Today’s picture continues our monochromatic view of the Como Japanese Garden–today,a view of the koi pond and waterfall.
For once, I haven’t read any of the winners, although I have heard nothing but good things about The Windup Girl. (And it is a Hugo nominee, too, so it could potentially get both awards)
Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Nebula Awards, presented this evening at a banquet in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, September 2009)
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, by Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, June 2009)
“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,”
by Eugie Foster (Interzone, February 2009)
“Spar,” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, October 2009)
Ray Bradbury Award
District 9, by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, August 2009)
Andre Norton Award
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, June 2009)
Solstice Award (for impact on the field)
Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, and Donald Wolheim
Service to SFWA
Neil Barret Jr.
This is Running Eagle Falls, in Glacier National Park. I took a camera .Raw file from my archives and used Lightroom 2 to reprocess it two different ways. To the right is the color version of the reprocessing.
To the left is the monochrome version of the reprocessing.
Via Walker of Worlds blog
Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
I generally don’t eat when I read, unless I am reading at the dinner table.
What is your favorite drink while reading?
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Marking my books horrifies me. 😉
How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open?
I use a variety of bookmarks, ranging from a simple grocery receipt to fancier bookmarks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fiction, nonfiction, or both?
I’d say 80-85% fiction, 15-20% non fiction.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere?
I prefer to end on chapters, or at least at changes in POV or other breaks within a chapter.
Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you?
I’ve been tempted with a few books to throw them, but I respect books too much to do so. Even the bad ones.
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
If I can’t get it from context, I will look it up as soon as I am able.
What are you currently reading?
An Arc of “Dragon Haven” by Robin Hobb. Low Fantasy, with serpents re-evolving into Dragons.
What is the last book you bought?
Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Are you the type of person that reads one book at a time, or can you read more than one?
I prefer to read one book at a time.
Do you have a favorite time/place to read?
I used to read on the express bus on the way to work. Now, I use my lunch break at work to read.
Do you prefer series books or stand alones?
Most of the authors I read seem to do series, so I wind up reading series.
Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over?
A lot of authors come to mind. I try to tailor my recommendations to the person.
How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)
Organize books?? 😉