As a resident of Arizona, I’d like to assure you that scorpions suck. I just killed one inside my front door — inside — at 4:30 in the afternoon. So much for my “They only come out at night” theory.

Allow me to be the first one to say that turning scorpions into cyborgs is a terrible idea. I mean, Skynet and Terminators are a better option. All hail our robot overlords, as long as they’re not scorpions.

And the husband is talking about moving to Fort Worth… where a bit of research tells me there are scorpions. I can’t win.

Anonymous said: Who do we reach out to if we never received our signed bookplate?

Timely question!

We’ve had a lot of entrants who have yet to send in their mailing addresses. If you haven’t yet, please send your mailing address to info@karabraden.com.

And if you are the winner, Norma R., please contact info@karabraden.com so we can get started!


I’m not sure when bookplates are going out, since Sourcebooks is handling that part. I think they’ll be mailed from their Chicago office. I’ll check, though!

Tags: Anonymous

Anyone going to DinoCon in Phoenix this Saturday?

I’ll be there! I’ll have a couple of bookmarks and bookplates (with dinosaurs!) if you can find me.

"By writing much, one learns to write well."

— Robert Southey (via writingquotes)

(via leavesdancing)

avidreader6:

Look what I found on display at the library this week! I’ve started reading and am really truly enjoying it.

Look! I’m in libraries!!

avidreader6:

Look what I found on display at the library this week! I’ve started reading and am really truly enjoying it.

Look! I’m in libraries!!

flowergirlrobichiko:

thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

The revenge of Physics Cat.

flowergirlrobichiko:

thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

The revenge of Physics Cat.

(via leavesdancing)

"As a species, the book scorpion is not endangered, but it’s becoming increasingly rare to find them in bookcases. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that modern books are made with synthetic glue, which means that they don’t attract booklice the way old books do. However, all is not lost. Booklice, starch junkies as they are, can also be found in the flour bags in your kitchen cupboard. And where the booklouse is, that’s where you’ll find the book scorpion."

from My Favorite Animal, The Book Scorpion by E. H. Kern.

…did you know there were book scorpions? Now you do. Do with that what you need to. (via dominatrixeditrix)

As many of you know, I live in Arizona. This means there are scorpions all over the damned place. In the days before my wonderful Kindle, I used to read and reread paperbacks. Inevitably, I’d end up taking them from the library (my back room) and piling them on the bathroom counter. When I hit about 75+, I’d drag them all back, shelve them, then start over.

One night, I wake up to, er, do my business. Naturally, I pick up my paperback… and I hear a skittering sound. Out from the top of the book comes a goddamn scorpion. Not some cute, tiny little pseudoscorpion. This was a 3” long monster scorpion from hell. Needless to say, after stomping on that book a few times, I took it right out to the trash. If I remember correctly, it was Gail Carriger’s Soulless, which I promptly re-purchased.

So, there’s one good reason why Kindles are better than paperbacks. You won’t end up with scorpions in your Kindle.

(Source: bookriot, via dominatrixeditrix)

buckbarnesws:


kryptaria  karabraden

This took me three weeks, three bookstores, and two trips to each, to hunt this fantastically shiny bitch down.
That’s how worth it it is. Now go and read it.

Yay!! I’m so glad that you found it!
Last Sunday, I noticed there was only one copy left at my local Barnes and Noble. Here’s to hoping places restock…

buckbarnesws:

kryptaria  karabraden

This took me three weeks, three bookstores, and two trips to each, to hunt this fantastically shiny bitch down.

That’s how worth it it is. Now go and read it.

Yay!! I’m so glad that you found it!

Last Sunday, I noticed there was only one copy left at my local Barnes and Noble. Here’s to hoping places restock…