At the top of the page you will find a new menu item, also known as a “page” in WordPress, titled “The Hippogriff Awards”:
Hovering over the menu entry will pull down a list of each year’s awards. Currently there is no list for 2014, 2015 and 2017 due to a lack of entries for those years, which I hope to remedy later in 2020.
2019’s Hippogriff Awards will be coming in February, after I have had a chance to read The Gutter Prayer, The Shadow King, and The Light Of All That Falls. And moving forward, if I read a book that will receive an award retroactively, I’ll make sure I point that out in that book’s review.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. I managed to buy some new bookcases and move them into the shop (about the only place I have room for them), and also to get some much needed yard work done, although such endeavors always seem to come with a cost…in my case, aches and pains over most of my body. It feels I’ve been worked over by a pack of orcs with billy clubs, and I’ve got the bruises and blackberry scratches to prove it.
I’ve added a few more links to the Blogroll in left sidebar. These sites that I’ve provided links to are ones that I’ve been visiting for awhile now. They offer a lot of new content on a regular basis, and I find myself going to some of them more and more for “guest” reviews. They are:
Elitist Book Reviews
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
The Fantasy Hive
The Royal Library
David Benem’s autographed copy of The Wrath of Heroes arrived last week and has been added to the queue. It sounds like I may have managed to rope Mr. Benem into an interview, so look for that sometime in the near future.
I’m halfway through James Islington’s The Shadow of What Was Lost, so it’s probably going to be another week before I finish and can start working on a review.
Finally, I ran into some formatting issues with the new theme, mainly with over half of the thumbnail images in the right sidebar refusing to display as a thumbnail, despite the settings indicating that they were. I had to open up each image and custom format the size of the thumbnails to get them to display properly. What a time-consuming pain! Many years ago I was frustrated by formatting issues in WordPress, and switching to the new theme brought back some of those old headaches. Fortunately I seem to be able to find a workaround for most of the problems, so things are looking (almost) the way I’d like them to.