Monthly Archives: December 2011

The e-book price wars, gendered toys and NASCAR hates breastfeeding

Over at the Pegasus Pulp blog, I have a post entitled “2011 – Year of the Indie”. The subject should be rather obvious. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an insightful post about the realities of the post Christmas e-book sales rush … Continue reading

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End of the Year Linkdump

I just got a nice surprise, when I noticed that Rites of Passage had gotten a five star review at I checked the listing for a totally unrelated reason and saw it was there. And when you google “Buhlert”, … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Playboy Hero

I’m still at my parents’. This afternoon, we went to visit my aunt at the care home where she lives. She had lots of other visitors during the holidays, so we figured we’d visit her sometime between Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Christmas reading, writing and selling

Boxing Day was largely uneventful. My Mom made something tasty with tiger prawns, tomato, olives and feta cheese for lunch. My parents went for a walk this afternoon, but I stayed in. The weather didn’t really inspire me to go … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2011

I didn’t see yesterday’s spectacular lightshow that lit up the evening sky over much of Germany as well as Belgium and France. However, the streak of light was neither Santa on his sleigh nor the Star of Bethlehem (it appeared … Continue reading

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50% off Pegasus Pulp books at OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks

Like I promised, Christmas photos will be coming later tonight. However, for now I interrupt your regular scheduled holiday programming for a special announcement: OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks are currently running a two day Christmas sale and offer 50% off all e-books … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2011

Tonight – well, last night – was Christmas Eve. And since Christmas Eve is the main event here in Germany, we already lit up the tree and opened the presents. Unlike last year’s very white Christmas, this year’s was wet … Continue reading

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Celebrating the holidays with a new release: The Spiked Death

I spent most of today wrapping presents and most of tonight decorating the Christmas tree at my parents’ house. There were some unexpected interruptions. For example, somebody replaced a burned out lightbulb on the miniature light string with the flasher … Continue reading

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School is out linkdump – and a riff on endings

Today was the last day of school before the winter holiday and therefore the last day of school for this year. I watched The Sarah Jane Adventures with my fifth graders, who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Lots of discussion both about … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations

For some seasonal cheer, here are some photos of my Christmas decorations, starring Else, a department store mannequin I bought at a going-out-of-business a few years ago. Since then she’s looking out of my front windows and scaring off burglars. … Continue reading

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