October 14, 2010: Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes! Early birthday gifts and wishes! Marty G. a Tokyo no-show! Snow Monkeys Rule!

Ooooh.  Look at what arrived in the mail yesterday... Yes, that's right!  It's an advance copy of Joe Abercrombie's latest: The Heroes.  For those of you not in the know (and, really, you should be if you're up to date on my blogly matters), Joe not only happens to be one of my favorite authors (check…