Hungry Hollow Book Tank: A Lexiconigraphic Omnibus Digitalis

"By lack of understanding they remained sane." -Orwell.................. Our door lies open to all lovers of language. May words enrich your lives and grant you the power to affect physical change upon the universe. This site is staunchly dedicated to the freedom of information, the power of language, the history of literature and the beauty of poetry in the hopes that some turning of the earth will result of our utopian discord. By naming things we remember.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Etymonline - An entertaining word game

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Friday, February 09, 2007

A shout out from Honky Tonk Dragon

Thanks Ben!


Gotta make sure you get your Harry Potter fix ASAP, so you pre-ordered using the link below? But now, you're feeling a little guilty because that purchase took money away from an independant bookseller who is just barely scraping by?

Well bruthas and sistas, Rev. Dragon has the route for the absolution of your literary sins!

The Dragon's good buddies over at the Hungry Hollow Book Farm, have managed by hook and crook to get their hands on what remains of the now defunct Loompanics Press's stock.
I know for sure they still have copies of the Loompanics' edition of the Principia Discordia, and here's just a small taste of some of the titles in their stash:

Cao Dai Kung-Fu: Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam $14.25
Check Fraud Investigation $22.50
Close Shaves: The Complete Book of Razor Fighting $75.00
Combat Knife Throwing $25.00
Community Technology $10.00
Comparative Data: State and Provincial Licensing Systems $49.95
Complete guide to science ficiton conventions $14.50

That's right kiddoes, instructions on building a new identity, building siege engines, hacking computers, all kinds of forbidden information is available from Pirate Papa and his book pirate cronies. Proceeds go to feed and shelter these lovely ladies, so don't hesitate to go purchase some titles that will make your mother and George Bush cringe.

And if you tell 'em that the Dragon sent ya, they just might send a little love my way...
(Yes, many of these titles are for informational purposes only, as well as not intended for minors, all other disclaimers apply. Your mileage may vary.)


"Alternadad" Leads Daddy Book Deluge

"I'm a new dad. I can type. I used to be cool (if you count watching Lorelai totally tear Emily a new one, that is). I'm trying to figure it all out. I want a book deal! According to the Boston Herald, daddy books are the new black. Or at least the new mommy books. Neal Pollack's new and so-far excellent "Alternadad" is at the top of the diaper heap."

Thanks Strollerderby and Pirate Papa!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Free Episodes of Black Books!

Dug up a link to the British sitcom Black Books where you can stream all the episodes for free! If yer into that sort of thing then check out the mother of all such sites. As a bookseller I found the parts of this show dealing directly with the bookstore hilarious and much of the rest a little silly, with the exception of Bernard's brilliant character, quirky vocabulary and body language. Judge for yourself, but overall a funny show that touches on the book world with memorable cynicism.

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