Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where Has All the Memeage Gone?

I am extremely distressed by the lack of memeage going on here. It has been absolute months and I can already feel the the pride that memes tap into soaking through my spinny computer desk chair. Memes anyone?

Also. Challenges. Here's the challenge. Find me a challenge! Ah yes! The gauntlet has been thrown! How many challenges can you find? Hmmmm?

Ver Ver Hopeful,

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Cleaning

As you can see, my sidebar is somewhat less frightening than usual (aka: all of 2008). In honor of the soon to be ushered in new year, I have cleared up some space for challenges, contests, new links, new widgets, and all sorts of other fexcellent sidebar fillers. You may have even noticed the new quote widget from goodreads, which is my new best friend, next to Meds.

So if, whilst trolling the blogs, you see any challenges for the new year, an A-Z or 100+ or anything at all, just comment! I would lovelovelove if you would do so.

Preparing a Resolutions List,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

So I Missed the Maelstrom...

Charybdis was a good time. Really. Like going to amusement parks is a good time. Or nano-festing is a good time. Or herding unicorns is a good time. But, like amusement parks, nano-festing, and herding unicorns, it is best for some things to come to an end before you suffer boredom, confusion, or severe injuries.

I missed the Maelstrom immensely, the posting format, the user-friendly sidebar skillz, the blogger community. Medeia explains the more complex issues surrounding our switch (other than my few months of emo-wordpressage) on her own blog. Good thing she is immensely more eloquent than I or we would be stuck in quite the cyber-lurch.

So in the words of a wise man. "And we're good. And we're dancing. And we're back!"

Until soon,
Aella Siofra

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ze End

This blog will self-destruct in 3 days.




Thursday, June 26, 2008


I have looked at the A-Z challenge once more and have hit a serious road block. The authors list. *cue scary music*. So I have decided to bring it to all of you incredible people who go out of your way to read this blog. Help.

If anyone has any suggestions for the following letters, could they please let me know in comments? Grazi.

K: *edit* Now Complete! Thank you to commenter "grey" for suggesting Annette Curtis Klause. I shot over to the library and picked up her new book, entitled Freaks, as soon as I could. Be expecting a review on that one. Thanks to Mrs. Magoo for her suggestion as well!




Especially X.

Thanks everyone!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Maw Books Blog is having an amazing contest. You can win pretty much anything Twilight themed, plus pins, a shirt, and a copy of the Host. Does it get any more fawesome than that (oops. Just read a Westerfeld book)? Sadly, the contest ends on the 30th, so you'll have to hurry on over. Everyone check it out:


Best of luck to you all!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ze Memez! Zey Are ATTACKING!

I have been tagged by the ever-wonderful chicas of Plenty of Paper! and Reader Rabbit 2 of Reader Rabbit! and Ink Mage of Magic of Ink! Wow. I feel really loved! Anyway. I have copied the rules and questions from Reader Rabbit and here goes:

Rules: Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

1. Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why?

My all time favorite (modern) author is probably Cornelia Funke (so many to choose from). I first picked up one of her books in fourth grade (Random Aella Fact: I used to hate reading. Beyond that. DESPISE.) and have been a freaky fan ever since.

But. My all time favorite author of all time is Lewis Carroll. Need I say more?

2. Who was your first favorite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favorites?

My first favorite author was Louis Sachar. Oh, Holes, I owe so much to thee. And although he is not among my favorites today, his books hold a special shelf in my heart *sniff*

3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

The most recent addition to my list of favorite authors is Maureen Johnson. A blogger named Reese (The Magnificent) was the first to tell/force me to read her work. I tore through everything she'd written (novel-wise) in two weeks.

4. If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?

Lewis Carroll, Cornelia Funke, Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, JRR Tolkien, Jaclyn Moriarty, John Green, Kenneth Oppel, Philip Reeve, Tamora Pierce, Conor Kostick (...whew...). After contemplation, I would probably add Frances Hardinger, Frank Beddor, Cory Doctorow, and Robert Ende.

The end.

I'm fairly certain that most people have been tagged. So. I shall break the rules and throw this meme to anyone who wants to do it. Tell them Aella sent you :)

In Pursuit of Odyssey,