Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #9

Interesting Books

* I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews

Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi, review at Fantasy Book Critic

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson, review at Smash Attack Reads

Infected / Prey by Andrea Speed, review at One Good Book Deserves Another

* Jack Glass by Adam Roberts, review at The Speculative Scotsman

* Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines, review at Fantasy Literature

Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay, review at My Bookish Ways

* Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, review at Into the Hall of Books

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, review at Cuddlebuggery


A selection of ARCs to celebrate their 6 month Anniversary at Cuddlebuggery

A selection of recent releases to celebrate their Anniversary at Addicted 2 Heroines

Besieged by Rowena Cory Daniells, and author interview, at Fantasy Cafe

Romeo Spikes by Joanne Reay at My Bookish Ways

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

I am most grateful to The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent. for bringing my attention to this amazing contest. This competition is held by the English Department of San Jose State University and has a simple challenge: to imagine the worst novel in a particular genre and then compose the opening line from this astounding waste of paper. This year’s winners are all very funny, although I think my favorites are these three, which all have a rather ‘biological’ aspect.

The Overall Winner:

As he told her that he loved her she gazed into his eyes, wondering, as she noted the infestation of eyelash mites, the tiny deodicids burrowing into his follicles to eat the greasy sebum therein, each female laying up to 25 eggs in a single follicle, causing inflammation, whether the eyes are truly the windows of the soul; and, if so, his soul needed regrouting. — Cathy Bryant, Manchester, England

Grand Panjandrum’s Special Award
As an ornithologist, George was fascinated by the fact that urine and feces mix in birds’ rectums to form a unified, homogeneous slurry that is expelled through defecation, although eying Greta's face, and sensing the reaction of the congregation, he immediately realized he should have used a different analogy to describe their relationship in his wedding vows. — David Pepper, Hermosa Beach, CA

Fantasy Runner-Up:

Truly, twas Gimoneus the wise, grand sorcerer of Elantorfan, keeper of the ancient rune of Turgochit, came nearest to slaying the mighty dragon of Ralmorgantorg; for he was old and sinewy, and the wretched beast near choked to death on his femur. — Warren Wol, Livermore, CA

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