First up, it's my turn in the rotation over at Access Romance Readers Gab. Today's topic du jour is glomming. Nom, nom, nom!
The National Book Award winners were announced last night. I tend to stay away from award discussions online, because on one hand we have the high-falutins' dissecting the navel-gazing, and on the other you have people saying, "Who?!?!"
My employer gives me a pay check every two weeks to pretty much know all there is to know about adult fiction. So it's rare when something gets nominated that I've never heard of. People, do you know how many book reviews I read? A lot. Do you know how much promo I look at? A lot. And while most of the time I think the NBA pretty much sticks to what you think they're going to stick with - every so often they go completely off the reservation. Which they did last night by giving the award to Lord Of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.
Yeah, when that nomination was initially announced Wendy was the one going "Who?!?!" And last night the dark horse won. The dark horse from a small publisher whose initial print run was the size of a postage stamp. That alone is pretty cool, but the kicker? Gordon teaches in my hometown back in Michigan. At the college where My Man got his business degree. So....that's pretty awesome. Go Kalamazoo Go!
In the I Have No Idea What To Make Of This department, I give you the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. Based on a graphic novel, it's exactly what you think it is. The aspect of this that has me totally flummoxed is the casting. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Really? Han Solo and James Bond in a movie called Cowboys & Aliens? And this isn't a comedy? They're playing this material straight? Ohhhhhkay then.
On the upside, we have Daniel Craig dressed in cowboy clothes. Gotta say, I'm not seeing a whole lot wrong with that scenario.