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I always have good intentions

Posted by Scotsman on May 11, 2009 in Life |

So I’m subscribed to a mailing list from my local library – Kingston Frontenac Public Library.  Once a month, I get an e-mail from them listing new books in the Thrillers and Suspense category.  It also has a section every month where it’s like “If you liked this author, try these authors”, as well as a few other random books.  Here’s an example:

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So every month I get this.  However – although I’m a big reader, I find it hard to try new authors.  My favourite authors are John Grisham, Lee Child, Stephen Hunter, James Patterson, David Baldacci and Brad Meltzer.  Over the last few years, I can’t think of any other authors I have actually read.  Outside of those authors, I’ll read books on search engine optimization, sports betting etc.  When it comes to fiction however, I always stick with those guys.

However I always have good intentions to read other authors, so I have a “Books” mailbox folder and I put these e-mails into that mailbox, with the intention of going through them and finding new authors…..I don’t know; eventually I guess.

So I do this every month.  Today I wondered how long it’d been since I was on this mailing list, never having even looked at one of these e-mails.  I figured it was a few months or something:

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In case you can’t read that – that’s from NOVEMBER 2006.  I have been subscribed to this fucking thing for OVER TWO YEARS and I haven’t even read one goddamn e-mail.  Yet I’m not going to unsubscribe because MAYBE ONE DAY I will actually try a new goddamn author, and then I have like 600 e-mails to go through and peruse.  Lucky me.

Also – there’s an e-mail in there from Vin.  He’s talking about the Mick Foley book – the 3rd one.  He bought it the same time I did and he’d e-mail me his thoughts.  Here’s the exact e-mail there:

i wish theyd make a dvd of thsi book with all the angles and matches. its so good. i couldnt believe that heyman called mick a whore! what an asshole. i also totally agree on micks summation of ECW. sad as that may make me, but its true. all the little kids stuff is real good and makes me happy. i am gonna sponsor a kid i think. its real cheap, why not? his part with jericho is good too. i wish that book came out today too. i think the general problem with wrestling books is they try to squeeze whole careers into one book. if jericho wrote one about everything but his time in WWE, that making it to WWE was the conclusion thatd be sweet. Then he could write another about his time in WWE, if the first one was good enough. I read Stone Cold Truth and its like boom boom boom. Just good anecdotes about stuff not a real good story because its all flown through. No arc to it. He was funny though as he continually mentioned that he was the biggest draw and biggest merchandise guy eve
r but would say he wasnt bragging. ANYWAYS you should join the thing with kids too. That way we can compare letters about our foreigner kids. I like this book better than Foley is Good, by a lot. Maybe because I didnt really care about his feud with HHH or I never saw most of the stuff hes writing about now. I dont know. I just like this one a lot better. I agree with so much he says about booking. Letting people talk, and this feud with FUnk/Dreamer. Like if they didnt do everything “the WWE way” he probably could get them over as threats. OOh and what he says about RKO. God I love this book. w/b

To summarize – Vin’s a complete fag.

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