John Ottinger @ Grasping for the Wind has an interesting event that he hosts every few months or so alongside all his other features on his very prolific blog. This most recent theme’s title and question are based upon the planet’s recent catastrophic events, and is:
Inside the Blogosphere: In Case of Disaster Save These Books: If you had to leave your house in a hurry, and you could only grab five volumes off your shelf, which five would they be and why?
Our first participation in this event - we have added our darkly satirical, horrific, and veering on the speculative book choices which are included towards the end of the post.
As bloggers who love, review, and promote speculative books we are always looking for book recommendations from great speculative blogs. This event is perfect for this, in fact I think that more than a few more books will be added to our teetering pile from this post as well as a few new blogs. Link on by, say hello, lurk, and find some new blogs, buddies, and books (and most importantly, perhaps, donate to the Red Cross in an effort to help out those who are in need after recent events).
*Side note* - Check out John’s headers for his blog (one of which is included above). I created some of them for him via a contest and won 8 books from the deal. Very, very cool! Mine are the two colored ones; all can be viewed by refreshing your browser.