Les Semaines

April 3, 2008

what I'm thinking and doing § what I'm listening to § what I'm reading
what I'm writing § retrospective: old journal


Quick Ketchup

Sorry to have been gone so long and to leave a message that sounded like things weren't going well, and then only answer one of those question lists.

Here's the short form of what has been happening. I have been working on the longer version long enough to realize that if I wait until I finish it I will never catch up. So here's what you're not reading. At least for now. Sorry.

It was February and March:

  • in which I discovered a cure for my February blahs or anemia-induced amnesia
  • in which I participated in a Girl's Getaway in Victoria and played Scrabble
  • in which Jim frightened me into nearly phoning 911
  • in which I was a bachelorette and ate much lamb
  • in which I celebrated Clarion West's 25th Anniversary and missed my husband
  • in which I was deluged with paper then divested myself of it
  • in which the days just disappeared
  • in which I encountered the Radio8ball and learned the future
Someday, I hope, I will finish writing what has not been written. And really, you know, that describes my life.

last week's thinking and doing § next week's thinking and doing


Veda Hille has a new disc! Always very exciting news in our house. She's the favourite and utterly unique, and this new disc is no exception. The more I listen to it, the more I love it.

And I got to hear her live! Twice! (See my unwritten Radio8ball story.)

last week's listening § next week's listening


As usual I read a lot of books. I have written most of my comments, but for now, here's the list in the order I read them. I think.
  • Beth Goobie's young adult novel The Dream Where the Losers Go
  • Beth Goobie's young adult novel Sticks and Stones
  • Peter Cameron's young adult novel Someday This Pain will Be Useful to You
  • Shannon Hale's first adult novel, Austenland
  • Jay Asher's young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Liz Gallagher's young adult novel The Opposite of Invisible
  • Samantha Hunt's novel, The Seas
  • Georgette Heyer's romance novel The Talisman Ring
  • R.A. Nelson's young adult novel Breathe My Name
  • Michael Swanwick's fantasy novel, The Dragons of Babel
  • Med Rosoff's young adult novel What I Was
  • Aidan Chamber's young adult novel, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn
  • Simmone Howell's young adult novel Notes from the Teenage Underground
  • Ellen Kushner's children's fantasy novel, The Golden Dreydl
  • Gregory Frost's fantasy novel Shadow Bridge
  • Cliff McNish's children's novel The Silver Child
  • Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's young adult novel, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
  • Laurie J. Marks' fantasy series, Fire Logic, Earth Logic, and Water Logic
  • Janine Cross's fantasy novel, Forged by Fire
  • Beth Goobie's YA novel, Something Girl
  • Tanith Lee's young adult fantasy, Indigara
  • Laurie Viera Rigler's novel Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
  • Charles de Lint's young adult fantasy novel, Dingo
  • Justina Chen Headley's young adult novel, Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies)
  • Sara Zarr's young adult novel Story of a Girl
  • Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear's fantasy novel, A Companion to Wolves
  • Elizabeth Bear's SF novel, Dust
last week's reading § next week's reading


Writing has been ponderously slow, but forward movement has been made.

last week's writing § next week's writing

Retrospective: old journal

No retrospective right now. Kind of like having no perspective.

last week's old journal § next week's old journal

Last Week § Les Semaines index § Next Week

Email comments, questions, and complaints to neile@sff.net § Neile's main page

1783 people have wandered through this week with me