Monday, June 18, 2007

More excuses

The weirdest thing about writing apologies and excuses for the absence of posts is that I don't even know if anyone is reading this, so I'm really just making excuses to myself.

Not having any internet at home, it turns out, is a serious impediment to being able to write a blog, especially when I'm at work and have access to the internet, I'm actually keeping busy doing work (this is most likely for the best).

I did start writing a story, based on a name, but so far it seems plot-based, which is going to take some planning. Unless it ends up going another way.

In other story news that is interesting to me, Neil Gaiman's most recently collection of short stories, Fragile Things, and one of the stories contained therein ("How to Talk to Girls at Parties") won 2007 Locus Awards. I recommend the collection, but read Smoke & Mirrors, Gaiman's earlier collection, first, because you ought to read both and might as well read them in chronological order.

I'm currently reading Miranda July's short story collection, No One Belongs Here More Than You (you have to check July's homemade promotional website). The stories are all about lonely, kind of weird people. I've enjoyed them so far, some more than others. Before that, I just finished reading Thud!, part of Terry Pratchet's Discworld series. NOBHMTY is currently residing at my boyfriend's house, so lacking anything else to read, I started rereading Ishmael, I think for the third time.

Well, hopefully the lack-of-internets situation will be resolved soon, and I can start thinking about actually using this website for its intended purpose, which is conclusively not for making excuses to myself.


Elizabeth said...

You mean chronological. Fragile Things comes before Smoke and Mirrors alphabetically; F before S and all that.

Embly said...

I am keepin tabs on your you must apologize to me!!!!!


or something
do you own those two collections and maybe I can borrow them this summer?

Ayn said...

Elizabeth, you're right, I meant chronological. Even if I'd gotten the letters in the right order, reading books alphabetically would be pretty arbitrary.

Duff said...