Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's Web Wanderings Time!

I've accrued enough cool things on the web over the past 2 days that it's time to share. Here we go:

1. In Orson Scott Card's latest review column, he mentioned a new dictionary that is available. It's called Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. Yeah, it's cool. It's a whole dictionary dedicated to words that have been invented thanks to science fiction books, movies, etc. Orson Scott Card is credited with braintape, vid, and -verse. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this. It's a geek thing.

2. Lisa Snellings-Clark has a couple of cool things up on eBay which may be gone by the time I post this. But go check anyway. Just back from Balticon, she decided to post 30 little red poppets and 10 little pinks. I got a little pink last night and I'm so excited about it!! Little pinks are $40 and are 4 inches tall. She's holding a bunny. So excited about that one. As of right before this post, there were 15 little reds left and 3 little pinks, so get over there fast!

3. On the PoppetPlanet forums, there are some great pictures of the PoppetPlanet launch party in the Spare Parts section. Check them out!

4. Quixotical's latest post led me to find some incredible handmade journals/notebooks. They're made by her friend Stormfilled. Her website has quite a few for sale and she has one up on eBay right now. I highly recommend supporting her! I love supporting these wonderful independent artist types who make such wonderful products.

5. Carl posted a great interview with Colleen Gleason on his blog today about her new book, Rises the Night. He's also doing a giveaway for the 3rd book in the series, The Bleeding Dusk, which won't be out until February of 2008. If you take a picture of yourself between June 5th - June 10th buying a copy of Rises the Night, you will be entered into a drawing to win an ARC of The Bleeding Dusk. What a great contest! Great interview as always there from Carl!

6. Dark Orpheus wrote a post on Vesak Day. I had never heard of Vesak Day, but apparently it's today! It's the day when Buddhists around the world honor the Buddha's birthday. His parent's are "going vegetarian in honor of the Buddha's birthday," so he posted a link to a website where you can vote for the world's sexiest vegetarian celebrity. I was surprised by the number of celebrity vegetarians! There's so many of them.

I think that's all I've got for now.

9 comments:

DesLily said...

Carl is doing a giveaway? goodness that's nice of him... (good luck!)

ok.. so.. who do I blame? Carl for having his fantasy challenge with all the reviews? Or YOU for making me interested in Fablehaven??

I finished book 2.. all was well and the end was wrapping up nicely ..and then...and then.. came that dang "pen pal note"..aarrrgggghhhhhh!

Chris said...

Deslily, surprise surprise...Carl doing a giveaway, lol...

Oh the penpal note! I got the biggest evil grin on my face when I read that!! I can't wait for book 3 now! Wasn't that an evil ending..mwuhahaha!

DesLily said...

ok, that's it! I blame YOU!.. snot! now I have to wait... i'm too old for waiting!

Chris said...

Hehehe, you're not too old silly. He's got another new book coming out in October...did you see that one? something about Candy Wars?

Carl V. said...

So funny that you mention that dictionary, I just saw it on the shelves at B&N earlier this evening when I was there. It is a nice looking book, great cover!

Great minds think alike, I'm also doing a post like this tomorrow and mentioning Lisa's poppets and Stormfilled's journals!

Its good to have you back!

Bellezza said...

Thank goodness for you and bookfool, keeping a poppet-less woman like me informed of their sale. I registered on eBay today (while I was supposed to be teaching Spelling) and ordered a poppet myself. For educational purposes of course. I probably should've ordered a few!

Chris said...

:p I love poppets Bellezza. Lisa Snellings-Clark is a wonderful artist and I've quickly become a collector of her stuff...becoming an expensive habit, but one I enjoy :)

Literacy-chic said...

I NEED that Brave New Words!!! Thanks for the heads-up!!

Chris said...

No prob N, isn't that an awesome book! I'm shocked that no one thought of publishing that earlier. Love the title!