Category: Elisa Reviews

Elisa Reviews Sixth Anniversary and Rainbow Awards Pre-Party Event


I know I’ve posted a few things about the 2012 Rainbow Awards, but I don’t think I’ve posted about Elisa Rolle celebrating the sixth anniversary of her blog . She’s having an event to celebrate and I gave permission to use one of my books. I honestly can’t believe it’s been six years already.

I remember discovering her blog, by coincidence, just about when she started writing it. She’d written a review for an anthology I’d been in for what I think was a book about “first times,” and she mentioned one of my stories, “Irene’s Cabin.”  I don’t think that story has ever been pubbed anywhere but in that anthology. I think (my memory isn’t always great with these things) the publisher was Alyson Books but I could be mistaken.

In any event, that’s how I found Elisa’s blog, and I liked what I saw. And my memory is great with blogs I love to follow. I’ve been following her ever since then. I’ve always loved the international flair, partly because Tony and I are both part Italian and partly because I’ve always found the images on her blog very tasteful. Her blog isn’t just about book reviews, it covers all things gay, both then and now. Elisa and I don’t always have the same taste in books, but we *always* have the same taste in photos, art, and gay history.

From my inbox:

So another year is gone, and my Journal is now 6 years old 🙂 Since end of November is also really near the time when the Rainbow Awards will wrap up nicely (on December 8th) this year I want to have a joint party! So I asked to many of the authors in this year contest to be generous and donate a book or two… and the answer was overwhelming: 243 among print and ebooks!

But this time you have to “earn” your prize and so there is a “little” treasure hunt: nothing complicated but you need to complete a chain made of Title-Word-Definition-Cover-Number. How? I will try to explain LOL

We have 243 book titles, you can find them here:

The Books: (mirrored here if you don’t have a LJ account to comment and you are not friend on LJ:

from each title I extracted a word, but be careful, same word can match more title, BUT there is an unique matching (example, if I have two titles, Love Story and Story of Me, “story” match both title, but probably, from the first title I took “Love” and from the second I took “Story”. Your job to discover the right matching ;-)). You can find the words here:

The Words: (mirrored here if you don’t have a LJ account to comment and you are not friend on LJ:

to each word corresponds a definition. The definition refers to single word (even if the word is plural) or not conjugated verb (even if the word is a conjugated verb). You can find the definitions here:

The Definitions: (mirrored here if you don’t have a LJ account to comment and you are not friend on LJ:

Once you have the matching Book-Word-Definition, you need to go and search for the Cover here:

view the right cover, on the comment section there is a comment by me (Elisa Reviews) with a link to a post on LJ (Rainbow Awards: Current Submissions). Open the link and see what number was assigned to that book in that post.

Comment on THIS post ( mirrored here if you don’t have a LJ account to comment and you are not friend on LJ:, sending me: Book Title-Word-Definition-Number. You can pick one book per day, if tomorrow there will be still available book, I will assign them. So you can send me more matching but first in-first out, you will win the first right matching still available book.

Exception, for the Book marked as New there is no Cover/Number, so once you have the matching Book Title-Word-Definition, you can leave the comment.

And now, lets the party start! Enjoy and good luck with your hunt!