Friday, March 7, 2014

Updates + Congrats to Lambda Literary Award Nominees

How is everyone doing this Friday? It has been a hard Winter and it is still cold in the Northeastern part of our country. Brrr... I'm longing for Spring and milder, easier days. On the good side, things are better at home and my husband John is recuperating nicely. :) I'm also back at work, catching up with a mountain of files.

I haven't had a chance to read a slew of books, but I'm reading some good ones. This last week I finished Cub by the talented Jeff Mann, a gay young adult romance that not surprisingly he aced. I also read Satisfaction by Sarah Mayberry, her latest self-published contemporary romance. I like.

What am I reading now? I just began the much anticipated Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop . I've been itching to start it but decided to wait until today so I can just savor it and finish it in one sitting if necessary! And, I am also slowly making my way through the gay fiction anthology With edited by James Currier which I'm thoroughly enjoying.

To read, in print, I have Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptids #3) by Seanan McGuire, and waiting in my Kindle, I have a few science fiction additions: The Waking Engine by David Edison, and two illustrated freebies from Tor.com, Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes and Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages .

Changing the subject, I finally got a chance to go around the web a bit to visit a few blogger friends and other favorite websites. I missed that! Anyway, yesterday I found that the list of nominees for the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards was released. I'm an avid reader of LGBT books and have been following these awards for years. I love to see which books I read and loved make it to their list, what I missed, and often make lists of new books (and authors) to try.

I would like to congratulate and wish luck to everyone whose books are on that list. Particularly to favorite author Alex Jeffers who is nominated for The Padisah’s Son and the Fox: an erotic fairy tale(Lethe Press), a book I loved, but didn't have a chance to review, and for his novel Deprivation; or, Benedetto furioso: an oneiromancy, (Lethe Press). And to those authors whose books I loved and so thoroughly enjoyed in 2013 that they made it to my list of favorites for the year:

The Rest of Us: Stories by Guy Mark Foster (Tincture/Lethe Press)In His Secret Life by Mel Bossa, (Bold Strokes Books), Boystown 5: Murder Book by Marshall Thornton (MLR Press), Death by Silver by Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold (Lethe Press), Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, Richard Bowes , (Lethe Press), and Light by ‘Nathan Burgoine (Bold Strokes Books)!! And yes to My Dear Watson by L.A. Fields (Lethe Press).

Congratulations and good luck to everyone!


4 comments:

  1. Hi Hils! Glad to hear that John is recuperating nicely! I see you blogging and I know all is better :)

    Sounds like you have a great week-end ahead of you! I read Murder of Crows... I hope you enjoy it more than I did. Also just finished the Seanan McGuire :)

    And jeez, I can't wait for spring to be here! Tired of the cold and snow... feels like this year, winter has been long!

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  2. Hey Nath! Thank you! I'm really doing my best to keep up and catch up with the blogging now that John is up and about. :)

    I just began Murder of Crows, so I will let you know how it works out for me, and I didn't want to read the McGuire book until I finished Bishop's book, lol! I'm still having a problem reading for too long, but I'm reading here and there and that's a great sign. :)

    Winter has been never-ending... I usually love it, but a little sunshine and some warmth would be welcomed at this point.

    Wishing you an early spring. Hugs!!

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  3. I'm so sorry your husband has been poorly and so glad he is doing better!

    I haven't read The Others - is it as good as the Black Jewel series?

    Here's wishing spring your way, although that means winter is on its way here... :)

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    1. Hi Orannia, thanks!

      I haven't read the Black Jewel series, but I'm really liking The Others series. :)

      I hope your winter is better than ours. :)

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