I always have an eye out for Friday the 13th. The day, not the movie. When I realized Wednesday that Friday would be the 13th, I added the first two movies to my Netflix queue and planned a marathon. I can’t watch TV, though, until Baby McCoy goes to bed at 7:30 PM. Hot Pink Heather’s rule, not mine. What would I do in the intervening hours? I’d read Crystal Lake Memories, the authoritative history of the Friday the 13th franchise, on my Kindle.
The e-version of this book was scheduled to be released last Friday the 13th, which was in February, but ebook publishing being what it is (re: the difficulty in getting the ebook to look good on every reader) delayed it. I’d say “sadly delayed”, but since I was unaware of it, I couldn’t be that sad. I had a hunch about it today, though, and looked into it. Sure enough, it was to be released today! And it was! Just too late for me to get to enjoy it. I kept searching the Kindle Store all morning and never found it. It finally popped up at 7 PM California time, a mere half-hour before my marathon was to start. And since I don’t have a Kindle Fire or iPad, I don’t think I’ll get to see the pictures and videos that are reported to be in the “enhanced” ebook version. Nonetheless, I got it and read a few pages. I can’t give a full review, but since I seem to be addicted to info about 80s horror movies, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.
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