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The Independent Literary Awards

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What is it?

The Independent Literary Awards are book awards given by literary bloggers. The Independent Literary Awards is currently in its inaugural year and will be presenting the winners for the 2010 calendar year in February of 2011.

What genres are included?

The genres that will be represented and receiving awards for 2010 are:

GLBTQ
Literary Fiction
Mystery
Non-Fiction
Speculative Fiction

How do I nominate a book?

Visit this site, select the genre you are interested in, and submit your nomination in the comment portion of the post.

Things to remember when you nominate a book:

-You must be a literary blogger; and a link to your blog must be provided so we can verify this. (You may not be the author, publisher, or publicist of the book you are nominating).

-You may nominate a book that has already been listed (the books with the most nominations will be what we add to the Long List).

-You may nominate books in more than one genre, but only one per genre and please make one of those genres Literary Fiction (gotta plug the category).

-Nominations close December 15, 2010.

So, Ti… why are you telling us about this?

Well, I love books but Lyndsey and I are judges for the Literary Fiction category and guess who’s on our panel?

Jill – Fizzy Thoughts
Matt – A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook
Meg – Write Meg
Melody – Fingers and Prose

They rock. Since we are the Literary Fiction panel. Here is our shameless plug button:

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It will be hard to determine one winner, but I can’t wait to see what makes the short list.

The Sunday Salon: School Events, Tennis and Medical Tests Suck

I was a bit of a mess on Friday. I organized a PTO event for the school and although the event itself was fine, the prep right before it stressed me out and I got all worked-up over it. I thrive on stress. It makes me move faster, things get done, etc. But, Saturday had me in bed with sore muscles and a headache. Which would not have been a big deal if I could have taken something for it, but more on that later.

The day was sunny, beautiful and warm but not too warm so I dragged myself out of bed to take The Girl to her first tennis lesson.

My Little Tennis Player

The class was great!! There are over 18 kids in it but she saw an old friend from her pre-school days and there is a boy from her class in there too so she was happy. Looks like a good group of kids. Should be a lot of fun.

Now, on to the medical test. I am scheduled for “the test that shall not be named” this Tuesday. Although I am not within the normal age-range for such a test, these food allergies and the problems with my esophagus have prompted the need for further testing. So, I am on a limited diet for two days and then pretty much fasting for another two days.

I am not happy and sort of miserable so I am incredibly whiny and cranky. I can’t take Motrin since it’s a blood thinner and that happens to be the only thing that gets rid of headaches for me so I must endure it. I am taking Monday and Tuesday off and will spend the day reading. That is really the only bright side to all of this.

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On the book/reading front:

I am almost through with I’d Know You Anywhere. It’s taken a turn and I am hoping it changes direction because I am getting an uneasy feeling about where it’s all going.

Still re-reading Atonement for class. God, I love that book. I had forgotten how much until I picked it up again for this class.

I should be starting Animal, Vegetable, Miracle this Monday. How appropriate for me to read about local farming when I am starving out of my mind.

On a bookish note, I posted about the award panel that I was asked to be on. I am very excited about it and can’t wait to see which books you nominate as the best for 2010.

I am off to drink more fluids (blech) and eat more Jello (double blech). Think good thoughts for me on Tuesday. Another blogger passed out from hunger while going for the same test last week. Although I love her to death, I really do not want to follow in her footsteps.