Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Booker Award!

Catherine Stine of Idea City bestowed The Booker Award on me, which was super sweet of her - thanks so much, Catherine! Please check out her blog here.

The Booker Award goes to "...those who refuse to live in the real world." (That is sooooo  me!) To receive this award, the blog must be at least 50% about books (reading or writing is OK). Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books. (More than five is OK.) You must give this award to 5-10 other lucky book blogs you adore.

Now, I hate having to narrow down my readerly passions to just five  but, as we all know, I'm lazy. So here they be, in alpha order by author's last name:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (It's a parody of things Gothic, so of course  I dig it.)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Ohmigosh, it's set in an alternative reality in which crimes against literature are avenged by an arse-kicking Brit heroine who winds up leaping into the story of Jane Eyre  to take care of business! W00T!)

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (How can I not luuurve a book featuring a heroine who stutters and a duel fought over a hat?) (Not by the heroine.) (It wasn't really over a hat, that was just the cover story.) (Ha ha, geddit? Cover story? Hat? A hat covers  your head?) (C'mon, that was at least mildly amusing, worthy of a titter, surely?) ~ tied with  ~ These Old Shades by the same author (The Duke of Avon = WOOF!)

Howliday Inn by James Howe (The 2nd book in the Bunnicula series. I go back to it to revel in the comfort of simpler days, when everybody and their Aunt Agatha didn't want a piece of me. Plus, it's HIGH-larious, and I just la-la-love Harold and Chester.)

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore (Parce que j'adore le  whimsical horror, y'all!) (You may wonder at my use of French and Southern U.S.A. slang in the same sentence. You see, at college, a very learned prof found me attempting to learn some French art song or other, and gave me some pointers on my pronunciation. On the word, "parle," he suggested I drawl like I was from Georgia, and from then on, nearly every time I've spoken my pseudo-French it's been with a southern accent. A really bad one, sure, but still. A girl's gotta amuse herself somehow...)

Right, so—that business sorted, I now present The Booker Award to these groovy gals:

Annalisa Crawford - Wake up, eat, write, sleep

Aurian - boeklogboek

Jackie Felger - Bouquet of Books

Kendra - Flame Writer

Lori - Romancing the Darkside

OK, that's it for me, folks. Thanks for stopping by and y'all come back soon, now, entendez-vous? (You're totally having a go at saying, "entendez-vous" with a Southern accent yourself now, aintcha? Don't try to deny it, I know you are.)

20 comments:

  1. I loved the Bunnicula books growing up. This mention brought back a lot of good memories.

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    1. Have you read the newer ones with Howie????? :-D

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  2. You'll be getting this award from me too as soon as that blog post publishes, I think tomorrow.

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  3. Ahhh, thank you so much!! <333 Ahh, Howliday Inn. I love the Bunnicula books. They're so cute and fun to go back to. (:

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  4. Thanks for the award Mina!

    I read Northanger Abbey for the first recently, and loved it. Great characters!

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  5. @Annalisa - You're most welcome! Actually, I think I'm due for another Northanger Abbey re-read soon!

    @Lisa - thanks so much!

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  6. Congrats! And some reads I will have to look into.

    I tried to delete your original comment on the porno plumbing commercial and it seems to have deleted your other comment... damn Blogger. I agree that the Shades books have made people more brazen with their sexuality and their mommy porn... perhaps for the good, perhaps not.

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm trying to remember, now, what my comment had been...I think my main thing about that series is that women who dig it are mocked for reading "Mommy Porn," which I find annoying. If chicks want to read the kinky stuff, why shouldn't they?

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  7. Congratulations on the award! Christopher Moore is spectacular. I have most of his books on my shelves.

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    1. Thanks! And me too (re: Chris Moore's books, on my shelves). :-)

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  8. Congrats on the award! The books you picked sounds awesome, although I read Northanger Abbey and didn't really like it. :-)

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  9. Congrats on the awards! And I would love to hear your southern accent speak French.
    "Parlez-vous Français?"
    "I sure do!"

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  10. @Misha - fair enough!

    @Elise - I dunno if I'd have the courage to slur my pseudo-French at a real Francophone...maybe after a few glasses of vin. ;-)

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  11. Thank you for the award, Mina! ^_^

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  12. Are you the only person in the world to list Northanger Abbey as her favorite Austen book? I think you are.

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    1. You may be right about that, Mr. Wescott, sir. Usually folks cite Pride and Prejudice, Emma, or Sense and Sensibility as the favorite but I wonder if that's not because of the successful film/TV adaptations of those works. For me, Henry Tilney is the grooviest of Austen's heroes (y'all, I heart P&P as much as the next gal/guy and Colin Firth as Darcy is LE MAJOR WOOF, BUT no one can deny what a MAJOR TOOL Darcy was at the very beginning of the story and, frankly, if any dude ever dissed me the way he did Lizzie when they first met, I doubt I'd ever want anything to do with him ever again). (Just sayin'.) (Even Mr. Knightley, charmingly portrayed by swoon-worthy Jeremy Northam, could be a bossy pain in the posterior at times, for heaven's sake.) :-)

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