What a week it's been Chez Worducopia! First, I was delighted to have Trish, Teddy Rose, Wendy, and Kristen join some of us Oregon book bloggers (me, Gabe, Bethany, Gilian, and SuziQ) for a mini-convention. I would tell you all about it, but the Rose City Reader did such a good job of summarizing the weekend that I'll let you read her version instead.
One of the things we saw in the library's special collections room was an artsy copy of Katherine Dunn's Geek Love. I'm sure Trish will have pictures of this up on her blog eventually, because she was literally jumping up and down with excitement. Jim Carmin, our presenter, mentioned an article about Katherine Dunn in today's Oregonian--I'm posting the link for Trish, in case she didn't see the paper, and also because it's a fascinating interview and article.
The day before our flock of book bloggers gathered for dinner, I realized that those nice emails which told me that somebody had actually nominated me (me?) for Book Blogger Apprecation Week awards, in fact had a deadline for submitting posts that would prove (or not prove) my worthiness for the awards. And that this deadline was Friday. And that midnight actually meant 9:00 pm in my time zone.
So, I was in the middle of scrambling to get those put together when another email came in, informing me that I'd been nominated for yet a third award which I needed to submit links for! Meanwhile, Florinda was Tweeting that the deadline was 7 hours away and I was due at dinner in two. Thrilled and panicked, that was me.
There are so many fabulous blogs out there that I don't expect to even make the short list, but the fact that even one person thought of me is a total heart-warmer. So, thank you. And to the person who nominated Striving for Greatness for best post: you made my day. And it was already a great day to begin with, so that's saying a lot. If it was you, Mom, don't tell me.
And while I'm all thanking people and bragging and stuff, thanks to Jessi for the Zombie Chicken Award (whose button I've been wanting an excuse to post for ages!) and to Rebecca for the Lemonade Stand Award. Right back at you, ladies! I admit to mixed feelings about these things. I never pass them along because I can't do it without worrying about whose feelings are being hurt by being left out, but I'm always delighted to see my name on someone's list. And Zombie Chickens and Lemonade stands--does it get any better?
Edited to add: I'm passing this award combo along to Jodie of Book Gazing! (See the comments for why).
Jodie, zombie chickens have set up a lemonade stand on your blog! It's your choice whether to offer the lemonade to your blogging friends, or keep it all for yourself.
(Anyone else want some Zombie Chicken Lemonade? I'm happy to share.)