So, we have had some very generous people offer buy us books. Tyler and I like this plan because it means we don’t have to pay for crap fiction. I mean, it’s one thing to have to have this stuff in your house, polluting your perfectly good book collection like a rotten, moldy lump in a bag of otherwise good grapes, but it’s another thing entirely to have to buy it yourself.
And, to those wonderfully generous people we say, “THANKYOUTHANKYOUOHGODTHANKYOU!”
How can you do this?
Let’s say you want to buy us the book Captain Spanky’s Adventures in the Clown Kingdom. Leave us a comment on this page and we’ll add it to our Wishlist found here! Once you do that, we’ll add it to the wishlist, tell you it’s there, then you go through that link and buy two copies for us. By using this link you give us some affiliate credit (so, when we do have to buy the books ourselves, we don’t have to spend as much of our money) and we protect our home addresses from the Man. Or Internet crazies. Or the Man impersonating Internet crazies.
You get the idea.
Also, something to note: the book doesn’t need to be new. So if you can buy it used through the Wishlist, please do so. Save yourself some money, we don’t care if the book is battered and well used.
However, we do have some guidelines. After dealing with Kobold Wizard’s Dildo of Enlightenment +2 and Ghost and in some ways Touched by Venom, we’re done with books where rape is an integral, and generally poorly addressed, part of the story. Tyler and I both agree that when used in a proper context (and shown the right degree of seriousness) rape can be a legitimate literary device and part of a story, however the books we read, by the definition that we’re reading them for this podcast, are not going to “do it” right. So, please, no more books with rape, even if you’re buying them for us. There’s plenty of wretchedly bad fiction out there without going there.
That being said, again, thank you for your generosity, we, Tyler and I, do appreciate it!