One of my entries for Orbit's The Worst Ever Cover Contest made it to the final five. I guess that means I know a thing or 2 about bad SF/F tropes. They are taking votes to see which one will make it to the final cut to actually get designed. Check out the full list here. You can vote for your favorite here. My entry is (nudge, nudge): An Old Dragon, A Dead Witch, and a Fat Guy: The Third Book of Stories that Go Nowhere Who wouldn't want to see something this awesomely bad? Although I am against some stiff competition with other entries like The Thing with the Glass Buttock. John at Grasping for the Wind is looking for SF/F bloggers to register and do a link up post. Check out the details here. I also signed up for Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I encourage you all to cast your votes for your favorite book blogs. There are a lot of categories, but you don't have to pick one blog for each category. Just vote for the areas you read blogs for such as Best Speculative Fiction Blog and Best Literary Blog. They also have nominations for best designed blog in addition to a whole host of other things. Here is a little more info: Last year over 400 blogs came together to celebrate the art of book blogging during the first ever Book Blogger Appreciation Week! I am so pleased to announce that the second annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week will be taking place September 14-18. WHO Anyone who blogs about books is invited to participate. In fact, we want everyone who blogs about books and reading to be a part of this week! WHAT A week where we come together, celebrate the contribution and hard work of book bloggers in promoting a culture of literacy, connecting readers to books and authors, and recognizing the best among us with the Second Annual BBAW Awards. There will be special guest posts, daily blogging themes, and giveaways. WHEN September 14-18, 2009 WHERE Here at the new Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blog! (Please note that this year there are three separate blogs and feeds—one for the main event, one for giveaways, and one for awards.) WHY Because books matter. In a world full of options, the people talking about books pour hard work, time, energy, and money into creating a community around the written word. I, Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week love this community of bloggers and want to shower my appreciation on you!