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
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:
Someday, I hope, I will finish writing what has not been written. And really, you know, that describes my life.
- 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
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.
last week's reading § next week's reading
- 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
Writing has been ponderously slow, but forward movement has been made.
last week's writing § next week's writing
No retrospective right now. Kind of like having no perspective.
last week's old journal § next week's old journal
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