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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, What's Coming, and a Giveaway Winner

Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving!  If you don't live in the States, umm... happy late November!  I'm posting this on Wednesday because I'm not going to be anywhere near a computer tomorrow.  Instead, I'll be stuffing my face and watching football.

So, the year is almost over and that means it's time for the 'Best of 2011' lists to start trickling out.  We've already seen some of the major review groups (Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, etc.) put out their lists, and the Goodreads fan vote is ongoing.  This year I'm planning on doing a series of awards.  I'm going to call them the Juice Boxes.  See if you can keep up here... so there are the Hugos.  My name is Justin.  Put those two words together and you get Jugos.  Jugo in Spanish means Juice.  The Juice Awards sounds like something O.J. Simpson would bestow on someone, so I added the box.  After all, who doesn't like Juice Boxes?

I'm going to be doing a short list (5) for each of the book awards and then just pick a winner in the industry categories.  I'll be doing a separate post for each category with a goal of having them all done before Christmas (we'll see).  My award categories are as follows:

Best eBook Press
Editor of the Year
Cover of the Year
Best Book I Read This Year Not Published in 2011
Most Disappointing Book (2011)
Debut of the Year (2011)
Book of the Year (2011)

I reserve the right to add nonsense awards at any time.  I'll probably also be doing a 'summary' post breaking down the 'stats' of this years collection of reading.  Stay tuned!


                                        

I am pleased to announced the winner of my most recent giveaway of Jon Sprunk's Shadow's Son and Shadow's Lure courtesy of the fine folks at Pyr:


Tim Lewis, OR

Congrats Tim!  They should be winging their way into your home, or heart, or hearth very soon.


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