Wednesday, December 24, 2008

assorted Christmas Eve-y goodness

Around this time last year I wrote about The Bottom Four Books Published in 2007. I'm not going to do that this year. First, i really haven't encountered the level of 2008 crap that I did last year, and second, because I really don't want to give extra attention to the stinkers right now. Let's focus on the good books. I've already posted about the best books published in 2008 and next week I'll have a post up about the best books I've read in 2008, regardless of year published. I talked about it a bit over at SF Signal, so you'll see some familiar faces next week.

Merry Christmas.

Alternately, happy any other holiday or personally special day you wish to celebrate with loved ones.

So, in the absence of my hating on crappy books, what next?

A couple of things for the day.

First...nothing says Christmas like zombies and Sean Bieri and the good people at knows this central truth very well. Sean is posting the 12 Days of Zombie Christmas. So far the first three days up and each day has brought me holiday cheer.

Day One
Day Two
Day Three

In less of the spirit of zombie Christmas joy, but equally in the spirit of Christmas, is what Pat Rothfuss is doing with Heifer International. Here is the original post Pat made in early November.

It was, uh, successful. To say the least. Here's Pat's follow up.


Good on everybody who donated, however much or little they can afford. The prizes are cool (some are VERY cool), but ultimately it is about the $113,000 + that is going to Heifer International.

Way cool, and way cool on Pat for matching $58,000 + of donations. Personally.

Merry Christmas, indeed.

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