More birthday books

Ingrate that I am, I did not mention the awesome loot a few weeks ago I got from other family members and in-laws.

My sister got me Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. I think I’ll start a book club with the wife. She can read the chick lit original version and I’ll read the guy adaptation. Win-win! My sister also got me one of the funniest movies ever made, Blazing Saddles. I know Mel Brooks is sometimes criticized for his “shotgun” style of “throw in a million jokes, a few will stick” but when he is on, he’s on.

My in-laws got me a book I’d never heard of before, The cabinet of Roman curiosities. It’s a collection of quotes from Roman literature and snippets of archeological facts forming a sort of written Wunderkammer. Way cool.

The other books I got were not surprises, in the sense I had actually put them on an Amazon wish list because I’m told I’m hard to buy for: Tony Bath’s Ancient Wargaming, a collection of the writings of Tony Bath, a pioneer of wargaming and indirectly of RPGs (thanks to Hill Cantons for bringing it to my attention!); Jorge Borges’ Collected fictions; and The truth about Dungeons and Dragons (an unintentionally hilarious ‘satanic panic’ type book about the evils of D&D).

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