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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Brand New Awesomesauce Award!

Aubrie Dionne created this wonderful award for blogs that promote the genres of Fantasy and Science Fiction through writing, interviews or reviews, and was kind enough to bestow it upon me! Pretty, isn't it? I am so tickled with this award. I've been thinking recently that I need to get connected with more authors and blogs in my own genre. (Not that I don't love all you guys who write other stuff too. I totally do!)

The rules are that you must state five favorite sci-fi/fantasy books or movies that have inspired you in some way. Easy! Or, well, hard to narrow down to five. In no particular order:

1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. This is the book that really ignited my love for science fiction. I have an interesting story about how I stumbled upon it, but I won't bore you with it right now.

2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. This book fired my imagination as a child and continues to wow me today.

3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I read it for the first time at age twelve and was unimpressed. Read it again just before the first movie came out and it knocked my socks off!

4. Star Wars. Yep. I just love it.

5. The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson. These books rekindled my love for fantasy. (I like his other books too.)

I would like to pass this award on to:

T.M. Hunter at The West(ern) Chronicles.
Terry Ervin at Up Around the Corner.
Lyndon Perry at ResAliens Blog.
David J. West at Nephite Blood, Spartan Heart.
Brandon Barr at Christian Science Fiction.


Visit their blogs and you'll see why they deserve the award!

Thanks again, Aubrie. What a sweet award.

(P.S. Look at that. I have 199 followers! I think I'll have to do something special when I hit 200. Hmmm. Making plans!)

25 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on the award and the almost 200 followers!

Linz said...

Congrats on the cool award!!

I love Ender's Game too! And the Mistborn series! Wow!

Nicole MacDonald said...

congrats! That's really great :)

Melissa said...

Congrats fellow award receiver! And guess who just pushed you to 200? I guess that means you have to do something special *grins*.

Angie said...

Woohoo! Thanks, Melissa. :D

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on the award and 200 followers! :) That's awesome.

Brandon said...

Whoohoo! Thanks Angie for the award! I'm glad to have found another cool writer who enjoys sci-fi and fantasy.
That's great you're involved with Mindflights.

Stephanie McGee said...

Congrats on the award!

AstonWest said...

Thanks for the award, and congratulations on the followers!

Aubrie said...

Ender's Game is awesome! I love the twist at the end.

Aubrie said...

P.S. Thanks for accepting this award :)

Jan Markley said...

Kool looking award!

RaShelle said...

Hey Angie. I have an award for you too. Congrats on the Fantasy Sci fi too. That is very cool looking!!!

Sheila Deeth said...

What a lovely award and many thanks for connecting with me. I'm interviewing a fellow author tomorrow, so I'll wait till Friday to list my books. Hmmm. Except they could have a lot in common with yours.

David J. West said...

Thanks Angie I appreciate it.

logankstewart said...

Oh yes. Any fan of Mistborn is a friend to me. Brandon Sanderson is one heck of a story teller. I found your blog through Brandon Barr's Christian Science Fiction blog. Great stuff.

Congratulations on the award!

WindyA said...

Congrats on the award! And it looks to me like you're well above 200 now!! :)

Angie said...

Oh, yeah! I'm at 207 this morning! How exciting. Thanks for the comments all. And you're welcome for the awards, guys.

Cher Green said...

Congrats.

Heck I forgot about A Wrinkle in Time. I remember it from school. I did a book report on it. I've been meaning to get a new copy, don't know where mine went, and reread it.

I also need to pass this award on, just didn't have time to do so the other day. I also have to get to Aubrie's post and follow the links. I'm sure they go to amazing blogs.

By the way, looks like you are now over 200, when's the party?

Angie said...

Stay tuned! The party is coming soon.

Nichole Giles said...

Very cool award. And hey, now you have 210 followers. Congrats!

dellgirl said...

Congrats on the award you always have interesting things to share with us. Also congrats on the followers.

elizabeth mueller said...

Oooh, wonderful!!! Congrats on your award, Angie, and to everyone else, too!! ((Hugs)) ;)

Lyn said...

Thanks for passing along the award, sort of like a traveling trophy! :) I'll work on my five soon. But I only have a few followers, will have to remedy that! lol. Lyn

Nishant said...

Congrats on the cool award!!
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