Wow! I was given this award by two wonderful bloggers: Heather J., from Age 30 – A Year of Books and Heatherlo from Book Addiction. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m so flattered by both of their comments about me!
Heather J. has a wonderful blog chock full of insightful reviews. I think she’s smarter than I am, because she read The Hobbit when she was in the first grade and loved it! Can you imagine actually understanding The Hobbit when you’re six years old? Cripes! Heather also read Eddings’ The Belgariad in 6th grade (which I love), and started tackling Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series in middle school. I got through the 5th book and then kind of gave up, but now that poor Mr. Jordan has passed away, I feel like I need to start over again. Heather, my Dad would absolutely love you! I can just see the two of you discussing fantasies for hours on end. Also, in case you haven’t already tackled these, please read George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. The next book is coming out in September. IMO, they’re better than LOTR.
And Heatherlo — Thank you so much! I don’t remember when I stumbled onto your blog, but I think we started them at about the same time, so I was probably trolling around looking for other newbies to connect with. I do remember being impressed by your writing skills–you have a unique way of expressing yourself which appeals to my peculiar sensibilities. I know this sounds silly, but some writers just work for me, and you’re one of those. Plus, you read a helluva lot more than I do. How do you do it?
The funny thing is, I had several friends in high school who were Heathers. Two of them were on swim team with me. Heathers are cool!
So, Heathers, in tribute to you, I now proudly present a clip from “Heathers.” (I hope you aren’t offended by salty language).