In the Blogs

Who has time to keep up with all the great blogs out there?! ..apparently I do.  
Each Friday I’ll put what I think are some of the coolest posts I’ve come across that week here, for you to enjoy and catch up.

This week (Oct 9th - Oct 15th)

  • If you're as big of a Kim Harrison fan as I am then you've had a very exciting week.  She announced her giveaway/contest for an ARC of Pale Demon here and showed us the cover of her 1st graphic novel Blood Work here
  • This has nothing to do with the literary world at all, but these are bad ass. 
  • Still don't know what you want to be for halloween?  Well, head over to io9 and check out their "weirdest, wrongest, & sexiest costumes" here Say that 3x fast!
  • The Mad Hatter Review has been talking about nothing but steampunk all month.  There are a ton of cool posts, reviews, interviews. Check out today's funny post here and then digress.
  • Always wanted to write a comic book?  Well, did you know that Oct is National Graphic Novel Writing Month (NaGraNoWriMo)?  ComicMix to the rescue! Read all the posts so far here
  • Again, this has nothing to do about books or authors but I found a new blog called Fuck Yeah, Tattoos! here.  It's pretty amazing.
  • Didn't have a chance to make it to New York ComicCon?  Sadly, I didn't either.  But, Suvudu has some pretty cool videos here Where Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Naomi Novik, Deborah Harkness, and Brandon Sanderson discuss things
  • There are always giveaways happening but there are 2 announced this week that are the best, in my opinion of course.  First we have The Qwillery's Blogversary Giveaway with 4 amazing packages...that means 4 chances to win! HERE
  • Next we have Vampire Book Club's 500 follower giveaway with 2 chances to win.  HERE
  • Seasame Street has done it again! I leave you with this hilarious "commercial"  Here 

Previous Weeks:
(sep 26 - Oct 1)

  • These social network ads are some kind of amazing here
  • Ok so zombies are everywhere this year. So much so that the University of Boston is offering an English lit class on it. Read more here
  • In case you've been under a rock and haven't seen the new Harry Potter trailer you can check it out at io9 here
  • When did sesame street get so adult?  First Katy Perry's tatas and now a True Blood parody 'True Mud' Haven't seen it?  here
  • Cool Zombie art at here
  • Hold on to your checkbooks... possibly new from apple here
  • StuffWhitePeopleLike has another book coming out. Haven't found this hilarious piss-take blog yet?  Check it out here
  • 'Romance Books are Chick Porn' read this hilarious male post at Yummy Men & Kick-ass Chicks here
  • One of the funniest posts this week is a video that author Carolyn Crane did about smuggling books home.  Check it out here  ..."it's got a night scope" 
  • Author Stacia Kane has opened an on-line market for all things Downside & is giving a 10% discount on all orders placed before Oct 8th! Check it here and enter PREORD10 at checkout

(sep 5- sep 10)
  • After watching yesterday's 'Dear Author' review turn over-the-top hilarious, I thought it might be nice to post Sarah Rees Brennan's funny article "The Value of Negative Reviews" here Can someone forward this on to that might help.
  • I love sci-fi. There I've said it.  Here are the guardian's top 10 sci-fi books.
  • So keeping with that theme, did you see i09's display of cool 60s & 70s sci-fi book covers here?  
  • Tor/Forge posted some chapter previews for their upcoming books, including Cherie Priest's Dreadnought here
  • JA Saare, author of Dead, Undead & Crimson Moon to name a couple, has a kick-ass Halloween give-away here
  • I love words, and I use them incorrectly all the time.  I mean what's the difference between affect and effect really?!  the Quercus blog offered some helpful links for us word nerds here
  • steampunk'd Optimus Prime here
  • More bookshelf porn posts here & here...because I love it so.
  • I'm sure you've already seen this hilarious video, but just in case. Here's Joseph Gordon-Levitt covering Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' here
  • There are still a couple days left to enter for your chance to win tickets to Karen Marie Moning's Fevercon here
  • Author Jaye Wells found what I want for christmas here.
  • The Guardian series author Meljean Brooks talked about the art or promotion here last week, in case you missed it.

(aug 21- aug 27)

  • If I could steal people's powers, Vicki Pettersson's would be at the top of my list.  Find out why at Literary Escapism interview here.
  • Remember when you watched the Jetson's as a kid and thought about how cool their world was?  NPR discusses how influential Sci-Fi really is here
  • New cover art is finally available for Kim Harrison's future Pale Demon here 
  • Zombies are all over the place this week...and getting $165k apparently.  Read about it here
  • Apartment Therapy did a funny segment about Lisbeth Salander's Ikea pics here
  • Another great Paranormal Project post from Penguin with Kat Richardson, Devon Monk, & Meljean Brook here
  • In case you haven't had a chance to see the The Walking Dead (AMC zombie series) trailer you can see it here at
  • Just in case there aren't enough zombie posts this week... Wanna know if your relationship can survive a zombie take-over? Take the quiz here
  • Some amazing Sci-Fi art was posted at io9 this week.  Have you had a chance to check it out yet? No?  go here
  • I'm a complete sucker for a story set in space. So of course I read the first chapter of Beth Revis' upcoming book Across the Universe here.  You should too.
  • I've already talked about this on the blog this week, but in case you missed it... Wasteland Weekend is a 3 day MadMax re-enactment of sorts in the Southern California desert this October.  If you dare, read more here
  • Jaye Wells funny guide to writing sex & violence here on Babel Clash
  • So, Michael Cera was caught prancing this week and the Buzz feed people went a little crazy. Wanna LYAO?!  go here
  • Read an excerpt from Gail Carriger's Blameless here from Orbit Books.