Saturday, August 9, is Book Lovers Day. This is a perfect day for me to celebrate, since I have been in love with books and reading for as long as I can remember. I love the smell and feel of new books, and cherish the old favorites I revisit frequently. I don't necessarily want to read the whole book again when I revisit it. Sometimes I just want to find a favorite passage, or at other times, just hold the book, flip through it, and remember the pleasure reading it brought me.
Happy Independence Day. May your holiday be exactly what you want it to be. I can hear fireworks as I type this at 10:24pm, but I can't see them.
I can't believe it has been three months since I have updated this and my other blogs. Not because I haven't wanted to. I have been ill again and trying to work, at least part of the time. This takes almost all of my energy, with little or nothing left for posting, but I do miss it and want to get back to at least some regular positng as soon as I can.
The Science Fiction Writers of America have announced their final ballot for the 2006 Nebula Awards nominees. The awards will be presented in New York City at the 2007 Nebula Awards Weekend, May 11-13, 2007.
The nominees are:
The Privilege of the Sword
by Ellen Kushner
by Jack McDevitt
The Girl in the Glass
by Jeffrey Ford
by Jo Walton
From the Files of the Time Rangers
by Richard Bowes
To Crush the Moon
by Wil McCarthy
"Sanctuary" by Michael A. Burstein [Read a preview]