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Wednesday 5 x 5: 5 Books and 5 Bloggers from Book Expo

June 1, 2011

After a delightful, fun week of authors, books, and book people at the Book Expo, 5 books seems an awfully small number. I met many, many interesting authors and book bloggers at the Book Expo and the Book Blogger Convention. Here is a very, very small sampling.

Five Books I Will Be Lending To Other People.

1. Open Wounds– Joe Luniecvicz. New York in the 1930s! Errol Flynn swashbuckling movies. Lisa, Rob, Gomez, and probably others will be after this one. So good! Frank, next time you’re in town, I might even let you grab this.

2. The Maid– Kimberly Cutter. I actually grabbed ChrisL her very own copy of this one, because it’s Joan of Arc.

3. From what I heard at the Editors’ Buzz panel, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, is the kind of image-intensive, dreamy, odd fiction that will tempt a number of people I know. Was mostly thinking BigFuzzy Chris, and Raphy.

4. Because Robin’s always on the lookout for interesting nonfiction, I will be handing her The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt. Looks like a  discussion of how the Renaissance happened. Keri, and my Uncle Ron may also get tickled by this one.

5. It seems likely that Dad will want to take a look at almost all the mysteries in my BEA stash. In particular, The Hangman’s Daughter, by Oliver Potzsch, and the Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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I had so many great conversations with bloggers that it’s hard to pick just 5. Forever Young Adult deserves a shout-out here, as does Sassymonkey, who might have been the first book blogger I read.

Here are 5 who blog about genres I love to read:

SnifflyKitty: Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction. Thanks to Miss Kitty for some fun conversations, and for helping me with the Great E-Reader Debate!

Steph, of Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust. She reads the paranormal, and sometimes the erotic paranormal. She had me laughing myself senseless at some of the phrases she’s encountered in supernatural erotica.

The Children’s War: A journal about books for children and teenagers set in World War II. This includes books written during and after the war, fiction and non fiction. I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a Wed 5 about World War II fiction, and here’s an entire blog devoted to a period I love to read about. I might have alarmed Alex with my enthusiasm when we met. But, isn’t this a great idea?

BookYurt.com is fun to say, and their bloggers are cheerful companions in autograph lines. I love their lively site design.

I might have dubbed Chris, of The King Of Elfland’s 2nd Cousin “Elf Lord,” when we met. He was nice enough to take the NCIS reference as a compliment. He blogs about speculative fiction.

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