Two new books
We headed out to Borders last night because we had a 40% off coupon and we just couldn’t resist. Plus, we haven’t been there in a few weeks.
Sherry picked up a new book, we got our son a book about the new movie coming out called Megamind with Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross and Brad Pitt. It’s even got temp tattoos in it. 🙂
Anyhow, I picked up The Company by K.J. Parker. Never read anything by Parker, but it looks good, so I think I’m going to enjoy it:
After years away, Kunessin returns to Faralia to reunite A Company—something of a legend in the war—and move to an island he has found that technically belongs to the military. Of course, the other four guys join him. By the time they set out, they’re a fairly sizable expedition, what with the former soldiers, their wives, and the indentured men they take on. It’s more of a struggle to get their homestead up and running than Kunessin expected, and secrets are left over from the war—Kunessin’s, certainly, about how he got the money to do this in the first place, but also those of other company members, the women they’ve dragged into the venture, and the island itself.
The other book I picked up is something that Owen Zastrava Pitt should have read before the latest MHI novel. It definitely would have helped him out of a situation. It’s called How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambucino.
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc. The danger is real. And it’s here.
Class 1 gnome-slayer and gnome defense expert Chuck Sambuchino has developed a proven system—Assess, Protect, Defend, Apply—for safeguarding property, possessions, and loved ones. Strategies include step-by-step instructions for gnome-proofing the average dwelling, recognizing and interpreting the signs of a gathering hoard, and—in the event that a secured perimeter is breached—confronting and combating the attackers at close range.
I’ve gotten half way through it so far and it’s hilarious. I highly suggest it for a good laugh.