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So there I was, minding my own business, when Lori from TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog threw me a cyberspace lifeline. Namely – this:

 

I really appreciate the gesture and am interested in how the Award allows recipients to promote other bloggers, that folk may not have had a chance to enjoy. So here are the rules for recipients. (And sorry Lori, I’m just going to copy and paste from your post here) -

  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Right so I think I have scratched the first item off the list – although if I haven’t made myself clear enough Lori, I really appreciate your support of the blog, many thanks – so seven things about yours truly.

  1. My party piece is singing ‘Springtime for Hitler’ from The Producers.
  2. I watched the entire first season of ’24′, in a single sitting. My brain was so traumatised by the experience, I was deluded into a feeling of excitement when Lou Diamond Philips appeared onscreen.
  3. I wore blue Converse shoes to my own wedding.
  4. My drink of choice is Bundaberg Ginger Beer.
  5. The perfect book is Hope Mirlees’ Lud-in-the-Mist.
  6. For my German oral exam I recited the ‘One Ring’, verse from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Der Herr Der Ringe!
  7. Brussels is my favourite city, as it has everything I enjoy – good food, comics and beer.

Right so, and now a list of blogs I have discovered recently.

TNBBC  itself of course, which is an excellent site for promoting both bloggers and independent publishers.

It’s Bloggerin’ Time a fine account of all things comic-book-y.

Teatime Brutality a sadly defunct blog, or so it seems, that features some amazing and impassioned writing about fandom. His account of the meaning behind Grant Morrison’s sprawling Final Crisis series is reason enough to trawl through the archive.

Word of Mouse Book Reviews Blogging affords us not only the opportunity to write about what we enjoy, but to meet other writers with similar interests. Since I began writing for this site Stacey at ‘Word of Mouse’, has been a constant support, even organising a ‘cultural exchange’, of Canadian/Australian fiction. This is a great site for reviews of children’s fiction.

The Geek of Oz Another comic book site (what? I’m a nerd!) with a particular focus on Marvel Comics. I am eagerly awaiting the review of Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer’s Australian gig.

Too Busy Thinking About My Comics A comic book review site that takes the time to really discuss the many aspects of this much derided medium. A real revelation and one of my favourite discoveries this year.

the Little Red Reviewer Is another blog I discovered through the comments function of this site. A fellow book blogger, though with better taste in reading material than myself.

Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review Fantasy got me first addicted to reading and it’s a crutch I never fully gave up on. Graeme’s reviews remind me why.

Several Deadly CINEs Film discussion written with dry humour and passion.

Primate Typings Get ready for the monkey invasion….I meant ape, I MEANT APE!! (‘thunk’)

The Comely Banking Crisis If I could choose to return to anywhere in the world, it would be my second home away from home Edinburgh. Still an Athens of the North, this blog is an account of all the cultural happenings in the ‘Burgh.

Blurred Lights Tv, book, film reviews – this site has it all, courtesy of genial blogmeister Jason.

And that’s it from me. Check these folks out, drop ‘em a line and let them know how special they are.

Later peoples.  

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