Sunday, November 1, 2009

Added to the Pile + 17

This week I got a couple of books straight from the publishers. Yay! The Street Smart Psychic's Guide to Getting a Good Reading by Lisa Barretta came from Llewellyn and Vampire Taxonomy by Meredith Woerner from Penguin. Both look super awesome!

What's the secret to getting the most from your psychic reading? Who better to ask then the Street-Smart Psychic? Lisa Barretta offers insider advice from the other side of the tarot cards, crystal ball, and tea leaves.

Sassy, candid, and spot-on, Lisa Barretta's guidance will help you choose the psychic that's right for you - astrologer, medium, tarot reader, or phone-line psychic - and steer clear of charlatans. True stories from Barretta's colorful career as a psychic reader reveal what to do - and what not to do - to build rapport with your psychic and get the best possible reading.
(book back blurb)

Whether you accept it or not, the world is overrun with vampires - behind you in line at the store, "living" in the house next door, walking their undead dogs. Not content to live quietly in the shadows, they appear blatantly in every medium from television and movies to books and comics. With so many different species running amok, it's hard to know whether the next vamp you meet will want to marry you or have you for dinner. With this guide, however, you can easily identify which type of bloodsucker you're dealing with and how best to approach (or avoid) it by understanding:
  • Physical Attributes: Recognize each type of immortal with fang diagrams, dissections of the vampire anatomy, and other helpful classification tools.
  • Habitat: Does it venture out in the day (and look awfully sparkly when it does) or board up the windows in mysterious manor houses?
  • Demeanor: Is it a brooding loner waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood, or a carefree creature with a biting wit who views the world as its own personal blood buffet?
  • Weaknesses: Crosses, sunlight, cutting off heads - what will do the job?
  • Cultural Assimilation: Prime yourself with the appropriate response to any situation you may find yourself in with someone "long in the tooth."
Read this book and when the vampires come calling, be prepared with either your heart on your sleeve or a stake in your hand. (book back blurb)

7 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

the vampire one sounds like a ton of fun. nice week!

-lauren

Mitz said...

I think they both sound interesting myself....

Mitz

Rhiannon Hart said...

Some nice non-fiction and mock non-fiction! I hope you enjoy.

elnice said...

These sound good! Straight from the publisher, bet you loved that!

Donna said...

Grassy ass! I'm looking forward to both of them!

Lauren said...

Totally liking the look of the Vampire Taxonomy one.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D

Way to go :) That Taxonomy sounds really good!!!

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