Monday, February 15, 2010

It's News to Me 2/15/10

Always tons going on in the blog-o-sphere, which is why I'm surprised I get anything done. Here's what I found:

Patrick at Stomping on Yeti has the 25 Authors Worth Watching in 2010 and Beyond. See if your favorites made the list.

Harry's back in action with Reviewer Time featuring Gav from Nextread. Harry has a great take on the interview process and has lots of fun with it. The next one on the docket this month is Peter from Ubiquitous Absence. You can never have enough Peter Dowd at least as far as I'm concerned.

James at Dazed Rambling (without an 's' people!) had a follow up post to my post about unfinished series. Check out his take here. Yes, I'm your biggest fan when this happens. :)

Jeff at Fantasy Book News and Reviews asks if it would make his blog less interesting if he were to review more completed series than new releases. I say no, but we'll see. Go to the link to vote.

Gav asks whether blog collaboration is a good idea at Nextread. You probably know my take on that. :)

Niall has his first author interview (right?) with Alex Bell author of Lex Trent Versus the Gods over at TSS. Using his unique style, he's off to a great start.

Simcha asked a few authors, what would you do if you saw someone reading your book "out in the wild" over at SFF chat. Would you approach them and introduce yourself? Great question and some great responses from authors such as Peter Brett, Gail Carriger, and Jasper Fford as well as some bloggers.

Tyson at State of Review took a stab at Shadow and Betrayal, the first two of the Long Price Quartet. Although he wasn't as big a fan of A Shadow in Summer as I was, he quite enjoyed both installments, especially A Betrayal in Winter. I need to get on with that already.

John at Grasping for the Wind put up 5 tips for New bloggers. Good advice and I need everything I can get. How do I even make it through the day? Plus, Aidan posts his take on the matter at A Dribble of Ink.

George R.R. Martin isn't done with A Dance of Dragons yet, but he gives some insights on the chronology problems he's been dealing with. After the long wait, I'm glad he's leaning toward resolving some plot threads of A Feast for Crows.

Last but not least, Alec is giving away The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman over at Only The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy. This has received some mixed reviews so why not enter for a chance to see how you feel. You gotta risk it to get the biscuit! Although this doesn't take risking much.

Hope your Monday was better than mine as I bombed my oral argument. Argh. But I shall live to see another day.


  1. It is a busy day, huh! Lots going on.

    I really enjoyed the question over at SFF Chat. It was a really neat idea to pose.


  2. Thank you for getting the name right. :P It was a good topic, perfect for rambling, and it was nice to be able to put something up on the blog.

  3. Thanks for the mention.
    I know what you mean about not getting anything done. I've just spent two hours catching up on all the blogs that I follow, and I'm not even done yet. Sorry to hear about your oral argument. Hope the rest of your week goes more smoothly.

  4. @Melissa - Tons. :) I really liked that question Simcha brought up and I'm glad there was such a great response.

    @James - I saw that at Westeros, classic. I'm pretty sure I get most of my ideas from others (including this one), they just get the juices flowing.

  5. Thanks Simcha, it's been much better. :) Blogs are seriously a drug to me. If I ever go away on vacation, etc., I go through withdrawals.

  6. Just popping in to say thanks for the mentions!


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