I have been toying with an idea of how to incorporate my mascot, Copley the Lobster, into my blog on a more regular basis.
He is a stuffed animal that a friend sent me all the way from across the pond and told me that he wants to see the world. Nymeth, of thingsmeanalot.com book blog, is one of the most gracious and inspiring bloggers I know. THANK YOU again Nymeth, for treating me so.
He has also traveled to New York City for the Book Blogger Convention. He made many friends there, including Billy the Goat and Baby Death (traveling incognito.) Photos here are thanks to Fizzythoughts.com
Anyway, COPLEY CONNECTIONS… I am going to highlight those random connections that thread through books I’m reading, linking them in some odd obscure way and remarking on the coincidences… or not. Sometimes they have obvious linkability but I was caught unaware of any shared characteristic. For example, when I read Fingersmith, I realized that the publisher was Riverhead – the same publisher of A Thousand Splendid Suns read just prior.
DO YOU HAVE ANY odd linkings between books that don’t seem to be related in any way? My last two books (Zeitoun and Overboard) were both nonfiction, both about weather storms in May 2005 so they perhaps are easy to link. But it wasn’t planned.
However, on a very random note, one of my books before Overboard was Suite Scarlett which was nominated for a SAKURA Medal for High School Books award. And in Overboard, one of the ships involved with rescuing two men lost at sea was the SAKURA Express.
I love these cool connections. Can you think of any links between the last few books you’ve read?
* ‘Stuffed lobster’ seems to imply he is food. He is not.