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Grasping for the Wind: Inside the Blogosphere

The man behind the most innovative blogosphere memes the internet has ever seen (in my opinion) has started a new series called ‘Inside the Blogosphere’; John Ottinger III has been running these features for a while now (it started with ‘Ask the Bloggers‘ and became ‘Inside the Blogosphere‘) and the latest edition asks the question, Who Introduced You to the Love of Literature?

John asked a couple of bloggers to share their ‘Introductions’ and I offered my thoughts; mine is the last of the bunch, but do read the entire post – many of the best bloggers / reviewers in the blogosphere offered their thoughts, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


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Posted by on January 30, 2010 in Announcements, Blog-Love, Meme


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My Blog is Fabulous! :-)


Yรจ, you read right! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to Graeme, my blog is fabulous, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Graeme!

But, it’s all well and good stating that – once you’re nominated, you have to stick to the rules, so…

Five things I can’t live without:

1) Star Wars, be it the movies, games like Knights of the Old Republic, the odd comic I find, my collection of novels, ๐Ÿ™‚

2) Cigarettes. Yรจ, I’m a smoker, have been for about ten years now. I know, I know… ๐Ÿ™‚

3) My Blackberry – It’s imperative to have a phone like this in a third-world country! ๐Ÿ™‚

4) My girlfriend, Leana! ๐Ÿ™‚ This month our 4-year Anniversary is coming up, and I’m still head-over-heels in love and still the happiest guy on the planet!

5) My books. I once had to sell off all the books I had when we moved (I was about 16 and we just didn’t have space), but never again. Without books I would probably die. Yรจ, I’m pretty sure of that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And now I have to tell you all about 5 blogs which I consider to be fabulous, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

1) Blood of the Muse

2) Fantasy Debut

3) Nethspace

4) The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent

5) The Road Not Taken

There we go! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be Fantastic!


Posted by on March 13, 2009 in Meme


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John’s Book Reviewer’s Meme!

John over at Grasping for the Wind has had another awesome meme idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll let John explain for you:

Here is how it works: Find a favorite book, movie, or videogame review (Science fiction and fantasy related) that you have written, no matter where it was posted, and add it to the following list. Make sure to repost the whole list, because in doing so, we accumulate what the reviewers themselves think is their best work, and give each other some linkages, increasing everyone’s rankings.

Again, I plan to keep track of all the blogs that link back to me, and I will add the review of choice to the list. If you are one of the early adopters, you can check back here occasionally and add the new ones that get added to the list at your blog or website.

Got it? Simple and elegant, I’d say. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here’s the list as it stands now on GFtW:

The Book Review Meme @ Grasping for the Wind
1. Grasping for the Wind – INFOQUAKE by David Louis Edelman
2. Age 30+ … A Lifetime of Books – A COMPANION TO WOLVES by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
3. Dragons, Heroes and Wizards – ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
4. Walker of Worlds – THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F Hamilton
5. Neth Space – TOLL THE HOUNDS by Steven Erikson
6. Dark in the Dark – GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY by M.R. James
7. A Dribble of Ink – THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
8. Fantasy Book News & Reviews – EMPRESS by Karen Miller
9. Fantasy Debut – ACACIA by David Anthony Durham Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Overall Review Afterthought
10. Davebrendon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weblog – Black Ships by Jo Graham

Let’s get the linkage going and make this another huge meme! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be Fantastic!


Something happened and my review wasn’t added to the list, so check out the proper list at Grasping for the Wind.

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Posted by on February 14, 2009 in Meme


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