Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's true--today is my birthday. Here is a post I wrote to celebrate over on Liviania's March Blog Party. (If you didn't click on the link, you're missing out on some pretty funny pictures that I wouldn't share with just anyone.) Random Notables: A great interview with my Flux editor, Brian Farrey over at Cynsations yesterday. I stumbled upon a really cool article this weekend entitled Barnes and Noble = Top 40 Radio Station = Catering to the Masses.
"Whereas there are great books available at BN, if you really care about finding something other than the bestsellers your local BN is oftentimes not the place to go to find them..."
I think this piece and its conclusion has a lot of truth in it, and I don't think it's automatically a negative thing, either. I think it just is what it is, and I think, as readers, it's nice to remind ourselves that there's a huge big world out there beyond the top 40. There's also a really great Q&A at Writer Unboxed with my first and favorite independent bookseller, Rob Dougherty of Clinton Book Shop, where he discusses the ways in which indies support us as authors and readers, and the ways we can support them. indiebound Shout Outs: A super amazing review of D100D touched down this weekend from Karen Kincy. And I totally spaced linking Shana's awesome review last week. Thanks so much for all the support, guys! It means an awful lot. WE NEED ABOUT 20 MORE ENTRIES IN THE EYEBALL CONTEST. GO ON. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME. CONSIDER IT A BIRTHDAY GIFT, K? Now, I'm off to pack for Arizona. And if you totally ignored this before, I'm giving you one more chance... Here is a post I wrote to celebrate my birthday over on Liviania's March Blog Party. (If you didn't click on the link, you're missing out on some pretty funny pictures that I wouldn't share with just anyone.) indiebound

12 comments:

sraasch said...

Happy Birthday!!

Erika Lynn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

and don't worry, I will wish you a happy birthday over at Liviana's blog party. She rocks!

Thao said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY<3

Have fun in Arizona ^^

Joanne Levy said...

Happy birthday, fellow Fanilow!

A.S. King said...

Thanks guys! And J5--I don't think I have been a Fanilow since 1979. Not that I don't respect the guy--I do. I just don't listen to his music. Especially since falling hopelessly in love with Gnarls Barkley this month.

Insert Book Title Here said...

Happy Birthday!!!

The Book Gobbler said...

Happy B Day! And happy listening, too! (To Gnarls, that is.)

The Book Gobbler said...

By the by, thanks so much for the shout out to independent bookstores in this post; without indies, it would be a sad sad bookity book world, in my wee opinion...

Iryna said...

Merry Christmas to you,
Merry Christmas to you,
Merry Christmas dear Amy,
Merry Christmas to you!

(This is what I say instead of "Happy Birthday".)

A.S. King said...

Thank you so much, guys!
BG -- yay indies!
Iryna -- way to think out of the box!

Diana Dang said...

Happy birthday! Wish you another great year before you grow a year older! =)

Liviania said...

Happy b-day! Thanks for stopping by my party!