Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

Is this the end of my GNS Collecting?

The postie brought these two books to my hands today, the first having to travel the width of the Atlantic to reach my greedy fingers:

I have been after these editions for over a year, as they are by far my favourite editions of Guy N Smith's Satan's Snowdrop and Bats out of Hell. 


 I don't think there are many more GNS books out there that I am actively seeking now. Could this be the end of my collection? We'll see.

Catweazel by Richard Carpenter

I really enjoyed watching this TV series in the 1979s. And rewarding it on Network DVD a fews years back. I'm also enjoying this novelisation and quirky illustrations. It takes me back to simpler times. Magical nostalgia at its best.

My Updated Guy N Smith Collection

 Wednesday, 06 March, 2024

Mega Book Haul

Wednesday, 28 March, 2024

Mega haul received today. All books ranged between £4.75 and £8.99 with free postage. Good to see there's still bargains out there in 2024!

Oh, and this little fellow:

Word on the street, well in the FB GNS forums, is that some of these books are extremely rare, so the bargain I had is all the sweeter!

Garth Marenghi - Incarcerat Night Out

 Friday, February 09, 2024

The Garth Marenghi Incarcerat Tour Poster

It's been a while, but I dragged myself out of the house this evening. I'm so glad I did, as Garth Marenghi was on top form for his Incarcerat show at The Grand Theatre. As well as his usual reading from his new novel and his Q&As from the audience, he also did a little directing as a couple of people were encouraged onto the stage to audition for a possible new movie of one of his classic tales. I haven't laughed so much in ages. To top the evening off, I also picked up a free large Garth Marenghi tour poster, which I plan on framing, and got the great man himself to sign the paperback copy of his novel for me :)

Garth Marenghi, Dreamweaver


Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

 Saturday, December 06, 2024

Whilst it already had a place in my personal library with its movie tie-in edition, I hope you agree that I had to add this different edition to my shelves when I saw it appear on Etsy at a steal of a price - Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin.


The Golden Man by Philip K Dick

Friday, January 05, 2024

 This little beauty found its  into my personal library this morning:

Full details of the Philip K Dick section of the Pixie-led library can be found here

The Man who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

Friday, December 29, 2023

Had a lovely delivery this morning - a first edition The Man Who Fell to Earth. This will fit in snugly with my David Bowie cover version of the same novel - the only novel to ever bring a tear to my eye.

Ubik on Yule

December 22, 2023

The shortest day of the year but no Winter Solstice celebrations this year. When the kids were younger, we used to attend Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury celebration at this time of year. But not today. No, this morning I had to work a half day at the office :(

Heading out to work

The view from my desk at work.

Work wasn't too bad actually, there was quite a nice mood at the office with just a handful of us there. And we were all out of there at 12, when the building was closed. Not quite Christmas for me yet though, as I left work early as I felt ill last Tuesday so I have to make back the hours before the end of the week - So in I go for a 6-1.45 shift tomorrow morning.

When I got home, my new read had been posted through my letterbox - Philip K Dick's Ubik:

New Year's Resolution 2023: Achieved

Thursday, December 21, 2023  

Well, my New Year's Resolution for this year was to read 20 Guy N Smith books. And yesterday, I accomplished that mission. And I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to give my GNS collection a rest:

Work on my Guy N Smith write-up has already started, but it is now time, for a while at least, for a change of direction in my reading matter. The next book on my reading list is already on its way to me, and I'll share its title and author as soon it drops through my letter box...

Worse for Wear

 Tuesday, December 19, 2023

I had to come home early from work today as I was feeling unwell. But the postie had slipped these through my letterbox, warming  my spirits nicely: 

These bring my Guy N Smith collection to a satisfactory conclusion (unless someone offers me something really special I won't be able to say no too lol). Oh, I almost forgot, a couple of the books were unexpectedly signed too :)

Guy N Smith - The Neophyte (Blue Cat Edition)

 Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Big thanks to Carl Heeley. You are a true gentleman. 😊

I have been after this edition of  Guy N Smith's The Neophyte for what seems like an age. And then, out of the blue, I get a pm offering me it to me. And not a penny had to change hands :) What a fantastic early Crimbo present. 'Chuffed' would be an understatement.

Guy N Smith Caracal

Saturday, 25 November 2023 

Having a reading and cuddling this mad cat day.

Graham Masterton

Wednesday, November 08 2023

I've finally sorted out my Graham Masterton Books. Click here if you want a detailed look: #grahammasterton

The Pop Funkos don't really fit in with book theme, except that they are horror pops, but I am struggling with space for them all lol:

Loosening the Chains of Office Mundanity (2)

There has been a bit of a change for me, work-wise, starting today. I have started new compressed hours at my day job, meaning I now work four 10-hour days instead of 5 eight hour days a week. This gives me every Wednesday off work :)

This is a very real game-changer for me, addressing my work/home life balance issues, which have been too work-weighted for far too long.  I plan to utilise these freed-up days well, using them to concentrate more on my creative projects, housework and mental well-being. And all that without losing a penny in pay. :)Today, I started work on finally sorting out our attic room, got ahead of schedule in my reading and novel writing, and catalogued these books in my Pixie-Led library:

Night of the Crabs x2

September 12, 2023

A rare later cover of Guy N Smith's classic Night of the Crabs. Click each image to see the full pic. To see my full collection of front and rear covers of GNS books, click the following link

Deadbeat by Guy N Smith

 Sunday, September 10, 2023

Time to start reading my 18th GNS book of 2023.

Bill Brandt

I had forgotten how good a photographer Bill Brandt was.


Sorting Out the Attic #1

I am not going to lie, my attic is currently a tip. But today I made a start tidying it, until something caught my eye and derailed me for the afternoon lol: