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Thursday, December 7th, 2006
10:33 am
[childe]
Lansing Locals! Books Signing Today and Saturday
< begin selfless promotion >

If you're interested in Fantasy books, or just books in generally, you should stop by Way Station Books in downtown Lansing today between 11am and 2pm, or Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm. I'll be there with copies of my book, and I'll be surrounded by copies of other peoples' books. If you're stumped about what to get that special (or not so special) someone, stop by and check out Randy's selection.

davidmcrampton.com

< /selfless promotion >

Way Station Books & Stuff
223 South Washington Square
Lansing, 48933

Current Mood: excited
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
11:52 pm
[aprilia27]
New-ish Lansing Bookstore
Hey all, this bookstore has been mentioned before, but as a reminder I just wanted to let you know about a new bookstore in Lansing. A friend of mine and his wife both work there.

Fpr more info:
http://www.becauseeverybodyreads.com/
Friday, June 16th, 2006
6:47 pm
[childe]
Book Signing at Everybody Reads
My apologies for cross-posting. However, this is relevant to the community's subject matter.

I will be signing my novel, The Remembrance, at Everybody Reads Books & Stuff tomorrow, from 7 PM to 10 PM. It's on East Michigan, between the Green Door and Gone Wired Cafe, across the street from Emil's italian restaurant.

Tomorrow is their grand opening, and to celebrate, they're having local authors in to sign all day long.

If you want to see what local authors have to offer, come on by. If you're into science fiction and fantasy, give my book a once-over. :) If you can't make it to the signing, and would like to check the book out, a teaser with the first 5 chapters can be downloaded at my web site, http://www.davidmcrampton.com/

Thanks for your time.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, April 10th, 2006
11:03 am
[childe]
This is it.
This is it.

My novel, The Remembrance, will officially be released on Saturday, May 6th.

We will be holding a book signing at Lansing's Gone Wired Cafe, the very next day. Sunday, May 7th, from 2 PM to 9 PM.

Not only will we have copies of The Remembrance available for purchase and signing at the event, but in a few days from now, you'll be able to pre-order your copy. It'll be ready and waiting for you when you get there, and I'll even wait for you to show up to sign it. The softcover will cost around $15, while the hardcover will be about $25. I'll announce the pre-order in my journal, and provide a link to PayPal.

Think you're interested, but not quite sure? Free e-book teasers will be available for download from the novel's website. As always, feel free to tell your friends about these events, and to bring them along. All are welcome.

Holy crap, am I excited.

The irony of passive voice in my novel's release announcement has not escaped me.

Current Mood: indescribable
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
7:58 pm
[aprilia27]
one of my favorite writers may be done?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060129/ap_en_ot/marquez_writing

Also, anyone here read the controversial James Frey book A million little pieces?

What are your thougs on the whole memoir vs. fiction debate (is there any place for exaggeration or even complete fiction within a memoir)?

Just a few things that make you go hmmm. : )
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
10:26 am
[aprilia27]
Regarding books turned into films...
In your opinion, what's better: reading a book first and then seeing the movie version or seeing the movie and then reading the book? I have a friend who always gets mad when she sees the film version of her favorite books because the film lacks the detail the books have.
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
6:08 pm
[aprilia27]
2005 book recommendations
Hey guys, I apologize for the long break in posts. Things have been kind of hectic.

Since 2005 is almost over, I thought it'd be fun to do a year end book list. Are there any books you've read in 2005 that you'd recommend? Any new releases you're looking forward to next year?
Thursday, November 24th, 2005
3:33 am
[karinny]
looking for a ticket:
does anyone have an extra ticket to go see Prairie Home Companion at the Wharton Center this weekend? My mom really, really wants to go, but it sold out before hse got her butt in gear to buy them. two tickets would be even better, so I could go with her, but that may be too much to ask :)

anyway, drop a line here if you know of any available, or email me at ravensong88 at yahoo dot com.

thanks!

x posted
Friday, September 30th, 2005
12:37 pm
[aprilia27]
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
5:23 pm
[nicknoble]
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
2:19 pm
[inner_moppet]
Has anyone read the book, "Fall on Your Knees" by Ann Marie-Macdonald?

I just read it last week and I have mixed feelings. I wanted to hear someone elses opinions on it before i render judgement.

Current Mood: apathetic
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
9:32 pm
[back_forty]
Anyone here on myspace? Add us if ya are :-)

http://www.myspace.com/backforty
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
4:33 pm
[aprilia27]
Nick Hornby?
Has anyone here ever read anything by Nick Hornby? I've seen his movies, Hi-Fidelity, About a Boy, and was wondering what the overall opinion on his writing is.

Thanks! : )
3:51 pm
[yousuckmyballs]
really sorry, this isn't about reading.
but this was one of the few east lansing related livejournal communities i could find.


If anyone knows ANYONE looking for an apartment in East Lansing, let me know!

Basically, I am fucked. I have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath corner apartment at Burcham Woods. (Corner apt. means more spacious!) But we can't live there. And we have to pay for every month the apartment remains empty. So I am trying to find people who'd like to take over the lease. It's a good location and it's definitely cheap compared to most places in EL.

Please, if you know anyone would might be interested, let them know and let me know!!
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
1:28 am
[sabatoa]
I'm sure most of you are already members but for those who aren't in the know;


lansingmetro
Made by herekittykitty, Pictures by sabatoa



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Sunday, February 6th, 2005
5:58 pm
[sparkledrop]
Hey there.
Hey everyone, I like reading and said I'd join this community a few weeks ago, so here I am.

I was sick two weeks ago and read a bunch of books: I finished Glue (I love Irvine Welsh so much it hurts,) read Farenheight 451 by Bradbury and The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates. I love Oates, and she is quite possibly my favorite among favorite authors. I offen suffer from the delusion that I could be as great as she. It's a nice delusion.

So really, the only part of the sickness that was good was the reading. And now I'm onto 1984 by Orwell. My birthday's on Wednesday and while it would be kick ass to receive more books, I got my yearly Barnes and Noble gift certificate for Christmas, and don't think I'll be getting any for quite awhile.

Anyway, have any of you heard of Pat Conroy's cookbook? I was thinking about picking it up. I actually am quite charmed by southern food, and if the cookbook is half as good as his novels...well, I might just have dinner at my place.

Current Mood: lonely
Monday, January 24th, 2005
10:53 pm
[aprilia27]
Hi everyone, I just wanted to apologize for the lapse in posts/updates here. I was in the hospital unexpectedly.

Did anyone end up going to Magdalena's? I know the weather was horrible. If not, would you care to have an online discussion about the book and we can get started on our next one and plan a meeting for that?

Or if you have any other thoughts or suggestions please post them as I'm very interested in hearing what everyone thinks.

Again, I sincerely apologize for leaving things hanging regarding this past weekend.
Friday, January 21st, 2005
11:03 am
[karinny]
so... tomorrow?
what time are we meeting at magdalena's? I'm free until about 5 pm.
Friday, January 14th, 2005
11:54 am
[aprilia27]
Curious Incident Meeting @ Magdalena's
Hi everyone, it seems we've got a great location picked out to have our discussion on Curious Incident... thanks for the suggestion. The place is Magdalena's tea room, located on Michigan Ave. across from the Green Door and next to Emil's. It seems there are varying weeknights that work for everyone, but from what mikeandrade said, the tea room owners suggest meeting between the hours of 1-5, which I'm guessing might not work so well for people who work during the week. Therefore I was wondering if any of you would be open to meeting on a Saturday or Sunday? I'll have to check to make sure the tea room is open both of those days. And if you can make it on a weekend do you prefer Saturday or Sunday?

Please respond and we'll try to get together very soon- I'd like to make it next week if possible so we don't forget the book too much. : ) Thank you all for your comments,suggestions and participation. I look forward to meeting and discussing the book with all of you. Also, even if you just joined and/or haven't read Curious Incident, I hope you'll still come. I'm sure there will be discussion on books in general not just this particular one.
Thursday, January 13th, 2005
7:48 pm
[karinny]
so, curious incident....
I vote for meeting on a monday or tuesday evening at Magdelena's Tea Room on Michigan ave across from the green door.
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