Book #31, 2010 Review (fitness edition)

Book #31 for 2010, posted yesterday at Reading Notes:The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus HeaneyI adore Heaney's translation of Beowulf, so the lit-geek in me squeed when I saw that he'd done translations of two of Sophocles' plays.I read Antigone in college. That was over ten years ago, but I … Continue reading Book #31, 2010 Review (fitness edition)

Book #30 & 2010 Reading Review

Book #30 - Staying Sane in the Arts by Eric MaiselI am vaguely dissatisfied with this book. Many writers I know think very highly of Eric Maisel and I wanted to see what he was about. Maybe this isn't a good representative work. I don't know. It's light on philosophy. Honestly, it's light on everything. … Continue reading Book #30 & 2010 Reading Review

Negative Fractional Giraffes and the Rest of my 2010 Task List

This is what I want to do with the rest of the year:Write two 52|250 pieces. Keith sent me a link to a The Atlantic article about EtherPad, a word processor that will record work in real time. And then play it back! If I write with it, you will be able to see every … Continue reading Negative Fractional Giraffes and the Rest of my 2010 Task List

FridayFlash, What I’m not reading, Plans, Being semi-social

I have flash fiction, posted on a Friday: 129 Southbound at 52|250. There's an odd formatting thing going on with this story. A few letters and parts of letters have been truncated.Been cleaning-up my "currently reading" list. Reading Notes has details about why I abandoned Machine of Death and Strangers on a Train. In general, … Continue reading FridayFlash, What I’m not reading, Plans, Being semi-social

Book #28 – Galaxy in Flames

Book #28 - Galaxy in Flames by Ben CounterThis is the last of a beginning trilogy, although I think the series has expanded well past original expectations. Horus Rising and False Gods set the ground work for the Horus Heresy, and Galaxy in Flames extends into the first battles of it. To be spoilery, there … Continue reading Book #28 – Galaxy in Flames

Book #27a and 27b

Book #27a - Doctor Illuminatus by Martin BoothReceived an ARC of this way-back-when at a convention. It's "Middle Grade Fiction" and part one of two. The premise: When a family moves into an old English estate, they wake Sebastian, the son of an alchemist, who has been in suspended animation for the last 600 years. … Continue reading Book #27a and 27b

Wonder & Book #26

Reverb10: December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis)Is a sense of wonder something you can cultivate? Maybe, I guess. I did an exercise earlier in the year in which I listed things I'm drawn to, which is really a list of things … Continue reading Wonder & Book #26