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April 2011


my (our) books

Fool for Love When You Don't See Me

Someone Like You I'm Your Man

He's The One It Had To Be You

The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica Best Gay Erotica 2007

Best Gay Love Stories: New York City Best Gay Love Stories 2005

Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal


If you have any of the above books and would like them signed, mail them to:

P.O. Box 131845, Houston, TX., 77219.

Please include three dollars for return postage.

Send email to timothyjlambert@gmail.com

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It's that time of year again. No, not those stupid holidays. I'm talking about Books to Watch Out For's annual "What were your favorite books this year?" compilation, in which Richard Labonte asks every gay author he knows this question and publishes the answers in his newsletter. I didn't participate last year, for two reasons, because I procrastinated far too long, and because I couldn't imagine why anyone would give a rat's ass what I read that year. I did participate this year, and you can see what I read by clicking this link. Part one of the list is here. I'm in the second part, because I still procrastinate. If you're not into link clicking, this is what I said:
"In the past I've read lists like this and thought, "They're just promoting their friends' books." So I'll be completely honest and say, yes, I've mainly read my friends' books this year, which include When the Stars Come Out by Rob Byrnes, A Coventry Christmas by Becky Cochrane, Mardi Gras Mambo by Greg Herren, Through It Came Bright Colors by Trebor Healey - published in 2003, yes, but I think it got a new cover this year - and What I Did Wrong by John Weir. John Weir is more of a pen pal than a friend, I suppose, because he insists on living so far away. I also read A Scarecrow's Bible by Martin Hyatt, who isn't a friend, per se, but we did sit on the same sofa once.

Next, I'm going to finally read Alternatives to Sex by Stephen McCauley, whom I've never met, which is probably for the best, because I admire him greatly and I'd probably turn into a blathering idiot. Because of my involvement in Best Gay Erotica 2007, I've been hounding Alana Noel Voth for more stories to read, and luckily for me she's complied with my requests. I think her writing is a prime example of the difference between erotica and porn - that is, why erotica is considered literature.

Anyway, that's my list. Yes, they're books by my friends and acquaintances, but they're all good writers. "Good" is a superlative that often gets shoved aside in favor of flashier words like "fantastic" or "stupendous." But I think "good" best describes these writers, as well as their work.

But do check out the lists, because a lot of excellent writers are in it recommending very good books to read. However, none of them recommended SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Timothy James Beck. At least now, as Greg might say, I have a handy list of people who are dead to me.