I like Mondays. On Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and exhilarated by the possibilities of the week ahead. I also like magic. I like its history, its intersection with technology, and its crafty use of human nature. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.
Tricks with smoking two weeks in a row? Yes, but this is one of my favorite bits of Penn & Teller magic. I’m pretty sure I’ve shared a version in the past, but it’s a good repeat.
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?
I finished both Territory and Mrs. Caliban last week. I’ll have a review of the latter tomorrow.
Despite the TBR stack I’d already picked out for Weirdathon, I was in the mood for something
- with a contemporary setting,
- lighter than Bret Easton Ellis’s Lunar Park,
- still weird,
- that I already owned.
I checked my Kindle and realized I had purchased Tim Pratt’s Heirs of Grace last summer. It fits the bill, but the main character is a little annoying to me.
What Am I Writing?
As of last night, Bounded in a Nutshell is part of the world. I haven’t officially “launched” it (I’m not even sure what that entails), but it’ll be on sale (as in FREE) in couple weeks.
Next project, the Abbott stories. I plan to reread the first one today, then gather up my notes and decide where to continue from there. Penn & Teller’s principles of magic didn’t come to mind this morning for no reason.