Inky's Fri-yay 22 June!
It’s Fri-yay! Yay! Fri-yay! Did I mention Fri-yay? Yay!
This week at Inside a Dog has been all about the judges. They are a busy bunch of readers who have the huge and delightful task of narrowing down the Inky longlist of twenty books to a shortlist of ten. Easy peasy huh? That’s right. Just ten.
Have you met the Inky Judges yet? Please go and say hi and introduce yourself.
But like any good YA fantasy, there is another side to the Inky judges – the shadow side! We have shadow judges that are reviewing books- so go over to the shadow side. There you will find Inky shadow judge paradox wrestling with her conscience. The dilemma? Should she read Ballad For a Mad Girl or do her homework? What will win? Will she pass her geography test? And what does she think of the book? The result is one of the most innovative reviews around – a blow by blow account of an evening reading Ballad For A Mad Girl when you shouldn’t be reading Ballad For a Mad Girl.
Reading and ranting seems to go together like tartan skirts and stripy tights (don’t judge me). There is a worthy rant by indiaaqua over at Mostly My Opinions (and Some Writing) about online quizzes. But before you read that post please take a moment to answer a few questions. What do you think about online quizzes?
c) perfect for procrastinating
d) so enlightening I can’t wait to do another one.
If you answered any of the above I think you should read indiaaqua’s post about it and add a comment.
Did you notice who has graced us with his mysterious presence? Sherlock is here – yes, that Sherlock. On the site! For all you code breaking, puzzle solving, riddle ruminating geniuses go and see how you go with The Science of Deduction blog. Test your powers of all things Sherlockian with the puzzles so far.
Poppy on Just A Blog has come up with an idea and wants others to join in. How about we all publish unfinished stuff. You know – the semi completed pieces, just started paragraphs, noodling notes, half finished stories or even incomplete senten…
What do you think? Do you want to join her or do you only like publishing polished work?
And if that doesn’t work, then there is always some Korean Pop over at BTS Fans United. This week there are ten songs to get you hooked.