Bruce’s Shelfies: The Infinity Dreams Award Tag


imageI bring you an unscheduled Shelfie today, because I have been nominated by Xxertz for the …

infinity dreams awardThanks!  Now I don’t usually do these anymore because they can get a bit repetitive but I’ll make a slight exception just this once.  So the rules for this award are…

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you
  2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them
So, number one is already done.  Number two….pass. Number three I will indulge in otherwise this would be a very short post.  Here are the questions that were set:
What is the first book (or series) you fell in love with?
I honestly can’t remember.  Although over the years I’ve been a big fan of Enid Blyton’s works, the Chronicles of Narnia and Choose Your Own Adventure books.
Has your favourite genre changed over the years (please share!)?
No.  Although I read a lot more nonfiction and contemporary these days than I ever did in the past.
Okay,  be honest, how many book boyfriends/girlfriends do you have?
This is a strange human concept that I find utterly bewildering.
What about book enemies?
Spot of lift the flap, children’s book fame.
What are your drinks of choice (alcoholic, cold, and hot please)?
I don’t really drink alcohol.  Water.  Tea (milky, no sugar).
I’m dying to know – what is your favourite TV show?
The Chase (UK or Australia, doesn’t really bother me), Bargain Hunt, Escape to the Country, Would I Lie To You? 
If my life depended on reading a really good book, what book would you recommend?
I would recommend finding a competent health professional.
 Which three popular books do you not understand what all of the hype is about?
Most YA bestsellers.
What is your favourite game to play (can be card, board, electronic, etc.)?
Snap, Twister, The Elder Scrolls.  Preferably simultaneously.
What is the last book to have made you cry?
I lack tear ducts.  Next question.
What is the last book to have made you laugh out loud, despite being in a public place?
Lockwood and Co: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud.
I hope that was enlightening!  Now, number four….nominating eleven people seems a bit excessive, so I will just throw out a general invitation to anyone who wants to do it.
Until next time,

Introducing….the GARGIE AWARDS!


Greetings all! To celebrate my musings attaining 50 followers, I have decided on a new theme, and more importantly, to recognise my fellow bloggers for services rendered to the blogosphere and beyond.  To that end today marks the first ever round of conferrals of the GARGIE AWARD!

Allow me to explain.  In gargoyledom, the most prestigious award that can be attained is known as the Order of the Stony Groove and is conferred upon deserving gargoyles who have served the greater population in a particular field.  After applying to the High Council for matters relating to gargoyle-fleshling relations, I am happy to say I have been approved as an official bearer of a modified version of the award…henceforth known as the GARGIE!

The obligations attached to the Gargie Award are as follows:

1. Display the award badge prominently  on your site….if you want.

2. Publish a post to inform the world of your great achievement…..unless you can’t be bothered.

3. Nominate some fellow bloggers (who have been outstanding in their field…figuratively or literally) and tell us the particular way in which they have excelled….if you feel inclined.

4. Indicate to your nominees that they have received the award….provided you have completed step three.

Without further ado, the inaugral recipients of the Order of the Stony Groove (Fleshling Category), otherwise known as the Gargie Award are:

READING WITH RHYTHM for services to canine-fleshling literacy development

1001 CHILDREN’S BOOKS for services to me personally (in terms of book recommendations!) and to fleshlings opposed to aging.

FANTASTIC BOOK BLOG for services to unmissable book covers that would otherwise never again have seen the light of day.

BOOK TO THE FUTURE for services to non-pervy introverts with internet access and an interest in books

Congratulations my pretties!  Your hard work has been recognised by gargoyle kind.

I will continue to confer awards as I see fit, possibly on a semi-regular basis, if I remember.

Until next time,


Awardiness: Liebster nom nom….and a sneak-peek at a new award!



Well howdy friends…the charming and delightful Sarah at has seen fit to honour me with a Liebster award for beginning bloggers.  Needless to say, my stone chest inflated with pride when I received the notification.

This award requires the following tasks:

  • List 11 things about yourself.
  • Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
  • Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them your questions.
  • Inform your nominees of their award nominations

So here we are:

Eleven things: There is a mirror placed directly opposite my shelf in my line of vision. I am getting sick of the view. The youngest fleshling in the house spotted me today and said “gargoyle” – or some approximation of it.  My middle name is Octavius.  I was the eighth shelf-related creation of my particular craftsperson.  Mad Martha and I are planning some excursions in the near future.  I am currently seated between Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test, and Susie Orbach’s The Impossiblity of Sex. I found both books mildly entertaining, but slightly disappointing overall.  Christmas decorations have yet to be hung in my dwelling.  I fear that I will be adorned with a silly Santa-ish hat in the foreseeable future.  I enjoy reading works by Dr. Irvin D. Yalom.

Eleven answers: I began blogging at the urging of some fellow shelf denizens who felt the world could benefit from my vast deposits of knowledge.  Depending on the content, it usually takes me up to half an hour to write a post.  My hobbies are reading, blogging, throwing things off the shelf to simulate poltergeist activity.  I have many favourite books and most of them have been mentioned in at least one of my posts.  If  I could travel anywhere in the world, I wouldn’t be fussy.  A typical day for me involves reading, sitting still, and throwing things off the shelf to simulate poltergeist activity.  I visit facebook, wordpress and The Book Depository every day.  I can’t recommend a movie, as my shelf is not placed in sight of the television.  I have multiple email accounts – specifically, more than two and less than two thousand.  Both pie and cake, thank you.  Books inspire my blog posts.

Regarding the last two tasks, I will refrain at this point from nominating others, but stay tuned my friends, because a new award may be seen on the block soon enough.  A fantabulous, unique, exciting new award…..

Until next time,