I’m almost a month late, but I did get tagged by Dewey on the ‘you make my day’ meme. To quote Dewey, because she said it best:
So let me start off by saying that every single person who reads my blog makes my day just by doing me the honor of reading my babbling about books. But I have to pick 10 specific people and say why they make my day.
The hard part, of course, is picking only 10!
Dionne Galace: Bam’s blog is one of the first places where I discovered that romance and erotica could be fun and delicious instead of silly. And that the silly stuff can be fun too—see also Bam’s cover snark. Then she posted in ten parts Bettie Sharpe’s awesome story Ember, and I embarrassed myself by becoming a raving fan girl.
Sharp Words: That brings me to Bettie Sharpe herself, who has written some absolutely awesome stuff. She’s an incredibly fresh and original voice in erotic romance, and she’s just plain fun as a person.
Treasure Tables: This meme has largely been making its way around the book-blogging sphere, but I have to mention a roleplaying-oriented site, Treasure Tables. They have great discussions regarding gaming topics of all kinds, and have on none-too-rare occasions linked to our roleplaying resources page or articles from it, which is pretty cool. They’re on hiatus—possibly permanently—but they have such huge archives of material that this hardly makes them non-useful.
The Ramblings of a Bildo: I don’t read as much of Bildo’s stuff as I’d like, largely because I’ve not been able to keep up with all the blogs I’d like of late, but he’s a fun writer. His comic is nifty, his art is silly and fun, his writing shows great talent, and I love to read his take on video games. He’s also a genuinely nice and thoughtful guy.
Bookgasm: Bookgasm posts reviews of books that perhaps closest match my own tastes in fiction. This is dangerous, of course, because it means that every time I visit I end up adding to my ever-growing wish list! They write very thoughtful reviews that tell me what I need to know in order to determine whether I’m likely to enjoy a book.
Books and Cooks: Tara shares two of my obsessions—books and cooking–and she’s a really sweet lady to boot!
Musings of a Bookish Kitty: Literary Feline and I have entirely too much in common, and I always look forward to her blog posts and her comments on my posts!
Nonfiction Readers Anonymous: I love Nonanon’s sense of humor and playful approach to books. I always enjoy visiting and chatting on her blog!
Thraveon: Besides being a close friend, Jervis is an awesome writer, among his many other talents. I love dropping by his blog to see what he’s up to (although sadly work has kept him too busy of late to keep up with his posting) when we’re not visiting him and his wonderful family to play D&D, cook, and do other fun things. We’ve also met a ton of other wonderful friends through him.
Burning Building: I have to toss this one in here as my latest fun find. Isaac writes some of the oddest posts and stories, and they’re really neat and imagination-expanding.
As Dewey noted, picking 10 is kind of an artificial limitation on what could be a far more expansive listing of very cool people. So if you aren’t listed here, that’s hardly a slight.
In theory getting noted on this list means you’ve been tagged or something, but I’ve always seen such things as optional, only to be done if the person tagged thinks it would be fun, so decide for yourself. 🙂
Today’s review is of Erin McCarthy’s upcoming novel Fallen.