Saturday Grab Bag

22 Jan

A few days ago, to our delight, the wonderful Heather Howland awarded us the Stylish Blogger Award!


Thanks, Heather!

So this is what we have to do now:

1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.

2) Share 7 things about yourself.

3) Award some recently discovered great bloggers.

4) Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

And without further ado…

7 Things About Us:
1. We span three continents.

2. Most of us write up our posts an hour or so before they’re scheduled to go live.

3. We’re really responsible.

4. We like cake, though a mutinous few have mentioned something about preferring pie, or whatever.

5. In our calendar, where we’re supposed to schedule individual dates for posts, we’re also supposed to say what topic we’re going to write about. More often than not though, all you see is “[Name] posts something” and its variations.

6. Almost all of our conversations about Serious Things become derailed, and very quickly so. Most recently, a conversation about how it’s generally incorrect to put two spaces after a period turned into a conversation about Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail.

7. We haven’t all met in person, but when we do, it’ll be a party.

Interesting blogs we appreciate, in no particular order!
That Cover Girl
The Rejectionist
CA Marshall
The Book Smugglers
YA Highway

Mashup

Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. Some are serious, and some are just downright hilarious. We highly recommend you read them!

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9 Responses to “Saturday Grab Bag”

  1. Patricia Beaudin January 22, 2011 at 12:30 AM #

    w00t! Congrats! (Cake and pie is good but you forgot brownies!)

  2. camarshall January 22, 2011 at 3:41 AM #

    I’m with Patricia, YAY BROWNIES!

    Congratulations on your award! You sure are stylish!

    And big big thanks for mentioning my blog! <3

  3. priscillashay January 22, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

    waaaiitt. I’ve heard this repeatedly, but was never given a reason. As far as I was taught, you’re supposed to put two spaces after a period. They changed it? Why?? :(

    • Biljana January 22, 2011 at 4:52 PM #

      I think it was a typewriter thing… Something to do with the proportions of the letters. Most typefaces now have the spaces between letters proportional to their size, whereas before, each letter would occupy the same amount of space. Now that they occupy less if they’re smaller or more narrow, (like how “liiiike” takes up less space than “loooove”, except in something like Courier or other typewriter fonts,) two spaces ends up looking really empty and supposedly unattractive and distracting.

      • priscillashay January 22, 2011 at 9:59 PM #

        really? I never noticed. One space makes it look claustrophobic to me. *shrug* Oh, well. But, thanks :)

  4. ychi January 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

    Whoa, I totally dig Carmen Sandiago! Used to have an education game featuring her… :P

  5. Emy Shin January 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM #

    Congratulations on the award, and thanks so much for the links!

  6. sparklinga January 23, 2011 at 10:41 PM #

    Pie instead of cake? WHAT?! :’( I cry sugar tears.

  7. Rowenna January 25, 2011 at 10:57 AM #

    Definitely deserving of the award! And YAY KCI Archives! I can spend hours on that site!

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