Unassigned: An Honorary Mention

by Gerard

When I started this quest, I thought that maybe a few wayward souls who were looking for out of the ordinary book suggestions might stop by and see what I found in the dark corners of the Dewey Decimal System, but I wasn’t really expecting any awards or adulation. So, it comes as a wonderful surprise to see that blogger rthepotter of Minutiae has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. It seems as if at least one person out there is in it for the long haul (by the way, the current projected completion date is October 2018).

Thank you–it was a great way to end a stressful couple of weeks.

Now, these things have rules—and here they are:

The rules of The Versatile Blogger Award are:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded The Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select up to 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

To be honest, I don’t read a lot of other blogs, and even fewer on books. I’m more of a nonfiction fan, and almost all of the blogs I’ve passed by are about the latest fiction offering. But, without further ado, here are my nominations:

I know it’s a weak list, but that’s all I can get to with my quasi-busy life.

Now, for the seven things…I’ve decided to pick seven titles from my (ever-growing) library and hope that they reveal a little something about me (in alphabetical order):

  1. The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman (DDC 818)
  2. Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Blake (DDC 016)
  3. Born to Kvetch by Michael Wex (DDC 439)
  4. Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All by Christina Thompson (DDC 993)
  5. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman (DDC 781)
  6. Off the Deep End by W. Hodding Carter (DDC 797)
  7. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larson (DDC 813)

In order to feel like I’ve earned this nomination, I have a special treat for my small band of followers: three reviews in three days. I’ve been a bit backed up because of personal commitments and vacations, but now things are calmed down enough to get back on track. If my current book goes well, I might make it 4-for-4 (but no promises, though).