, #5 & 6, sequels I didn't even know existed.  $1 each. 

I don't know how ex-library books managed this, especially with pieces that pull out, but they are both in perfect condition - the last book even still has the loose "win a trip to Paris!" postcard tucked into the dust jacket.  Better still, I performed magic and stripped every last trace of library markings from them - the only things left are a bit of ink from the 'discard' stamps that slipped off the sticker on the inside of the back covers, and they literally disappear into the background images so you have to know what you're looking for to even see them.

(yes, in most cases, I love the way ex-library copies look and will even leave the plastic wrap on, but there are certain books I just want to have a 'bookstore' look)

I AM SUCH A GREAT MOOD.  Thursdays are the best. 


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Jun. 24th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
I've read a couple of the CSI: NY novels, and I think their writers do a good job of keeping things in character. A lot of times I can play out the chapters of the book as easily as if I were watching an episode on TV.
Jun. 24th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hmm...I can't remember if I've read any of the CSI: NY ones or not. I've tried the original series and Miami, and while there are a few treasure-trove pages at the beginning and end, they tend to turn into run-of-the-mill mystery novels. Possibly that is my total disinterest in the actual aspect of crime-solving showing through.

I think the biggest offense with books is that they spend an excessive amount of time (by which I mean "any") devoting scenes and/or chapters entirely to the original characters created for the story, which always bore me to tears. I am reading authorized fanfic for a reason; do not need or want further information on your OC's.
Jun. 25th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
omg omg omg I am so glad I finally have time to read my flist again, because I didn't know you'd read Griffin and Sabine! No lie, I think those books actually changed my life. And I had no idea that the series went up to #5 and #6 - I'd never even been able to find the third one in the series! I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY OMG.

If you can find it, there's another Nick Bantock book that I love called The Museum at Purgatory. It doesn't use the format of Griffin and Sabine, but it tells the story of how, after people die, the things they collected in life sometimes follow them into Purgatory, and they can use them to evaluate their life. There are photographs of everyone's collections, all of which are found or handmade by Bantock. It's a gorgeous, rich book that I pull out and reread all the time. Definitely give it a look if you can.

I am so glad someone else knows about these books, I thought I was the only one. :D
Jun. 25th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Re: *flailyhands*
YAY! I have, admittedly, only read the first book so far, but having skimmed through my recent acquisitions, I am equal parts confused and completely amazed by them. I can hardly believe they exist, they're so enchanting.

That other book sounds really neat, too - I'll definitely keep my eye out for it.
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