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Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk is one of my favorite books. There’s a brief article on him here.

Digital World asks Why Are You Excited About BOOKS? here.

This novel by Mary Robinette Kowal sounded fabulous the first time I heard about it and today my purchase arrived in the mail they same day the author is featured on THE BIG IDEA.

Enjoy your Thursday!

Let’s Make New Friends

Awards and Hops, this is actually my first of either. So I want to give a big thank to you to Desert Book Chick for first giving me a Bodacious Blogger Award
and introducing me to this fun idea of Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Jen of Crazy For Books).

Here’s how this one works.

If you are given this award you must first accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog.

Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (no backsies!). Please also identify the blog from which you got the award and don’t forget to tell your picks that they have a blog award!

The last five books I read are:
1)Anyone But You by Jennifer Cruise
2)Alison’s Wonderland edited by Alison Tyler
3)The Wishing Table by Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Eve Tharlet
4)The Bremen Town Musicians retold Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Janet Stevens
5)Babushka retold and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak

Five Must See Bodacious Bloggers:
1)Nikki-Ann: http://notesoflife.co.uk/ (for wonderful reviews and photos)
2)Nymeth: http://www.thingsmeanalot.com/ (her reviews are fascinating articles that make me want to read almost everything)
3)Leeswammes: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/ (because she pointed me to the Book Depository)
4)Alita. Reads. : http://alitareads.wordpress.com/ (one of the very first blogs I started reading after joining the It’s Monday! What are you reading? group)
5)Runner Sami: http://runnersami.wordpress.com/ (because of her love for Ex Machina)

Go forth and make new blog friends.

Jonathan Carroll

“…our Purpose: trying to furnish your life with so many different kinds of passion that everywhere in it there is something that fills you to bursting and makes you want to tell the whole world about it.” — Jonathan Carroll blog 3.24

What are you passionate about right now? I find my self trying to explain how The Wind-Up Girl lead me to seed banks which lead me back to the PBS version of The Botany of Desire and back to F/SF.

One friend suggested I see World Without People (which I’m afraid will give me nightmares) and one lady (a stranger) asked me what a seed bank was. She was interested in ‘eating locally’ and that added to the other stuff had me reading all the labels at the store  (not just for local) to draw a map of a meal.

So at this very moment that’s what I’m passionate about. Last month it was Margaret Haughrey, who still hold a place in my heart for her bravery, selflessness, and savvy, and next month I’ll have moved again.

I find the thing I’m passionate about most stick, or cycle back. For instance, I can’t wait until Waiting For Columbus comes out in paper back. I will be telling everyone about it again and the won’t have that ‘hardcover’ excuse!

Edited on 3/28 to clean up the grammatical eye-sores not visible to me on the iPhone, though there are probably some left.

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