Saturday, June 21, 2008

Memes and Things

Since I've been tagged twice (by Aidan and Kristen), I figure I'd better respond to this meme. Plus it's a great excuse to put up another odds-n-ends post.

I'm supposed to go to the nearest book, turn to page 123 and copy the fifth sentence. All my books here at my desk are nonfiction, and they sort of surround my head in my corner cube. The absolute closest one is Nolo's IEP Guide: Learning Disabilities. I'd rather not use that one, so I'm venturing away from my desk . . . ok, here's The Sellsword by Cam Banks.

"Theodenes had named it Star, but it was not a saber-toothed tiger kitten."

It doesn't make much sense out of context.

As for tagging, it seems that I'm one of the last to jump onto this meme bandwagon in my blog circle, so if you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.

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I'm going to take a new approach to debut showcases, and hopefully, you'll be able to see my first installment later this weekend. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do; I just know that I'm going to handle them over the weekend. My weeknights are too action-packed (I prefer that term to "hectic") to do debut research during the week.

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I added used copies of Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon and Karen Miller's The Innocent Mage to my stack. There are a few hardcovers that I'd like to review, and I may break down and request review copies for them. They are The Mirrored Heavens by David J. Williams and A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.

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That's about it for today. It's been a kind of lazy week, and the weekend promises to be the same. I'm going to get a new purse, though. That's kind of exciting, isn't it? Even a Wal-Mart purse?

2 comments:

David J. Williams said...

Tia- happy to send you a copy of THE MIRRORED HEAVENS. Just let me know. I'm reachable via my website: www.autumnrain2110.com

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Tia Nevitt said...

Wow; David sure made this tempting. And I have since learned that his novel is a trade paperback, not a hardcover. At least on Amazon. I could have SWORN I saw a hardcover edition of it at the bookstore, but I must have been mistaken.

It occurs to me that my blog is really badly named. My reading is about 60% fantasy, 25% science fiction and 15% "Other." Only here will you find something as hard-hitting as The Mirrored Heavens and as girly as Bewitching Season in one blog. Yet I love "men's fiction" techno-thrillers as much as chick fantasy.

Should I have called it "SpecFic Debut"? I considered it, but that just sounded so clunky.