Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Garsh ...

Loyal readers, may I confess something? Praise both delights and embarrasses me, particularly when it comes to my writing. That's why I'm simultaneously pleased and abashed to announce that in the past month I Saw Lightning Fall has received a pair of awards. Lars and Phil of Brandywine Books bestowed upon yours truly the Premio Duo Award, and Aerin of In Search of Giants ponied up a Your Blog Is Fabulous Award. (But, Aerin, I'm curious about something: How did you get a picture of me with my shirt off for your badge?)

In the spirit of giving back, here are a few blogs -- in addition to the two worthies above -- that I truly enjoy ...

Like mysteries? Then it would be a crime to miss out on
Detectives Beyond Borders, the brainchild of Philly-based copy editor Peter Rozovsky, or Tuna Carpaccio P.I., a weekly Web comic about the misadventures of a chronically incompetent investigator.

King Solomon
wrote, "Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." But you wouldn't know it from Things Mean a Lot or The Bluestocking Society where reviews fly fast and furious and reading challenges topple with appalling speed. I get tired just watching.

Literary miscellany refreshes the mental palate, and I like to get servings of it from The Maple Mountain Story Club (where Wodehouse-ish humor abounds) or The Winding Road to Roundabout (which has a more speculative focus).

Finally, something a little different. I’ve always yearned for a measure of artistry, but I do better with a pen than a paintbrush. For vicarious graphical indulgence, I go to Justin Gerard’s Quick Hide Here and Cory Godbey’s Light Night Rains
where I can watch the creation of mythical beings from the first sketch on.

(Picture: CC 2008 by
terren in Virginia)

11 comments:

Nymeth said...

Thank you for the mention - I an honoured! Most of the other blogs you included are new to me, so off to check them out.

Nymeth said...

And by "an" I of course mean "am" :P

Loren Eaton said...

No, no, the honor is all mine! And I really am impressed with your reading skills. My reading list is growing quite large ...

Chestertonian Rambler said...

Thanks for the mention! (Although now I feel I ought to post more frequently--well, Spring Break is on the way!)

Loren Eaton said...

Yes, more-frequent posting is a must, I fear. Your stuff is interesting. Keep it coming!

thebluestockingsociety said...

Loren, thank you so much for the award. I, too, am honored. I really appreciate your spin on the book/writing blog. I look forward to reading your published works! :)

Jessica @ The Bluestocking Society

Loren Eaton said...

Jessica, I had never known that anything like reading challenges existed until I read yours and Nymeth's blogs. I'm perpetually impressed with the breadth of your all's reading. (Aerin's, too.)

Tony said...

Awesome! Congrats on the awards, sir. You definitely deserve them, the amount of great content you pump out blows me away.

And thanks again for the Tuna mention! Always appreciated!

Loren Eaton said...

De nada! I've very curious to see how Malta gets out of her current fix ...

ollwen said...

Congratulations!

Loren Eaton said...

Thanks! It was quite a pleasant surprise ...