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Versatile blogger award goes to… Bibliophage’s Buffet?

The Versatile Blogger AwardA very pleasant shock this past Friday –

I get comments rarely, and today’s note contains a virtual kudo:  the “Versatile Blogger Award.” Shannon, over at For the Love of Words sent this my way. Thanks Shannon!!

The rules:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you. (see above, and check)

2. Share seven random facts about yourself. (see below)

3. Pass this award on to 15 blogging friends. (see The Winners)

4. Contact and congratulate the awarded bloggers. (well, this may take some time… It’s like writing 15 thank-you notes!)

Well, I hope none of the following folks are too creeped-out or offended that I’ve been following/reading your blogs. I assume you’ll be fine with it, since you’re posting in public and all that. 🙂  As Shannon commented, it seems a little creepy to award professional, established authors with this virtual trinket… but if I were braver, Kris Rusch would be finding this green award in her inbox. Oops, backtracking quickly, if any of y’all ARE professional-established authors, don’t be insulted.  Your blogs have made me feel right-at-home: I didn’t realize you’re one of those lucky-gifted few.

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Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 17

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  • Oscar Wilde – Vampire Murders – By Gyles Brandeth. I spotted this in a review on  My Reader’s Block. “If anything I would call these stories brain candy. Not because they are so light-weight and fluffy, but because they are addictive and fun to consume–like popping M&Ms. The characters and settings feel authentic and the action is fast-paced and enjoyable. Wilde fans will enjoy the way that Brandreth sprinkles all those famous aphorisms throughout the dialogue…and he does it without it seeming forced. Delightful! Four stars out of five.”
  • Monster Hunter International  – By Larry Correia.  I spotted this nugget of literary snackfood in the Baen Library – the non-free section. Here’s the summary: “Welcome to Monster Hunter International. Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real”.

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WWW Wednesdays @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 15

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What’s Current – I’m still currently reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. The last piece in the book is a follow-up novella starring Shadow from American Gods.  Here’s a summarized joke: The Texan says to the Scotsman: ‘After breakfast, I get in my car and put my foot down on the gas pedal and start driving.  By lunch, I still haven’t reached the edge of my property.’ Scotsman: “Och aye, I used to have a car like that too’.  Remember,  this is an anthology of short stories “with poems thrown in for free”.

And, I read something free from Baen.  It was…

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Friday Finds @Bibliophage’s Book Buffet |June 10

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Cat O' Nine Tales
Brown Girl in the Ring
Lilith's Brood
  • Brown Girl in the RingBy Nalo Hopkinson. Found this via Canadian Book review’s blog. She said:  “Nalo Hopkinson is one of Canada’s most prominent science-fiction writers. She has been shortlisted for and won several prestigious international sci-fi awards. Brown Girl in the Ring is Hopkinson’s first novel, which was released through a contest where the winner received a publication agreement. The story revolves around a Toronto of the not-to-distant future that has been abandoned by government and police and overrun by gangs and drug addicts hooked on a substance called buff. This novel is a cross between a typical sci-fi and fantasy story; there are many scenes that lean heavily on Caribbean religious beliefs and spirits.”
  • Cat o’ Nine Tails – By Julia Golding.  Young adult adventure series with a female protagonist.  Sounds fun.

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