As a notoriously lazy person, I like to receive free things for very little effort. It makes me almost want to exert myself. So,when one of my satirical stops launched a competition to receive 3 free signed copies of new detective novels and all they wanted was for entrants to retweet stories, well, I was all over that. Especially as the stories were already in my Twitter feed, so I didn’t have to find them.
The NewsGrind is a satirical online newspaper. It’s updated daily, is very funny and you should be reading it. In fact, I’ll wait while you do that now.
Done? Good. Well, they ran a competition to win 3 signed copies of Nick Brownlee’s novels, Bait, Burn and Machete (available via Amazon). They are set in Mombasa (a region under-represented in fiction) and here’s some knowledge for you:
Nick Brownlee is the author of the acclaimed Jake & Jouma series of Kenya-based crime thrillers. His debut novel Bait introduced the unorthodox crimebusting partnership of ex-cop turned fishing boat skipper Jake Moore, and veteran Mombasa detective Daniel Jouma. The sequel Burn was published in 2009 and the third book in the series, Machete, which sees the two men face their deadliest opponent yet is on sale from July 1.
So that is one pile of excellent. The second is a bit rude and is below the fold.
I found this via Twitter and my RSS feed, the Periodic Table of Swearing is a handy cheat sheet for those time when you are cut up by an idiot, when the ref is clearly blind or when you hit yourself with a hammer during DIY. It’s has all of your swearing needs in a handy table format. Click the pic to make it swell in your browser:
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