8.05.2011

Nerds in Print and other stories

Over a year ago, Blogengamot chief Travis Prinzi asked me to write an essay for a book he was editing for publication. He used all the magic words—write, book, publication—so I couldn't say no.

So I wrote an essay, entitled Harry Potter and the Greatest Virtue. It quotes Dante and Aquinas and Lewis and Gregory of Nyssa. It discusses Dobby and Lily and Snape and Dumbledore and, of course, Harry—all in the context of Christian charity or Love. Travis did his editing work and put the essay into the book.

Ladies and gentlemen... Harry Potter for Nerds just went up on Amazon!!!

Are you a nerd? Do you like Harry Potter? This is the book for you!

Among the other essay authors are Travis himself, John Granger, and Mr. Pond. I am so excited! Thrilled! Cheering Charmed and Stupefied! And I can't wait to read everyone else's chapters.

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Speaking of Harry Potter:

By 'lucky few' they mean 'the first million'... it's kind of like being a Google Plus tester...
Thanks to Travis and George for saving me the trouble of getting up before 7 AM! I am now registered on Pottermore as NewtPixie133, a user ID which was randomly generated. The name totally delights me. I am nearly six feet tall. No one has ever called me anything Pixie before.

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Writers' link of the week: Well-known fantasy author and writing teacher Holly Lisle quits big publishing to publish herself. Not wholly surprising, but still... wow.

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Music of the week: Look at these Anacortes, WA boys playing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Did I say that loudly enough? THE LONELY FOREST PLAYED ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! And now that they're famous, I suppose this is the time for reminiscing about playing street hockey with John and his family, and calling Eric on Sunday mornings to remind him to show up and play on the worship team. :P

Holy crow, guys! I am so excited for you!



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Funny of the week: I went to xkcd, hit the Random button, and got this. And it totally rocks.

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This little blog is just not big enough for all the big news this week! Everything is requiring exclamation points! Lots of them!!! Okay, I'll stop now.

Well, one more. Happy weekend, everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Jenna said, "Over a year ago, Blogengamot chief Travis Prinzi asked me to write an essay for a book he was editing for publication. He used all the magic words—write, book, publication—so I couldn't say no."

    But did he use the word "royalties?" ;)

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  2. Hooray, Jenna!! Congratulations on the essay publication. As my copy of the volume is on its way, I can hardly wait to read it!

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  3. Congratulations on publication! I feel like I should buy the book just for your essay! Its a very uplifting Friday post, makes me want to write, which is good, because I've had a whole week of computer access, but no writing because of the crowds of people around me..even if they are holding Paryushka for me, I can't write with crowds.

    Your friday posts are always so interesting, I really love the format!

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  4. Haha, George. :P

    Thanks, everybody! Now I feel all heartwarmed, too. :)

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