Tagged, Memed and Awarded

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If you didn’t know by now, I suck at posting awards and stuff. However, when a goddess like Lala at Coastal Commentaries takes the time out to honor me, I can do nothing less than bow before the goddess. 😉

First, the meme:

The rules are as follows:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Post a comment and then tag five more people.

But first Raoul had to finish clearing the mess he had left behind.

It meant another trip to Germany.

He waited for the Imperator to leave.

This passage is from “Map of Bones” by James Rollins. This is not normally a book I’d buy to read, but my sister’s partner is also an avid reader, and passed this book and about five or six others of his to read. The first one I read was “Black Order” and I really enjoyed it. “Map of Bones” has been favorably compared to “The DaVinci Code“, so we’ll see if that is correct or said merely to sell books.

For this meme, I tag the following five people:

West of Mars
The Half-Life of Linoleum
Where The Long Tail Ends
Adventures In Freelancing
Broadway Matron


Okay, now for the awards and tags:

For the Coolest Blog I Know
For the Coolest Blog I Know

Menstrual Poetry: Opinionated and sharp as a knife. Love it.
Ryan Garns: Satirical funny at its best.
The Cult of Qelqoth: Demented, perverted, shameless and twisted. I dream of him at night. Heh.
Power and Stilettos: She has both and ain’t afraid to use ’em.
The Worse Blog: Good for shits and giggles.

And one more award Lala saw fit to bestow upon me that I shall pass along:

Brillante Weblog Premio
Brillante Weblog Premio

Imagination Manifesto: Breathtakingly beautiful, with words to match.
The Half-Life of Linoleum: Thought-provoking and insightful. I love his ratios and his conversations with Jilly Nines.
Michael Writes: Honest and heartfelt, and very good about expressing it.
CopyWrite: Always informative and cutting edge, the quality is excellent.
Two Hundred Sacred Words: Nothing but flash. I think I’m in love.


Do yourself a favor, and check these peeps out. You won’t be disappointed, I promise. If you are, Qelqoth promises everyone a refund. *snicker*

Thanks, Lala, for the awards. Spread the love around people — I’m sure you all know the drill by now. Show us your favorites, your can’t-live-blog-life-without blogs.

And thanks for reading.

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9 thoughts on “Tagged, Memed and Awarded

  1. That’s twice today I’ve received a mention, purely on account of my brilliance. While it’s understandable, I should probably consider zipping up my pants more often. Seriously though – thanks. It all counts towards furthering our plans to dominate the world North Korea.

    P.S. It may be a good idea for me to stick up a virtual awards cabinet. Not that I like to stroke my own ego or anything. 😉

  2. Heh. See what I mean? Always stroking, sticking or taking over North Korea. What’s not to love as a leader of the demented?

    You zip it up and I’m joining a different cult.

  3. Thank you very much for awarding Imagination Manifesto the Brilliant Weblog award! I’ll post about the award and link back to this post.

    NathanKP – Imagination Manifesto

  4. I’m reading ‘Black Order’ at the moment, having just finished ‘Map of Bones’ – I recommend ‘The Judas Strain’ too, which is the next of the Sigma Force novels. And ‘Sandstorm’, in which Painter Crowe is introduced.
    I admit to being quite a James Rollins fan despite occasional slip-ups of his which make me groan, and despite not generally really liking this kind of thriller fiction. His earlier novels have a very strong fantasy/SF element though which I really enjoy. It’s my husband’s fault I read these though – and we have a complete set on our shelves.

  5. Hi Catherine — I really liked “Black Order”, and there’s a copy of “The Judas Strain” in the box I received. I wasn’t impressed with the one about the caves under the ice, and I didn’t finish it. “Amazonia” was in there also — I might give that a whirl.

    No, he’s not my chosen genre either, and there are occasions where I’m rolling my eyes, but he has an entertaining style that reminds me of Michael Crichton (bless his heart.) Actually, my favorite of Crichton’s was “Congo” — and oldie but a goodie, and it was very believable. I think that’s what I like about Rollins — he weaves enough truth into his work that you’re scratching your head wondering what exactly was the fiction.

    Thanks for stopping by!!

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